Horror films at their very best successfully tap into the primal fears and apprehensions of its audience. They not only remind us of the things we’re afraid of but challenge us to ask why they make us so afraid. They also inspire us to contemplate whether or not falling victim to our worst fears is something that can be avoided, and if so, at what cost. If that’s the kind of horror film you absolutely love, then It Follows was definitely made with you in mind.
It Follows made its debut at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival and was later distributed by... Read More
When Sony Pictures first dropped the news that it would be making a horror film based on the online legend of the Slender Man, fans of the original creepypasta story were excited. Others, however, saw the movie as a tasteless attempt to cash in on the Slender Man-related Wisconsin attempted murder detailed in last year’s HBO documentary, Beware the Slenderman. (The film is, in fact, banned in Wisconsin where the crimes took place.) Whichever camp you’re personally a part of, if you’re a fan of horror movies, the chances are pretty good that you’re at least... Read More
Direction is just as important as story and even more important than acting. For this reason I probably have more favorite directors than I do actors or actresses. Takashi Miike is easily in my top five all time favorite directors. Before there was Imprint(Masters of Horror Season 1 Episode 13), there was Ichi the Killer andHappiness of the Katakuris. And before those two cinematic gems there was Audition; an absolute masterpiece of Japanese horror film making.
Taken from a novel written by Ryu Murakami, Audition starts by introducing us to a widower,... Read More
Jennifer Lawrence – House At The End Of The Street (2012) House at the End of the Street was a huge box office success owing to the huge profits it raked in, not to mention ranking number 1 in its opening weekend. This horror movie is about a divorced woman and her daughter who seek a fresh start in an amazing house in a great neighborhood. Jennifer Lawrence plays the role of the woman’s daughter named Elissa, who starts a relationship with the boy next door despite her mother’s disapproval of the relationship. The boy next door lives alone because his sister killed his parents and disappeared... Read More
Theresa Palmer – The Grudge 2 You may not have loved The Grudge, which means you definitely hated The Grudge 2, but there’s one thing we all love about that sequel: it gave us Teresa Palmer. Today, Palmer is a becoming a star, blossoming in front of eyes. We started paying attention after Warm Bodies in 2013, but her first feature film role was The Grudge 2. In that movie, Palmer played the b*tchy Vanessa, a bully who eventually gets killed in a phone booth in one of the stupidest scenes in the movie, but who cares, she’s hot and that’s what’s important. The schoolgirl outfit was slimming as... Read More