Hallowe'en and Horror

Horror Franchise: Nightmare On Elm Street (1984 – 2010)

I love watching scary movies around this time of year and there's nothing I love quite like a horror franchise. Seeing how the film's plots and tropes evolve or devolve as the films go on is pretty fun. Robert Englund as Freddy burst onto our screens in 1984, with Wes Craven's Nightmare On Elm Street.… Continue reading Horror Franchise: Nightmare On Elm Street (1984 – 2010)

Classic Movies 2022, Film Reviews, Hallowe'en and Horror

Classic Movie: The Blob (1958)

Starring: Steve McQueen, Aneta Corsaut, Director: Irvin S Yeaworth The Blob is a 50's sci fi/horror classic about a goo that escapes from inside a fallen meteor and menaces small town America. It was a drive in darling, a B movie and Steve McQueen's first film. I wanted to share this movie with you as… Continue reading Classic Movie: The Blob (1958)

Classic Movies 2021, Hallowe'en and Horror

Classic Movie: Tormented (1960)

Starring: Richard Carlson, Susan Gordon, Lugene Sanders, Juli Reding Director: Bert I Gordon To round off Halloween month and spooky season, I covered this fun classic about a woman who can't accept that her man has dumped her. Not after he's planning to marry someone else. Not even after she dies.... This one is more… Continue reading Classic Movie: Tormented (1960)

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Halloween Special Series: American Gothic (1995)

Starring: Gary Cole, Lucas Black, Sarah Paulson, Paige Turco, Jake Weber With Sam Raimi executive producing, and created by Shaun Cassidy, American Gothic was a dark little 90's TV series that you'd blink and miss. But a lot of people have memories of seeing some of it and wondering what happened. It's a story of… Continue reading Halloween Special Series: American Gothic (1995)

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Horror Franchise: Candyman (1992 – 2021)

I recently re- watched Candyman, a horror film from the early 90's, because I love an old horror and because I heard about the remake coming out. What I didn't realise is that this film had sequels. So, I thought it would be an interesting rabbit hole to go down, and cover as a movie… Continue reading Horror Franchise: Candyman (1992 – 2021)

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Horror Franchise: Friday The 13th (1980 – 2009)

Created to cash in on the highly successful slasher flick Halloween which came out in 1978, Friday The 13th revolves around Jason Voorhees, a child who drowned at a school camp. Initially, he's the motive for the killings, and later the killer himself, as anyone who tries to stay on Crystal Lake falls under the… Continue reading Horror Franchise: Friday The 13th (1980 – 2009)

Hallowe'en and Horror

Danse Macabre Hallowe’en: Trilogy Of Terror (1975)

In Stephen King’s book Danse Macabre, he talks about horror in books and movies and why we are so drawn to these themes and stories. It’s a great book by a master of the genre. He talks about many movies in the course of the book and there’s a big appendix at the back with… Continue reading Danse Macabre Hallowe’en: Trilogy Of Terror (1975)

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Danse Macabre Hallowe’en: The Day Of The Triffids (1963)

In Stephen King's book Danse Macabre, he talks about horror in books and movies and why we are so drawn to these themes and stories. It's a great book by a master of the genre. He talks about many movies in the course of the book and there's a big appendix at the back with… Continue reading Danse Macabre Hallowe’en: The Day Of The Triffids (1963)

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Danse Macabre Hallowe’en: Someones Watching Me (1978)

In Stephen King’s book Danse Macabre, he talks about horror in books and movies and why we are so drawn to these themes and stories. It’s a great book by a master of the genre. He talks about many movies in the course of the book and there’s a big appendix at the back with… Continue reading Danse Macabre Hallowe’en: Someones Watching Me (1978)

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Danse Macabre Hallowe’en: The Abominable Dr Phibes (1971)

In Stephen King's book Danse Macabre, he talks about horror in books and movies and why we are so drawn to these themes and stories. It's a great book by a master of the genre. He talks about many movies in the course of the book and there's a big appendix at the back with… Continue reading Danse Macabre Hallowe’en: The Abominable Dr Phibes (1971)