The Classics of Horror #15 – A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Being the intelligent filmmaker he was, in the early 80s Wes Craven decided to get out of the hole he dug himself in with his early exploitation flicks. Great quality exploitation, though, with The Last House on the Left (1972) being a genre-defining, twisted flick and The Hills Have Eyes (1977) being a fun, extreme … Continue reading The Classics of Horror #15 – A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

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The Classics of Horror #14 – The Thing (1982)

The creature-feature obsession that had ruled the black and white sci-fi horror cinema, stopped almost entirely in the 50s, with audiences overwhelmed by crappy B-movies and tired of being thrown the same story inhabited by paper-thin characters. A man alone, with a single film, changed everything at the beginning of the 80s. John Carpenter’s The … Continue reading The Classics of Horror #14 – The Thing (1982)

The hunting game we were waiting for. Killing Ground – movie review

Has anyone seen Eden Lake (2008)? It is that British movie starring Kelly Reilly and Michael Fassbender go on a camping trip by the lake and get assaulted by a group of twisted teenagers who turn their love escape into a terrible nightmare. Well, Killing Ground, written and directed by Damien Power, is the Australian … Continue reading The hunting game we were waiting for. Killing Ground – movie review

Top underrated horror ‘gems’ – #4 Behind the mask: the rise of Leslie Vernon

*Skip the premise if you already read my previous posts on the list* Premise - Horror movies have always been divisive towards the audience. From the 80s, the cult franchises have created a trend particularly appreciated by the viewers. The Nightmare movies, the Halloween franchise as well as the Hellraiser flicks have marked the path … Continue reading Top underrated horror ‘gems’ – #4 Behind the mask: the rise of Leslie Vernon

Lights out, i.e. the reason why we are afraid of the dark

Lights Out (2016) is a horror movie directed by David F. Sandberg – who made his debut with this flick – and it came out last July. The film was overhyped due to the short of the same title, which has received tons of praises ever since it appeared on the social media in 2013. … Continue reading Lights out, i.e. the reason why we are afraid of the dark