Tag Archives: horror

Review: The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021)

Preamble To quote Randy Quaid’s character from Independence Day (1996), “Hello, boys! I’m BAAAAAACK!” I won’t bore you with the details of my long absence, but it’s honestly great to blog again. Better yet, this post marks the first time … Continue reading

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Review: Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on The Exorcist (2019)

Preamble The Exorcist has always been one of my cinematic obsessions. When I was younger, its premise of a demonic possessed girl stuck with me like a formative camp fire story. When I saw it in my late teens, the … Continue reading

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Brief Thoughts on a Trailer: Songbird (2020)

The trailer for Songbird snuck up on me with the hard hitting force of a snowball to the ear (true story). Through a conversation with a dear confidante, I was made aware of the controversy of the trailer that seemed … Continue reading

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My Top Five Alternative Horror Films

5) Black Sabbath (1963) What’s Halloween without an anthology film to make your blood run cold? Mario Bava’s striking, colourful and dreamlike film tell stories that vary from telephone stalking to a chilling vampire tale. Aside from inspiring the name … Continue reading

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Review: Hellraiser (1987)

Some films fill you with a feverish excitement and the ability to endlessly rhapsodise about them like a hyperactive parrot. Hellraiser is one of those films. Since I first saw it in my late teens, the film has disturbed and … Continue reading

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Argento April: The Stendhal Syndrome (1996)

In the context of what’s come before in Argento April: The Stendhal Syndrome miraculously seems like an answer to my chief criticism of Dario Argento’s output. He seems more fixated on the cinematic flourishes that pervade his films as opposed … Continue reading

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Argento April: Deep Red (1974)

Deep Red or Profundo Russo (Italian title) is the cinematic equivalent of soaring. It’s a film that illustrates Dario Argento is not merely working within the horror genre, but understands it so profoundly that he can bend it to his … Continue reading

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Argento April: The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1971)

Loosely defined: Giallo is a popular 20th century genre that specialises in mysteries, thrillers and occasionally supernatural horror. The Italian word translates to yellow and the genre gets its name from the yellow coloured paperback novels that dominated bookshelves in … Continue reading

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Editorial: Intro to Argento April

April sees the start of themed months and I could not think of a better filmmaker then Dario Argento, to begin this series of blog posts. Despite being into Italian horror cinema, Argento has fallen of my radar compared to … Continue reading

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Editorial: My Top Five Lockdown Films

5) Young Frankenstein  Doctor Frederick Frankenstein’s frequent attempts to keep a sense of cool and clinical detachment is the perfect embodiment of our pendulum swinging emotional state during this hard time. Come for Gene Wilder’s hilarious and touching performance. Stay … Continue reading

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