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Trick or Treat [ Hits:4578 ]
Review: Trick 'r Treat was a slogan for Halloween until it became a movie tradition even more synonymous with the creepy holiday than John Carpenter's Halloween. That's right, Trick 'r Treat is an instant Halloween classic, which will no doubt receive an increase in reruns in the month of October every year. Superman Returns and X2 writer, Michael Dougherty, directed Season's Greetings in 1996, a short Halloween animation around the "Trick or Treat" exploits of Sam (derived from Samhain, Celtic name for...

Jennifers Body [ 2009 ] [ Hits:6186 ]
Review: Every now and then a movie comes along that blows our minds... well, Jennifer's Body is not that movie. It blows alright... but not in a good way. The creators of Juno must have been high on Oscar fever (or cocaine) when they decided to make Jennifer's Body. Imagine the setting in the creator's board room or hot tub...Jim: Right girls, it's all True Blood and Twilight right now, so let's do a horror. Let's star Hollywood's new Angelina, Megan Fox, fresh off the Transformers runway...Sally: And w...

Friday the 13th [ 2009 ] [ Hits:3792 ]
Review: Friday the 13th is a staple in horror movie history. The slasher film has come a long way and has struggled to break the vicious cycle of blood, boobs and boozing. Jason Voorhees, the masked psychopath is to slasher films what James Bond is to espionage and they both share one irritating trait... they just won't die! Jason has been decapitating teenagers for nearly 3 decades, with 12 movies under his belt. It's got to the point where you're probably wondering who's stupid enough to go camping at...

Bug [ 2006 ] [ Hits:3934 ]
Review: First of all, Bug is not an ordinary horror film. This is a psychological thriller, which is more of a character study than a film about scary bugs. If you want a mediocre bug thriller you should rent They Nest. If you’re looking for a horror film that acts as a metaphor for real fear, then you should try Bug. A U.S. war veteran shacks up with and a lonely woman in a motel room, as lines of reality and delusion start to take over in the form of an insect infestation. William Friedkin, best kno...

The Mist [ 2007 ] [ Hits:3369 ]
Review: The Mist is an adaptation of a Stephen King novella of the same title, in which a mysterious mist descends on a small town, trapping a supermarket in a grip of fear. The story has strong parallels with John Carpenter’s The Fog, except the mist blankets the town instead of rolling in. This horror story is directed and written by Frank Darabont, who can’t seem to go wrong with Stephen King adaptations. He’s been behind some of the most incredible King adaptations such as The Shawshank Redeme...

Rogue [ 2007 ] [ Hits:3591 ]
Review: Rogue is writer, director and producer Greg Mclean’s second horror movie and third film. Wolf Creek told the story of several backpackers, who were abducted by a murderous hunter. The horror was devastating and brutal, which only heightened the terror of it being based on a true story. The twinge of reality strikes again in Rogue, in which a 7 metre crocodile takes the place of the real-life monster. Mclean creates a nuanced horror that is riddled with a deep understanding of the human conditi...

House of 1000 Corpses [ 2003 ] [ Hits:3327 ]
Review: House of 1000 Corpses is Rob Zombie’s filmic contribution to the horror genre. Zombie, a founding member of the 90s band White Zombie, went on to start a solo career. His trash/industrial sound became his trademark music and can be heard on the soundtrack to House of 1000 Corpses. It’s his debut film, and isn’t as bad as you’d imagine. We’re specifically talking about the horror genre, just to get things straight. It’s not meant to be taken too seriously, but is meant to be scary and...

The Fog [ 1980 ] [ Hits:3345 ]
Review: The Fog is another John Carpenter film. Carpenter, is renown as a horror director, and has been in the director’s chair for other horror classics like The Thing, Halloween and Prince of Darkness. The Fog is arguably his most underrated movie. Carpenter is a real American director. He’s been influenced by spaghetti Westerns over the years, and has huge admiration for Sergio Leone. In most of his films, the bad guys are usually zombie-like without much personality or emotion. This is the same ...

The Little Shop of Horrors [ 1960 ] [ Hits:3628 ]
Review: The Little Shop of Horrors is a cult classic. One could call it charming as far as horror movies go. Most people know the story, or have seen the 1986 remake, and the film is funny. The ridiculous premise of a man-eating plant is explored in an often comical, sometimes macabre film, which is famous for being shot in 2 days. Jack Nicholson is one of the more interesting points in the film, as this was one of his first appearances as the character of Wilbur Force. The character of Force would have...

Drag Me To Hell [ 2009 ] [ Hits:3385 ]
Review: Drag Me to Hell is Sam Raimi’s follow-up to his disappointing Spider-Man 3 sequel. Sam and Ivan Raimi collaborated on the script for Drag Me to Hell, a screenplay with sprigs from Carrie, Office Space, Rosemary’s Baby, Sunset Boulevard and Evil Dead 2. Raimi’s direction seems to thrive in this pulpy blend of the action, horror, thriller and comedy genres. He created horror magic with the Evil Dead trilogy and Drag Me to Hell embodies the same elements, with darker comedy revolving around t...

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