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)”
‘Death is the enemy, the first enemy and the last’ says Beric, and it’s true, whenever it comes to what we fear, it always somehow relates to how we wouldn’t like to die. With horror films, you get quite a wide selection of possible demises, but the good thing is you don’t have to worry about 99% of them. In their creativity, they help us deal with the 1% that could actually happen to us, so why not have a look at some more eh?
I’ve always been fascinated with the 80’s. I think it’s because it was the decade of weirdness in cinema; even the films that will be remembered forever as timeless classics have a certain vibe when they’re from the 80’s. It’s a vibe made from strange fashion trends, grainy soundtracks and a bright yet vintage tint on everything – maybe that makes no sense, but you know what I mean, you always know when you’re watching a film from the 80’s. Continue reading “Transgression Cinema: Nekromantik”
Death is a huge part of the horror genre, perhaps because for a lot of us, death is what we fear the most. We get along with our lives, barely noticing that death is an ever present background feature, and even when we do consider our own demises, we always hope for something quick and peaceful. Unfortunately, that can’t always be the case but no matter the scenario we might find ourselves in when we’re knocking on death’s door, it could always be worse – that is, we could be in a horror film. Continue reading “The Worst Ways to Die in a Horror Film (100-91)”
For those who don’t know me, I have a huge love for the horror genre. And recently, I’ve been reflecting on why exactly that is. That was until I saw the trailer for the new adaptation of ‘IT’ (Adap-ta-tion, it’s not a pissing remake if it was a book first) which is, to me at least, in the top 5 greatest literary contributions to the horror genre – and then, I picked up the book again after nearly ten years of letting it whither on my book shelf. As I read, I feel like one of the adult members of the loser’s club from the book: flashes and fragments of childhood memories and fears coming back in waves. Continue reading “‘IT’ (2017): Ideas from the book that should float in the movie too”
The one thing that always gets me about Halloween is the fact that despite its lack of real celebration, in the UK anyway, nearly everyone will end up toasting a night of spookiness in some fashion. Some people may dress up, some people may head to a party, and at the very least, some people will watch a horror film. Continue reading “Different films to watch this Halloween”