THE CARD PLAYER (2004) Reviews and overview

The Card Player – original title: Il Cartaio – is a 2004 Italian giallo thriller film directed by Dario Argento. It stars Stefania Rocca and Liam Cunningham and marks Argento’s second giallo feature of the decade (following Sleepless). A serial …

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PIRANHACONDA (2012) Reviews and overview

Piranhaconda is a 2012 American science fiction horror film directed by Jim Wynorski, produced by Roger Corman and starring Michael Madsen, Rib Hillis, Rachel Hunter and Terri Ivens. A hybrid creature – half piranha, half anaconda attacks a movie crew on …

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THE LEGACY (1978) Reviews and overview

‘Evil beyond Exorcism’ The Legacy is a 1978 British-American horror feature film directed by Richard Marquand (Jagged Edge) from a screenplay originated (but apparently much-changed) by Hammer contributor Jimmy Sangster …

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PARANORMAL ENTITY (2009) Reviews and overview

Paranormal Entity is a 2009 American supernatural horror film written, directed by and starring Shane Van Dyke and produced by The Asylum. The film was followed by a loose sequel. 8213: Gacy House (aka Paranormal Entity 2). A notice …

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SCREAM (1996) Reviews and overview

‘Don’t answer the phone. Don’t open the door. Don’t try to escape.’ Scream is a 1996 American slasher horror feature film written by Kevin Williamson and directed by Wes Craven. The movie stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Drew Barrymore, …

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VEERANA (1988) Reviews and overview

Veerana (which translates as “Desolate Forest”) is an Indian horror feature film produced by the Ramsay Brothers in 1988. It is known for its overt use of coloured gels mixed …

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FEAST (2005) Reviews and overview

Feast is a 2005 American horror film, a result of Project Greenlight‘s third season, the amateur filmmaking documentary series and contest. The winning team was composed of writers Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton, and director John Gulager. …

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THE OMEN (1976) Reviews and overview

‘You have been warned. The Omen is here’ The Omen is a 1976 American horror film directed by Richard Donner. The film stars Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner (In the Mouth of Madness), Harvey Spencer Stephens, Billie Whitelaw, Patrick …

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THE HAUNTED PALACE (1963) Reviews and overview

‘What was the hideous thing in the PIT that wanted women?’ The Haunted Palace is a 1963 horror American film released by American International Pictures (AIP), starring Vincent Price, Lon Chaney Jr., and Debra Paget in a story …

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ABSENTIA (2011) Reviews and overview

‘Some fates are worse than death’ Absentia is a 2011 American supernatural horror film written and directed by Mike Flanagan (Gerald’s Game; Ouija: Origin of Evil; Hush; Before I Wake; Oculus). It stars Katie …

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EQUINOX (1970) Reviews and overview

‘Occult barrier between good and evil’ Equinox is a 1970 American supernatural horror film written and directed by Dennis Muren. It was originally shot in 1967 under the title The Equinox… A Journey into the …

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ANACONDA (1997) Reviews and overview

‘When You Can’t Breathe, You Can’t Scream” Anaconda is a 1997 American action-horror feature film directed by Luis Llosa. The movie stars Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, Jon Voight, Owen Wilson, and Eric Stoltz (The Fly II). The plot …

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PRIEST (2011) Reviews and overview

Priest is a 2011 American action horror feature film directed by Scott Stewart from a screenplay by Cory Goodman, based on a graphic novel series by Min-Woo Hyung. The movie …

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THE DEVIL’S ADVOCATE (1997) Reviews and overview

The Devil’s Advocate is a 1997 American supernatural horror film based on a novel of the same name by Andrew Neiderman. It was directed by Taylor Hackford and stars Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino and Charlize Theron. The film’s title is …

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THE CAVE (2005) Reviews and overview

The Cave is a 2005 American-German-Romanian action horror feature film directed by Bruce Hunt from a screenplay written by Michael Steinberg and Tegan West. The movie stars Piper Perabo, Morris …

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A TALE OF TWO SISTERS (2003) Reviews and overview

A Tale of Two Sisters (장화, 홍련 Janghwa, Hongryeon literally ‘Rose Flower, Red Lotus’) is a 2003 South Korean psychological horror film written and directed by Kim Ji-woon. The film is inspired by a Joseon Dynasty folktale entitled “Janghwa Hongryeon jeon”, which …

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ALIEN (1979) Reviews and overview

Alien is a 1979 British-American science fiction horror feature film directed by Ridley Scott from a screenplay written by Dan O’Bannon, based on a storyline co-written with Ronald Shusett. The …

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AUDITION (1999) Reviews and overview

Audition is a 1999 Japanese psychological horror feature film directed by Takashi Miike and starring Ryo Ishibashi and Eihi Shiina. It is based on a Ryu Murakami novel of the same title. Over the years, the film has developed a cult …

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BAD TASTE (1987) Reviews and overview

Bad Taste is a 1987 New Zealand cult science fiction comedy horror film produced, edited, filmed, written, directed and starring Peter Jackson (King Kong; The Lovely Bones; Braindead), who also created all special effects on the film. …

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A*P*E (1976) Reviews and overview

APE is a 1976 monster movie. It was an American/South Korean co-production produced by Kukje Movies and the Lee Ming Film Co. (South Korea) and Worldwide Entertainment (USA) with 3-D effects. Directed by Paul Leder and featuring special effects …

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IN THE SPIDER’S WEB (2007) Overview

‘Caught in the web of fear’ In the Spider’s Web is a 2007 American made-for-television natural horror film produced by RHI Entertainment and directed by Terry Winsor from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman (Blood Monkey; Swamp Devil; Annabelle; …

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SISTERS (1972) Reviews and overview

Sisters is a 1972 psychological thriller directed by Brian De Palma from a screenplay co-written with Louisa Rose. Also released as Blood Sisters . The movie stars Margot Kidder, Jennifer Salt, Charles Durning, Bill Finley …

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THE HORDE (2009) Reviews and overview

The Horde) – aka La Horde – is a 2009 French horror feature film directed by Yannick Dahan and Benjamin Rocher. The movie stars Claude Perron, Jean-Pierre Martins, Eriq Ebouaney and Aurélien Recoing. Plot: A …

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THE PACK (2010) Reviews and overview

The Pack (French: La meute) is a 2010 French-Belgian horror film directed and written by Franck Richard; it stars Yolande Moreau, Philippe Nahon, Émilie Dequenne and Benjamin Biolay. A young female traveller, Charlotte (Émilie Dequenne) gets …

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[•REC]3: GENESIS (2012) Overview

REC 3: Genesis stylized [•REC]3: Génesis is a Spanish horror feature film. It is a parallel sequel to the first two films. The film begins in tribute to the prior films in the …

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PSYCHO (1960) Reviews and overview

Psycho is a 1960 American horror-thriller feature film directed by Alfred Hitchcock (Frenzy; The Birds) and starring Anthony Perkins (How Awful About Allan), Vera Miles, John Gavin, and Janet Leigh. …

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THE WARD (2010) Reviews and overview

The Ward is a 2010 American psychological horror feature film directed by John Carpenter from a screenplay by Michael and Shawn Rasmussen. The movie stars Amber Heard, Danielle Panabaker, Mika Boorem, and Jared Harris. The story revolves around a young institutionalised …

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