Classic Film Review: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Horrortober: A Nightmare on Elm Street, 1984 Directed by: Wes Craven Starring: John Saxon, Ronee Blakley, Heather Langenkamp, Amanda Wyss, Nick Corri, Johnny Depp, Robert Englund   What would a celebration of horror be without one (or two) Wes Craven films, and the first to make its way here is A Nightmare on Elm Street,Continue reading “Classic Film Review: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)”

Classic Film Review: Alien (1979)

Horrortober: Alien, 1979 Directed by: Ridley Scott Starring: Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Yaphet Kotto   This film is nearly 40 years old and, yet, the alien created is still probably the greatest alien ever created for film. Its design, its birth (we argue about the chickenContinue reading “Classic Film Review: Alien (1979)”

Classic Film Review: Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)

Horrortober: Ju-on: The Grudge, 2002 Directed by: Takashi Shimizu Starring: Megumi Okina, Misaki Ito, Takashi Matsuyama, Yui Ichikawa   This is the Japanese version; not a Sarah Michelle Gellar in sight. Ju-on: The Grudge is actually the third instalment in The Grudge series of films, but the first to be theatrically released (after two direct-to-videoContinue reading “Classic Film Review: Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)”

Classic Film Review: The Ring (2002)

Horrortober: The Ring, 2002 Directed by: Gore Verbinski Starring: Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, Brian Cox   An American remake of the Japanese film Ringu, The Ring is about Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts, Birdman: or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), a journalist, who, after investigating the mysterious deaths of four teenagers, accidentally stumbles across a tapeContinue reading “Classic Film Review: The Ring (2002)”

Classic Film Review: The Blair Witch Project (1999)

Horrortober: The Blair Witch Project, 1999 Directed by: Daniel Myrick & Eduardo Sanchez Starring: Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams, Joshua Leonard   In a celebration of horror films found-footage films must be included, and where better to start than the found-footage film which made everyone realise there’s money to be made in them, The BlairContinue reading “Classic Film Review: The Blair Witch Project (1999)”

Film Review: The Babadook (2014)

Horrortober: The Babadook, 2014 Directed by: Jennifer Kent Starring: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Hayley McElhinney, Daniel Henshall, Barbara West, Ben Winspear   Growing up the horror genre was one of my favourite to watch; by age 11 I’d seen Alien, The Grudge, The Fly and many others as I loved the monsters and the scarinessContinue reading “Film Review: The Babadook (2014)”