Halloween: A Review

******** out of 10 Horror movies are experiencing a Renaissance, an application of art-house sensibilities that brings new subtlety and depth to films like we haven’t experienced in years. Slasher films are a problematic subset of horror films, a throwback to the eighties when getting people naked and then brutally murdered was considered entertaining, if notContinue reading “Halloween: A Review”

Horror Movies that Need to be Remade/Rebooted – the Present Pt. 2

Cub – 2014, written by Jonas Govaerts and Roel Mondelaers, directed by Jonas Govaerts Sam is a meek Cub Scout on a mountain trip that goes rather wrong when a campfire story designed to scare the children turns out to accidentally parallel a real threat in the woods – a demented poacher and his feralContinue reading “Horror Movies that Need to be Remade/Rebooted – the Present Pt. 2”

Horror Movies That Need to Be Remade/Rebooted – The Present Pt. 1

When I was planning this series of articles in my head I really felt like we were in the Golden Age of horror. I’ve seen more films that were intended to be great films and were smarter and better written then I can remember. But as I did the legwork it became obvious that itContinue reading “Horror Movies That Need to Be Remade/Rebooted – The Present Pt. 1”

Horror Movies that Need to be Remade/Rebooted- the 2000’s Pt. 2

Noroi: The Curse – 2005, directed by Koji Shiraishi, written by Koji Shiraishi and Naoyuki Yokota Noroi is a Japanese mockumentary on a the disappearance of Kobayashi, a paranormal expert whose housed burned to ashes, his wife’s body in the ruins. He had been investigating a local woman who is tenuously linked to some deathsContinue reading “Horror Movies that Need to be Remade/Rebooted- the 2000’s Pt. 2”

Horror Movies that Need to be Rebooted/Remade – the 2000’s Pt. 1

There was an explosion of films fueled by the genre introspection of Scream, the brutal French movie scene and the Japanese film invasion, and things really picked up. Found footage also made it a lot easier to make a movie. Valentine – 2001, directed by Jamie Blanks, written by Gretchen J. Berg, Aaron Harberts, DonnaContinue reading “Horror Movies that Need to be Rebooted/Remade – the 2000’s Pt. 1”

Horror Movies that Need to be Remade/Rebooted – The Nineties, Pt. 2

Cemetary Man – 1994 directed Michele Soavi, written Gianni Romoli and Michele Soavi Rupert Everett works in a cemetery with his handicapped sidekick Gnaghi. The only problem is the dead keep getting up, and Everett’s job is put them down before they take over the town. When the Cemetary Man falls for a young widowContinue reading “Horror Movies that Need to be Remade/Rebooted – The Nineties, Pt. 2”

Horror Movies That Need to be Remade/Rebooted – The Nineties Pt. 1

We are forced into sweeping generalizations when we describe decades but the 90’s was a very flat time period for horror domestically, lacking both charm and impact at times. But for our purposes, there are some imperfect films to discuss. Two Evil Eyes – 1990, directed by George Romero and Dario Argento, written by GeorgeContinue reading “Horror Movies That Need to be Remade/Rebooted – The Nineties Pt. 1”

Horror Movies that Need to Be Remade/Rebooted – The Eighties Pt. 2

Eyes of Fire – 1983 directed by Avery Crounse, written by Avery Crounse In the mid eighteen-century an adulterous preacher flees for his life with a small group of followers. They are exposed to danger by hostile tribes, and their only protection is a woman in their group using group using white magic (ironically). UnderContinue reading “Horror Movies that Need to Be Remade/Rebooted – The Eighties Pt. 2”

Horror Movies that Need to Remade/Rebooted – the Eighties Pt. 1

For a lot of people the decade that solidified their love of horror was the 80’s. The decade of excess was reflected in effects, body counts and overall releases. You may notice the reviews get a little more terse from here, there is an explosion of films at this point. Inferno – 1980 directed byContinue reading “Horror Movies that Need to Remade/Rebooted – the Eighties Pt. 1”

Horror Movies that Need to be Remade/Rebooted – the Seventies

To me horror turns the corner in the 70’s, and it’s mostly due to one film – the Exorcist. To have a film that was critically acclaimed, wildly successful and utterly traumatic was a unique experience, and one that was replicated to a degree with Jaws, Halloween, Dawn of the Dead and other giants. HorrorContinue reading “Horror Movies that Need to be Remade/Rebooted – the Seventies”