September 7, 2022.Reading time 9 minutes.
The 1980s gave horror fans a lot of fun, cheesy B-horror movies. Aside from the obvious picks like Evil Dead, Re-Animator, and Return of the Living Dead, there was Killer Klowns From Outer Space, The Blob remake, Class of Nuke ‘Em High, and Chopping Mall. Don’t forget about Night of the Comet, Alligator, and Brain […]
September 30, 2021.Reading time 8 minutes.
As a screenwriter, Simon Barrett has put together some impressive credentials. Though it’s largely gone unseen, Barrett’s first writing credit, the supernatural western Dead Birds, was a decent little movie. Over the last decade, Barrett has collaborated with horror director Adam Wingard on You’re Next, The Guest, and Blair Witch. With Wingard branching off into […]
July 2, 2021.Reading time 8 minutes.
Over the last few years, Netflix hasn’t put much effort into its horror selection. By and large, horror fans have found movies they’ve seen or generic, uninspiring selections. So it was something of a surprise when the streaming giant announced it was release a trilogy of horror movies in back-to-back-to-back weeks. Based on RL Stine’s […]
April 25, 2021.Reading time 7 minutes.
Sometimes movies fall under the radar. Maybe the release is delayed or a similar major studio release overshadows it. Regardless some movies never reach their audience. Hence, we’re introducing a new column here at The Abominable Dr Welsh – The Obscuratorium – to shine a light on titles that escaped us. At the height of […]
March 14, 2021.Reading time 8 minutes.
Horror remakes aren’t always a bad idea. In some cases, movies don’t age well. Either the effects (or the movie’s story itself) become dated. Sometimes good ideas get lost in bad movies. And occasionally, a filmmaker comes along with a new twist on an old idea. Gore Verbinski’s update of Ringu added interesting subtext alongside […]
July 14, 2020.Reading time 8 minutes.
No, not that Game of Death. Anyone looking for the classic Bruce Lee martial arts movie will be disappointed. No one’s wearing a yellow tracksuit in this joint American-France-Canadian indie horror outing. This Game of Death actually premiered at the SXSW Film Festival way back in 2017. Where it’s been for the last three years […]
April 27, 2020.Reading time 8 minutes.
As the weather warms up, people will inevitably be heading out to enjoy nature. Fortunately, horror is here to remind us that nature is far less impressed with us. Whether it’s eco-horror or just ‘killer animal’ movies in the tradition of Jaws or Burning Bright, nature striking back usually makes for great late-night horror viewing. […]
November 19, 2019.Reading time 8 minutes.
The vampire has been a staple of the horror genre from its inception. From Bela Lugosi to Christopher Lee and Gary Oldman, we’ve seen dozens of iterations of the ‘Prince of Darkness‘ himself, Dracula. Of course, this doesn’t include the hundreds of vampire flicks that diverged from Bram Stoker’s classic. As a result, there’s really […]