The Classics of Horror #17 – The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Regarded as one of the greatest films ever made, Jonathan Demme’s The Silence of the Lambs is the only horror movie to be awarded for Best Picture by the Academy and third to be nominated in the category after The Exorcist (1973) and Jaws (1975). When I personally think about this masterpiece, I feel like … Continue reading The Classics of Horror #17 – The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

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The Classics of Horror #16 – Misery (1990)

Legend says that Stephen King, dissatisfied by his latest adaptations, asked Rob Reiner to work on the transposition of his novel Misery (1987) to film. The director behind the awesome Stand by me (1986) agreed to work on a King’s source material once again. As a result, Misery (the movie) came out in 1990, starring … Continue reading The Classics of Horror #16 – Misery (1990)

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)

The Classics of Horror #12 – The Shining (1980)

With the impending release of IT in the cinemas all around the world, let’s take a look back to one of the most successful Stephen’s King adaptations: The Shining. Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece hasn’t always been the undeniable gem is considered today: receiving mixed reviews upon its release and criticised by King himself as unfaithful to … Continue reading The Classics of Horror #12 – The Shining (1980)

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

Annabelle (2014) – movie review

Whit Annabelle coming out soon (the release date in the UK is the 11th of August), I decided to make a step back to the first spinoff of this horror franchise linked to The Conjuring universe. If you previously read some of my older posts, you might have noticed that Annabelle is mentioned quite a … Continue reading Annabelle (2014) – movie review

A homage to the great 80’s mysteries and much more – Stranger Things – TV series review

I’m sorry if I tag along after the hype a bit too late, but I just got the chance (finally!) to watch the 8 episodes of one of the most successful TV series in recent years: Stranger Things (2016). Directed by the Duffer twin brothers (Matt and Rose), this series revolves around a boy who … Continue reading A homage to the great 80’s mysteries and much more – Stranger Things – TV series review

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)

The long-time waited – and deserved – sequel to Regan’s story. The Exorcist – TV series review

The Exorcist (2016-2017) tells the story of Angela (Geena Davis), a mother in a wealthy family overwhelmed by tragedy and issues: her husband Harry is recovering from serious brain damages, her older daughter Kat is dealing with a serious trauma and consequent depression and her younger daughter, Casey… well, she’s possessed by a vicious demon. … Continue reading The long-time waited – and deserved – sequel to Regan’s story. The Exorcist – TV series review

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