Tuesday, 6 October 2015

31 Days of Horror: Day Six - A Bay of Blood

John Carpenter's Halloween is often credited as the film that created the slasher genre when what it actually did was made it popular. Sometimes Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho is credited for inventing the slasher genre but that's a thriller film that just happened to have a knife as a murder weapon (an often used weapon in slasher films). The blue print for all slasher films to follow was created by Mario Bava in The Bay of Blood, if it did not invent the genre, it's certainly an important film that clearly influenced the slasher genre for many years to come.

Monday, 5 October 2015

31 Days of Horror: Day Five- Wind Walkers

Note that there are potential spoilers for the PS4 game Until Dawn in the second paragraph so don't read it unless you've already completed the game or have zero interest in playing computer games and thus have no intention of playing it.

A U.S. solider returns home from captivity to find that his best friend and fellow former POW has gone AWOL. While out on an annual hunting trip with his friend's father and some extended family, their group comes under attack by an ancient Native American curse that has mysterious connections to his best friend's heritage and the prison in which they were once held captive - from IMDB.

Sunday, 4 October 2015

31 Days of Horror: Day Four - The Entity

The Entity isn't one of the most popular horror films of the 80s especially among the likes of The Thing, Poltergeist and Nightmare on Elm Street which all came out within a similar time frame. However, with legendary director Martin Scorsese naming The Entity among his top 10 scariest films of all time it will bring attention to a horror film that is amongst the most deeply unsettling of the decade.

Saturday, 3 October 2015

31 Days of Horror: Day 3 - Rogue

Rogue is the third film to feature in this year's 31 Days of Horror and it's about a group of tourists who find their river cruise under threat from a giant crocodile.

Friday, 2 October 2015

31 Days of Horror: Day Two - Pod

Pod is another film that was screened at 2015's London Frightfest, the film is about two siblings who go to visit their brother in a secluded lake house after fearing for his personal wellbeing. This sibling, Martin (Brian Morvant), has had a history of mental illness and so his story of experimental testing and something lurking in the basement is hard to believe.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

31 Days of Horror: Day One - Lovely Molly

 Like many other bloggers I will be doing a 31 Days of Horror. Over the course of these 31 Days I will watch and review a horror film. Note that all these horror films will be the first viewing so don't except to see The Exorcist, Alien, The Thing or any other classic horror movie as I've most likely already seen them. Note that I have no schedule set, I just watch whatever I want to. 

I will try to publish something everyday, but in the past week I officially lost my job, but got a new job literally the next working day, which I start on October 12th. This means I have to move to London (where the new job is based) so I might get too busy to publish something on the odd day. We'll have to see.

Monday, 21 September 2015


Based on the true story of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster, Everest starts Jason Clarke as Rob Hall an expedition group leader who takes a group of adventures to the very top of the world. However, a storm is approaching and many of the climbers find themselves in very dangerous situations.