Halloween takes a bold but successful move. For a well established and beloved franchise, it is a brave move to undo and wipe-away all of the movies that followed the 1978 original and treat this film as the only true sequel. … Continue reading Horror Month: Halloween (2018) Review
There is a great idea at the centre of Halloween II that doesn’t quite work. Unlike many other sequels, especially ones with a gap as large between movies as this one, Halloween begins almost immediately after the last film. The Halloween … Continue reading Horror Month: Halloween II (1981) Review
There is something perfectly 90s about The Faculty. Made at a time when slasher movies were back in vogue (due in to small part to Wes Craven’s Scream), The Faculty captures popular culture with a high-concept premise, young 90s newcomer cast … Continue reading Horror Month: The Faculty (1998) Review
There is a reason that Halloween is such an iconic horror movie. The moment that theme starts, before any actual images appear on-screen, the chills begin to creep-up your spine. It sets the tone for the cold, unique opening as we … Continue reading Horror Month: Halloween (1978) Review
It is the first of October and as is customary on Views from the Sofa, we are dedicating this month’s theme to all things horror. This month we will be splitting the theme. The first 15 days will be classic horror … Continue reading Horror and Zombies Month: The Launch!
If you look at New Nightmare closely enough, you can see the early foundations of the Scream franchise. With Scream, Wes Craven took the idea of the slasher horror movie and turned it on it’s head, creating a film that looked … Continue reading Nightmares and Dreams Month: Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994) Review
A month has flown and with it comes the second episode of Season 2 of The Views from the Sofa Podcast. This episode is all things Nightmares and Dreams. Dave and Ben discuss Halloween, the greatest horror icon of all … Continue reading Views from the Sofa Podcast: Season 2 Episode 3: A Sofa on Elm Street