Tag Archives: horror

Blindspot 2016: Cat People (1942)

Hailed as one of the more iconic early horror films, Cat People (1942, dir. Jacques Toumeur) is a story of mythology, paranoia, and repressed sexuality, starring Simone Simon, Kent Smith, and Jane Randolph. Its synopsis is as follows: When naval construction designer Oliver Reed (Kent Smith) sees Serbian born beauty Irena Dubrovna (Simone Simon) at […]

The Devils (1971): Quick-shot review!

A controversial historical drama slash horror film filled to the brim with depravity and religious hysteria, The Devils (1971) is directed by Ken Russell, whose penchant for darker themes relating to sexuality and psychology is on proud display. Its synopsis is as follows: In 17th-century France, Father Urbain Grandier seeks to protect the city of […]

“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: The Witch (2016)

The Witch (2016, dir. Robert Eggers), also known as The VVitch, or The VVitch: A New England Folktale, is a horror film set within a period drama set within the Puritanical beliefs of New England in the 1600s, where persecution of women for being ‘witches’ was rife. After it received a fair amount of hype […]

JeruZalem (2015): Quick-shot review!

Yet another found footage horror film set in an interesting and historical location, JeruZalem (2015, dir. Doron & Yoav Paz) invokes ancient legends within the context of the religious melting pot of the city of Jerusalem in Israel. When Sarah (Danielle Jadelyn) and her best friend Rachel (Yael Grobglas) travel to Israel for a fun […]

Goodnight Mommy (2014): Quick-shot review!

A creepy and atmosheric Austrian horror film, Goodnight Mommy (2014, dir. Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala) recalls the existential dread of both childhood and parenthood, and the child’s attachment to its caregiver, in an extremely excruciating and tense manner. Its synopsis is as follows: In the heat of the summer, a lonesome house in the […]

As Above, So Below (2014): Quick-shot review!

Set in the creepy catacombs of Paris and shot on location inside their seemingly endless depths, As Above, So Below (2014) is yet another found footage horror film, except it isn’t as lame as other offerings available. We follow adventurous scholar Scarlett Marlowe (Perdita Weeks) and her team of intrepid explorers, including reluctant ex-lover George […]

Blindspot 2015: Jacob’s Ladder (1990)

I chose to place Jacob’s Ladder (1990, dir. Adrian Lyne) on my Blindspot Series list as I’d always heard people saying things to the effect of, “This film is a ripoff of Jacob’s Ladder“, or “That ending was pretty similar to Jacob’s Ladder except…”, et cetera. Having never seen the film, I always felt in […]

House (1977): The strangest horror film ever?

Originally posted on FILM GRIMOIRE:
If I can promise you one thing about House (1977, dir. Nobuhiko Obayashi), it’s that this will be one of the most bizarre horror movies you will ever experience. It’s a cult film that must be seen to be believed. Six schoolgirls (with ridiculous nicknames) travel to a girl named…

Thoughts on… Preservation (2014)

A horror film that loves pandering to cliches of the genre, Preservation (2014, dir. Christopher Denham) is a tense watch but is ultimately a bit of a mess. Its synopsis is as follows: An anesthesiologist must awaken her animal instincts when she, her husband, and her brother-in-law become the quarry of unseen hunters who want […]

The Beach Party Blogathon: Orca (1977)

A tale of vengeance and seaside misadventure, Orca (1977, dir. Michael Anderson) isn’t exactly a party at the beach, but it is definitely a very unique viewing experience.¬†Orca¬†tells the story of Captain Nolan (Richard Harris), who captures wild marine animals to sell them to aquariums, to pay off the mortgage for his boat and eventual […]