31 Days of Horror Movies | Day Twenty-One: Near Dark

Kathryn Bigelow. I know what you’re thinking: “I know that name.” And you probably do. You might know her as the first woman to ever win the Academy Award for Best Director for her film The Hurt Locker, or you might know her as the person to thank for giving us the Keanu Reeves/Patrick SwayzeContinue reading “31 Days of Horror Movies | Day Twenty-One: Near Dark”

31 Days of Horror Movies | Day Twenty: Evil Dead

Sam Raimi is a man who understands horror movies. He’s more than someone on the inside of the business who understands what sells in horror, he’s a fan of horror who understands what he likes about it. That’s important and it has resulted in his bringing a few memorable horror gems to our attention overContinue reading “31 Days of Horror Movies | Day Twenty: Evil Dead”

31 Days of Horror Movies | Day Nineteen: The Wolfman (2010)

If we’re covering the classic 1941 The Wolfman I feel it’s only fair that I give equal time to the 2010 remake of the same name. I’d like to put my feelings toward this movie on record, and I figure what better place than my own blog? So without further ado, I bring you tonight’sContinue reading “31 Days of Horror Movies | Day Nineteen: The Wolfman (2010)”

31 Days of Horror Movies | Day Eighteen: The Wolfman (1941)

You knew this was coming. I’ve already reviewed five werewolf movies (not to mention an horror anthology that happens to have a werewolf scene in it) so far. You know by now that werewolves are my favorite movie monster, I’ve mentioned numerous werewolf movies in reviews of other werewolf movies. I have a problem. SoContinue reading “31 Days of Horror Movies | Day Eighteen: The Wolfman (1941)”

31 Days of Horror Movies | Day Seventeen: 30 Days of Night

Vampires. Once they were blood thirsty beasts to be feared, predators at the top of the food chain. But things change over time, and though they are immortal, so did vampires. Over the years, various authors and filmmakers, through numerous attempts to make vampires appeal to a wider audience, softened vampires up. Turned them fromContinue reading “31 Days of Horror Movies | Day Seventeen: 30 Days of Night”

31 Days of Horror Movies | Day Sixteen: Alien

There are some movies that dance along a very thin line between science fiction and horror, honoring both genres while strictly adhering to the rules of neither. Even though a movie is set in space, upon a spaceship, and even though the movie might feature a futuristic landscape or a terrible creature from a placeContinue reading “31 Days of Horror Movies | Day Sixteen: Alien”

31 Days of Horror Movies | Day Fifteen: The Thing (1982)

There is a tricky thing that happens every so often with movies, where a studio will make a movie that is based on a book and then, some years later, someone else will decide to remake that movie based on a book, only they decide to stick closer to the original source material. Whether orContinue reading “31 Days of Horror Movies | Day Fifteen: The Thing (1982)”

31 Days of Horror Movies | Day Fourteen: The Howling

The werewolf movie is a sub-genre that seems destined for mediocrity. It just appears to be so difficult to make a good werewolf movie, as there are so few out there to speak of. One upside to that is, when a good werewolf movie does come along, we take notice. 1981 was a good yearContinue reading “31 Days of Horror Movies | Day Fourteen: The Howling”

31 Days of Horror Movies | Day Thirteen: Bram Stoker’s Dracula

In 1897 Bram Stoker wrote what has become the definitive vampire novel, Dracula. It has stood the test of time and has gone on to influence countless other vampire stories since. There have also been countless film adaptations throughout the years, many of which are quite good, some of which not so much. In theContinue reading “31 Days of Horror Movies | Day Thirteen: Bram Stoker’s Dracula”

31 Days of Horror Movies | Day Twelve: 1408

John Cusack. An actor known for roles in varying genres of film. Romantic comedy, biting political satire. But until recently, Cusack had not been known to tread into the world of horror. His first leap into the genre, a film titled Identity, was a psychological thriller with horror elements at the very core of it.Continue reading “31 Days of Horror Movies | Day Twelve: 1408”