Sandwiched between The Hills Have Eyes (1977) and A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), Deadly Blessing (1981) has the feeling of a transitional entry in Wes Craven's long filmography. It lacks the ferocity of the former, the mass appeal of the latter. But that isn't to say it doesn't have its virtues, and in fact it's one of the most brilliant of Craven's movies and perhaps the closest he has come to an art house picture.
Big names in psychopath cinema are going head to head this year on our television screens. Yesterday we took a look at Psycho prequel/spin-off Bates Motel and today we have a glimpse of NBC's rival trailer for Hannibal.
V/H/S, a horror anthology of home movies gone horribly wrong, is getting the sequel treatment.
Warning: Contains spoilers for V/H/S
Yes, that's the right, it looks like the book of the dead will be opening once again. Evil Dead 2 (the remake) is "official".
Do we really need another take on Psycho? The six-minute preview of America's A&E Network's TV series Bates Motel suggests we do. We've waited with abated breath since the series was announced. And after indie king Gus Van Sant's abysmal shot-by-shot "slash-up" of Hitchcock's masterpiece, who can blame us.
You're Next was initially screened at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2011, and played at the Texas SXSW festival last night. The film has received mainly very positive reviews and holds a very strong rating of 80% on the Rotten Tomatoes tomatometer. To get us in the UK ready for its theatrical release later this year, a few images from the film have been released.
There has been much speculation surrounding which director would take the reins of the remake of Poltergeist. With Sam Raimi tied to produce, it was soon confirmed that he would not be directing the film as well. With the release of Evil Dead edging closer and closer, it would have been great to see Raimi's vision of Poltergeist and have him return to directing horror for the first time since 2009's Drag Me To Hell.
Nonetheless, a director has been chosen in the form of Gil Kenan (Monster House).
In Hollywood, you just can't keep a terrible idea down. This stubborn determination to ruin Western culture explains the unkillable movie adaptation for Seth Grahame-Smith‘s Pride & Prejudice & Zombies.
Since the Harry Potter franchise ended Daniel Radcliffe has tried to leave behind his image as a bespectacled and rather geeky wizard, not helped by a full rendition of the periodic table of elements on The Graham Norton Show. His first post-Potter outing was in James Watkins' horror adaptation, The Woman in Black and now, according to Variety, it seems that Radcliffe will star in another horror adaptation. The wizard no more is said to be up for the part of Igor, the usually hunchbacked assistant in a new version of Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein.
Its release coinciding nicely with the appearance of Mama in the cinemas, here's a movie from Norway that covers somewhat similar ground – with the difference that it deals with the theme of perverse paternal instincts. The protagonists are part of a heavy-duty cleaning crew who mop up dead bodies (well, someone's got to do it). Leo (Jon Sigve Skard) is a poker-faced veteran who's seen everything, Elvis (Erlend Nervold) a queasy last minute replacement for the regular guy. Searching for the scattered (by what?) remains of an old man at a remote farmhouse, they stumble upon an underground cellar stocked with tinned food and strange equipment. Within, lurching suddenly at them out of a bath of milky fluid, is a naked girl (Silje Reinamo). Unable to speak, she can only communicate telepathically through a series of jarring images, but the man who kept her down here has left a stack of audio tapes recounting his thoughts and experiments. From these, they learn that her name is Thale.