Reading Brendan Vidito’s Nightmares in Ecstasy is like entering a basement laboratory to find hundreds of unspeakable things sealed in jars, peering through the murk to glimpse eyeballs and tentacles and other mutated appendages that appear unnervingly human, but somehow not.
Richard Stanley’s H.P. Lovecraft adaptation The Colour Out Of Space is a wonderfully weird cosmic horror freak-out featuring Nicolas Cage at his most bizarre.
If you believe the reviews, The Turning is a turn-off.
Audiences and critics seem to be united on that. The ghost story earned an “F” rating on CinemaScore. One writer for the Irish Times claimed that the film was such a “waste of time,” readers shouldn’t even bother to skim his review.
I’m not going to say these people are wrong, just that it would be a mistake to listen to them. While not perfect, The Turning is visually striking, well-acted, consistently scary and surprisingly potent, with a palpable sense of menace building throughout.
One Cut of the Dead is a brilliant long con of a movie, with a lot of heart and even more guts.
It’s probably best to go into Robert Eggers’s latest film blind – although after seeing it, I’m happy to report, I still couldn’t tell you what precisely was going on.
IT Chapter Two won’t make a lot of sense if you haven’t seen the first installment, but it’ll be immensely satisfying for fans – and may even win over franchise agnostics.
Bong Joon-ho’s black comedy Parasite starts out quietly clever and builds to a carefully orchestrated mayhem.
A collection of eerie folk tales compiled by Alvin Schwartz, Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark was one of the more sinister tomes to sneak its way into Scholastic book fairs.
Ready Or Not is a horror comedy about a new bride who, in order to officially join the family, must play a potentially deadly game.
Mike Flanagan’s sequel to The Shining doesn’t just do justice to its predecessor – it’s one of the best Stephen King adaptations of recent years, a genuine horror epic sure to cement its director’s reputation as a horror auteur.
This year’s Child’s Play remake should not be a Chucky movie, and it knows it.
Appears in: Horror Tree – Trembling With Fear
Release Date: Nov. 10/2019
Summary: A reluctant groom gets cold feet the day of his post-apocalyptic wedding.
Read it at Horror Tree.