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)
Starring: Anna Paquin, Brian Cox, Dylan Baker Director: Michael Dougherty So, it seems almost superfluous to talk about this film at this point, with it's cult following, but just in case some of you out there haven't seen it, and because I enjoyed it so much, I will. This one was one of those films… Continue reading Trick R Treat (2007)
The Darkness (2016) Anything in life can be made slightly better when there's Bacon. In this case, Kevin Bacon. This horror follows a family whose darkest feelings come to the surface when their autistic son attracts the attention of Anasazi spirits following a desert holiday. It's fairly dull fair, with jump scares that don't jump,… Continue reading Horror Round Up: Trips away (or to the underworld) can be deadly
Starring: Brian Cox, Emile Hirsch, Ophelia Lovibond Director: Andre Ovredal A father and son (Cox and Hirsch) practice their trade as coroners in the morgue under their house, the second and third generation to do so. After a particularly odd and bloody murder of a local family occurs, the body of a recently buried young… Continue reading The Autopsy Of Jane Doe (2016)