Category Archives: Horror

CRIMSON PEAK (2015): Style, Story & Cinematography…

Crimson Peak (2015), Tom Hiddleston
Crimson Peak (2015), Tom Hiddleston

The first thing I noticed and immediately loved about Crimson Peak is the cinematography. Particularly the rich colours, beautiful period fashion and the use of light and shadow.

Directed and co-written by Guillermo del Toro, Crimson Peak is a visual feast of a gothic romance. One that features a gifted author, Edith (Mia Wasikowska) who is a young lady faced with the choice between two potential suiters.

One of Edith’s suiters is her childhood friend Alan, (Charlie Hunnam) and the other is a dark, mysterious and mesmerising newcomer called  Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston).

I’d like to think that faced with Edith’s predicament I might be wise enough to make the ‘healthiest’ choice. But considering how much I find myself mesmerised by Hiddleston’s character’s voice, words and presence, I’m thinking absolutely not.

A feast for the eyeballs is  one way to describe Guillermo del Toro’s movie. I also like the  beautiful romance which just happens to be a great reminder for how truly blinding love can be.

Crimson Peak (2015), Jessica Chastain
Crimson Peak (2015), Jessica Chastain

It crossed my mind that perhaps some of the ghostly special effects could have done with a little extra financial investment. But overall, I like Crimson Peak.

Lastly,  what a wonderfully meaty role Jessica Chastain was blessed to play.

Watch it for the story, romance, and visual beauty. As you do that, I’ll I continue dreaming about having full access to the beautiful contents of Edith’s wardrobe.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

CELL (2016): New Trailer From Samuel L. Jackson & John Cusack

Cell (2016), John Cusack
Cell (2016), John Cusack

Based on the novel by Stephen King, Cell is the new Tod Williams directed sci-fi / horror / thriller from Samuel L. Jackson and John Cusack…

The last apocalyptic movie I watched (The 5th Wave (2016) was quite the let down. May this one not be that. The story actually reminds me a little of another Samuel L. Jackson movie, Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014).

Cell Release Dates: July 8th, 2016 (US); September 1st, 2016 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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THE NEON DEMON (2016): New Trailer From Nicolas Winding Refn & Starring Elle Fanning, Bella Heathcote…

The Neon Demon (2016), Elle Fanning
The Neon Demon (2016), Elle Fanning

Nicolas Winding Refn, celebrated director of Drive (2011) and Only God Forgives (2013)has a new movie. Starring  Elle Fanning, Alessandro Nivola, Christina Hendricks and Bella Heathcote, what we have is a thriller / horror coming…

I haven’t watched Refn’s previous movie Only God Forgives (2013) but it’s clear to me that  the man loves neon. This time round neon is not just part of the cinematography / mis en scene, but it’s in the movie’s title.

I’ll be watching because drive was good, as is Fanning. I just need to get brave first. You know, for the horror.

Keanu Reeves, Jena Malone Desmond Harrington and Charles Baker also star…

The Neon Demon Release Dates: July 8th, 2016 (UK); Jun, 2016 (US)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS (2016): New Trailer From Morris Chestnut & Regina Hall

When The Bough Breaks (2016), Morris Chestnut, Regina Hall
When The Bough Breaks (2016), Morris Chestnut, Regina Hall

The relationship between a surrogate mother and the couple she’s helping going wrong is the subject of When The Bough Breaks, the latest mystery/ horror/ drama starring Morris Chestnut and Regina Hall…

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‘Lust’ Trailer

Written and directed by Jack Cassar, I’m interested in this movie because of the subject matter. There’s been a few scary stories in the media about relationships between surrogates and couples falling apart. Maybe I’ll learn a thing or two.

As the trailer played, I couldn’t help but wonder that surely both parties signed a contract which would mean such madness shouldn’t get so far. But then again, the law, it’s not and never has been a perfect thing.

When The Bough Breaks Release Dates: September 16th, 2016 (US)….

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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TALE OF TALES (2015): New Trailer From Salma Hayek, John C. Reilly & Vincent Cassel

Tale Of Tales (2015), Salma Hayek
Tale Of Tales (2015), Salma Hayek

Starring Salma Hayek, John C. Reilly and Vincent Cassel, I like the look of todays trailer, Tale of Tales because it reminds me a little of Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak (2015).

Directed by Matteo Garrone, Tale of Tales is a combination of three stories set in neighbouring kingdoms. One of the kingdoms is ruled by a queen with deadly jealousy in her heart…

Also starring Toby Jones and Shirley Henderson, in addition to the costumes and the promise of kings and queens grossly abusing their power, I’m also looking forward to the ogres, fairies,sorcerers, strange animals and fearsome monsters.

Tale Of Tales Release dates: April 22nd (US); July 1st, 2016 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

KILL COMMAND (2016): New Trailer Starring Vanessa Kirby & David Ajala

Kill Command (2016), Vanessa Kirby
Kill Command (2016), Vanessa Kirby

A promising action/ sci-fi/ horror movie is coming. Kill Command is written and directed by steven Gomez and Vanessa Kirby, David Ajala plus Thure Lindhardt. It’s a scary man against machine story set in the near future…

After I recognising David Ajala, an actor who was great in Starred Up – one of the best  films of 2013, I feel more hopeful. The general idea of machines taking over has always been interesting. All I’m hoping for now is that this movie is remembered for far more than just the word ‘Identify.’

Kill Command Release Dates: May 13th, 2016 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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THE INVITATION (2015): New Trailer Starring Michiel Huisman & Logan Marshall-Green

The Invitation (2015), Michiel Huisman
The Invitation (2015), Michiel Huisman

Directed by Karyn Kusama, Michiel Huisman and Logan Marshall-Green are the stars of  The Invitation, a tense new thriller/ horror movie set at a dinner party where things aren’t quite what they seem…

Teaser Trailer

Trailer 1

In addition to the unsettling tensions, it looks like The Invitation will be one of those stories that reminds us all to always trust our instincts and get the hell out if the situation doesn’t feel right. Though, I guess if everyone did that, where would scary movies be – dare we ponder…?

John Carroll Lynch, Emayatzy Corinealdi and Mike Doyle also star.

Release Date(s): March 25th, 2016 (US)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

GREEN ROOM (2015): New Trailer Starring Patrick Stewart & Imogen Poots

Green Room (2016), Imogen Poots
Green Room (2016), Imogen Poots

I like my sleep far too much to watch most horror movies, but something about the new teaser trailer for Green Room, the latest film starring Imogen Poots, Patrick Stewart and Anton Yelchin might just be too intriguing…

I think I’ll be ok as long as Green Room is more thriller/ slasher horror than anything else. On a brighter note, how wonderful is Patrick Stewart’s voice?

Green Room Release Date(s): April 15th, 2016 (US); 13th May, 2016 (UK); Jun 2nd, 2016 (GER)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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