Scourge Of The Outback:Razorback

If you follow my blog it’s clear that I consider the 80’s the Golden Age of Horror, I am a huge fan of practical effects as well as giant monsters in the “Natural Horror” genre and the 1980’s was abundant with both. There is a film that without question  clearly holds all these qualities,an Ozploitation…

Knock…Don’t Knock Twice

Don’t Knock Twice is a modern reinvention of bloody mary, similar to how Candyman created it’s own urban myth this English film could be a considered a fairy tale of witches and demons with an urban legend ambiance. Chloe seeks refuge with her estranged mother Jess played by Katee Sackhoff, (Oculus, Battlestar Galactica) her friend…

Irish Lore In The Hallow

There were two movies released in 2015 with very similar names, one was called The Hallow and the other The Hollow. One movie was over shlocky completely saturated with unbelievable CGI and a horrendously incomprehensible plot, the other was an amazing English-Irish production about a family tormented by ecological monsters from ancient celtic lore seeking…

Critters Ate The Farm

Carnivorous space hedgehogs armed with poisonous spikes and an insatiable appetite escape from an intergalactic prison, travel to earth and attack an unsuspecting family of farmers with space bounty hunters hot on their trail. Sounds like a standard 80’s schlock creature feature, and it was, but it also symbolized the pinnacle of 80’s  horror classics….

Arkham House: August Derleth and Cthulhu Mythos

Speaking with a client about horror (as I often do) he one day recommended me to seek out the author August Derleth, saying that me being a horror fan of many genres I would greatly enjoy his work. Upon further investigation not only did I discover some of Derleth’s writing but that he had an…

Lifeforce-A Time When Vampires Were Evil

Tobe Hooper, the name says it all with accolades of horror directed, written and produced. The most infamous is the Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Poltergeist though even Hooper himself stated that Spielberg had more to do with the direction of that film than he did. Among Hooper’s classics should be noted his space vampire masterpiece…

Friend Request From The Dead

In my opinion Friend Request received a raw deal from the start, being released after the sub-par horror film Unfriended which immediately left a sour taste for social media based horror not only in the fans of the genre but general audience as well. I am going to go out in defense of Friend Request…

Like A Rat In A Cage 47 Meters Down

Shark movies keep getting better and better despite SyFy Channel’s best efforts. 47 Meters Down was originally titled In The Deep which was also the original title for the Blake Lively film The Shallows released this summer. 47 Meters Down was originally scheduled to be released early Summer 2016 to pull in from the draw from…

Dissection of Evil-The Autopsy of Jane Doe

The underground horror scene is rife with underrated and unhyped movies just waiting for the large scale audiences to discover, The Autopsy of Jane Doe is one of these hidden treasures. Secreted into limited release and vanishing into streaming services this film is the first English-language release from Norwegian director Andre Ovredal who created the…

Chapter V

Max Gaston Gerlache stood from his desk and walked over to the lifeless fireplace looking up at the handsome lion trophy mounted over it, the King of the jungle silenced in a display of eternal rage. His commander and closest adviser Captain Leon Rogers stood to the side of the desk in a patient silence…

Goodbye AHS, Hello The Exorcist

The Exorcist is the long awaited show that horror fans deserve- now you may say “What about The Walking Dead or American Horror story?” but let us be honest The Walking Dead is more survival drama with closer ties to the likes of Lost than to the genre of horror and American Horror Story… I…