Tag: splatter

The Neon Demon

{cross-posted to Three Imaginary Girls}  “I know how I look. What’s wrong with that?” Last night I finally go to see Nicolas Winding Refn’s epic shock porn horror art piece, The Neon Demon, which many of the people at Cannes deemed as “trash,” and walked out of. A few people in the theater with me last

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Junk Bonds: The Return of Junk Bucket

This is one of those rare instances where I’ve seen a sequel *before* I’ve seen the original, but in the case of this splatter-filled horror comedy, I think it’s fine. I’ll eventually get around to watching Stephen Lange’s first feature: Junkbucket—and based on its sequel: Junk Bonds: The Return of Junk Bunket, I’m sure I’ll

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Italian Horror Double Feature: Argento’s Tenebre and Dracula

In order to save my sanity (lest it break from too many awful adaptations) I had to take a break from my Stephen King project this weekend to review a couple of horror films by Dario Argento instead. Ah, Dario Argento. I feel like Italian horror is either something you completely love or completely hate,

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You’re Next

  {Cross-posted to Three Imaginary Girls}  Contrary to its “EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS IS SCARY” trailer, You’re Next is packed with quite a bit of fun. Sure, there are elements of scariness, but the best thing about this splatter-fest is that it’s infused with a lot of clever moments. For example, taking the basic “trapped in a remote location”

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Maniac (2012)

{Cross-posted to Three Imaginary Girls} I didn’t think there was any way Elijah Wood would ever be able to creep me out more than he did as Kevin in Sin City, but I stand corrected. Don’t be fooled by Wood’s usual Hobbit-y, childish demeanor; in the remake of the classic 1980 horror film Maniac, Wood

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Evil Dead (2013)

{Cross-posted to Three Imaginary Girls} Holy shit you guys. Holy. Shit. I was really hoping the Evil Dead reboot would be awesome, but I had no expectations that it would be as fantastically amazing as it turned out to be. As a horror fan, I gotta tell you that this is one of the finest examples of the

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Horrorvids: Ambassadors “Unconsolable”

Stumbled across this because of my love for Zosia Mamet (loved her on Mad Men, love her on Girls – just LOVE her). The song itself is just ok – catchy enough, but not really my style. However, Director Gabriel Stanley put together an effectively creepy portrait of a deranged killer that goes well with the music.

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[Rec]3: Genesis

{Cross-posted to Three Imaginary Girls}  Sometimes when filmmakers continue their horror film franchises, it doesn’t work out so well (I’m looking at you, Paranormal Activity). But while [Rec] 3: Genesis is admittedly the campiest film in Director Paco Plaza’s zombie trilogy, it’s still a nice follow-up to his previous creations, and he manages to keep changing it up enough that

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Final Destination 5: The Gymnast

#4: Most Ridiculous Horror Movie Deaths, EVER: The Gymnast in Final Destination 5 I know it could be argued that every death in every Final Destination movie is ridiculous, but usually I at least have a laughing fit about how stupid it is (re: dude getting squished by a glass window pane in part 3). This one, though, was

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