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.
The Ones Below Review
As I’ve stated in the past, films that you know nothing about can be the most exciting ones to watch. No trailers have generated expectations for you and no critics have influenced how you may feel about it. On the contrary, however, you may wind up feeling underwhelmed when the film’s credits roll and you’ve received nothing to write home about. Sadly, that is the case with David Farr’s psychological thriller, The Ones Below.
Expecting husband and wife, Justin [...]
Daughter of Dracula Review
There are a whole mess of films out there dealing with vampires and more specifically Dracula. Each year, while more films on the subject are being made, I am introduced to those of the 70s and 80s that have managed to elude me all this time. I have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly that the sub-genre has to offer, but I continue to dig through to see what else the undead bloodsuckers can bring to the table. [...]
The Shallows Review
There have been plenty of shark flicks over the years. After Jaws, there were some serious genre contenders for frightening fish flicks, but the majority seemed to be ‘spoof’ films [for lack of a better term]; The Sharknado franchise, all of The Asylum’s Megashark films, and your random entries like Jersey Shore Shark Attack basically stripped the deep sea terror genre of all of its legitimacy. This is where Jaume Collet-Serra comes in with his newest project, The Shallows [...]
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, [...]