Hallowe'en and Horror

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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Classic Movie Of The Week: Rebecca (1940)

Starring: Joan Fontaine, Laurence Olivier, Director: Alfred Hitchcock A naive girl finds she's bitten off more than she can chew when she marries a man whose previous wife died under mysterious circumstances. It seems that no one can forget the beautiful Rebecca... One of Hitchcock's best and his first Hollywood film, watch below for the… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Rebecca (1940)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Shock Corridor (1963)

Starring: Peter Breck, Constance Towers, Gene Evans, James Best, Hari Rhodes Director: Samuel Fuller A 60's era exploitation B movie that's full of hysteria and excellent camera work, this film purports to lift the lid on the insane asylums of America with the story of a journalist undercover in a mental institution to solve a… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Shock Corridor (1963)

Film Reviews, Hallowe'en and Horror

Invisible Man (2020)

Starring: Elizabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Harriet Dyer, Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid Director: Leigh Whannell Cecilia (Moss) manages to leave her controlling, abusive boyfriend, but because she knows he won't let her go, she hides in the house of James (Hodge), a policeman who lives with his teenage daughter. When Cecilia's husband commits suicide, everyone thinks… Continue reading Invisible Man (2020)

Film Reviews

Hallowe’en Flicks: The Burbs (1989)

Starring: Tom Hanks, Carrie Fisher, Bruce Dern, Corey Feldman Director: Joe Dante Ray (Hanks) is a stressed out man who just needs a break, but when the Klopek's move in next door, his crazy and nosy neighbours are sure that there's something very weird about them. When a local man goes missing and weird sounds… Continue reading Hallowe’en Flicks: The Burbs (1989)

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Hallowe’en Flicks: Annabelle Comes Home (2019)

Starring: Madison Iseman, Mckenna Grace, Katie Sarife, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson Director: Gary Dauberman Ed and Lorraine Warren bring Annabelle home and lock her in a cabinet which is sealed by a priest. She's all locked up, what could go wrong? When they go away overnight, their daughter Judy (Grace) is left in the care… Continue reading Hallowe’en Flicks: Annabelle Comes Home (2019)

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Australian Movie Month: Picnic At Hanging Rock (1975)

Starring: Anne-Louise Lambert, Karen Robson, Margaret Nelson, Rachel Roberts, Helen Morse, John Jarrett, Jacki Weaver Director: Peter Weir At an upper class girls school in 1900, the young students head out for a Valentine's Day picnic near the local geological landmark Hanging Rock, and are warned not to get too close to the rock. Mysteriously,… Continue reading Australian Movie Month: Picnic At Hanging Rock (1975)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Audition (1999)

Starring: Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Tetsu Sawaki Director: Takashi Miike Five years after a man, Aoyama, loses his wife, his teenage son urges him to get back into the dating game. When he doesn't know where to start, his friend, a film producer, recommends he hold auditions for a fake movie, and he is immediately… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Audition (1999)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Manhunter (1986)

Starring: William Petersen, Tom Noonan, Kim Greist, Joan Allen, Brian Cox, Dennis Farina, Stephen Lang Director: Michael Mann When a horrific killer called the "Tooth Fairy" (Noonan) is on the loose, the FBI calls in former profiler Will Graham (Petersen) who might be the only person who can stop the murders. But Graham is still… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Manhunter (1986)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Sleuth (1972)

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine Director: Joseph L Mankiewicz A famous mystery writer (Olivier) obsessed with games and automatons invites his wife's lover (Caine) to his home to discuss his impending divorce, but what transpires is a deadly game of cat and mouse... Based on a successful stage play, the film takes place only on… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Sleuth (1972)