The Classics of Horror #3 – Creature of the Black Lagoon

Creature of the Black Lagoon (1954) was released in a quirky period of time for the history of cinema. In 1953, a few production companies attempted the 3D technology for the first time. Jack Arnold, director of many Sci-Fi movies in the 50s, decided to tag along and follow the trend. Unfortunately, the 3D wasn’t quite … Continue reading The Classics of Horror #3 – Creature of the Black Lagoon

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

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

A dark fairy tale that will make you grip your chair. The Eyes of my Mother – movie review

Me: Baby, why don’t we watch a random horror movie? Let’s just google some lists of recent films and see what appeals to us. A: Yeah, sure thing… there’s shitload of crappy movies, though. Me: Fine, let’s just watch Moana or Safe Heaven then… wait, what’s this one? A: What is it? Me: The Eyes … Continue reading A dark fairy tale that will make you grip your chair. The Eyes of my Mother – movie review

Another urban legend turned into film. The Bye Bye Man – movie review

The Bye Bye Man is written by the long-time screenwriter for TV series Jonathan Penner and directed by his wife Stacy Title, who’s responsible for a bunch of masterpieces such as The Greatest Show Ever (2007), Hood of Horror (2006), Let the Devil Wear Black (1999) and The Last Supper. Sorry, what? You guys have … Continue reading Another urban legend turned into film. The Bye Bye Man – 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 Autopsy of Jane Doe – movie review

  The Autopsy of Jane Doe premiered at the Toronto Film Festival on September 9, 2016 and came out in the United States on December 21, 2016. Here in Europe, this straight-up horror hasn’t been released yet, but I’ve been able to watch it anyway. No, I can’t give away my sources, sorry. Directed by … Continue reading The Autopsy of Jane Doe – movie review

Pranks and revenge. Don’t hang up – review

Don’t hang up (2016/2017) is directed by Alexis Wajsbrot, at his debut, and features a group of teenage pranksters who mock people in vicious and controversial ways to obtain views on a YouTube-like website. As their fame increases, so does the obsession developed towards them by a guy who decides to take his revenge in … Continue reading Pranks and revenge. Don’t hang up – 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

Back to Shyamalan’s universe – Split reviewed

Split (2017) is the latest M. Night Shyamalan’s film, starring James McAvoy and Anya Taylor-Joy. Being on my ‘most anticipated movies’ list, I was really pumped up to watch Split but at the same time I lowered my expectations not to be disappointed as I was with The Visit (2015), the most recent Shyamalan’s movie. … Continue reading Back to Shyamalan’s universe – Split reviewed