Category: horror

Maniac

2012/ France, USA Director: Franck Khalfoun Starring: Elijah Wood, Nora Arnezeder, America Olivo Words: O. Innocent Let’s get this out of the way first; Franck Khalfoun’s Maniac (2012) isn’t as good as William Lustig’s 1980 original. It isn’t that the remake’s a bad film, it just… Continue Reading “Maniac”

The Final Girls

2015 Director: Todd Strauss-Schulson Starring: Taissa Farmiga, Malin Akerman, Nina Dobrev, Adam DeVine Words: O. Innocent Slasher films, by their very nature, have always been ripe for lampooning. Be it the bad acting and awful dialogue, the cheap low budget feel, or the excessive,… Continue Reading “The Final Girls”

The House Of The Devil

2009/ USA Director: Ti West Starring: Jocelin Donahue, Tom Noonan, Mary Woronov Words: O. Innocent Ti West’s retro indie horror, The House of the Devil (2009) is one of the most polarising scary movies of the 21st century. Critics loved its slow, deliberate build up of tension… Continue Reading “The House Of The Devil”

Madman

1982/ USA Director: Joe Giannone Starring: Gaylen Ross, Tony Fish, Harriet Bass Words: O. Innocent From its earliest incarnations the slasher film has always borrowed liberally from urban legends, those macabre tall tales of indeterminate origin that supposedly happened to a friend of a friend’s mother’s cousin… Continue Reading “Madman”

The Brood (1979)

1979/ Canada Director: David Cronenberg Starring: Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, Art Hindle Words: O. Innocent Before mutating himself into a director of dark dramas and thrillers, David Cronenberg was quite possibly the ultimate horror auteur. Birthing a subgenre all his own and imbuing every project with his… Continue Reading “The Brood (1979)”

It Follows

2014/ USA Director: David Robert Mitchell Starring: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi Words: E. Jackson David Robert Mitchell’s It Follows opens on a teen running from our ominous POV in a suburban street, terrified and stumbling from house to house in the smallest satin lingerie possible.… Continue Reading “It Follows”

Piranha

1978/ USA Director: Joe Dante Starring: Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies-Urich, Kevin McCarthy Words: O. Innocent The runaway success of Steven Spielberg’s Jaws (1975) changed a lot of things; the way movies are marketed, the summer blockbuster formula, public perceptions on sharks and swimming in the sea. It… Continue Reading “Piranha”