Suspiria (Dir. Dario Argento, 1977) The sound of silence is broken by a gentle lullaby reminiscent of a ballerina pirouetting inside a music box but this melodic dreaminess is quickly interrupted by a devilish chanting punctuated with hypnotic drum-beats. Whether we realise it or not, as soon as the film has begun Argento has us … Continue reading Reflections Series Part 3. Do you know anything about…..Witches?
Child's Play (Dir. Tom Holland, 1988) After a considerable hiatus, the doll has made somewhat of a resurgence throughout horror in recent years. If we trace the revival back the success of James Wan’s 2013 The Conjuring appears to be the main catalyst for this trend. Shortly after this followed Annabelle (2014, John R Leonetti) … Continue reading Reflections Series Part 2. BFF’s for Life!
Wes Craven's New Nightmare (Dir. Wes Craven, 1994) On a rare, empty evening recently, I found myself looking for a horror that was intelligent and engaging but that also contained a strong sense of nostalgia; one film immediately sprung to mind. Presented with the opportunity to see one of my most beloved horror villains … Continue reading Reflections Series Part 1. Freddy Still Lives!
The Thing (Dir. John Carpenter, 1982) Movie In Four Words Trust no-one but yourself. Category: Favourite This has always felt like a tough film for me to get my head around as on the one hand it deals with huge issues and asks some very important questions in an intelligent way. On the other hand, … Continue reading Review Series Part 16. Snow Way Out
A Nightmare On Elm Street (Dir. Wes Craven, 1984) Movie In Four Words Freddy is always ready! Category: Favourite There’s no other film that I look forward to watching with more excitement than Wes Craven’s seminal masterpiece: A Nightmare on Elm Street. For anyone who has been following this blog, you will no doubt have discovered by … Continue reading Review Series Part 15. We are such stuff as dreams are made on….
We Are What We Are (Dir. Jim Mickle, 2013) Movie In Four Words An all consuming tradition. Category: Undecided It was some three or four months ago that I was scanning my DVD pile for something to watch, doing my best to avoid falling into the usual pitfalls of picking a favourite or playing it … Continue reading Review Series Part 14. Meat Feast
Rosemary's Baby (Dir. Roman Polanski, 1968) Movie In Four Words Baby night goes wrong..... Category: Favourite Rosemary has it all, the man, the apartment, the lifestyle. Well almost, because what Rosemary doesn't have is a baby and she wants one, she wants one more than anything in the world. Roman Polanski's 1968 film is … Continue reading Review Series Part 13.Expecting the unexpected
Theatre of Blood (Dir. David Hickox, 1973) Movie In Four Words Death can be imaginative! New Thing I Learnt I am so thrilled to be posting on Theatre of Blood which stars one of my favourite ever actors in what I think of with affection as his best film. This was always going to be … Continue reading Review Series Part 12. A most lamentable tragedy…
The Descent (Dir. Neil Marshall, 2005) Movie In Four Words Don't go off map! Category~Favourite I have a changing relationship with The Descent. When I saw it for the first time, I liked it. When I re-watched it, a liked it a little less and subsequently the dislike grew upon each further viewing of this … Continue reading Review Series Part 11. The Great Indoors…
Cube (Dir. Vincenzo Natali, 1997) Movie In Four Words Know your prime numbers! Category~Not sure? Cube is a film that I'm not a complete stranger to but I've only seen once or twice before and definitely a title that I wanted to revisit. This is quite possibly the least 'horror' of all the films on … Continue reading Review Series Part 10. Boxed In….