In this unfairly forgotten film, Bernard Rose proposes a terrible genius loci: in fact a popular area (Cabrini-Green) seems to be manned by Candyman, a bloodthirsty spirit that guts with a hook anyone who summons him in front of the mirror. Helen finds him out by chance, collecting interviews for her thesis on contemporary folklore.
After discovering that some years earlier, precisely in the Cabrini-Green, some violent homicides remained unpunished, Helen hypothesizes to have mistakenly collected only narratives, concerning real events that have been modified, year by year, by word of... 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
I had a hard time watching "Wolf Creek." It is a film with one clear purpose: To establish the commercial credentials of its director by showing his skill at depicting the brutal tracking, torture and mutilation of screaming young women. When the killer severs the spine of one of his victims and calls her "a head on a stick," I wanted to walk out of the theater and keep on walking.
It has an 82 percent "fresh" reading over at the Tomatometer. "Bound to give even the most seasoned thriller seeker nightmares" (Hollywood Reporter). "Will have Wes Craven bowing his head in shame" (Clint Morris). "Must be giving Australia's... Read More
The above quote opens what could be one of the most disturbing movies I have seen in a long time. Uwe Boll’s Seed is an unflinching exercise in human cruelty. The movie begins with archival footage of humans being exceptionally cruel to a variety of animals that was provided by PETA, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. I thought this was unnecessary at the time, but in further watching the movie, I felt that the PETA footage started the story off in the right direction. It prepares the viewer for the cruelty expressed further in. The next scene is a man being executed in the fashion that is most popular in horror... Read More
Four of the Most Terrifying Horror Films of All Time
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
Horror Movies to Watch on this Christmas 2017
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
Chilling Movies Upcoming in 2018
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
TOP 10 HORROR MOVIES about dogs
The Beyond (1981) The Beyond is a camp, OTT and downright outrageous Fulci zombie ‘epic’ which features a blind girl called Emily (who’s from ‘the beyond’ as far as I could work out) and her trusty Alsatian guide dog - Dickie. Dickie has a low-key role until one point in the film when some fantastic looking zombies confront Emily. They moan and groan as Emily shouts gibberish like “I did what I was asked!” and “I’m not going to go back! You can’t make me go back!” until she sets Dickie on them. Dickie wastes no time in making a star of himself in this, his key scene as he attacks the crumbly undead... Read More
TOP 10 Most Beautiful Actress in Horror Movies
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
5 Horror Movies Inspired by Real-Life Events
5 . The Amityville Horror Premise: A young family moves into a house where a murder was committed, and experiences strange and terrifying occurrences. Real-Life Inspiration: Based on the book of the same name, The Amityville Horror follows the paranormal events that terrorized the Lutz family. In 1975, the family moved into 112 Ocean Avenue where, unbeknownst to them, Ronald DeFeo, Jr. had brutally murdered his family 13 months before they arrived. While in their new home, the family claimed that they saw green slime on the walls and red-eyed pigs staring into their kitchen and living room. After... Read More