A Tale of Two Sisters

Sometimes, to use a time-worn cliche, less is more. Sadly, many mainstream American horror movies don't take this idea to heart. Sometimes, the eerie, insidous fear of something unseen...

Book of Blood

Clive Barker’s Books of Blood were originally released in six volumes during 1984 and 1985. Published by Sphere they were an impressive calling card and showed that Barker had...

Pontypool

If you're prepared to set aside any notions you may have about what a zombie movie is supposed to be and pay attention, you might want to...

Breathing Room

I'm a big fan of cheap horror movies. There's one thing that talky indie movies and horror films have in common: they don't necessarily require special effects or fancy...

The Man Who Haunted Himself

Anthony Armstrong’s short tale of a modern day doppelganger started its screen life as a 25 minute episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents. The great Hitchcock himself took the directorial...

The Brood

Before he went Hollywood with The Dead Zone, David Cronenberg made some extremely cold and cerebral low-budget horror films in his home country of Canada. The Brood isn't his...

The Game

“The Game” is a decent thriller derailed by – and I say this without the slightest bit of exaggeration or hyperbole – the absolute all-time worst ending to a...

Audition

Quirky Japanese filmmaker Takashi Miike positively exploded onto the international scene in 1999 with this unforgettable and challenging exercise in genre bending audience endurance. The film wowed and horrified...

The Shining

The Shining is proof that on occasion the medium of cinema can eclipse the written word it is based upon. I’ve never been a fan of the novel, despite...

Rosemary’s Baby

Rosemary's Baby is a very important film in two regards. Firstly it confirmed the promise of Polish filmmaker Roman Polanski and proved that he was able to handle a...