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)

Forget about Freddy and Jason, a new slasher will haunt your nights. Lake Alice – movie review

Yes, it will. Lake Alice – a crowdfunded slasher flick directed by Ben Milliken – won’t let you catch sleep anymore. Why? No, not because it’s scary or unsettling or disturbing. Instead, Lake Alice will keep you wide awake wondering how on earth it got made. Recently released straight on Amazon and Netflix, this ‘thing’ … Continue reading Forget about Freddy and Jason, a new slasher will haunt your nights. Lake Alice – 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

The latest 80’s creature-feature exploitation is… a bloody mess! The Void – movie review

The Void is a Canadian low-budget horror movie directed by Steven Kostanski and Jeremy Gillespie. Kostantski has lately made a name for himself due to Astron-6, a small company known for producing 80's-centric, independent movies that often combine horror with comedy and feature monsters and supernatural creatures. The Void instead, is a departure from the … Continue reading The latest 80’s creature-feature exploitation is… a bloody mess! The Void – movie review

Another urban legend turned into film. The Bye Bye Man – movie review

The Bye Bye Man is written by the long-time screenwriter for TV series Jonathan Penner and directed by his wife Stacy Title, who’s responsible for a bunch of masterpieces such as The Greatest Show Ever (2007), Hood of Horror (2006), Let the Devil Wear Black (1999) and The Last Supper. Sorry, what? You guys have … Continue reading Another urban legend turned into film. The Bye Bye Man – movie review

The movies of James Wan, part III – Insidious (2010) and Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

*Skip the premise if you read the previous posts* Regarded by many as the best horror director working today, James Wan (27 February 1977) went on also screenwriting and producing many of his movie as well as various flicks connected to his works, such as the Saw and Insidious sequels. Being able to revitalise several … Continue reading The movies of James Wan, part III – Insidious (2010) and Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

The female horror anthology. “XX” – review

XX is a 2017 horror anthology directed and written by and starring only female directors and actresses. It’s a quite nice concept, resembling the success of the VHS and ABCs of Death franchises. It features four different stories, linked to each other by a stop-motion-animated segments depicting a walking dollhouse directed by Sofia Carrillo. To … Continue reading The female horror anthology. “XX” – review

28 Days Later meets Let Me In. The Girl with All the Gifts – review

The Girl with All the Gifts (2017) is an English horror-drama directed by the Scottish filmmaker Colm McCarthy and starring Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine, Glenn Close and Sennia Nanua in the leading role of Melanie. The young Melanie is part of an experiment which consists of testing the various skills of a small group of … Continue reading 28 Days Later meets Let Me In. The Girl with All the Gifts – review

It finally came to an end. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter – review

  Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) is directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, stars his wife Milla Jovovich and is the last instalment of the long-lasting franchise inspired by the videogames of the same name.   Now, notoriously movies from videogames are not good and Anderson’s direction is worth shit. We also know that, for … Continue reading It finally came to an end. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter – review