31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 9 – The Cat o’ Nine Tails (1971)

Day 9 of Shocktober and we're on our second night of giallo with Dario Argento's The Cat o' Nine Tails - it's not up there as one of our Argento classics and he admits he doesn't rate it that highly either, saying it's the least favourite of his movies. It's overlong and a bit dull … Continue reading 31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 9 – The Cat o’ Nine Tails (1971)

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31 scary movie moments – 6) Ofelia awakens the Pale Man in Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)

Guillermo del Toro's wonderful and very dark fantasy is full of fairy tale imagery, set against the backdrop of a post-Civil War Spain. Our young protagonist is Ofelia (Ivana Baquero) who encounters all manner of magical creatures as she escapes her bleak backdrop. A stick insect - which transforms into a fairy - takes her … Continue reading 31 scary movie moments – 6) Ofelia awakens the Pale Man in Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)

31 Days of Halloween – Day 22 – Demons (1985)

This bonkers Lamberto Bava Italian classic is produced by Dario Argento and features a large amount of exploding pus, gratuitous 80s heavy metal and some reallllllly nasty demonic transformations. It's also oh so self reflexive, yes! Student Cheryl (Natasha Hovey) is stalked on the Berlin subway by a mysterious masked man. When he catches up … Continue reading 31 Days of Halloween – Day 22 – Demons (1985)

31 Days of Halloween – Day 5 – When Animals Dream (2014)

This is a fine Danish werewolf movie, with our sixteen-year-old protagonist Marie (Sonia Suhl) realising that the changes in her body may be a bit strange - especially the excess hair and bloody nails which seem to have something growing under them. Her mother (Sonja Richter) is catatonic and wheelchair-bound, and it looks like things … Continue reading 31 Days of Halloween – Day 5 – When Animals Dream (2014)