Disturbing Rosemary's Baby in southern sauce, "La reliquia" (seen online at the Fantafestival in Rome) is a successful insight into the practices and rituals of southern Italy. The theme is the atmosphere is very interesting and original, but the narrative suffers from the short duration. The cast of actors is exceptional, mostly comedians, but perfectly in part in histrionic (Paolantoni) or slimy (Rizzo) roles. The beautiful and evocative photography creates a dark atmosphere. Effective direction. Note of... Read More
Whether you’ve personally experienced it or simply heard your share of other people’s horror
If you’re a fan of the ever-expanding universe of The Conjuring, then it makes sense that The Curse of La Llorona would definitely be on your radar. It is the sixth addition to the franchise, joining other recent hits like The Nun and Annabelle in fleshing out the world first introduced by the original Conjuring back in 2013. It’s also the directorial debut of... Read More
What horror fan doesn’t love a good haunted house story – especially one based on real people, places, and events? That’s Winchester in a nutshell.
If you’ve ever been to San Jose’s Winchester Mystery House (or heard of it), then you’re already somewhat familiar with the backstory to Winchester. Also known as “the house that ghosts built”, the Winchester Mystery House was built by Sarah Winchester, widow of William Winchester, inventor of the famous rifle. After her husband and daughter both pass away, the grieving Sarah becomes convinced that she’s... Read More
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
These days playing on Netflix is the chilling outside experience, The Ritual. Directed by David Bruckner written by Joe Barton, the film bases on four school companion's stumble into the forested areas following the passing of one of their classmates. Try not to be tricked by the entire outdoors in the forested areas situation. The Ritual does not endless supply of the typical repulsiveness tropes that kind groups of onlookers have seen on numerous occasions.
Alongside their outdoors equip, this team of folks brings along a considerable measure of psychological weight on their trip also. The Ritual is a balance of... Read More
“Where ever you are, it’s somewhere. Walking straight for you but it is walking. If you drive far enough you can buy yourself some time to think decide if you want to give it to somebody else.”
Finally! A horror movie warning about the serious dangers of STDs, sexually transmitted demons. I had concerns going into this film based solely on that premise however I was pleasantly surprised by the film as a whole. It focuses on building suspense, like the great classic horror films, instead of just trying to use blood splatter and gore to shock screams from the audience. The fact that we are dealing with a shapeshifting... Read More
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
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
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