Directed By: Dario Argento
So here we are, the last night. Good news is that its Halloween! And for once I’ve not gone with the John Carpenter movie of the same name, or Trick ‘R Treat. Right before the remake comes out it’s time to take a look at a classic of Italian horror cinema.
Directed By: Robert Wise
With my finger on the pulse, it’s time to delve into the original adaptation of The Haunting Of Hill House. It’s currently had a makeover on Netflix and though I’ve not seen it yet I hear good things. Regardless of how you feel about that one though, this is always going to be here.
Directed By: Alan Gibson
Who said I had to watch movies exactly? If I want to throw a bit of television in here then I will. There’s no rules here.
Directed By: Lamberto Bava
One of the joys about doing all this is that I get to work through some of my ‘to watch’ pile, which is getting bigger all the time (Along with piles of things to play, read and listen to). I had heard of this one from various recommendations on and off over the years but never got around to it (weirdly enough I had seen the sequel, released the following year and is basically just a remake of this one, even down to some of the same actors). Thankfully I got to see what all the fuss was about.
Directed By: Jorge Grau
It doesn’t take place in Manchester.
Directed By: Juan Piquer Simon
I guess this month has turned into the month of slasher movies this year and there’s certainly nothing with that. I hadn’t intended it to be this way, but I’m like a leaf on the wind so planning isn’t really my forte.
This time we have the mental, Boston-Madrid co-production, fairly mysognistic Pieces.
Directed By: David Gordon Green
Well this is maybe a first for me in that I’m doing a review of something that’s fresh out. It’s a sequel to one of my favourite movies from a director I like a lot, so of course I was going to see it as soon as possible.
Directed By: Albert Band
The 50s/60s was perhaps a curious time for horror cinema. On this side of the pond Hammer were getting started on their new age of horror, but in the US it had been laying dormant as a genre with the run of Universal horror as they were known being killed off once you get to Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. In the aftermath of World War II and increasing paranoia about the atomic age, Sci-Fi took hold as the dominant genre with countless stories about great power run amok. It seems fitting then that we get a movie like this, undoubtedly fitting the same theme, albeit in a different way.
Directed By: Jonathan Lieberman
I picked this up at random after looking at the They Shoot Zombies Don’t They? list on Letterboxd. The setup seems simple enough but the blurb promised “a twist” at the midpoint. Naturally, I’m easily suckered in so I went for it.
Directed By: Jaume Balaguero
Well, I don’t think you’re going to get too fun a time with something that’s called Apocalypse (can you guess how it ends) but here we are with the fourth and final part of the [Rec] saga. This time land wasn’t good enough so we’re on a boat! Cue The Lonely Island.