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

One of the best dark fairy tales in recent years. Coraline – movie review

Coraline (2009) is a stop-motion movie written, directed and produced by Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas, 1993). I came across this little animated film thanks to my girlfriend, who suggested me to watch it. I so decided to expand my attention to the animated movies with horror elements and, after a quick search, I … Continue reading One of the best dark fairy tales in recent years. Coraline – movie 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

My most anticipated horror movies of 2017

  Whether it’s for the cast or the director, the making-process or the story, as per usual, also in 2017 I have a few titles I’m really looking forward to seeing. You might find your most anticipated horror films on this list, you might not. In fact, this is based on my personal opinion and … Continue reading My most anticipated horror movies of 2017

Friday the 13th formula and how Jason Voorhees became a horror icon

Happy Friday the 13th to y’all horror fans. As you might know, Friday the 13th is a franchise started off in 1980 by the director Sean S. Cunningham and revolving around Jason Voorhees, who after having drowned as a boy at Camp Crystal Lake, began to reappear decades later every Friday 13th night. He’s one … Continue reading Friday the 13th formula and how Jason Voorhees became a horror icon

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