The end of a production nightmare. Amityville: The Awakening – movie review

Back in 2013 the Weinstein Company announced that Amityville: The Awakening would be released to theatres in January of 2015, adding a tenth film to the official series – 18th considering spin-offs and remakes, 22nd including the movies from The Conjuring universe! Ever since, there have been rumours stating that the female lead (Bella Thorne) … Continue reading The end of a production nightmare. Amityville: The Awakening – movie review

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The Classics of Horror #16 – Misery (1990)

Legend says that Stephen King, dissatisfied by his latest adaptations, asked Rob Reiner to work on the transposition of his novel Misery (1987) to film. The director behind the awesome Stand by me (1986) agreed to work on a King’s source material once again. As a result, Misery (the movie) came out in 1990, starring … Continue reading The Classics of Horror #16 – Misery (1990)

Baby Blues (2008) – movie review

I owe this one to my friend Jimmy Ray Davis, who solved a puzzle and got himself a review of his choice as a reward. As a matter of fact, I’m also quite happy about his pick, since it gave me the opportunity to watch and talk about a movie I haven’t seen or heard … Continue reading Baby Blues (2008) – movie review

Welcome to the shaky-cam, off-screen gore fest. Leatherface – movie review

A movie so successful and ground-breaking like The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) is destined to spread loads of sequels, prequels, remakes and reboots. The latest of these is Leatherface, the origin story of the titular character, considered one of the most iconic horror villains of all time. Before proceeding with my review, I want … Continue reading Welcome to the shaky-cam, off-screen gore fest. Leatherface – movie review

The horror in one person’s memories and fears. Gerald’s Game – movie review

It happened to me four times that a horror movie grabbed and kept me on the edge of my seat from the opening credit scene till the end. Upon viewing Gerald’s Game twice, back-to-back, it’s now five times! Directed by Mike Flanagan and released by Netflix, this film is the latest adaptation of a novel … Continue reading The horror in one person’s memories and fears. Gerald’s Game – movie review

Something to admire (and be scared of) for the next 27 years. IT – movie review

Starting off as the most anticipated movie of 2017 among horror fans, Stephen King’s IT is now the highest grossing horror film in cinema history (at least in the US), only some two weeks after it hit the American theatres. The movie about a bunch of kids – the appropriately named “losers” – who fight … Continue reading Something to admire (and be scared of) for the next 27 years. IT – movie review

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

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

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