Razorback (1984) review

“There’s something about blasting the shit out of a razorback that brightens up my whole day.” Damn this was a cool film.  I’ll add this one to my list of Russell Mulcahy films that I’m a fan of.  I’ll never forgive you for Highlander 2, Russell.  I convinced friends to go to the theater to see… Read More

Classic Horror Game Recommendation #2: Castlevania (1986)

Although I have greatly enjoyed Castlevania (IV, Symphony of the Night, and Dawn of Sorrow) titles in the past, the very first game is one that I never had the opportunity to sit down and enjoy beyond a few short cross-legged, two-inches-from-the-tv sessions at friend’s houses after school.  Raised on computer games, particularly those of the roleplaying variety,… Read More

The Eyes of My Mother (2016) review

“Have you lived here a long time?” “My whole life.” To quote the late, great Leonard Cohen, “You want it darker?”  Well, do you?  If so, you’ve come to the right place.  The Eyes of My Mother positively drips darkness.  Everything is hazy, foggy, dipped in ink and shot in black and white – The Eyes of… Read More

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

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