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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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 #7 – The Last House on the Left (1972)

The Last House on the Left is the first, and probably most, controversial entry on this list. This film – directed by a then-young guy who went on making flicks sank by obscurity (sarcasm alert) such as The Hills Have Eyes (1977), Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), The Serpent and The Rainbow (1988), The People … Continue reading Classics of Horror #7 – The Last House on the Left (1972)

The Classics of Horror #6 – Night of the Living Dead (1968)

This is a very sad week for the world of arts and entertainment. Two highly inspiring figures have passed away: Chester Bennington, frontman of Linkin Park, committed suicide last night and George Romero, father of the zombie sub-genre in cinema, had died in last Sunday. I can’t stress enough how much the sudden death of … Continue reading The Classics of Horror #6 – Night of the Living Dead (1968)

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)

Cannibalism meets coming-of-age story in the latest French success. Raw – movie review

Raw is a French-Belgium film written and directed by Julia Ducournau, at her debut behind the camera in a feature-length film. Substantially marketed as the new Martyrs (2009), according to the legend that people fainted and puked in the earliest screenings, audiences went into Raw expecting an extremely violent, gruesome horror film filled with stomach-turning scenes … Continue reading Cannibalism meets coming-of-age story in the latest French success. Raw – movie review

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

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)