Whether you’ve personally experienced it or simply heard your share of other people’s horror
When you think of the most chilling horror tales of all time, there are a lot of staples that come immediately to mind when it comes to possible settings – like dank asylums, haunted houses, isolated forests, or just about anywhere that feels a little creepier and more sinister under cover of darkness. You don’t probably think of sun-drenched corn fields or bright summer days in the countryside, but The Noonday Witch may just change your mind about that.
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
The heroes Elliot (Douglas Smith), Sasha (Cressida Bonas) and John (Lucien Laviscount) are generally wooden in their acting, however they can most likely be excused for working with a dull plot and dreary discourse. They're additionally dominatingly TV performers, and not especially refined ones at that, so to seek after them to convey the motion picture is excessive.
Indeed, even the working of the Bye Man's legend does nothing for the watcher, since the figure of speech has been played out by such a large number of various films that have likewise improved (Candyman, anybody?). ... Read More
Do you chew your nails? Does it take you more than one effort to rip the band-aid off? Do you sometimes think you saw some stray object and then when you look again, think you were mistaken?
A series of small incidents, like the ones mentioned above, make the latest addition to the horror films genre, 'Oculus', an intriguing watch.
Paolo Martini, director/producerCarrara, 1973. After his studies at University of Southern California Los Angeles, he graduates in Art Direction at IED in Milan and starts his career in advertising working forimportant agencies and clients as Mazda, Vichy, Bmw. Later he moves toRome and starts working in post productionfor Rai, Mediaset and Sitcom, writing and directing his first shorts. They arepremiered at Oberhausen and Clermont-Ferrand and winseveral international awards finding national DVD distribution with Medusa.The shorts havebeen presented alsoat the special event World Youth Alliance atUN offices in New York.In 2011 he... 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
The Psychology of Making Horror Movies Scary Did you every show a favorite terrifying horror move to a friend only to have them not frightened at all? Maybe it happened the other way around? Horror movies as a genre are one of the most complicated in the business, and a huge portion of this comes down to their effect and reliance on human psychology. The key components of this are not just individual but are also social and cultural, and it is only when these factors hit all of our triggers that we are the most terrified. One of the first things we need to take into account when looking at horror movie psychology is how... 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