Blair Witch (2016) Review

1999s The Blair Witch Project was a seismic event.  While there had been found footage films before (Cannibal Holocaust and The Last Broadcast among others),  The Blair Witch Project‘s innovative marketing, identifiable iconography, iconic shots like the sniffling Heather Donahue, and the well-paced, harrowing descent to that memorable, simple end catapulted it into the box office stratosphere.  The Blair Witch Project raked… Read More

Deep Red (1975) Review

                        I want to acquaint myself with more Italian horror. I’ve seen only a few over the years, which is rather shameful for someone who loves horror so much. I found a restored version of a Dario Argento film on YouTube. Apparently the original… Read More

Mansions of Madness Second Edition Review

I love Lovecraft.  If there was an atomic moment in my love for horror, it can be found in my first readings of the stories of H.P. Lovecraft.  I specify first, because I have indeed read them multiple times.  Reading those tales as a youth I was carried away by the overwhelming sense of the… Read More

Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972) review

Look, man: this is a Hammer flick – can you dig it?  Eschewing the default period piece setting for its classic horror monster pictures, Hammer decided to pull Dracula and his most famous nemesis (well, his nemesis’ ancestor, anyway) into hip, bacchanal, grooving 70s London.  While this film is commonly considered a lesser Hammer film,… Read More