The next director that I was going to cover in my side-projects of completing whole filmographies of filmmakers was going to be John Carpenter. Sorry John, you're going to have to wait your turn. Need. More. Argento!
You know, one thing just struck me about Deep Red and Suspiria - they both make sense. I'm forever harping on about the fact that Italian horror films rarely make any sense at all,…
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ARGH AN ARM! I MUST WIPE THE WET END ALL OVER MY BREASTS BEFORE I DROP IT!
The Burning is every bit the gormless slab of entertainment that I demand any 1980s slasher should be. It's also one of those films that has a high level of notoriety, certainly on these shores, when it's completely harmless nonsense and by today's standards I'm not even sure it's all that…
Well this was quite terrific.
At just around 5 minutes, director Ben Tillett crafts a beautifully shot and wonderfully stylish fantasy horror about a ghoul who prays on young children who just won't stop sucking their thumb.
The only thing slightly wrong with it was the voiceover, which trowels it on a bit too much for my liking. However, with a superb ending and a lovely performance from little Holly Jacobson, this…
She's dead, alright. Dead shit.
There are only two good things about this short zombie film. The first happens in the first minute - the startling image of a collapsed Golden Gate Bridge. The second one is a clip from the 1931 version of Dracula on a telly. That's it.
In other words, half the good stuff in this film is from another film. This really is a totally pointless and extremely…
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…
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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.