The Gorgon Review
Horror cinema has evolved immensely over the years. New studios and filmmakers are constantly being introduced to the genre, which now seems over-saturated with zombie flicks, found footage shaky cams, and remake after remake after remake. Gone are the days of the most original ideas and the studios that provided them. Thank goodness for the newly remastered versions of said films like Terrence Fisher’s Hammer Films classic, The Gorgon.
A sudden murder case in a small European village sets [...]
There are a whole slew of companies that deliver horror and genre fans some of the most obscure titles on newly mastered home video releases. One of the more exciting and certainly the most entertaining ones is Slasher Video [partnered with Olive Films]. The independent distributor specializes in, you guessed it, slasher flicks, but this time around, they’ve managed to give us one hell of a good time with David A. Prior’s action flick, Mankillers.
Rogue ex-FBI agent, John [...]
Night of the Living Deb Review
When I was younger, you could not get me to watch a horror film that was laced with comedy. To me, it was impossible to meld the two distinctive genres together successfully. Sure, there was The Evil Dead and Peter Jackson’s Dead Alive, but those were on another level. I have changed my stance on the matter since then, however; Filmmakers have made leaps and bounds in their genre-infusing abilities, especially when it comes to zombie comedies — zom-coms, [...]
An extremely large number of murders remain unsolved in Mexico each year, leaving those of us to wonder how the perpetrators get away with their heinous crimes. Even though there have been a countless number of horror films “based on true events,” it is possible that first-time feature film director Lex Ortega’s Atroz is one of the most accurate depictions of every day life in Mexico.
After a gruesome accident, the police commander in charge of the scene takes it [...]
Fairy Tales Review
As much as I love watching ‘serious’ films, it is an inevitability that I will return to the films that are just plain silly. What I’m mostly referring to is the bottomless pit of a film library that is Full Moon Features. While it may not be the ordinary Charles Band fare, Harry Tampa’s Fairy Tales is definitely a great departure from the aforementioned films of a more serious tone.
It is the Prince’s twenty-first birthday and in order to [...]
Summer Camp Review
I wonder how many great films fall completely under the radar of the masses, never to be seen. I’m sure there are tons of amazing horror films out there that I’ll never watch or never even hear of. It’s a shame, but it is an unfortunate reality. Luckily, I was able to watch at least one more of these films, as I fear Alberto Marini’s Summer Camp will fall tragically into this realm of unheard of gems.
Summer Camp tells [...]
There are certain recurring themes in horror that will never go away. Some aren’t very entertaining and I can personally do without, while some just make sense. Coulrophobia, or the fear of clowns, is a very real thing and what better way to scare someone than to produce an entire feature film based on this fear. That is exactly what first-time feature director Jon Watts and writer, Christopher Ford, have managed to create with their collaborative effort, Clown.
Hush Guest Review
“I can come in anytime I want. And I can get you, anytime I want. But I’m not going to. Not until it’s time. When you wish you’re dead…that’s when I’ll come inside.”
What’s worse than having a masked killer appear at your window when you’re completely isolated, living alone in the woods? Experiencing all of the above without the ability to hear anything. And that is where the heart-pounding thriller, Hush, from acclaimed writer and director, Mike Flanagan [...]