Burial Ground Review
Even though it may seem like a more recent trend, an overabundance of zombie films is no new thing to the horror genre. The 1980s are known as the golden age of the slasher film, but it was really the golden era for zombie flicks, as well — the majority of which were produced and released in Europe. One of those Italian splatter films was Andrea Bianchi’s Burial Ground.
A group of friends are visiting an estate for the [...]
Don't Breathe Review
It is a rare occurrence, but there are times when a new filmmaker pops onto the horror scene and immediately shows tons of promise, simply with only one film. The film I’m specifically referring to is 2013’s Evil Dead, the filmmaker, of course, Fede Alvarez. The man already had two strikes against him — his feature-film debut is a remake (or is it a sequel?) and it just so happened to be a re[quel] of a cult favorite Sam [...]
More often than not, foreign horror flicks are extremely entertaining. Some of the most fun horror experiences I’ve had have come from creature features, slashers, and zombie flicks delivered from outside of the states. Because of this, I’m usually pretty open to watching new genre films from overseas. Thankfully, we’ve been delivered another great one with Tomaz Gorkic’s Killbillies.
In need of some cash, Zina (Nina Ivanisin) has accepted a modeling gig, which finds her and fellow [...]
Reign of Assassins Review
Guys, we’ve been over this before. Yes, I am an avid horror fan, but I also like to watch other types of films from time to time. There’s a whole bunch of great stuff out there, so I have to make time for it all. Today, I am glad I made time for Su Chao-Pin’s epic martial arts thriller, Reign of Assassins.
An ancient Chinese legend tells of a mystical Buddhist monk who’s remains possess great power. Whoever is [...]
While I love all sub-genres of horror, it’s a pretty safe bet that my favorite of all time is the slasher. I tend to gravitate to them and try to watch as many of the newer ones as I can. I even find some that I enjoy quite a bit (see Last Girl Standing), but I can’t help but hold them up to the standard that was set by the greats from the 1980s. Will there ever be a [...]
Last Girl Standing Review
All [good] slasher movies have them. The them I’m referring to is, of course, the sole survivor, the last one left, the final girl. The trope of the ‘final girl’ has been explored more deeply in recent years with films like Final Girl and The Final Girls, both appropriately named, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t more to be done with the idea. That’s exactly what director Ben Moody wanted to show us horror fans with his feature film, [...]
Being an avid horror fan for as long as I can remember, I wish I could say that I’ve watched every film ever released in the genre. Sadly this is not the case and realistically, it never will be. Because of this, there are remakes that I get a chance to watch before ever seeing the original production they are based off of. This happens to be the exact case with Victor Matellano’s newest film, Vampyres, a faithful re-imagining [...]
The Horrible Dr. Hichcock Review
I can’t imagine I’d meet much resistance if I were to state that horror cinema pre-dating the 1990’s is more enjoyable than anything representing the genre today. Sure, I love to give all new horror films, independent or otherwise, a fair chance, but I will always return to the films of yesteryear to have the most enjoyable and frightening time. Thus explaining my recent viewing of Riccardo Freda aka Robert Hampton’s 1964 production of The Horrible Dr. Hichcock.