The Classics of Horror #13 – Poltergeist (1982)

When Steven Spielberg’s name is attached to a project, every single moviegoer in the world expects a unique cinematic experience. If, alongside Spielberg’s talent, Tobe Hooper (RIP) works as a director in a horror flick, the result should be pure gold. These were the premises behind Poltergeist, a paranormal horror film about the average American … Continue reading The Classics of Horror #13 – Poltergeist (1982)

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Manual of good parenting when Satan is your stepson. Little Evil – movie review

Being a stepdad shouldn’t be easy to begin with. However, when your wife’s son speaks demonic voices and burns people alive with his sight, you might be dealing with something riskier than the usual family issues. Simply put, this is the plot of Little Evil, a Netflix horror-comedy starring Adam Scott as Lucas’ stepdad and … Continue reading Manual of good parenting when Satan is your stepson. Little Evil – movie review

When a bank robbery with James Franco goes wrong. The Vault – movie review

The Vault is a horror/thriller which revolves around a great and compelling mystery: trying to figure out what the hell James Franco is doing in this movie! With Stephen King’s IT (review coming – very – soon) hitting theatres and making audiences go crazy, every other horror movie out there is being overlooked and, most … Continue reading When a bank robbery with James Franco goes wrong. The Vault – movie review

The Classics of Horror #12 – The Shining (1980)

With the impending release of IT in the cinemas all around the world, let’s take a look back to one of the most successful Stephen’s King adaptations: The Shining. Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece hasn’t always been the undeniable gem is considered today: receiving mixed reviews upon its release and criticised by King himself as unfaithful to … Continue reading The Classics of Horror #12 – The Shining (1980)

Never attempt to americanise Japanese horror flicks. Temple – movie review

I must confess I’m not a big fan of Asian horror films, with a few standout exceptions. Unfortunately, I don’t like their pacing and acting. I guess mostly I can’t understand Asian culture in this type of movies. Therefore, I was quite intrigued when I heard about Temple, a Japanese supernatural horror written and directed … Continue reading Never attempt to americanise Japanese horror flicks. Temple – movie review

A slow-burn that will make you rethink outbreak films. It comes at night – movie review

A few films have been as controversial as It Comes at Night recently.  In the case of Trey Edward Shults's latest film, though, all the controversy lies in the polarised reactions the movie got upon its release. Something reminiscent of what happened with The Witch (2016), loved by critics and niche audiences; panned and literally … Continue reading A slow-burn that will make you rethink outbreak films. It comes at night – movie review

The Classics of Horror #11 – Alien (1979)

Upon re-watching Alien for the umpteenth time last night, I love it even more than I remember. Do you want to know why? Because it almost made me forget about Alien: Covenant… All jokes apart, Alien is a masterpiece of horror cinema in space. It tells the story of the crew of a space vessel … Continue reading The Classics of Horror #11 – Alien (1979)

Saviours of the genre? A reflection upon horror cinema and its current, brightest filmmakers

Whoever has the tiniest interest in cinema would have noticed that the 2010s have seen the release of many interesting horror films. After the prolonged drought of good Hollywood horror flicks in the early 2000s, many have finally grasped the endless opportunities offered by this chameleonic and polyhedral genre. The search of innovation within horror … Continue reading Saviours of the genre? A reflection upon horror cinema and its current, brightest filmmakers

Classics of Horror #10 – Halloween (1978)

John Carpenter’s Halloween is the first modern slasher and, therefore, it inspired every other flick of this sub-genre ever since, including the beloved Friday the 13th and Nightmare franchises. For horror purists, I know that some previous films could be considered as slasher as well: Psycho (1960) represents a prime example. Nonetheless, Halloween had redefined … Continue reading Classics of Horror #10 – Halloween (1978)

An interesting meta-cinema experiment. Cut Shoot Kill – movie review

Cut Shoot Kill is an indie horror/thriller written and directed by Michael Walker who made a name for himself with Chasing Sleep starring Jeff Daniels and in collaboration with Lions Gate. After failing a big Hollywood career (so far), Walker stepped back and released Cut Shoot Kill with a smaller budget, independent production companies and … Continue reading An interesting meta-cinema experiment. Cut Shoot Kill – movie review