RSSCategory: Horror

Vamp (1986) (DVD film review).

October 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
Vamp (1986) (DVD film review).

Two students AJ (actor Robert Rustler) and Keith (actor Chris Makepiece) wanting to join a college fraternity house want to get around the initiation by getting a stripper for the evening party. They coerce oriental student Duncan (actor Gedde Watanabe) to loaning his car as a favour and for all of them to go and […]

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Cthulhu: The Ancient One Tribute Box Booklet by Steve Mockus (book and model review)

September 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Cthulhu: The Ancient One Tribute Box Booklet by Steve Mockus   (book and model review)

The publicity blurb of ‘Cthulhu: The Ancient One Tribute Box’ accompanying this figurine and booklet describe Cthulhu as a ‘signature character’ who is as ‘emblematic for Lovecraft fans’ in the same way as ‘Darth Vader is for Star Wars’. But, in all honesty, I think that’s missing the point. Except for a single short story, […]

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Dead-End Drive-In (1985) (Blu-ray film review).

September 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Dead-End Drive-In (1985) (Blu-ray film review).

‘Dead-End Drive-In’ is directed by Brian Trenchard Smith and includes a couple other things he directed in the extras. 1988-89, the world has suffered three major catastrophes and there is a food shortage. Even so, seeing two brothers, Frank ACTOR and Jimmy ‘Crabs’ Rossini (actor Ned Manning) deal for car wrecks directly after accidents and […]

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Blair Witch (film review by Frank Ochieng).

September 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Blair Witch (film review by Frank Ochieng).

When ‘The Blair Witch Project’ burst upon the cinematic scene in 1999, it was an unspeakable breath of fresh air because it deviated away from the conventional creepers that marched to the same old boo-enhanced beat. Sure, ‘The Blair Witch Project’ certainly was not blessed with the most creative screenplay nor could anybody definitively state that the acting was […]

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I.T. (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

September 18, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
I.T. (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Pierce Brosnan plays Mike Regan, a very-wealthy entrepreneur who is about to start a new enterprise that will make him super-wealthy. But no sooner is his new corporation started then his efforts are hit by an Internet hacker with seemingly unlimited cyber-powers. Regan finds he must fight to save his business and his family. John […]

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The People Garden (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

September 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
The People Garden (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

CAPSULE: Somewhere in this 83 minute mystery story, ‘The People Garden’, there is a mediocre 20 minute film struggling to get out. A 20 something woman goes to Japan to find her missing rock star boyfriend and then to break up with him. The search leads her to a possibly supernatural Japanese forest where her […]

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The Disappointments Room (film review by Frank Ochieng).

September 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Disappointments Room (film review by Frank Ochieng).

So here we go again…another derivative suburban haunted house horror showcase featuring a harried heroine’s beleaguered state of mind from the wicked walls within her household’s creepy confines. The aptly entitled ‘The Disappointments Room’ is the latest flaccid floorboard frightfest that tries to turn its predictable creaks into gloomy gold. Instead, ‘The Disappointments Room’ is yet another redundant […]

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When The Bough Breaks (film review by Frank Ochieng).

September 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
When The Bough Breaks (film review by Frank Ochieng).

The woefully generic ‘When The Bough Breaks’ has the gloss factor going for it to a certain extent. Truthfully, its presentable package of panicky polish includes a stylish suspense piece highlighting an attractive cast involved in familiar dramatic cable-TV inspired shrugs and false jolts. Of course, the creepy cradle falls in the mediocre ‘When The Bough Breaks’ when the […]

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Morgan (film review by Frank Ochieng)

September 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
Morgan (film review by Frank Ochieng)

Following in your film-making father’s footsteps can be perceived either as a credible career choice or an inevitable curse. So the question is put forth to ‘Morgan’ first-time director Luke Scott as he oversees this kinetic but overly familiar choppy and saggy SF horror-thriller.  Of course, Luke is the son of famed ‘Alien’ and ‘Blade Runner’ movie mastermind Ridley […]

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Horror Film Aesthetics: Creating The Visual Language Of Fear by Thomas M. Sipos (book review).

September 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Horror Film Aesthetics: Creating The Visual Language Of Fear by Thomas M. Sipos (book review).

Thomas M. Sipos is likely to cause controversy with his opening chapter to his book, ‘Horror Film Aesthetics: Creating The Visual Language Of Fear’. After all, how do you define ‘horror’ as its likely to vary a lot in any discussion? To my mind, ‘horror’ is an aspect added to any story to send a […]

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