CRIMSON PEAK (2015) Reviews and overview

‘Beware’ Crimson Peak is a 2015 American Gothic horror film directed by Guillermo del Toro (Cronos; Hellboy and sequels; Pan’s Labyrinth; Pacific Rim) from a screenplay by del Toro, Matthew Robbins and …

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THE SHAPE OF WATER (2017) Reviews and overview

The Shape of Water is a 2017 American fantasy thriller film directed by Guillermo del Toro (Crimson Peak; Pacific Rim; Blade II; Cronos) from a screenplay co-written with Vanessa Taylor. It stars Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard …

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EXTRAORDINARY TALES (2013) Reviews and overview

Extraordinary Tales is a 2013 international animated anthology horror film directed by Raul Garcia comprised of five Edgar Allan Poe stories (‘The Fall of the House of Usher’, ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’, ‘The Facts …

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END OF DAYS (1999) Reviews and overview

End of Days is a 1999 American supernatural action horror feature film directed by Peter Hyams (The Relic; Timecop; Outland) from a screenplay by co-producer Andrew W. Marlowe (Hollow Man). …

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TERRIFIED (2017) Reviews and overview

Terrified – original title: Aterrados – is a 2017 Argentinian paranormal horror feature film written and directed by Demián Rugna (Cursed Bastards; co-writer of The Sinister). The movie stars Maxi Ghione, …

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ERREMENTARI (2017) Reviews and overview

Errementari – aka Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil – is a 2017 Spanish-French [Basque] fantasy horror feature film directed by Paul Urkijo Alijo (shorts: Monsters Do Not Exist; Playing with …

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Recommended movies

The movies in the following list are those that MOVIES and MANIA suggests are better than the average genre fare and well-worth viewing. The Abominable Doctor Phibes – Robert Fuest, …

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PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING (2018) Overview

Pacific Rim: Uprising is a 2018 American 3D action science fiction feature film directed by Steven S. DeKnight (his feature directorial debut) from a screenplay written by Jon Spaihts (Prometheus) …

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THE CHANGELING (1980) Reviews and overview

The Changeling is a 1979 [released 1980] Canadian horror film directed by Peter Medak (Hannibal TV series) from a screenplay by William Gray (Humongous; Prom Night) and actress Diana Maddox. It stars George C. Scott and Trish Van Devere (Scott’s …

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IT (2017) Reviews and overview

‘You’ll float too’ IT aka Stephen King’s IT – is a 2017 American horror feature film directed by Andy Muschietti (Mama) from a screenplay by Cary Joji Fukunaga, Chase Palmer and Gary Dauberman (IT: …

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THE MEG (2018) Reviews and overview

‘Pleased to eat you’ ‘Chomp on this’ The Meg is a 2018 American-Chinese action science fiction horror film directed by Jon Turteltaub from a screenplay by executive producers Dean Georgaris, Belle Avery and …

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PACIFIC RIM (2013) Reviews and overview

Pacific Rim is a 2013 American science fiction monster film directed by Guillermo del Toro, written by del Toro and Travis Beacham, and starring Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Rob Kazinsky, Max Martini, and Ron Perlman. Plot: In the …

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CRONOS (1993) Reviews and overview

Cronos is a 1993 Mexican vampire horror film written and directed by Guillermo del Toro (Crimson Peak; Pan’s Labyrinth; The Devil’s Backbone), and starring veteran Argentine actor Federico Luppi and …

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THE DEVIL’S BACKBONE (2001) Reviews and overview

The Devil’s Backbone (Spanish: El espinazo del diablo) is a 2001 Spanish-Mexican gothic horror film directed by Guillermo del Toro from a screenplay co-written with Antonio Trashorras and David Muñoz. It was produced by Pedro Almodóvar. Plot: Spain, 1939, during the final …

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MAMA (2012) Reviews and overview

‘A mother’s love is forever’ Mama is a 2012 Spanish-Canadian horror film directed by Andy Muschietti (IT and IT: Chapter Two) starring Jessica Chastain. The film was produced by J. …

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LIVID (2011) Reviews and overview

Livid – original title: Livide – is a 2011 French supernatural horror film written and directed by Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (Among the Living; Leatherface). It is their follow-up to Inside. The movie …

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MIMIC (1997) Reviews and overview

Mimic is a 1997 American science fiction horror film about an entomologist who creates a mutant insect to kill cockroaches. Now, the insects are out to destroy their only predator, …

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The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror

Treehouse of Horror episodes are a series of episodes in the animated series The Simpsons. They are Halloween specials, each consisting of three separate, self-contained segments. These segments usually involve the Simpson family in some horror, science fiction, or supernatural setting. They …

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