Tag Archive: horror

Grading the Phantom of the Opera Movies

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In 1909, French novelist Gaston Leroux penned a story about a deformed musician who haunted the Paris Opera House. As he lurked in the shadows, the man known as “the Phantom” becomes obsessed… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Slumber Party Massacre’

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By 1982 audiences were already becoming familiar with the tropes of a slasher movie where the deranged killer pursues poor young coeds. Feminist activist and screenwriter Rita Mae Brown decided to have some… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Scare Me’

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Director: Josh Ruben Cast: Aya Cash, Josh Ruben, Rebecca Drysdale, Chris Redd Plot: A pair of horror writers staying in neighbouring mountain cabins decide to pass the time sharing scary stories. Review: This… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Ice Cream Man’

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While he was born to a respected show business family, Clint Howard has often found himself playing characters who were odd or deranged. In a strange way this has endeared him to movie… Continue reading

Top 13 ‘Friday the 13th’ Characters

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About a month ago I had the clever-clogs idea to do a top 13 Friday the 13th characters for Friday the 13th. Then I forgot up until an hour before midnight the night… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘They Live’

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Director: John Carpenter Cast: Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster Plot: A drifter arrives in LA and falls in with the homeless community, where he becomes aware of a sinister conspiracy controlling the… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight’

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Director: Bartosz M. Kowalski Cast: Julia Wieniawa-Narkiewicz, Michal Lupa, Wiktoria Gasiewska, Stanislaw Cywka, Sebastian Dela Plot: A group of teens arrive at a woodland campground to treat technology addiction. Whilst on an overnight… Continue reading

Disney’s Masterclass in Animated Terror

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One of the best parts of Disney+ is that we get access to all manner of little known animated classics that aren’t part of the Princess Collection, or lost to changing styles and… Continue reading

My Halloween Viewing Highlights 2020

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As we all know the Halloween season is fully upon us and that means horror films should constantly be onscreen. However, this genre has been around literally since the dawn of cinema so… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Murders in Rue Morgue’

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One of the great “what if’s” in horror movie history was the original plans for the 1931 masterpiece Frankenstein. During pre-production Bela Lugosi, fresh from his success in Dracula, was cast as the… Continue reading