31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 21 – Carrie (2013)

We really didn't need a third adaptation of Stephen King's classic horror novel. Brian De Palma's 1976 film starring Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie (and a young John Travolta) is one of THE best horror movies ever, so nothing could ever top that.¬†Kimberly Peirce's 2013 Carrie does give it a good try though and isn't … Continue reading 31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 21 – Carrie (2013)

31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 20 – Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

We went into this one knowing it was risky. And the risk didn't pay off - what a howler this film is. The problem with Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is it doesn't know who its audience is; as a 15 cert it's not gory or scary enough for adults, and doesn't appeal to the … Continue reading 31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 20 – Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

31 scary movie moments – 7) The split screen revenge of Carrie (1976)

It's a close call between the final shock scene of Brian De Palma's horror classic, and when the screen suddenly splits after Carrie's (Sissy Spacek) humiliation at her school prom...her telekinetic, bloody revenge to soon follow. The split screen technique is a masterpiece in chills - we've seen all that Carrie has had to endure … Continue reading 31 scary movie moments – 7) The split screen revenge of Carrie (1976)