31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 15 – The Raven (1963)

The first appearance of Vincent Price on our #Shocktober month, and this is a brilliant tale produced and directed by the legendary Roger Corman. Price plays Dr. Erasmus Craven (strong name, rhymes with raven) who is mourning the death of his wife. One night he is visited by a mysterious raven, who is in fact … Continue reading 31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 15 – The Raven (1963)

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Review – The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

This isn't going to be a film for everyone. At Dead By Words, we like to think we're pretty broad-minded and not easily shocked and this film stayed with us for a longggggg time after we watched it. There's a scene which is up there, as disturbing as anything in Martyrs, which will get you. … Continue reading Review – The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

31 scary movie moments – 5) Room 237 fully revealed in The Shining (1980)

Thanks to @rosstmiller for this truly horrifying scene suggestion. Stanley Kubrick's The Shining is our most scary film EVER and there are many standout true moments of horror that could have been picked. 'Here's Johnny!' - of course - the appearance of the twins, the rivers of blood, Danny's (Danny Lloyd) REDRUMREDRUMREDRUMREDRUMREDUM etc... etc... But … Continue reading 31 scary movie moments – 5) Room 237 fully revealed in The Shining (1980)

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)