Jaws is by far one of my favourite films. I can proudly say it was the first DVD I ever bought with my own money, and since then I’ve gone on to watch it over 25 times and accumulated no end of Jaws related knick-knacks including an original framed poster and a model of the destruction of Quint’s boat.
The love I bare for it, however, is not unique, as it comes from the most commonly agreed upon attribute the film has, and that’s its ability to scare. Months after I first saw Jaws, I couldn’t get in the bath without expecting to be set upon by a ravenous shark, and even now I have some trust issues with the ocean. This effect has taken many in its hold and thus cemented Jaws as one of the greatest horror films of all time. Continue reading “Silly Shark Films”
By most people’s judgement, the third entry in the Hellraiser franchise is not a great film, some might even say it’s not even a good film either. When coming in from the first two films – films which are great examples of the kind of passion and attention that can go into a horror film, you’ll notice very quickly how they’re bastardised. These films built a dark world full of sadism, greed, perverse morality and violence which is being built by a power of hell contained within a puzzle box. Continue reading “Who You Callin’ Pinhead? Hellraiser 3:Hell On Earth (1993)”
Whenever I settle down to enjoy a meal, I always have to take a minute or two before I eat to find something to watch. What began as a simple habit has become a religious affair and to my shame, I’ve often put this habit before my enjoyment of the food. Continue reading “6 Films You Don’t Want To Watch While You Eat”
So it’s been a little while since I covered this and I’m not sure why. I live and breathe for horror films and making a list of the worst deaths I’ve seen over my many years of watching them is always super fun – let’s just chalk it up to a wank 2018.
So, in the immortal words of Dr. Watson: “Let’s crack on then.” Continue reading “The Worst Ways to Die in a Horror Film (80-76)”
So the Halloween films are on the tip of tongues of most movie goers this October (Laurie Strode herself even admitted she’s never had so much attention), and I must admit, I’ve always found this series of films a corner of curiosity in the horror world. Continue reading “And Now For Something Completely Different: Halloween 3: Season Of The Witch (1982)”
The more I think about it, Father’s Day would perhaps be a better title for this film. While there certainly is some mutilation, it’s not the theme, nor the unique selling point, in fact aside from being one step away from the most generic horror title I’ve ever seen (I mean, it’s only one ring above calling a film ‘The Killer’ or ‘The Murderer’) even its alternate title, ‘Fall Break’ is much more fitting, even though that’s also generic as hell. Continue reading “Worst Father’s Day Ever: The Mutilator (1985)”
When a film has a legacy; solidified in cinema history forever based on the followings they managed to gain, it’s usually down to one of two reasons. The first, well is simply because the film is good. Now being ‘good’ I suppose is subjective to the viewer, but there is an overall consensus when it comes to certain pictures. Films like The Godfather, Jaws, 2001: A Space Odyssey & The Terminator are just a few of the films you’ll find on pretty much every top 100 best films of all time lists, as well as receiving a lot of recognition for being cultural significant.
Continue reading “When Two Films Collide: Spookies (1986)”