Monday, September 11, 2017

It (2017) Review

Directed by: Andy Muschietti

Release Date: 2017

I've seen It this weekend. As a fan of the novel (but not of the miniseries - the most salient feature about that incarnation was Tim Curry), I was skeptical. For anyone that is familiar with the novel, they know how dark it is. They know the evil and fucked up ness about it (especially that orgy scene). I know the visual medium will always be tame to a Stephen King novel and it's a fact I've accepted. Misery, It, Salem's Lot are only three of the many works adapted to film or TV that have been tame or not memorable. Some of his non-horror stories have made great adaptations to the screen (The Green Mile, Stand by Me, The Shawshank Redemption). Regarding those categories, as a fan, I'd say It was satisfying but quite tame compared to the source material.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

2017 - Lack of Posting

Hello fellow readers of this blog (ha, if there are any), my apologies for the lack of posting of last year. It is now March 2017 and well, grad school is still kicking my ass lately. I haven't actually been watching horror films lately, but I will be watching Get Out this weekend, so it'll revitalize my joy for this genre.

Until later, horror lovers!

Friday, January 22, 2016

New Year, New Post

Hello to all of my faithful readers!

Graduate school has been taking up a lot of my time lately and I don't watch as many horror films as I'd like. I did watch a bunch so I'll be rolling out some reviews on a weekly basis based on re-watch of films. I'll even provide a list so you'll know what's coming up!

Monday, August 31, 2015

The King of My Dreams has Fallen


The man who created my favorite horror villain has passed away at the ripe age of 76. Here I was, interested to watch the Scream series and what else he had up his sleeve. I won't have the pleasure of shaking his hand or having a brief conversation with him to tell him I'm a huge fan.

If it wasn't for Wes Craven, I would never have watched horror films in the first place. A Nightmare on Elm Street started my love for the genre and damn, the horror community just won't be the same.

Adieu, Wes, wherever you may be.


Friday, July 31, 2015

It Follows

Directed by: David Robert Mitchell

Release Date: 2015

Three elements make this film worthy of watching this picture in the movie theater: the score by the amazing Disasterpeace, our main protagonist, Jay, played by Maika Monroe (The Guest) and the cinematography.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Hard Candy

Director: David Slade

Release Date: 2005

The color red is used to signify danger, clues (like in The Sixth Sense) or anything subversive. I remember looking at the poster for Hard Candy and immediately thought, "It's like Little Red Riding Hood and she's trying to catch the Big Bad Wolf." As far as marketing, I thought the usage of a girl in a red hoodie standing in the middle of a large bear trap was a great image to provide the viewer an idea of the film's content. I appreciated the usage of red throughout the movie when on the walls during Hayley's *spoiler alert* torture scenes. As she's talking at Jeff, her pale innocent looking face with the stark contrast of red in the background was cinematic beauty. I love they stylistic choices made to make this movie aesthetically pleasing and also entertaining and uncomfortable at the same time.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

Directed by: Chuck Russell

Release Date: 1987

How fitting that I review this film just as Patricia Arquette's wins for best supporting actress at the Oscars in February!