Review: The Driller Killer (1979)

  One of the most infamous 'video nasties', Abel Ferrara's debut film is misunderstood - many originally judged it on its video artwork alone (the cover showing a close-up of a man being drilled in the head + loadddds of blood) but it's so much more than a splatter. It's an arthouse exploitation film essentially … Continue reading Review: The Driller Killer (1979)

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We love – American Horror Story: Roanoke (2016)

American Horror Story's sixth season is as terrifying as ever, with a clever spin on reality TV and an episode six twist which will have you cheering (and screaming). Starting off all Amityville likeeeeee and cleverly reuniting the tour de force of Sarah Paulson and Cuba Gooding Jr. following their opposing turns on American Crime … Continue reading We love – American Horror Story: Roanoke (2016)

31 Days of Halloween – Day 31 – Halloween (1978)

John Carpenter's Halloween is, of course, the number one Halloween horror movie. Carpenter introduces us to Michael Myers as a six year old, who kills his sister in Haddonfield, Illinois. Committed to Smith's Grove Sanitarium, he escapes aged 21 to steal an iconic mask and kill again in his home town. He doesn't bank on … Continue reading 31 Days of Halloween – Day 31 – Halloween (1978)

31 Days of Halloween – Day 30 – The Shining (1980)

The Shining - for us - is second in line as the ultimate Halloween horror movie. Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece is beautiful, with sweeping interior shots of the isolated Overlook Hotel, as well as being genuinely terrifying. There's quite a few scenes where we whimper. On repeat viewings. Based on Stephen King's novel, caretaker Jack Torrence … Continue reading 31 Days of Halloween – Day 30 – The Shining (1980)