Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Shining

The ShiningDirected by: Stanley Kubrick

Release Date: 1980

Being a fan of the original incarnation of this story by Stephen King, I was already a skeptic. When I watched this film ten years ago, I hated it because the film was nothing like the book. When the mini-series of the story was broadcasted in 1997, I appreciated its close interpretation of the story.
Recently, I re-watched this and realized why I hated this movie.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

A Nightmare on Elm Street

imagedirected by: wes craven

release date: 1984

Last night, I watched my favorite horror film of all time on the big screen at the NYC Horror Film Festival with an audience for the first time ever. The experience was thrilling, exciting, and energetic. The fact that Freddy Krueger was actually in the building made the evening that more electrifying for me.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

New York City Horror Film Festival

The New York City Horror Film Festival is back and ready for action! Being an alumni of the film festival for four years from 2004 - 2007  (I wasn’t asked to volunteer once staff changes were made after), I must say that I was always delighted to see the new faces, the new movies and shorts that were festering the whole year for us horror fans to consume.
Additionally, I like to see who receives the Lifetime Achievement Award in horror every year.
Past recipients include – Tom Savini, Roger Corman, George Romero, Tobe Hooper, and Herschell Gordon Lewis.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Walking Dead

imageAMC’s new show, The Walking Dead has been a huge success for being the first ever zombie television series in history!
Well, I take that back.