Horror Movie 17: The Dead Zone

The Dead Zone may be my favourite Stephen King Horror movie it just has so much for me to like.  Christopher Walken plays a good part; it’s directed by David Cronenberg so how can it go wrong? I’d argue that it can’t. The Dead Zone is the story of Johnny Smith, just a small town…

Horror Movie 16: Flatliners

Flatliners for me is a strange movie.  It has a strong and original storyline (for the time), it has quite a strong cast and it is quite entertaining.  Problem I have is it can come across as quite cheesy at times and bordering on boring.  So, let’s get on with the review and I’ll examine…

Horror Movie 15: Fright Night

I have to admit, when it came to horror the 80’s rocked, there was just something about it, maybe some kind of buzz.  So many of the “modern” classics came from this time, it was like the genre was feeding off the need for horror.  Fright Night was one of these movies that just loved…

Horror Movie 14: Black Sheep

If you ever want a fun horror movie then look to New Zealand.  They’ve given us Bad Taste and Braindead (both from Peter Jackson) and now they’ve given us Black Sheep which is obviously influenced by those two movies. The storyline is pretty simple really, farmers have been genetically modifying sheep and now the sheep…

Horror Movie 13: The Orphanage

If there is one thing that Spain gives the world it is truly beautiful fantasy movies.  Whether it is Pan’s Labyrinth or the Devil’s Backbone Spain has brought us movies that truly make an impact on us and share a beauty that Hollywood can rarely recreate.  This is what The Orphanage manages to also provide,…

Horror Movie 12: Hellraiser

Clive Barker is probably one of the most imaginative writers ever to put pen to paper.  Hellraiser is a perfect example of how extreme his imagination can be and of course how good that extremeness is. The story is basically that Frank opens up a gateway to hell using a puzzle box called the lament…

Horror Movie 11: The Wolfman (1941)

During the 1930’s and into the 1940’s Universal created numerous monster movies, this time became known as the Golden Age of horror.  This was the time the true classics were created.  Whether it was Dracula, Frankenstein, the Mummy or the Wolfman these movies became legend in horror movie history and made stars of the people…

Horror Movie 10: Event Horizon

When I started to watch Event Horizon today with a view on writing a review for it I got confused.  I remember this movie being quite good, I’m sure I do? But why is it that it seems so bad? Could it be that I’ve seen movies infinitely better that use the same type of…

Horror Movie 9: Rec

First thing I think when Rec is mentioned is Blair Witch Project meets 28 Days Later.  Some would say “its zombies!” but is it? The Z word is never mentioned in this movie and to enjoy it you don’t even have to think about what is wrong with the people who seem to have gone…

Horror Movie 8: The Freaks

Freaks can be a hard movie to watch, and to think it was made in 1930 it’s quite surprising really.  Banned in many countries for years (still banned in some) it’s probably one of the most legitimately controversial movies ever.  Why is it so controversial? The “Freaks” were real people with disabilities that make them…

Horror Movie 7: Zombieland

Zombieland is a good movie, simple as that.  There, you don’t need to read the rest just go and enjoy it.  For the people who’ve not left the page then here is my review. Zombieland is Left 4 Dead in movie form.  If you’re a game fan and wanted to see a badass version of…

Horror Movie 6: 2001 Maniacs (2005)

Before I even start reviewing this movie I will say yes I’m aware this is a remake, but I want to talk about this movie as it’s one of the few remakes that I actually like.  2001 maniacs is definitely a cult classic.  Of course most of the reason for this is Robert Englund and…

Horror Movie 5.5: Poltergeist 3

So, on day five of my Halloween horror movie reviews I decide to write another review? I must be crazy.  Fact is though Poltergeist 3 was on TV so I decided to watch it.  Maybe it’s the bitchy mood I’m in or maybe it’s just that the movie is pure crap but something about this…