When it comes to suspense films populated by teenage characters, there are lots of elements that can mean the difference between hit or miss. However, mood could well be the most important. A mood that’s perfectly on point can convince an audience to forgive plenty of other things and Super Dark Times definitely delivers in that department, but is it enough to earn this directorial debut from Kevin Phillips a spot on your must-see list?
Super Dark Times follows the story of two... Read More
1408 proves that it’s still possible to make a very scary and creepy movie that is not populated by teenage characters or victims being mutilated.
I guess it’s weird to use the word “refreshing” when talking about a horror movie, but that’s what 1408 is when compared to recent trends in the world of horror films. With the likes of the Saw series, Hostel movies and the upcoming Captivity, which all depend on scenes of excruciating personal torture to horrify the audience, I really enjoyed seeing an “old school” horror movie that was incredibly effective.
1408 is based on... Read More
It appears as though Marvel Studios head honcho, Kevin Feige, is considering the possibility of including the horror genre in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The studio’s decade-long history doesn’t include traditional horror movies, but after the debut of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), there has been talk about the movie studio’s plans for Phase 4. While an official reveal won’t be made until after Avengers 4 (2019) has been released, plans are moving ahead, and the Web is full of rumours regarding the potential future of the MCU. Marvel’s already been there Marvel’s history is rich in the horror genre, both in comic books... Read More
Horror Galore kindly asked me to write a monthly article about ten best horror books I have read, so I'll try to do my best! This list is completely personal. I read LOTS of horror due to my job (I am a horror book promoter) so I can say I read many good and not-that-good books. I'm going to explain why each one of these books impacted me and left a print in my mind. BLACKWATER VAL by William Gorman "Blackwater Val" is a layered novel. When you grab it the first time, you can't imagine where you are diving into. Level by level Gorman absorbs your mind in a horrific nostalgia that reveals the disturbing... Read More
ZARDOZ (1974) The Gun is good! The Penis is evil! The Penis shoots Seeds! So proclaims the giant levitating stone head at the beginning of Zardoz – one of the craziest sci-fi movies ever. Set in a post-apocalyptic world of 2293, Zardoz follows a barbarian named Zed, played by Sean Connery dressed in latex underwear and a braided ponytail. Zed discovers a hidden society of immortal humans hiding from the remains of mankind. While immortal Consuella (Charlotte Rampling) urges Zed’s destruction, others want to examine this virile savage. This will prove to be their undoing. Made in 1974 as an Irish-... Read More