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  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    ★★★½

    This was a film that I sought out as I really enjoyed the original version of this story that was done as a silent film. I decided to check out the other versions. What was interesting about this one is that it is made for TV movie back in the early 80’s. The synopsis is a disfigured man Quasimodo (Anthony Hopkins) is feared and tormented by the townspeople of Notre Dame, but he has a sensitive nature of which few…

  • Dead of Night

    Dead of Night

    ★★★★

    This was a film that I really didn’t know a lot about, but did hear about it on a couple of horror movie podcasts I listen to. I didn’t realize either that this was directed by Bob Clark, who has such an interesting filmography with things like A Christmas Story and Black Christmas. This film is much different from them as well. The synopsis is a young soldier killed in Vietnam inexplicably shows up to his family home one night.…

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  • Count Yorga, Vampire

    Count Yorga, Vampire

    ★★★★

    This was a film that I remember first hearing about from the horror film encyclopedia I’m working from. Even more than that though, it was one of the best horror films from the 1970’s from a series of shows they did over the summer. I was quite intrigued to check it out and finally got around to it. The synopsis is a couple invites a Count from Bulgaria, who recently immigrated to America, to conduct a séance fro the woman’s…

  • Paranormal Activity

    Paranormal Activity

    ★★★★½

    This film was one that I remember seeing when I was in college. It actually freaked me out and I remember telling my sister and dad, who are both big horror fans, that this was one of the scariest films I had seen. Now I did probably get sucked into the hype a bit, but I will admit, this film still does work for me. Before I give away too much though, the synopsis is after moving into a suburban…