Category Archives: Horror

HE NEVER DIED (2015): New Trailer For Dark Comedy Starring Henry Rollins

He Never Died (2015), Henry Rollins
He Never Died (2015), Henry Rollins

Halloween is close and so it’s time for something scary and dark…

Directed by Jason Krawczyk, He Never Died is a drama/ horror/ comedy, which means that laughing soon after a hearty scream is probable. Just as well since I’m always more likely to watch a scary movie if comedy is also a factor. There’s really no other way I’d have been convinced to see the rather brilliant American Psyco (2000), and more recently The Voices (2014).

Henry Rollins, Steve Ogg, Booboo Stewart and Chantal Craig are the stars of what looks like a refreshingly different story.

Release Date (s): December 18th 2015 (US)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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CRIMSON PEAK (2015): Great Trailer Starring Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska & Jessica Chastain

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

Crimson Peak might just be my first horror film in a very long time. Considering the stunning beauty of acclaimed director Guillermo Del Toro’s new trailer, it shouldn’t be too surprising…

The stunning cinematography and impressive talent, namely Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and Charlie Hunnam, I’d really like to consider myself back into horror movies. At least this particularly seductive gothic romance.

All I need to do now is decide how I feel about potentially losing a week of sleep as a result. Quite likely, especially if Crimson Peak has the same effect on me as watching The Omen (1976) at age 12 once did.  I want to think that I’ve matured since then. Either way, the massive bags under my eyes or lack thereof will let everyone know.

Release Date (s): October 16th 2015 (US & UK).

Happy Scary Film Loving 🙂

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VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN (2015): New Trailer With Daniel Radcliffe & James McAvoy

Victor Frankenstein (2015), James McAvoy, Daniel Radcliffe
Victor Frankenstein (2015), James McAvoy, Daniel Radcliffe

Starring two of my favourite British Actors, Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy, this version of the Frankenstein tale should be interesting. Firstly because it’s from Igor’s perspective and second, it’s set before the Frankenstein we’re most familiar with today emerges.

Without further a do…

Directed by Paul Paul McGuigan of Lucky Number Slevin (2006), (a movie I recommend), bring on November 25th.

Happy Victor Frankenstein 🙂

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FINAL DESTINATION (2000): A Scary Movie I Watched & Loved…

Final Destination (200), Devon Sawa
Final Destination (200), Devon Sawa

Starring Devon Sawa, Ali Larter and Kerr Smith, the story of Final Destination follows a class of teenage students who board an airplane to Paris. Just before take off, one of the students, Alex, experiences an unsettling vision. Alex’s vivid and terrifying vision marks the beginning of a series of mysterious happenings that he’ll need to figure out in order to keep himself and his friends alive.

Directed by James Wong, Final Destination is filled with several well executed moments, one of which is what occurs towards the end of the first twenty minutes. Another great moment is a very realistic and rather frightening bathroom scene.

Though scary, this isn’t the kind of scary movie that robs one of perfectly restful sleep. As such, if you’re like me, watch it to be scared and thrilled for an hour and a half. Then relax whilst knowing that a good nights rest is yours to enjoy. Needless to say, should you be  afraid of flying, absolutely do not watch Final Destination too close to upcoming plane travel.

If you’ve never seen the film and plan to, please remember to watch the original (this one) first – if not only the original. I know someone who never saw the first but watched Final Destination 2 (2003) and unsurprisingly wasn’t very thrilled. I personally thought it a bad sign that the lead Actor of the first film was nowhere to be seen on the cast list for the second movie. It’s an even bigger bad sign because he wasn’t killed off in the original film.

With all this information, I did make the clearly wise decision to skip Final Destination 2 and all the sequels that followed. All four of them.

Watch Final Destination because it’s good.

Happy Film Loving

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MAGGIE (2015): I’m liking The Intriguing Stillness…

Maggie (2015), Arnold Schwarzenegger
Maggie (2015), Arnold Schwarzenegger

If I’m completely honest, I haven’t been excited about an Arnold Schwarzenegger film in a while. But… how interesting is this trailer for his latest movie with Abigail Breslin?

Synopsis…‘A teenage girl in the Midwest becomes infected by an outbreak of a disease that slowly turns the infected into cannibalistic zombies. During her transformation, her loving father stays by her side’

I’m also really hoping that the film is more drama / thriller than it is horror. You guessed it, because I’m a massive chicken.

Happy Maggie 🙂

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