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)

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Classics of Horror #7 – The Last House on the Left (1972)

The Last House on the Left is the first, and probably most, controversial entry on this list. This film – directed by a then-young guy who went on making flicks sank by obscurity (sarcasm alert) such as The Hills Have Eyes (1977), Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), The Serpent and The Rainbow (1988), The People … Continue reading Classics of Horror #7 – The Last House on the Left (1972)

The movies of James Wan, part I – Saw (2004)

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 horror clichés, such as tiresome jump-scares and redundant possession-driven … Continue reading The movies of James Wan, part I – Saw (2004)

The movies of Fede Alvarez – Don’t Breathe (2016)

  Don’t Breathe (2016) is the second feature length movie directed – but also written and produced – by Fede Alvarez, the so-called newcomer of horror cinema.   If you go to this movie expecting to watch something really ‘horror-style’, you will be probably vastly disappointed by Don’t Breathe, which is a dark thriller with … Continue reading The movies of Fede Alvarez – Don’t Breathe (2016)