There is a great originality to Nightmare on Elm Street. The idea of your own nightmares being able to kill you is a fantastic one and a concept rich with creativity. Luckily, writer and director Wes Craven runs with this idea … Continue reading Dreams and Nightmares Month: Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) Review
Today is my 30th birthday. I’m not usually one to make a huge fuss of these things but a milestone birthday kind of makes you take stock, at least for a moment. This is a film blog though so as a … Continue reading 1985! – A great year for movies!
The issue with many older horror movies is that what was once shocking, scary and frightening for its time, seems quite tame compared to the horror movies made today. Movies that may have scared people, like The Omen or Nightmare on … Continue reading The Exorcist (1973) Review
Paranormal Activity is one of my favourite “horror” films. It’s actually a close call between that and Blair Witch Project for scariest film I’ve ever seen. I don’t really enjoy “slasher horror” like Halloween or Nightmare of Elm Street and even though the first one was quite clever, I also struggle to see the appeal of multiple instalments of the Saw franchise. What is always guaranteed to scare me, or at least pique my interest, is a “found footage” film. The “found footage” genre has become one of my favourites and I love watching any film that uses this type of … Continue reading Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) Review