Category: Horror

Ready or Not 0

Ready or not (2019)

So, at midnight you have to play a game. It’s just something we do when someone new joins the family.   I have to revise my opinion about the horror/comedy cross-over urgently after seeing “Monster Party” and “The dead don’t die” this year. “Ready or not” is yet another film that pleasantly surprised me. Really. I had a great time watching this movie. And not only because the lead actress Samara Weaving looks appetizing, but also because of the entertaining...

The Prodigy 0

The Prodigy (2019)

You took my son’s soul… you can’t have his body   Murderous children or those possessed by dark forces appear in horror movies on a regularly base. Sometimes it’s a diabolical power that possesses them. Damien from “The Omen” and Regan in “The Exorcist” are good examples. Or it’s the mental condition that turns lovely little boys into horrible little monsters like Luke in “Better watch out” and Chavs in “Eden Lake“. In “The Prodigy” Miles develops a deviant behavior...

Child's Play 0

Child’s Play (2019)

What’s your name? Andy. ‘Sup? Hi, Andysup. It seems like a lifetime ago since I saw the original film with the demonic pop Chucky dangerously swinging around with a razor-sharp butcher knife. Well, It’s not a hundred years, but thirty years is a long time as well. That’s how long it’s been since I went to get the VHS of this movie in the local video store. Apparently several sequels have been made after the initial release. Somehow I’ve missed...

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Guest Blog : Angel Heart (1987)

By, James Morris, UK Today I’m reviewing the cult classic and controversial film “Angel Heart“. For those who are a film noir or an occult fan, this film ticks all the boxes. Let’s start with the main roles. Two of Hollywood’s heavyweights: Robert De Niro and Mickey Rourke. Personally I thought both performances were outstanding and utterly flawless. Directed by the talented Alan Parker (“Fame“, “Evita” and “Midnight Express“). The musical score is haunting with sinister undertones.      ...

Sweetheart 0

Sweetheart (2019)

(thunder rumbling) (wind whooshing) (hammock creaking) (thunder cracks) (creature huffing) (creature snorting) (creature chittering) (cries out) (creature growls) (screaming) (creature growling) (thunder cracks) (panting) (roars) (screams) (grunts) (creature hissing) (growls) (thunder cracks) (creature roars) (thunder rumbling)   Let me first make a comment before I start spitting my opinion about “Sweetheart“. How the hell did this kid succeed in reaching the beach of this exotic island? I’m sure that after a few minutes of floating around in the ocean, she’d...

The curse of La Llorona 0

The Curse of La Llorona (2019)

You used him as bait? No. I used you all as bait.   When I visited Eurodisney near Paris for the first time years ago (it seems like centuries ago), I was so overwhelmed and enchanted by the atmosphere and everything there was to admire. I literally hovered through this park for three days and had the time of my life. At the beginning of this year, I visited the park again (this time with my two young kids) and...

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Guest Blog : Possum (2018)

By, James Morris, UK “Possum” is a British Psychological horror. This movie is a quintessential English movie, paying homage to the disturbing and creepy decade of the 70s. The film is set in the Norfolk area, portraying a landscape that is bleak, desolate and unforgiving. Especially after the holidaymakers return to their homes. The movie itself includes two of the finest British actors. Namely Sean Harris (“Prometheus” and “The Borgias” series) and Alun Armstrong (“Penny Dreadful” series and “Patriot Games“)....

Eli 0

Eli (2018)

Do you know what happened to the boy who asked too many questions? He got answers?   “Eli” is a horror you can watch on Netflix and it’s not bad at all. But it takes a long time before the conclusion in the story surprises you completely. The introductory part reminded me a bit of “Midnight Special“. A very young boy whose daily life is limited to a plastic-insulated room and who can’t leave the house without wearing a weird...

Little Monsters 0

Little Monsters (2019)

Can we play the shooty game,Uncle David? I don’t want us to get in trouble, Felix. We’ll have to play it with the sound off.   Well, there’s always the award “Disappointment of the year”. I’m afraid this year the film “Little Monsters” will take the credits for this. I had regained confidence in the combination of horror and comedy after watching “Monster Party” and “The dead don’t die“. I’ve always had a problem with it when moviemakers mix these...

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark 0

Scary Stories to tell in The Dark (2019)

You don’t read the book. The book reads you. A few years ago there was already the movie “Goosebumps“, based on the stories of R.L. Stine, with the not so funny Jack Black. The only thing I can remember about this film is that an immense amount of figures from that book series were used to make life miserable for the protagonists. Fortunately the film “Scary stories to tell in the dark” doesn’t make the same mistake. This film is...

Crawl 0

Crawl (2019)

You’re not my coach anymore, dad. That top predator crap doesn’t help. Did you think the last “Lake Placid” episode from the eponymous franchise was downright worthless, stupid and nonsensical (like I did)? Well, let me put your mind at ease. Despite some laughable facts, this reptile-horror “Crawl” isn’t bad at all. You can even call it exciting at times. And compared to “Lake Placid“, the bite-sized animals are frequently in the picture and the CGI ensures that they look...

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Aterrados (2017)

They were human voices. What did they tell you? That they were going to kill me. In Argentinian, they say “Aterrados“. It’s “Terrified” in English. And yes, some will be terrified while watching this masterful horror. I can’t really describe why it is such an excellent horror. However, there are no earth-shattering new ideas being introduced. If you look at it as a whole, it seems like a fusion of different topics from other horror films. Take specific scenes from...

Look Away 0

Look away (2018)

I’m everywhere where you are. Whenever you see yourself, what you really see is me. There are large numbers of films in which mirrors play a crucial role. Just think of “Mirrors“, “Oculus” and “Candyman“. And when someone is standing in front of a mirror in a horror movie, you can be sure there’s something frightening behind him or her when the camera focuses back on that mirror. One of the many tricks that makers of horror films use. And...

The Dead Don't Die 0

The dead don’t die (2019)

This isn’t gonna end well. Life is full of surprises. First of all, the location where I saw this film. I thought it was a unique experience. I watched “The dead don’t die” outdoors in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. And yes, this is something I don’t do too often. To be honest it’s the second time that I watch a film under a starry sky. The first time, however, I guess the budget was a slight problem. The screen...

Rock, Paper, Scissors 0

Rock, Paper, Scissors (2017)

I just wanna look and fiddle a little bit. Fiddle and touch. Every year there’s such a film of which you say “Man, this is probably the worst film I’ve seen this year!“. For me, it’s the movie “Rock, Paper, Scissors” that takes all the glory. With Tom Holland as director (who nevertheless brought some great films such as “Fright Night” and “Child’s Play“) and screenwriter Victor “Friday the 13th” Miller on board, you expect a horror of a considerable...

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Quick review : Los Parecidos (2015)

Uh, I’m not entirely sure what I just watched, but it wasn’t horror for sure. A kind of “X-files” story that takes place in Mexico. And they gave it a typical retro look from the 50’s/60’s. The story itself is completely nuts, psychic and totally whacked. I don’t think it’s possible for another movie to be more absurd than this one.   The movie had a direct line to my funny bone. Those old-fashioned sixties posters with Marilyn Monroe and...

Pet Sematary 0

Pet Sematary (2019)

A place to bury our pets and remember them. It might seem scary, but it’s not. It’s perfectly natural. In the distant past, I was an avid reader and devoured books constantly. That has been considerably reduced over the years. But, occasionally I grab a reading book. Generally, that only happens during a well-deserved summer vacation on one or another beach. Stephen King‘s oeuvre has always enchanted me. This summer vacation I read his book “Elevation” in one go. Not...

Monster Party 0

Monster Party (2018)

Them fucking yuppie scums won’t know what hit them. Perhaps it would be better that future burglars screen the residents of the targeted house first and then see if there’s something to get. That’s certainly a lesson those young burglars have learned in the movie “Monster Party“. After seeing the mansion they’re planning to rob, they’re convinced that the loot will be big enough. What they didn’t expect was an utter crazy company at dinner with a fairly dark secret....

Pledge 0

Pledge (2018)

Do I tuck my shirt in? I don’t care, you look like you’re gonna fix the computer anyway. This straightforward movie “Pledge” managed to surprise me. At first, I didn’t expect much from it. But as the story unfolded, I thought that the makers of this horror story had incorporated some strong elements into it. Those who have experienced the rush into a fraternity personally will be happy that they didn’t have to endure a similar experience. It’s extremely difficult...

Big Legend 0

Big Legend (2018)

I don’t believe in fairy tales. Another film about the legendary Sasquatch, better known as Bigfoot. A few months ago I saw the film “Primal Rage” which I really could appreciate despite the low budget. And that because of the tension and the scarce moments of gore that were incorporated in it. In the movie “Big Legend” you have to deal with the same horrible monster, but unfortunately, that’s the only similarity with the previous movie. The film is long-winded...

Brightburn 0

Brightburn (2019)

Take.. The.. World. Take the world. Superhero-movie-haters unite. Run to a nearby movie theater to see this movie. Because “Brightburn” is the ultimate anti-superhero-film of all time. The moment I realized which direction it was going, I cursed myself because after seeing “Avengers: Endgame” I’d decided to have a little sabbatical. I was going to avoid movies with characters in tightly fitting latex suits and superhuman powers. But as it became clear that it wasn’t what I expected, my enthusiasm...

Ánimas 0

Ánimas (2018)

When you’re five, it’s normal to have imaginary friends… But at my age, it means you’re crazy. “Ánimas” certainly isn’t an easy film. It also takes a while before you realize what’s actually going on. The film looks enormously artistic thanks to the quirky image setting. Scenes in different color palettes alternate. From intense red and bright orange to soothing green. I suppose it’s “a state of mind” related kind of thing. I can’t come up with another deeper meaning....

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Zoo (2018)

Film Review : Zoo Come on, it’s just some big pharmaceutical company trying to cash in. Admit it, the zombie horror genre has been thoroughly milked in recent years. Last years the market is flooded with films in which a global epidemic causes the rise of a maddened mob of bloodthirsty, mindless people who just want to sink their teeth in a juicy piece of human flesh. The majority of releases are also terribly bad and full of unoriginal clichés....

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The Silence (2019)

Film Review : The Silence What the hell does that mean? “Don’t make noise.” There are still certainties in this world. First of all, you can expect that if a type of movie has enormous success, something similar will appear in no time. A matter of surfing on the wave of success, I guess. “The Silence” resembles, for instance, the successful film “A Quiet Place“. It’s not exactly the same thing, but there are a huge number of similarities with...