Directed by the same duo who brought us the suspenseful Open Water, Silent House could easily be just another run of the mill horror film, featuring a cliched heroine in a low cut top. And while the latter is present and accounted for, the film offers a slightly different way of experiencing a horror movie; in real time. Filmed in a one take style, the 88 minutes of terror our damsel in distress goes through is replayed minute by minute right before our eyes, with no (obvious) cuts. Ironically, this very aspect that makes the film so different is also the cause of some of its biggest problems.
A new trailer has been released for found footage horror movie Sinister. It does not feature a single line of dialogue, but does feature a tonne of scares and shows that the film is full of promise.
I just wish I could think of a word to describe it all…
A trailer has surfaced for new found-footage horror movie, The Bay. A couple of warning lights should be flashing already - the director of What Just Happened and Man Of The Year (for crying out loud), adding to the already oversubscribed and often terribly-wrought genre of 'the government didn't want you to see this' movies? Please, tell us this is not so.
After months of waiting, Lionsgate have finally announced that they have acquired the movie You're Next, a horror movie shown at last year's Toronto Film Festival that received very positive reviews and was extremely well received.
A very frightening new poster has been released for the upcoming horror film Sinister.
It's no wonder the 1980s have become horror's new happy hunting ground. The people back then were relatable, more or less like us, but they didn't have mobile phones to get them out of trouble. When someone went missing, all you could do, to judge by Stevan Mena's low budget stalk-and-slasher, was leave the dinner in the oven and stand around on the porch looking bemused. Or make the fatal error of venturing out in search of them yourself.
I love a good zombie flick, and Rec delivers. Though there wasn't as much non-stop action and gore as I was expecting, when the time came for a character to step up to the plate and do the deed, it was entertaining in every sense of the word. It spends more of its time on narrative than other films in this saturated genre, and that was certainly welcome.
Are you one of those optimistic people, like me, still holding out for a decent vampire film or at least one that doesn't feature dead presidents or Robert Pattinson? If yes, then this clip from Neil Jordan's Byzantium should grab your attention.
Rob Zombie is a true "Marmite" director, a love him or loathe him figure, I have a deeply uneven relationship with his work so far.
When discussing The Possession after leaving the cinema, a friend remarked that it was a shame that the film had so much potential and it wasn’t fulfilled. However, I soon noted that in fact, the potential had been met. It was met in 1973 when William Friedkin directed William Peter Blatty’s novel for the big screen, instantly creating a genre-defining horror movie: The Exorcist.