31 scary movie moments – 13) The opening of Maniac (2012)

Franck Khalfoun's remake of the infamous 80s slasher is brutal from the very start, even before we've had the main film title. Elijah Wood's serial killer Frank Zito stalks a woman, and then murders and scalps her. It's all set to a haunting 80s synth score by Rob, leading into a really difficult and uncomfortable … Continue reading 31 scary movie moments – 13) The opening of Maniac (2012)

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31 scary movie moments – 10) Drew Barrymore in Scream (1996)

Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson brought the 'popular horror film' genre back to life in 1996 with slasher classic Scream. They also killed off their main star, Drew Barrymore, in the opening scene - a move that was pretty unusual back then and an act which confirmed to the audience that no-one was safe. They … Continue reading 31 scary movie moments – 10) Drew Barrymore in Scream (1996)

31 Days of Halloween – Day 13 – Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

You know the saying that two beautiful people often have an ugly baby? That's kind of like Freddy vs. Jason - two horror maestros give birth to a really awful film. This should be a clash of the titans. It's just a snorefest. We start off with Freddy (Robert Englund) redundant in Springwood, and forgotten … Continue reading 31 Days of Halloween – Day 13 – Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (1971)

The second film in the recently released double bill Dual-Format Blu-Ray and DVD ‘Killer Dames: Two Gothic Chillers by Emilio P. Miraglia’, this is a kinky little affair with great style and glorious giallo thrills. Anthony Steffan plays Alan, an aristocrat who has been released from a mental institution following the death of his wife … Continue reading The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (1971)