Posts Tagged ‘Horror’

Blu-Ray: Monsters

Invariably when you talk about MONSTERS other films will be mentioned: Cloverfield, Godzilla, The Mist. And you’d be forgiven for making the comparisons too, but what sets this film apart from the usual giant monster fare is that the creatures in this feature aren’t making their initial appearance on the city skyline. They aren’t being […]

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Horror: The Silent House

I don’t profess to be as hard as nails in any respect, so when I say that horror movies don’t scare me I’m not trying to sound all badass. The fact is that I enjoy the hell out of a good horror movie. The closer I get to the edge of my seat the more […]

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Horror: Cronos

In an interview that I read recently CRONOS Director Guillermo del Toro spoke about his childhood memories of the original Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (1973) – a film that del Toro has just remade. During the interview he remarked that “For many years this was the scariest movie I ever saw. It was like […]

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Horror: Grace

Children are monsters. No really, they are. They grow like parasites, and even after tearing their way out of the being whose insides have nurtured them to term, they continue to suck nourishment, and sleep, out of their mothers. They assert a bizarre form of mind control over their soul crushed parents too. “Awwww, isn’t […]

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Movie: Dead Snow

There’s a technique used when script writing, called “hanging a lantern on it”. Usually it is a lazy way of writing your way out of an illogical situation, or to distract from an obvious plot device. The Norwegian comedy / horror (Norromedy?), DEAD SNOW employs the technique very early on, when a group of young […]

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Series: Dead Set

Sooner or later any discussion involving zombies will stray on to the topic of Social Commentary. You can also bet that someone, in some hackeyed attempt to sound like they know something about something, will bring up that ten letter word: Consumerism! Ever since George Romero tricked movie snobs into thinking he’d made some kind […]

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Series: Kolchak: The Night Stalker

Long before Peter and Walter Bishop started exploring the fringe with that chick who isn’t Clare Danes. Before Sam and Dean put on their best denim and started poking around in the supernatural. Before Buffy was slaying creatures of the night with witty dialogue, and before Mulder and Scully were doing file keeping for the […]

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Horror: Acolytes

ACOLYTES is the work of Jon Hewitt, a man whose short resume of movies (both as writer and director) doesn’t stray too far from the thriller genre. With Acolytes he has an ‘additional writing’ credit along side two other writers, Shayne Armstrong and Shane Krause, whose only other credits are for the first two episodes […]

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Thriller: Dead in 3 Days

Not knowing what to expect from a movie is always the best place to start, in my opinion, because without any preconceived idea about what you’re going to watch, then it’s pretty hard to be disappointed. The reality is that you can never really have ‘no idea’ of what you’re going to watch, unless someone […]

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Remote Viewing: Video Log 01

It’s been a while since I made a Remote Viewing episode, mainly because they’re a pain in the butt. So this time round I’ve tried something new, and I’m calling it a Remote Viewing Video Log. The basic idea is that I wanted to move away from the whole “show” aspect of the previous Remote […]

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