The end of a production nightmare. Amityville: The Awakening – movie review

Back in 2013 the Weinstein Company announced that Amityville: The Awakening would be released to theatres in January of 2015, adding a tenth film to the official series – 18th considering spin-offs and remakes, 22nd including the movies from The Conjuring universe! Ever since, there have been rumours stating that the female lead (Bella Thorne) … Continue reading The end of a production nightmare. Amityville: The Awakening – movie review

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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)

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)

Everything wrong with Alien: Covenant (spoiler filled)

Have you ever been let down – big time – by, say, a friend who turned out to be a huge disappointment instead of the amazing person you depicted him/her to be? Well, said friend is Alien: Covenant (2017) for me. I love Alien (1979) and Aliens (1986), I find Prometheus (2012) mentally challenging in … Continue reading Everything wrong with Alien: Covenant (spoiler filled)

Final Destination meets Jacob’s Ladder. Camera Obscura – movie review

A war photographer affected by severe PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) picks up the camera again after more than one year of inactivity due to the terrible things he’s seen and photographed in war zones (presumably Afghanistan, Iraq or Syria). Jack Zeller (Christopher Denham), the titular character of Camera Obscura, is given an old camera from … Continue reading Final Destination meets Jacob’s Ladder. Camera Obscura – movie review

The Classics of Horror #6 – Night of the Living Dead (1968)

This is a very sad week for the world of arts and entertainment. Two highly inspiring figures have passed away: Chester Bennington, frontman of Linkin Park, committed suicide last night and George Romero, father of the zombie sub-genre in cinema, had died in last Sunday. I can’t stress enough how much the sudden death of … Continue reading The Classics of Horror #6 – Night of the Living Dead (1968)

The Conjuring Universe and on the ‘universising’ phenomenon

James Wan’s The Conjuring (2013) has been highly appreciated by both critics and general audiences, something quite rare nowadays. Followed by its likewise good sequel (2016), The Conjuring has set Wan among the best horror directors of all time – as if Saw (2004) wasn’t enough of a prove of the filmmaker’s talent. The two … Continue reading The Conjuring Universe and on the ‘universising’ phenomenon

Eat LocalS – movie review

Sebastian Crockett – a delivery guy with little education – is brought by Vanessa, a middle-age woman, to a remote farmhouse in Essex (England), where he thinks he will make out with her. Sabastian will soon discover that he’s the main course in a vampire gathering which takes place every 50 years. The villa he’s … Continue reading Eat LocalS – movie 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 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