Whether you’re the type of person who loves remakes or simply the type who loves to hate them, it’s highly likely that 2019’s Pet Sematary is on your radar for one reason or another if you’re into horror. It’s directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer (who also directed Starry Eyes) and is, of course, a reboot of the classic Stephen King film... 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
Ichi The Killer (Koroshiya 1) is director by Takeshi Miike. I would say it is Miike’s best film, but he has such an extensive and varied catalogue it is hard to even see all his films let alone really compare them: they range from zombie musicals (Happiness of the Katakuris) to spaghetti westerns based on Shakespeare’s Henry VI (Sukiyaki Western Django). Miike is one of the world’s most prolific directors, making about 3 films every year for the past two decades and they are rarely in the same genre twice, although he does have a love stories involving the Yakuza (Japanese organised crime). This is one of the... Read More
David Black started his acting career by doing a role as a cult guard on horror feature movie, Cult Girls. It certainly was an experience too. David Black lived in St Kilda, Melbourne, from age 13 where he saw the early days of local Punk at the Crystal Ballroom, later known as the Seaview Ballroom. Although he was too young to be able to go into the venue, David was always loved horror related things, He had produced many Horror songs and shows and Narrated some creepypastas and also been a Cartoonist once. Darkness Visible is a breaking point to make him famous and He is currently the member of Darkness Visible Horror Band.
Carl Lindbergh graduated from California State University Long Beach and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in film production. Shortly after graduation, Lindbergh formed his first production company, ANOC PRODUCTIONS i.e. A NO ONE CARES PRODUCTIONS. The company would primarily focus on the funding and production of his feature films. Lindbergh made his directorial debut with the self financed film, "Shadows of the Dead", a unique horror/drama that defies the expected conventional clichés associated with the respective genres. The film received worldwide distribution from FIRST LOOK features. Within the span of... Read More
Canadian Film Centre alumni John Ainslie is best known for the throwback horror comedy feature JACK BROOKS: MONSTER SLAYER. His screenplay was nominated for a Fangoria Chainsaw Award and the film won Best Midnight Film at the prestigious Sitges International Film Festival. Prior to writing, John worked as a Director of Photography and won the Borsos prize of Best Cinematographer at the Whistler Film Festival for his work on the feature SK8 LIFE. In 2016 John wrote and directed his first feature film – the award winning THE SUBLET. A psychological thriller Ain't it Cool News describes as "scares and shocks to a nerve... Read More
Black Christmas (1974) Getting stabbed by a unicorn head to the ghostly tune of carolers singing “Silent Night” is probably not how you want to spend Christmas Eve. This pre-Scream holiday slasher claims its victims in a sorority house haunted by creepy phone calls (sans ghost mask), demonic noises, bodies eerily shrouded in plastic wrap, and one perverse killer whose voice alone is enough to freeze your blood. When an unidentified caller keeps repeatedly harassing your entire sorority house with obscene things you can only half-understand (because he sounds like a deranged Donald Duck that... Read More
Some of the best horror films in the world have only come out of Japan. Let's take a look at some of the most memorable Japanese horror movies. 10. DARK WATER Dark Water is a 2002 horror-drama from director Hideo Nakata. The film is based on a piece of work by Koji Suzuki. The film was remade for Western audiences in 2005. directed by Walter Salles and starring Jennifer Connelly. In Dark Water, Yoshimi (Hitomi Kuroki) is in the middle of an ugly divorce and has to move into a dilapidated apartment with her daughter. A leak forms in the building’s ceiling and gets worse... Read More