The Classics of Horror #14 – The Thing (1982)

The creature-feature obsession that had ruled the black and white sci-fi horror cinema, stopped almost entirely in the 50s, with audiences overwhelmed by crappy B-movies and tired of being thrown the same story inhabited by paper-thin characters. A man alone, with a single film, changed everything at the beginning of the 80s. John Carpenter’s The … Continue reading The Classics of Horror #14 – The Thing (1982)

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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)

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)

Another found-footage Sci-Fi on alien abductions. Phoenix Forgotten – movie review

On March, 13th 1997 lights of varying descriptions were spotted over Phoenix, Nevada and Sonora, Mexico. The phenomenon has been described by local and national American media as a “mass UFO sighting”, overhyping the fantasies of conspiracy theories and tickling the curiosity of many. As a natural consequence, books have been written by alleged UFO … Continue reading Another found-footage Sci-Fi on alien abductions. Phoenix Forgotten – 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

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

One of the better horror anthologies in recent times. The Dark Tapes – movie review

The Dark Tapes is a horror anthology split in three chapters, each one of them bond to the other by a fourth story that intercuts between them, also establishing an overall frame. First time feature filmmakers Michael McQuown and Vincent J. Guastini directed and co-produced the flick – a genre-defying, found-footage combination of supernatural elements, … Continue reading One of the better horror anthologies in recent times. The Dark Tapes – movie review

Thoughts on American Horror Story: US Elections

No, it’s not a joke. Believe it or not, the creators of the AHS series, Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, have recently announced – in all seriousness – that there will be a new season in 2017 and it will revolve around the American Elections and Donald Trump. Although I don’t consider myself as a … Continue reading Thoughts on American Horror Story: US Elections

Top underrated horror ‘gems’ – #10 Daybreakers

*Check out the general premise to the list in my previous posts* Daybreakers (2009) is directed by Michael and Peter Spierig, and stars Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe and Sam Neill – who made the list for the second time, after Event Horizon. You average viewer have no consideration for this guy! This is a very … Continue reading Top underrated horror ‘gems’ – #10 Daybreakers

Top underrated horror ‘gems’ – #9 Cube

*Read my previous articles of the list to check out the general premise* Cube (1997) is directed by Vincenzo Natali, a Canadian director with a clear Italian background. Cube was his debut feature movie, which conquered the general appreciation of critics and public. Nevertheless, the film has been quickly forgotten by the viewers, even though … Continue reading Top underrated horror ‘gems’ – #9 Cube