Kiss of the Damned – USA, 2013 – overview and reviews

Kiss of the Damned is a 2013 American horror film directed by Xan Cassavetes. The movie stars Josephine de la Baume, Milo Ventimiglia, Roxane Mesquida, Anna Mouglalis, Michael Rapaport and …

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EXCISION (2012) Reviews and overview

Excision is a 2012 American dark comedy horror feature film written and directed by Richard Bates Jr. (Tone-Deaf; Suburban Gothic; Trash Fire). It is a feature-length adaptation of Bates Jr.’s 2008 short …

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The Woman in Black – UK, 2012 – reviews

‘What did they see?’ The Woman in Black is a 2012 supernatural horror feature film directed by James Watkins from a screenplay by Jane Goldman, based on Susan Hill’s novel of the same name. It was produced by Hammer …

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The Tomb of Dracula – comic book

The Tomb of Dracula is an American horror comic book series published by Marvel Comics from April 1972 to August 1979. The seventy issue series featured a group of vampire …

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The ABCs of Death – USA, 2012 – reviews

The ABCs of Death is a 2012 American anthology horror film produced by Ant Timpson (Fangoria) and Tim League. It contains twenty-six different shorts, each by different directors spanning fifteen countries. The directors were …

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Mother’s Day – USA, 2010 – reviews

Mother’s Day is a 2010 American horror thriller film directed by Darren Lynn Bousman. It is a remake of Charles Kaufman’s 1980 film of the same name and was written by Scott Millam. It stars Rebecca De Mornay. After a …

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Munster, Go Home! – USA, 1966 – reviews

Munster, Go Home! is a 1966 American comedy feature film based on the hit 1960s family television sitcom The Munsters. The Universal production was directed by Earl Bellamy, who also helmed a number of episodes …

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Absentia – USA, 2011 – reviews

‘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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Stitches – UK, Ireland, 2012 – reviews

‘You’ll die laughing’ Stitches is a 2012 British/Irish comedy horror film written and directed by Conor McMahon (Dead Meat). It stars comedian Ross Noble (Nails), Tommy Knight and Gemma-Leah Devereux. Plot: A group of teenagers are …

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The Wicker Man – UK, 1973 – reviews

The Wicker Man is a 1973 British folk horror feature film, directed by Robin Hardy and written by Anthony Shaffer. The movie stars Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Diane Cilento, Ingrid Pitt, and Britt Ekland. Paul Giovanni …

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SLEDGEHAMMER (1983) Reviews and overview

Sledgehammer is claimed to be the first shot-on-video horror film made specifically for the home market (1982’s BoardingHouse having actually played in a few cinemas!). How true this claim is …

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Thirst – Australia, 1979 – reviews

‘A conspiracy of terror with only one desire.’ Thirst is a 1979 Australian horror feature film directed by Rod Hardy. It has been described as a blend of vampire and science fiction genres, …

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THE OBLONG BOX (1969) Reviews and overview

‘Some things are better left buried’ The Oblong Box is a 1969 British horror film directed by Gordon Hessler (Scream and Scream Again); Cry of the Banshee; KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park) from …

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Brain Dead – USA, 2007 – reviews

‘A mind is a terrible thing to taste…’ Brain Dead is a 2007 American comedy horror gore film directed by Kevin S. Tenney (Witchtrap; Witchboard, Night of the Demons) from a screenplay by …

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CREEPSHOW (1982) reviews and overview

Creepshow is a 1982 American anthology horror feature film. It is a collaboration between two genre collaborators who were apparently at the top of their respective crafts, writer, Stephen King, …

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The Spawn of Scanners – article

At the time of Scanners‘ release, the horror film was enjoying – arguably – its final great era. The post-Star Wars sci-fi boom had abated (primarily because low budget film-makers …

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