On The Gen X and The Millennial Podcast, where a generation X and a millennial each pick a film and make the other watch it... we talked about two great 1960's era horror films. Both The Innocents and The Haunting are based on classic horror books and both take on women going a bit nuts… Continue reading Podcast: The Haunting/The Innocents
Starring: Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry Director: Rupert Julian, Lon Chaney Of all the adaptations of Gaston Leroux's famous Gothic romance of 1910, this silent era film of the 1920's sticks the closest to the original plot. It's the story of Christine (Philbin), a young singer in the Paris Opera, who is catapulted to… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Phantom Of The Opera (1925)
Back track (2015) Adrien Brody is a bereaved psychologist who is seeing things in this Australian horror, also starring Sam Neill. It's beautifully shot, and Brody is suitably thin and haunted looking, with a subtle accent (thank God). Although flawed, the ghost story that takes the man back home to confront the thing he… Continue reading Horror Round-Up: Creepy Dolls, Teddy Bears, School Girls and the Past That Refuses to Stay Buried.
Starring: Virginia Madsen, Martin Donovan, Elias Koteas Director: Peter Cornwell What would you do if you moved into a rental home because your kid has cancer and you need to be closer to a hospital, but you found out that the place used to be a morgue? Well, you'd encourage your son to sleep in… Continue reading The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)
Following a speedy courtship and a family tragedy, Edith finds herself swept off to her husbands crumbling mansion to live with him and his strange but beautiful sister. But the house holds many secrets which refuse to stay buried, and Edith has a gift for seeing the dead. Genre: Horror Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Jessica… Continue reading Crimson Peak (2015)