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

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)

The latest 80’s creature-feature exploitation is… a bloody mess! The Void – movie review

The Void is a Canadian low-budget horror movie directed by Steven Kostanski and Jeremy Gillespie. Kostantski has lately made a name for himself due to Astron-6, a small company known for producing 80's-centric, independent movies that often combine horror with comedy and feature monsters and supernatural creatures. The Void instead, is a departure from the … Continue reading The latest 80’s creature-feature exploitation is… a bloody mess! The Void – movie review

Jordan Peele’s debut is a breathlessly clever, original and entertaining mixed bag. Get Out – movie review

  Get Out is written and directed by the renown comedian Jordan Peele at his directorial debut.   The movie tells the story of the black photographer, Chris Washington (Daniel Kaluuya), who goes for a weekend trip with his wasp (no, not the bug) girlfriend Rose (Allison Williams) to meet her parents, who have no … Continue reading Jordan Peele’s debut is a breathlessly clever, original and entertaining mixed bag. Get Out – movie review

The movies of James Wan, part III – Insidious (2010) and Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

*Skip the premise if you read the previous posts* Regarded by many as the best horror director working today, James Wan (27 February 1977) went on also screenwriting and producing many of his movie as well as various flicks connected to his works, such as the Saw and Insidious sequels. Being able to revitalise several … Continue reading The movies of James Wan, part III – Insidious (2010) and Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

The movies of James Wan, part II – Dead Silence (2007)

*Skip the premise if you read my previous post* Regarded by many as the best horror director working today, James Wan (27 February 1977) went on also screenwriting and producing many of his movie as well as various flicks connected to his works, such as the Saw and Insidious sequels. Being able to revitalise several … Continue reading The movies of James Wan, part II – Dead Silence (2007)

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

Top underrated horror ‘gems’ – #10 Daybreakers

*Check out the general premise to the list in my previous posts* Daybreakers (2009) is directed by Michael and Peter Spierig, and stars Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe and Sam Neill – who made the list for the second time, after Event Horizon. You average viewer have no consideration for this guy! This is a very … Continue reading Top underrated horror ‘gems’ – #10 Daybreakers