May 3, 2020.Reading time 9 minutes.
Across the board, the year 1999 was a great one for movies. Being John Malkovich, Fight Club, Toy Story 2, Magnolia, 10 Things I Hate About You, The Matrix – all movies that still hold up today. And for horror fans, The Sixth Sense and The Blair Witch Project – both genre classics – hit […]
March 17, 2020.Reading time 7 minutes.
Blame Black Christmas. Or maybe John Carpenter’s Halloween. Regardless, the success of those movies all but guaranteed that horror would adapt just about any holiday on the calendar. Outside of Labour Day, St Patrick’s Day seemed like an unlikely candidate for a horror movie. Years of Saturday morning cartoon Lucky Charms’ commercials didn’t exactly make […]
March 11, 2020.Reading time 7 minutes.
Today, Guillermo del Toro is a celebrated, Oscar-winning director. His filmography includes Best Picture winner, The Shape of Water, as well as Cronos, The Devil’s Backbone, Blade II, Hellboy, and Crimson Peak. A visually-creative filmmaker, del Toro has elevated the ‘monster movie’ to an art form. But del Toro’s first English-feature, Mimic, didn’t fare quite […]
February 17, 2020.Reading time 9 minutes.
Welcome to another addition of It Came From the 90’s. The year was 1995 – horror game-changer, Scream, was still a year away. On one hand, the year produced a few cult classics-in-the-making including Demon Knight and Tales from the Hood. But 1995 also disappointed with poor follow-ups like Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers […]
February 7, 2020.Reading time 7 minutes.
Horror movie fans know Stephen King’s work. To date, Hollywood has adapted the vast majority of King’s literary output. Even some of his less substantial short stories have made the jump to the big screen. Comparatively, Hollywood hasn’t given the same attention to HP Lovecraft’s legendary work. Lovecraft film adaptations are few and far between. […]
January 30, 2020.Reading time 8 minutes.
Welcome to a new column on the blog – It Came From the 90’s. Horror fans love the 80’s. In the last decade, we’ve seen horror re-emerge to new heights reminiscent of the 1970’s. Despite the 2000’s maligned ‘Torture Porn’ and remake crazes, the genre still had healthy box office life. But the 90’s seems […]
August 21, 2019.Reading time 8 minutes.
Nearly 50 years after its release, The Exorcist remains a classic horror movie. None of its ability to shock has faded. Four years later, Hollywood followed up with Exorcist II: The Heretic. Lightning didn’t strike twice. Director John Boorman took the sequel in a very different direction with disastrous results. Today, critics and fans alike […]