It’s safe to say that we’ve created our share of iconic horror characters here in America. Horror icons like Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Michael Myers (Halloween), or Jason Vorhees (Friday the 13th) are so highly recognizable, that they’re pretty much synonymous with the mere concept of a horror movie. Even so, no country handles horror quite like Japan does.
Japanese horror films have a much-deserved reputation for... Read More
Naturally, no summer would be complete without a glossy, action-packed blockbuster or two for the theater goers among us to gasp over, right? Creature feature fans, not to mention people that have been patiently waiting decades for the next Jaws, have been especially excited for the recent premiere of The Meg. But is The Meg really worth your hard-earned cash and limited spare time or is it more likely to leave you feeling all wet?
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
It’s fair to say horror movies are given something of an unfair press. Unlike romance, drama, and sci-fi, they’re frequently looked upon as the poor relation and subjected to vicious critical attacks. They’re sometimes accused of only wanting to provoke a reaction, as opposed to having any higher aspirations to create screen-worthy cinema or an enduring impact. But that's no more accurate than saying all romantic flicks or dramas are the same. Thankfully, thrillers and horror films finally seem to be getting some of the recognition they deserve. Thanks to a number of classics that have combined strong storylines with masterful... Read More
The Dark Knight Death: Heath Ledger Here, Ledger attends the Venice Film Festival in September 2007. Heath Ledger made a name for himself as a quick-witted heartthrob in "10 Things I Hate About You" and "A Knight's Tale" before moving on to more dramatic roles in iconic movies that included "Brokeback Mountain" and the second installment of Christopher Nolan's Batman movie series, "The Dark Knight." While Ledger was filming "The Dark Knight," he said in interviews that the scary role of the Joker contributed to his prescription drug use -- he often became so immersed in the characters he played that... Read More
1. A Nightmare On Elm Street Freddy Krueger is making a return No matter how hard we try, that pesky Freddy Krueger just won't die. That's because New Line Cinema is currently slaving away to make sure that our childhood nightmare comes back from the dead for a second time. It appears that the 2010 remake didn't go down as well with hardcore horror fans as hoped, so the studio is determined to try again by clawing our eyes out with a new reboot of the dream demon in 2018. 2. The Wolf Man 'The Wolf Man' may be the biggest horror movie 2018 Another classic monster that's also stirring from... Read More
5. Halloween Hands-down, John Carpenter’s terrifyingly minimal composition for the original Halloween is more than enough to strike fear into my heart after a few tinkering notes. The synth-enhanced tune, played in 5/4 time, was famously performed by the director—and turned Halloween from a eerie, oddly brutal horror flick to something so much more nightmare-inducing. Try driving home from the theater without hearing those dreadful low notes after a viewing of this one. 4. Dead Slience 3. Jaws Two single notes never did as much work as it did when queueing... 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