Eels have always freaked me out. Even more so now.
This four minute long short is set at some kind of holding facility where a scientist takes the opportunity to.... get to know the creature of the title a bit better. It's more like an exploration of extreme or leftfield sexual fetish than a horror film, and it reminded me a bit of a Chris Cunningham music video. Which is certainly no…
You don't see anyone else on Letterboxd brave enough to take on two separate horror projects for Halloween, do you? *flexes muscles*
The Horribly Slow Murderer With The Extremely Inefficient Weapon is presented like a trailer for a feature length film ("Over nine hours!") and is about a relentless and indestructible ghoul slowly murdering some poor innocent sod.
For the most part it's pretty funny but then it just starts to grate…
One of those film titles that represents nothing that happens in the film. More importantly? Cool as fuck.
Like with the old 1930s horror films I was droning on about in my The Bride Of Frankenstein review, I saw a lot of Hammer films when I was a kid but don't remember half of what I watched. I'm fairly sure I never saw this one though as it didn't have Dracula…
SOME SPOILERS - INCLUDING FOR DEMONS AND CEMETERY MAN.
OK, I think I get it now.
I was only commenting to Michael Audet on his splendid review of The House By The Cemetery how odd it was that we both finally 'got' Italian horror films on the same night.
But I do finally get it. It's style first, substance optional. That's it! If it looks good, throw it in! The helicopter…
Why are there no inverted commas around Tobe Hooper's name in the credits here?
Oh come on. If Tobe Hooper directed this then I'm Batman. I'm not saying that it's completely lacking in Hooper touches. The bit with the meat especially stands out in that regard, but this could not have been more obviously a Steven Spielberg film if it tried.
And I'm absolutely fine with that because I love many…
The Bride Of Frankenstein really does have hair like Kramer!
I've seen the original Frankenstein a couple of times, and there's a good chance I've seen the sequel before as well. If I did it would have been when I was a kid and just don't remember it. I used to watch loads of the vintage 1930s horror films when I was a kid, my uncle used to tape them off…
This story has been recycled more than a Londoner's tap water.
Plus there's this:-
It's alright for what it is, I suppose. Healey should do the 'My sister said that mummy killed her, mummy says I don't have a sister' one next.
OK, so let's clear something up right away.
That guy was meant to be 22?! I bet he didn't need a fake ID to buy cider when he went in the Co-Op when he was 13! Fucking hell, terrible job with ageing there, fella! It reminds me of this clip from an episode of Russell Brand's Ponderland:-
Mind you, I guess I'm only making this point because I have maintained…
Just as I thought I was starting to make real progress with regard to understanding Italian horror, along comes The Beyond and suddenly I don't think anything will ever make sense again.
It's not because I didn't understand the plot of The Beyond. I got that part. I just don't think I get Lucio Fulci's style and I don't get why both films I've seen from him so far have such…
A short documentary of simple but good quality created by several students from the Northern Stars Documentary Academy here in England.
I'm not going to reveal what happens as it's only 5 minutes long and you should just give it a watch yourself, really. Well shot and featuring an affecting spoken word performance from the Sam in question, everyone involved should be rightly proud of what they've achieved.
You can watch it on Vimeo here.
There is some sexually explicit language in here. I know there are some minors on Letterboxd and some people who are sensitive to that kind of thing, so I just thought I'd alert you in advance!
I thought I'd take a short break from looking at horror films this month to watch this documentary about former porn star Lara Roxx. She was one of several porn stars to be diagnosed with HIV back in 2004, causing a shutdown of the…