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”
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)”
‘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?
Continue reading “The Worst Ways to Die in a Horror Film (90-81)”
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)”