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!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Horns

Directed by: Alexandre Aja

Release Date: 2014

As a fan of this genre, Daniel Radcliffe, and Aja's work, seeing this film's appearance on Netflix led me to view for enjoyment. Unfortunately, this film didn't work for me on more levels that one. I'll tell you why.

Monday, February 16, 2015

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

Directed by: Jack Sholder

Release Date: 1985

I've dipped into re-watching this series and I'll be posting a review (there aren't many left so I'll have to get through many series to keep it going!) from the series until I'm done. Well, the ones I haven't written about anyway.


Saturday, February 14, 2015

Cronos


Directed by: Guillermo Del Toro

Release Date: 1993

Serving as my first introduction into Mr. Del Toro's world, I was completely entranced. Del Toro's take on vampirism is gorgeous, haunting, and poignant simultaneously.