I've been having fun watching and writing about horror franchises, but I haven't done a horror round up in a while. Here are five recent views that you horror lovers might love... Drag Me To Hell (2009) A young ambitious banker decides to refuse a gypsy woman a loan in order to impress her boss.… Continue reading Horror Movie Round Up: Gyspy Curses and Deals with the Devil
Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Caleb Landry Jones, Director: Jordan Peele This film is incredible. I'm guessing by now that most of you will have already seen this, but if you haven't, you really should. This film has become quite famous for being a huge box office success, breaking records and surprising people… Continue reading Get Out (2017)
Starring: Vincent Price, Hazel Court, Jane Asher Director: Roger Corman Roger Corman did a few of these Edgar Allan Poe adaptations, which starred the inimitable Vincent Price. By the time this one came out, and was filmed in the UK, there was a certain camp comedy to them, but this one breaks the mold a… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Masque Of The Red Death (1964)
Starring: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Michael Gough Director: Terence Fisher If you're looking at classic movies, no list would be complete without a Hammer Horror film entry. A British film studio that made famous and often ground breaking horrors from the 30's to the 70's, the studio is back in action again today, with films… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Dracula (AKA Horror Of Dracula) (1958)
Starring: Michael Vartan, Erin Moriarty, Nadine Velasquez, Blake Jenner Director: Phil Claydon Michael Vartan (Alias) and Erin Moriarty (Captain Fantastic, Blood Father) are the stars in this fairly standard haunted house style horror. It starts with the classsic trope: family moves into a good house in a good neighbourhood that they can only afford because… Continue reading Within aka Crawlspace (2016)
Created by Sam Raimi in the early 80's, this franchise stars Bruce Campbell as Ash Williams, a young man who gets mixed up with a cabin in the woods and an ancient book which unleashes unspeakable evil. Campbells camp turn made him a B movie star, and the franchise has been a cult favourite for… Continue reading Horror Franchise: Evil Dead (80’s to 00’s)
A review of The Love Witch, that I wrote for We Make Movies On Weekends
If you’ve ever wanted to get revenge on an ex, this is the film for you.
OK, so I say that with tongue in cheek, a little bit. This is the story of a woman who just wants to find love, but her magic spells all go awry. Sound a little bit like Bewitched or Bell, Book and Candle? Well, it’s kind of like those, but when Elaine (Robinson) casts a love spell, people tend to die.
The best part about this film is that I can’t decide whether it’s incredible or awful, just that I really got a kick out of watching it. The attention to detail, the sets, costumes, the way it’s shot, this film could be from the 60’s or 70’s. It’s veins bleed retro. It often feels stylised, like the scenes in a women’s tea room, where everyone wears pink, or the opening sequences where…
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So, as a lot of you know, we watch a LOT of horror movies in this house, and it came to light that one of the ones that I've never seen is this franchise, Final Destination, so I thought, just for fun, I'd share this series with you. Yes, I watched all of them. Final… Continue reading Horror Franchise: Final Destination
The Dead Room (2015) A solid entry, this New Zealand horror is all about the atmosphere and the slow build, as a psychic and two scientists investigate an isolated farm house that the inhabitants have fled, due to it's being haunted. At first, it all seems inconclusive, but then things start to get weird. What… Continue reading Horror Round-Up: Psychics, Psychotics and Unexplained Epidemics…
Starring: Matilda Lutz, Alex Roe, Johnny Galecki, Vincent D'Onofrio Director: F. Javier Gutierrez It's the movie remake/update that we never needed, and surprisingly, it's actually pretty entertaining. Most of you will remember the wave of Japanese horror US remakes that did the rounds, and how The Ring was a huge phenomenon in it's time. It's… Continue reading Rings (2017)