Modern Vintage Horror: Eyes Of My Mother

When generations pass there is always a battle against the development of newer ideas, in art this is even more apparent especially in music, television and of course movies. Horror is no stranger to this advancement, and many prefer the classics with their simplistic styles of fear and little to no blood, others like the…

Pennywise Came From Middle-earth

Pennywise The Dancing Clown or also known as Mr. Bob Grey… What is he? Where did he come from? What is the purpose of his slumber and eating of children’s meat saturated with fear? These are questions and debates that have filled message rooms at the far edges of the internet and are ever increasing…

Hunted By The Pack

For thousands of years dogs and humans have lived with  an unspoken bond, ever since wolves evolved into cooperation with mankind our mutual understanding and trust has been beneficial to both species. Though not all men have had the noblest and truest intentions breaking that trust, every year millions of dogs are released into the…

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…

Evil meets Evil: Sadako v Kayako

Epic battles are a staple fascination in culture, not only in real life but in fiction as well, for years fervent horror fans called for the ultimate battle between Jason Vorhees and Freddy Krueger to finally decide who will be the king of slashers. We received in my opinion a well displayed slasher with a…

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…

Oculus: The Eye From Hell

To say horror fans are divisive on movies would be an understatement, though sometimes we may disagree on what is considered good or crap I think it should be remembered and understood  what matters is our shared enthusiasm for the genre. Howard Lovecraft put it best when said “Searchers after horror haunt strange, far places.”…

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…

Europa’s Sea Monster

In Arthur C. Clarke’s  2010: Odyssey Two, Jupiter’s dense atmosphere ignites turning the giant into a small star, this concept is not far off from many ideas that NASA has about our solar system’s 5th planet from the sun. It is believed and theorized that Jupiter is a failed star leading many to speculate that…

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….

Filleted With A Bone Tomahawk

Blending of genres is an interesting way to inject a stale plot with an invigorating and fresh life, Bone Tomahawk at first could be considered a Western film with a horror subplot but I would argue that writer and director S. Craig Zahler created a horror thesis in a Western setting. Bone Tomahawk begins  with a…

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…