Hallowe'en and Horror

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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Classic Movie Of The Week: Night Of The Hunter (1955)

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish Director: Charles Laughton https://youtu.be/sFO_odagSDg Charles Laughton was a well established actor when he took on directing this classic. Sadly, it was the only film that he would direct, and one rich in imagery, religosity and drama. And a plot based on a real like serial killer..... Such a… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Night Of The Hunter (1955)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Black Narcissus (1947)

Starring: Deborah Kerr, Sabu, David Farrer, Flora Robson, Jean Simmons Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger Four nuns are sent to a remote Himalayan outpost to start a convent in a building that used to be a seraglio. Led by a young and inexperienced nun Sister Clodagh (Kerr) the four women are out of their depth… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Black Narcissus (1947)

Film Reviews

Mandy (2018)

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough, Linus Roache Director: Panos Cosmatos It's 1983 and lumberjack Red (Cage) and his beloved wife Mandy (Riseborough) live in a cabin-like house in the forest, where she reads fantasy novels and creates artworks. When she's seen by the leader of a religious cult, the couple are attacked, and a violent… Continue reading Mandy (2018)

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Apostasy (2017)

Starring: Siobhan Finneran, Sacha Parkinson, Molly Wright, Robert Emms Director: Daniel Kokotajlo A portrait of a religious family in crisis, Ivanna (Finneran) and her teenage daughters Luisa (Parkinson) and Alex (Wright) are Jehovah's Witnesses in the UK. When Luisa, studying at university, transgresses religious law, her family is forced to shun her. While Ivanna seems… Continue reading Apostasy (2017)

Film Reviews

The Devil’s Candy (2015)

Starring: Ethan Embry, Shiri Appleby, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Kiara Glasco Director: Sean Byrne Low on funds, a family move into a house in Texas that's selling cheap, because of it's creepy past. Soon, the father of the family, a painter, finds himself acting under a strange influence... And that's where the film departs from the… Continue reading The Devil’s Candy (2015)

Classic Movie Watchlist 2018

Classic Movie Of The Week: The Seventh Victim (1943)

Starring: Kim Hunter, Tom Conway, Jean Brooks Director: Mark Robson Mary Gibson (Hunter) is at school when she is told that her sister and only remaining family member, Jacqueline (Brooks), has gone missing. She heads to Manhattan to find out what's happened to her, and discovers a trail of black magic and betrayal that leads… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Seventh Victim (1943)

Film Reviews

Coco (2017)

Starring: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt Director: Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina Miguel is a little boy who dreams of being a musician. But because on of his ancestors ran away and abandoned the family, music is banned, and Miguel is on track to join the families shoe-making business. On the night of Dia… Continue reading Coco (2017)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Haxan (1922)

Starring: Elizabeth Christensen, Astrid Holm, Karen Winther Director: Benjamin Christensen A film in 7 chapter or parts, this is an early documentary film, though it's not a true documentary as we now know them. It's about witchcraft through the ages, the first chapter being a slideshow style history lesson about how the world was understood… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Haxan (1922)

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Ghost House (2017)

Starring: Scout Taylor-Compton, James Landry Hebert, Michael S New, Mark Boone Junior Director: Rich Ragsdale On holiday in Thailand, a young couple fall in with some new friends, who offer, after a drinking and strip club session, to take them to an amazing photo opportunity. Taken to a strange and eerie forest, to see ghost… Continue reading Ghost House (2017)