Another day, another Hammer, another classic. This is the studio's third entry in its Dracula movie series, and the second film to feature Christopher Lee as the toothy one. It's suitably gruesome and scary, with a great shot as Dracula comes back to life - his thin, white, pointy-nails hand slowly coming over the top … Continue reading 31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 11 – Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)
We distinctly remember the video cover of Waxwork from the 80s - it absolutely terrified us as children with lots of weird, distorted - well, waxy - faces peering out of a door. The film is an odd one; it's still really unsettling but it's not that scary. There's a mix of things running through … Continue reading 31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 6 – Waxwork (1988)
Still a riot 22 years on, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino's From Dusk till Dawn has kept its bite and is an enjoyable vampire/crime flick with George Clooney as sexy as he's ever been. That faux neck tattoo is roarrrrrrrrrrr. Bank robber brothers Seth and Richie Gecko (Clooney and Tarantino) are on the run and … Continue reading Review – From Dusk till Dawn (1996)
An atmospheric, beautifully shot Iranian vampire Western, A Girl Walks... is a stunning film which also features one of the best cats in cinema - just as good as Ulysses from Inside Llewyn Davis. Arash (Arash Marandi) is a hardworking young man who cares for his drug addict father. He also looks super cool, like James … Continue reading Review – A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)
It's an origins story, where we find out how Dracula got his bite and casts Vlad the Impaler as a hero. Yeah, forget about the impaling bit - he only does it because he has to.