Directed By: Denison Clift
Ok so I made a mistake. I’ve always loved the story of the Mary Celeste and due to pressing time I needed something that was reasonably short. On top of that the poster art was nicely atmospheric so why not give this one a go?
Directed By: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
When is a remake not a remake? It’s not a trick question really, and while this movie falls ostensibly into that category, it also acknowledges that there was a movie released back in 1976. In fact, every year it’s screened for the enjoyment of the town of Texarkana, where the original killings took place. But is being meta enough to separate this from any other run of the mill slasher?
Directed By: Jack Clayton
Well, that’s more like it. We have a movie tonight that was as good as yesterday’s was bad. That is to say a stone cold classic. Lush and sumptuous, they don’t make movies like this anymore, though they keep trying.
Directed By: Who cares really?
So this is what happens when you let booze get the better of you and pick a movie. Yet, through some weird coincidence, it shares some similarities with yesterday’s offering.
Directed By: Irving Pichel/Ernest B Schoedsack
This isn’t quite the oldest movie I’ve viewed for this series (That honour belongs to Dracula) but it’s close. I do know that it is the worst looking movie I’ve stumbled across though, more on that later, so does a movie from 1932 still have the capacity to shock? Read on and I shall tell thee.
Directed By: Daniel Myrick/Eduardo Sanchez
Before the biggest independent movie of all time was released in the summer of 1999 we got this documentary released on the Sci-Fi channel. Does it have anything new to offer, or is it just a poor promotional tie-in?
Directed By: William Castle
We have a bit of an about turn today compared to yesterday’s flick, though you could argue it shares some thematic qualities with yesterday’s offering. Mainly in that they’re just both about harmless, spooky fun.
Directed By: ???
The legend surrounding this movie was one of the more interesting things about it. There was no official release, instead bootlegs tapes were left at conventions and sometimes tossed out into the street at random, hoping to capture some of that Blair Witch Project magic. It clearly didn’t make the dent that movie did, since chances are you’ve never heard of it, but nonetheless this is a great little entry into the found-footage genre. And it’s actually found footage too!
Directed By: Andrew Dowdle
First off, I think it’s about time to make some sort of distinction between what is and isn’t ‘found footage’. Something like The Blair Witch Project or Cloverfield is essentially found footage. The whole framing device tells us that, but for something like this, or arguably Paranormal Activity the filming is just a conceit, one as natural as choosing to shoot in black and white, or poorly mixed dialogue (I’m looking at you Christopher Nolan).
Directed By: Joe Wright
Imagine Tremors, except with more drinking and 100% more Irish accents and you have a fair idea of what’s in store for you with this one.