31 Days of Horror

31 days in October, 31 horror films


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October has become the month of Horror film watching, it might have been already for everyone else but I’m catching up! With such a wide variety of films and topics available that come under the horror banner I thought that I would take a look at some things that horror […]

Top 5 things ruined by Horror films



There comes a time when horror films start to feel a little bit watered down. #31DaysofHorror has been an eye opener for me over the last couple of years. You watch a metric bucketload of horror films and same tired old beats are recycled over and over again with only […]

The New French Extreme



Stupid decisions. They’re everywhere in films. In all fairness there would be hardly any horror films without characters making insanely stupid decisions but, in the scheme of things, even some decisions in horror films are stupider than others. David Gordon Green’s reboot of the Halloween franchise is an honest attempt […]

Halloween (2018)



What starts out as a very decent premise ultimately falls short of the fear or scare values needed to give this film what it promises. Eldest son and college student Ethan’s (Thomas Mann) embryonic project to explore and hopefully provide wireless electricity goes awry and inexplicably opens a link to […]

Our House



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Devil’s Pass is a found footage style documentary investigating the Dyatlov Pass Incident where nine experienced hikers were found high up in the Ural Mountains, outside their tents and not wearing the appropriate gear and in some cases they looked like they didn’t have the time to get their gear […]

Devil’s Pass



Found footage horror films get a bad rap a lot of the time but when they are done well, well worn tropes aside, they can be effective and entertaining. I found (yes, I went there) Hell House LLC to be both. A seasoned crew of Halloween haunted house creators decide […]

Hell House LLC



Some films have everything they need in place to be well received. Basing Session 9 in an abandoned lunatic asylum? Yep. A group of blokes wandering around doing a job all by themselves? Yep. Creepy goings on? Eventually. Being left with plenty to think about? Undoubtably. So it is a bit of […]

Session 9



The Yankee Pedlar Inn, a historic hotel, is closing down. Claire (Sara Paxton) and Luke (Pat Healy) are the young attendants, looking after the few guests that are staying here in it’s last weekend of being open. With both Luke and Claire being supernaturally inquisitive, Luke putting together a website for […]

The Innkeepers



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Jack Clayton’s 1961 film The Innocents bases the horror and mystery more in the mind than on the screen. Taken from the Henry James novel, The Turn of the Screw and adapted from the William Archibald play of the same name by Truman Capote, injecting more psychological elements into the script to […]

The Innocents (1961)



Theresa wakes up, on her birthday, in another student’s dorm room after a severely drunken evening. Progressing through the day Theresa pisses pretty much everyone off and, on her way to a party that evening is brutally murdered by someone wearing a college mascot mask (a seriously hideous looking baby). […]

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