Review: It (2017)

Andy Muschietti's adaptation of Stephen King's It is great fun, with a retro feel and a real homage to the warm 80s coming-of-age movies like Stand by Me as well as nodding furiously to A Nightmare on Elm Street. Pennywise (a brilliant, BRILLIANT Bill SkarsgĂ„rd) is more menacing than Freddy Krueger as he can pop up … Continue reading Review: It (2017)

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Horror scene stealers #1 – the studious cat in Inferno (1980)

Animals in Dario Argento films don't tend to do very well - cats get drowned, guide dogs get spooky and kill their owners and we won't talk about the monkey in Phenomena. Actually, he does ok. One of the most resplendent and scene stealing moggies in film is Ania Pieroni's cat in Inferno. Mark (Leigh … Continue reading Horror scene stealers #1 – the studious cat in Inferno (1980)

31 scary movie moments – 30) They’re Here in Poltergeist (1982)

When little Carol Anne Freeling (Heather O'Rourke) utters those infamous horror movie words - 'They're Here' - this is the reason why static has haunted us for 30+ years and we still have issues with a blank TV screen. Kids in horror flicks are inherently scary too so Poltergeist has the perfect combination for Halloween … Continue reading 31 scary movie moments – 30) They’re Here in Poltergeist (1982)

31 scary movie moments – 21) The Power of Christ Compels You in The Exorcist (1973)

The Exorcist is truly one of the most terrifying films of all time, and there's many scenes in this classic horror that will chill you down to the bone - head spinning, spider walking, pea soup vomiting, crucifix...ya know. For us, Father Merrin (Max von Sydow) and Father Karras (Jason Miller) trying to cast the … Continue reading 31 scary movie moments – 21) The Power of Christ Compels You in The Exorcist (1973)

31 scary movie moments – 20) The body under the water in Inferno (1980)

Part 2 of Dario Argento's Three Mothers trilogy, Inferno has some standout, influential scenes and is bathed in the usual colours of red, blue and black that are staple in his seminal films. There's also the trademark 'complex mystery, bathed in blood' as a brother - Mark (Leigh McCloskey) - searches for his sister, Rose … Continue reading 31 scary movie moments – 20) The body under the water in Inferno (1980)

31 scary movie moments – 19) Nancy’s school dream in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

One, two, Freddy's coming for you...Wes Craven's horror tour de force introduced the world to icon Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) and also caused a generation of kids to have insomnia. Watching it back now, it's still blinkin' scary and one of the spookiest bits is when our lead Nancy (Heather Langenkamp) falls asleep at school … Continue reading 31 scary movie moments – 19) Nancy’s school dream in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

31 scary movie moments – 15) Flies attack Father Delaney in The Amityville Horror (1979)

One of the most infamous haunted houses, 112 Ocean Avenue, Amityville, has many terrors inside in this classic 1979 horror. There's a secret spooky room in the basement, red eyes peeking through a window, blood seeping out of the walls and windows slamming down on their own. One of the scariest scenes is when Father … Continue reading 31 scary movie moments – 15) Flies attack Father Delaney in The Amityville Horror (1979)