The Classics of Horror #9 – The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

When I sat through and played The Texas Chain Saw Massacre last night, my expectations were really high. Not only is this film about Leatherface and his psycho-cannibal family an iconic horror movie, but I also remembered watching it a few years ago, and being struck by its powerful scenes. Unfortunately, it didn’t have the … Continue reading The Classics of Horror #9 – The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

Everything wrong with Alien: Covenant (spoiler filled)

Have you ever been let down – big time – by, say, a friend who turned out to be a huge disappointment instead of the amazing person you depicted him/her to be? Well, said friend is Alien: Covenant (2017) for me. I love Alien (1979) and Aliens (1986), I find Prometheus (2012) mentally challenging in … Continue reading Everything wrong with Alien: Covenant (spoiler filled)

Eat LocalS – movie review

Sebastian Crockett – a delivery guy with little education – is brought by Vanessa, a middle-age woman, to a remote farmhouse in Essex (England), where he thinks he will make out with her. Sabastian will soon discover that he’s the main course in a vampire gathering which takes place every 50 years. The villa he’s … Continue reading Eat LocalS – movie review

A homage to the great 80’s mysteries and much more – Stranger Things – TV series review

I’m sorry if I tag along after the hype a bit too late, but I just got the chance (finally!) to watch the 8 episodes of one of the most successful TV series in recent years: Stranger Things (2016). Directed by the Duffer twin brothers (Matt and Rose), this series revolves around a boy who … Continue reading A homage to the great 80’s mysteries and much more – Stranger Things – TV series review

The Classics of Horror #3 – Creature of the Black Lagoon

Creature of the Black Lagoon (1954) was released in a quirky period of time for the history of cinema. In 1953, a few production companies attempted the 3D technology for the first time. Jack Arnold, director of many Sci-Fi movies in the 50s, decided to tag along and follow the trend. Unfortunately, the 3D wasn’t quite … Continue reading The Classics of Horror #3 – Creature of the Black Lagoon

The Classics of Horror #2 – Frankenstein (1932)

Alongside Bela Lugosi’s Dracula (1931), James Whale’s Frankenstein is one of the milestones of the pre-Code, a brief era between the introduction of sound pictures in 1929 and the enforcement of the Motion Picture Production Code censorship guidelines. Successful and quite faithful to the original novel, Frankenstein had a generally positive reception and, to these … Continue reading The Classics of Horror #2 – Frankenstein (1932)

The Classics of Horror – Nosferatu (1922)

Nosferatu instilled in the mass audience the fear for vampires before the blood-thirsty creatures became a cult, before the story of Dracula was buried alive in clichés, jokes, marketing and more than 35 following movies. And no, I’m not talking about that abomination against humanity known as Twilight, because even in the later – and … Continue reading The Classics of Horror – Nosferatu (1922)

Seriously, Ridley Scott? Alien: Covenant – movie review

Alien: Covenant is Ridley Scott’s attempt to reinvigorate the Alien franchise after the somewhat cold reactions received by Prometheus (2012) and some stinkers from the past (Alien: Resurrection, AVP), unworthily labelled as Alien movies. In the film, we follow the crew of the Covenant – a spaceship on the way to Origae-6, a remote planet, … Continue reading Seriously, Ridley Scott? Alien: Covenant – movie review

Err-ing on the side of caution for IT: Mama – movie review

  It, the latest Stephen King’s adaptation, is coming out soon (8th September in the Unites States) and will be directed by the Argentinian filmmaker Andres Muschietti.   Since both the first and the second trailer to the killer clown’s film have pumped the viewers beyond every expectation, it’s worth taking a look to the … Continue reading Err-ing on the side of caution for IT: Mama – movie review