Tag: 31 horror films in 31 days

A Wes Craven Retrospective: The Last House on The Left

This year I thought it would be fun to focus on a few horror directors, so I’m staring with Wes Craven. I’m most familiar with his 80s films, which I saw over and over and over and over—even though I knew some of them were completely terrible. But since I’m a fan of A Nightmare on

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The House of the Devil

Ti West’s The House of the Devil blew me away on multiple levels, not the least of which is that he just f’ing NAILED the 1980s look and feel of the thing. I mean, seriously. Usually when I watch films set in the 80s, I feel like I’m watching a cheap imitation of that era

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Demons, Italian Style

Continuing with my Italian horror theme – Demoni And Demoni 2 are two more films I was obsessed with in my teen years. Shortly after discovering Argento, I did some research (which in those pre-internet days meant visiting a lot of video stores and talking to people FACE TO FACE. Shocking, I know) that he

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Argento’s Le tre madri

I’ve been a huge Argento fan ever since I rented Suspiria in my teens, and at some point in the late 80s/early 90s, Argento, Bava, and Fulci films were the only horror movies I would watch. To play a little bit of catch-up on 31 Horror Films in 31 Days – I decided to re-review

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El Orfanato

One more film review and then I’m on a hiatus for a few days while I head to LA for Halloween Horror Nights!! So psyched about Eli Roth’s Hostel maze. I mean, seriously. Anyway – last night I re-watched El Orfanto (The Orphanage), which was produced by Guillermo del Toro, and is the feature directorial debut of Juan Antonio

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From Beyond

From Beyond is one of those horror films that’s so 80s it almost hurts, but it’s also fantastically great! Stuart Gordon followed up one of my favorite movies of all time (Re-Animator) with another Lovecraft adaptation starring Jeffery Combs and Barbara Crampton, but this time the villain is a power-mad scientist who’s created a way to

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The Ward

I was surfing through the streaming options today and got very excited when I saw that John Carpenter’s The Ward was available…but sadly, it didn’t quite live up to my expectations. Everything about the sets and the atmosphere was just right. There’s really nothing creepier than a mental institution, let alone one out in the

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Slither

Joining the list of horror movies that are a whole lotta fun is James Gunn’s Slither, which combines laughs with over-the-top special F/X that rival even Cronenberg’s grossest creations. Michael Rooker stars as Grant Grant (ha!), the wealthiest man in small town whose hot wife, Starla, is the envy of everyone else, in particular police

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The Thing (redux)

Got a chance to see the new version of The Thing today, and while it’s technically a prequel (showing us what happened to the Norwegian station from the first film), it’s really more like “premake”…or a “requel”. That is to say, there was really no reason for this movie to be made, at all, because you can

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Scream 4

It’s day 15 of 31 Days of Horror – and I finally sat down to watch Scream 4. I’m not gonna lie, I’d kind of been dreading it. For me, the Scream franchise is hit or miss. The original Scream was a big hit. I remember feeling exhilarated and terrified in the theater. And even though it

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