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Pet Sematary

30 years after its original release, Pet Sematary returns thanks to the latest version of the film in cinemas now. But does the original, a film which Stephen King himself scripted based on his own novel, hold up three decades ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Evil Dead 2

Back in 1981, an unknown indie film-maker called Sam Raimi and his mate, Bruce Campbell, released a film called The Evil Dead. Made on a shoe-string budget and under tortuous conditions, it never-the-less became an instant clas...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Prince Of Darkness

With Halloween currently doing the business in cinemas around the world, there’s no better time to be reminded that it was John Carpenter, in 1978, who directed the opening salvo in what has become a classic horror movie franch...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Fog

The moment that Halloween hit the big screens in 1978, John Carpenter cemented his place as one of cinema’s most intense, imaginative, influential, and successful directors. This October, STUDIOCANAL will be celebrating the wor...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monkey Shines

Writer/director George A Romero’s, Monkey Shines is a film full of portent and potential, that it never quite lives up to.  Allan Mann (Jason Beghe) has been left bitter and angry by an accident which paralysed him from the nec...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Night Of The Creeps

Those who know and love classic horror will probably already be aware of Fred Dekker’s Night Of The Creeps.  Dekker is perhaps better known for the superlative Monster Squad. Both movies did little in the way of box-office busi...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dead Night

Following its European Premier at Arrow Video Frightfest, Dead Night makes its way onto DVD just in time for Halloween.  Like many of the best Arrow titles, this is very much an indie production, though one that’s bolstered by ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

A Quiet Place

The premise for A Quiet Place is the kind of high concept idea that Hollywood used to dine out on with big budget blockbusters. The kind you can jot down on a napkin while being wined and dined by executive producers. It’s simp...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Old Dark House

Take a group of weary travellers, a spooky mansion, a madman on the loose, a cast made up of some cinema greats, and one of the era’s most notable directors  – and what you get is pure gold.  Director James Whale’s (Frank...
 
 
 
 
 
 

It

There was a time in Hollywood where Stephen King’s name was above a slew of projects. Even It, based on his 1986 doorstop of a novel, was made into a 1990 mini-series which scared the bejesus out of a generation mainly thanks t...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Raw

A key inspiration for Julia Ducournau‘s debut feature film Raw was watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre at the age of six. Besides probably needing a parental intervention into such viewing habits the event goes some way ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Howling

Released just four months before John Landis’ bigger budget An American Werewolf In London, The Howling was an indie success story that spawned seven follow-up films and three novels. That success undoubtedly owed much to Rob B...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Day Of Reckoning

It’s 1984. You’ve just rolled in from the pub with a four pack and a pizza. While the beer is warming and the pizza is cooling, you lazily scroll through the channels. All four of them. Finally, you hit pay dirt with a ma...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ouija: Origin Of Evil

The opening scene of Ouija: Origin Of Evil sees a horror movie cliche in full effect. A hopeful husband and his sceptical daughter attend a seance hosted by medium Alice (Elizabeth Reaser). The scene delicately builds without f...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Blair Witch

The original 1999 The Blair Witch Project remains a seminal film in the annals of the horror genre. While it may not have been the first found footage horror it utilised a fledgling internet to create a viral marketing campaign...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Fright Night

Revisiting films that you saw as a teenager is always an unnerving experience. Until you press play, the film exists in a hazy nostalgic hinterland. Was it really as good as you remember?  Or will it turn out to be just so much...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Shallows

Oh to be a fly on the wall in the original pitch for The Shallows. You can picture it now. A cigar smoke filled room, a group of stuffy looking studio executives smugly nodding as the concept of girl stranded on a rock being st...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Christine

2016 has already been an exciting year for fans of the Master of Horror himself, John Carpenter. As he continues to travel the world with his first ever live music tour performing selections from his iconic scores, long overdue...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Conjuring 2

It is interesting that throughout cinema the same ‘based on true event’ ghost stories keep cropping up. Anyone would think there is a lack of them around which to focus a film. Thankfully for The Conjuring 2 it manages to cram ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Green Room

Modern day horror films have fine-tuned everything from blood, gore, pin-point jump-scare accuracy with shocks and skin-crawling nerves. But it is a genre that is never interested in realism. Even when a horror film aims to be ...