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

A dark fairy tale that will make you grip your chair. The Eyes of my Mother – movie review

Me: Baby, why don’t we watch a random horror movie? Let’s just google some lists of recent films and see what appeals to us. A: Yeah, sure thing… there’s shitload of crappy movies, though. Me: Fine, let’s just watch Moana or Safe Heaven then… wait, what’s this one? A: What is it? Me: The Eyes … Continue reading A dark fairy tale that will make you grip your chair. The Eyes of my Mother – 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

The director of The Loved Ones is back with an original take on demonic possessions and family drama. The Devil’s Candy – movie review

The Devil’s Candy  is a 2015 horror movie that was only recently released in the United States (17th of March) and in limited theatres around Europe. Nevertheless, it’s also been distributed straight on Amazon, where it can be rented for a reasonable price. Since it came out in 2016 only in Russia, whereas for the … Continue reading The director of The Loved Ones is back with an original take on demonic possessions and family drama. The Devil’s Candy – movie review

Complexity and unicity to come up with an original mystery. A Cure for Wellness – review

A Cure for Wellness (2017) is directed by Gore Verbinski and stars talented actors such as Dane DeHaan and Jason Isaacs. A young, successful and unscrupulous business man (Lockhart, played by DeHaan) is forced by his board of directors to move to a sanatorium in Switzerland where he has to convince an older colleague (Roland … Continue reading Complexity and unicity to come up with an original mystery. A Cure for Wellness – review

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