It has been a staple of the horror genre for so long that it is difficult to remember a time when the Slasher movie didn’t exist. The simple premise of a supernatural or just plain crazy person stalking and killing a … Continue reading Dreams and Nightmares Month: Did we miss the death of the Slasher movie?
Views from the Sofa’s 100 Greatest Scenes is a list of the 100 greatest moments in the movies. This could be long introductions, moments of action or great dialogue between characters. The scenes are in no particular order and come from … Continue reading 100 Greatest Scenes Number 17: “Sloth”
After my review of The Thing, a horror movie classic for many people, Michael over at Parlour of Horror took um-bridge with my claim that it wasn’t scary. It had it’s moments but at no point did I really feel “horrified” or … Continue reading When do horror movies stop being scary?
In my review for The Purge, I stated that the idea behind the movie had potential if taken in the right direction. Anarchy takes the movie in that direction. The idea of The Purge, one lawless night when all crime is … Continue reading The Purge: Anarchy (2014) Review
It’s worth mentioning that I haven’t seen the original Carrie so this review can’t be a comparison of the two. That being said, this movie does strike me as a film trying to do something new without really achieving anything … Continue reading Carrie (2013) Review
Horror movies have to do something new and unique to make any sort of lasting impact or distinguish itself from the crowd. In a field where there are increasing franchises, churning out similar versions of the same type of movie, … Continue reading Insidious (2010) Review
The tv series The Following actually ruined my enjoyment of The Raven. Or at least, it helped highlight the flaws in what could have been a very good horror/thriller. There is a lot of leverage in a story in which … Continue reading The Raven (2012) Review
Some movie genres have been around for so long that they inevitably become stale and repetitive. The same type and style of movie, offering the same sort of story and action. This can be said for everything from romantic comedy … Continue reading Chernobyl Diaries (2012) Review
This is my attempt to introduce a new feature. I’m hoping to do a regular A-Z of film and television related topics, from Action films to Rom-Coms, Bond to Batman. This is a section where I assign each letter something relevant … Continue reading A- Z of…. Movies and Moviemaking
If you are going to remake an iconic film, you must have a legitimate reason to do so. Just because it already has a popular fan base can’t be enough of a reason. Neither is the fact that the film franchise has clearly been sequelled into oblivion. I’d say that is the reason to reboot a series. There is a difference. Its subtle but there is definitely some distinction between the two. A remake is retelling a story with slight changes. The main concept and narrative strand is the same but you may change elements, like developing a characters back-story or … Continue reading A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) Review