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.
‘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?
One thing that makes the Alien franchise so interesting is that it grew from one of the simplest, yet most effective ideas that’s every been put to screen. Science Fiction has been a big part of cinema for a long time now, but it wasn’t until 1979, and the release of Alien, that people began to truly fear the notion of outer space, and life on other planets. Continue reading “Alien’s Stranger Sequel: Alien 2: On Earth”
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”
When it comes to the world of horror films, there tends to be a huge pissing contest between critics, fans and film-makers alike over which one should be crowned with the title of ‘scariest horror film ever made’ or ‘most disturbing horror film ever made’, but of course the main problem with this is the fact that it’s all down to opinion. What this also means however is that it’s hard to find those films that are truly worthy of such titles because you have to wade through so many, and when everyone’s telling you the sludge is gold, it makes the search even harder. Continue reading “The Sickest Horror Film Ever Made”
When it comes to the character of Dracula, there seems to be a divide. The divide I’m referring to is a divide of interpretation and adaptation; some filmmakers take it upon themselves to use the character simply as a villain, without using Bram Stoker’s novel as a backdrop to do it, whereas others want to explore the character within said novel’s universe – by that I mean adapting the book as a whole rather than just the character. Continue reading “Let’s Talk About FFC’s ‘Dracula’”