Tag: horror

International Horror Film Review: Veronica (dir by Paco Plaza)

Agck!  Seriously, dear readers, don’t mess with Ouija boards. That’s really the main lesson that’s to be learned from the 2017 Spanish film, Veronica.  Taking place in 1991 and based on a true story (No, it really is!), Veronica tells the story of a 15 year-old girl named …. well, Veronica (Sandra Escacena).  Veronica lives […] International Horror Film Review: Veronica (dir by Paco Plaza) 0

Reely Bernie Horror Fest: Pulse (回路, Kairo) – 2001

Origin/Director: Japan/Kiyoshi Kurosawa Viewings Tally: I’ve seen it twice! No horror marathon list should be without a Japanese horror entry, and this is one of my favorites! Synopsis: “Do you want to meet a ghost?” In the immense city of Tokyo, the darkness of the afterlife lurks some of its inhabitants who are desperately trying […] Reely Bernie Horror Fest: Pulse (回路, Kairo) – 2001 0

Night of The Demon (1957)

Director: Jacques Tourneur Starring: Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins, Niall MacGinnis Review Author: Tony Synopsis: Upon Dr. Holden’s arrival to expose a particular satanic cult in England, he becomes concerned after the death of a colleague and the constant confrontations of the cult’s leader Julian Karswell. Part of my excitement of this week’s focus on classic horror films was […] Night of The Demon (1957) 0

Why Do We Love Found Film Horror?

Considering I’ve got two more posts about found film horrors this month, I’d say this is definitely a good question to ask. And really, though I love a lot of subgenres in horror films, found film is definitely my favorite. There’s just something about it that is going to scare me every damn time, no […] Why Do We Love Found Film Horror? 0

International Horror Film Review: The Washing Machine (dir by Ruggero Deodato)

Yuri the pimp is dead and his body has been stuffed into a washing machine …. or has it?  The body’s missing.  Did the cat eat it?  Is someone lying about finding the body?  Or is there something else going on? Those are the questions that are raised by the 1993 Italian film, The Washing […] International Horror Film Review: The Washing Machine (dir by Ruggero Deodato) 0

My Thoughts on: Trick r Treat (2007)

I honestly don’t remember how I first learned about Trick r Treat. But somehow, a few years back, I found a copy of the film online and watched it out of curiosity, not sure what to expect (and you know my general feelings on scary horror films if you’ve been following this blog for a […] My Thoughts on: Trick r Treat (2007) 0

Horror On The Lens: The Phantom of the Opera (dir by Rupert Julian)

Today’s horror movie on the Shattered Lens is both a classic of silent era and one of the most influential horror films ever made.  It’s one that I previously shared in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2108, and 2019 but it’s such a classic that I feel that it is worth sharing a second (or fifth or […] Horror On The Lens: The Phantom of the Opera (dir by Rupert Julian) 0

Horror Film Review: American Nightmares (dir by Darin Scott and Rusty Cundieff)

I’m always a little bit cautious about anthology films.  There’s been a few that I’ve liked.  (I recently enjoyed Tales From Parts Unknown, for instance.)  But most of the time, horror anthology films tend to leave me feeling rather disappointed.  The good segments always seem as if they’re too short while the bad segments seem […] Horror Film Review: American Nightmares (dir by Darin Scott and Rusty Cundieff) 0

Reely Bernie Horror Fest: Pyewacket – 2017

Origin/Director: Canada/Adam MacDonald Viewings Tally: This was my first viewing, and I have no idea why or how I added it to this year’s lineup. In fact, most of my Letterboxd friends didn’t like it. The mystery of how it got on my list made me wanted to see it more. And, what the heck […] Reely Bernie Horror Fest: Pyewacket – 2017 0

The Return of the Living Dead

The Return of the Living Dead (1985) ★★★ / ★★★★ “Let me ask you a question, kid. Did you see that movie ‘Night of the Living Dead?’ …Did you know that movie was based on a true case?” You know a horror-comedy is not going to hold back its punches when right from the opening […] The Return of the Living Dead 0

Double Feature: Diary of the Dead (2007) & Survival of the Dead (2009)

Time to wrap up Romero’s Dead franchise as we look as the last two films with 2007’s found footage, Diary of the Dead and then 2009’s Survival of the Dead. Let’s check it out! Diary of the Dead (2007) Director (and writer): George A. Romero Cast: Joshua Close, Michelle Morgan, Shawn Roberts, Joe Dinicol, Todd […] Double Feature: Diary of the Dead (2007) & Survival of the Dead (2009) 0

Horror Film Review: Population 436 (dir by Michelle McLaren)

Hi, and welcome to the 100th remake of The Wicker Man. In this version from 2006, our victim is played by Jeremy Sisto.  He’s a good actor but he’s no Nicolas Cage.  He played Steve Kady, who works for the U.S. Census Bureau so let’s all take a moment to boo the federal government.  Booooo!  […] Horror Film Review: Population 436 (dir by Michelle McLaren) 0

My Thoughts on: Halloween (1978)

*deep breath* I did it. I’m scared out of my mind but I did it, I watched the original Halloween from beginning to end without stopping. I should explain: I’ve had a fixation with horror/slasher movies for years, by which I mean I’m fascinated by them but I’ve always been too scared to watch them […] My Thoughts on: Halloween (1978) 0

Reely Bernie Horror Fest: Relic – 2020

Origin/Director: Australia, USA/Natalie Erika James Viewings Tally: This is my first viewing! I figured I should add a recent horror release to my list, and this one received above average reviews last summer. Synopsis: When Edna – the elderly and widowed matriarch of the family – goes missing, her daughter and granddaughter travel to their […] Reely Bernie Horror Fest: Relic – 2020 0

Reely Bernie Horror Fest: Relic – 2020

Origin/Director: Australia, USA/Natalie Erika James Viewings Tally: This is my first viewing! I figured I should add a recent horror release to my list, and this one received above average reviews last summer. Synopsis: When Edna – the elderly and widowed matriarch of the family – goes missing, her daughter and granddaughter travel to their […] Reely Bernie Horror Fest: Relic – 2020 0

Reely Bernie Horror Fest: Lake Mungo – 2008

Origin/Director: Australia/Joel Anderson Viewings Tally: This was my second viewing! It had been five years since, and I wanted this to fulfill my found footage subgenre in my horror lineup. Synopsis: After 16-year-old Alice Palmer drowns in a local dam, her family experiences a series of strange, inexplicable events centered in and around their home. […] Reely Bernie Horror Fest: Lake Mungo – 2008 0

Reely Bernie Horror Fest Officially Begins!

It all starts with this leaf. For me, this fallen amber-hued leaf represents the promise of the upcoming autumn season, which is undoubtedly my favorite season of the year. Radiant colors begin appearing on trees and end up on the ground to a crackling sound that brings you back to younger days. This is the […] Reely Bernie Horror Fest Officially Begins! 0

The Month in Horror Releases: October

I really hope you guys have a lot of free time this month because ho-ly-shit there are a TON of horror movies leading all the way up to Halloween. There’s honestly so many that I had to pick and choose what to include here, so don’t get mad at me if I missed something (I’m […] The Month in Horror Releases: October 0

Horror Film Review: Wendigo (dir by Larry Fessenden)

The 2001 film, Wendigo, tells the story of a family in the Catskills.  Some families go to upstate New York and they hang out with the dance people and learn a lesson about tolerance, class conflict, and dirty dancing.  Others leave New York City and head up north because they’re trying to get away from […] Horror Film Review: Wendigo (dir by Larry Fessenden) 0

4 Shots From 4 Guillermo Del Toro Films: Cronos, The Devil’s Backbone, Pan’s Labyrinth, Crimson Peak

4 Shots From 4 Films is just what it says it is, 4 shots from 4 of our favorite films. As opposed to the reviews and recaps that we usually post, 4 Shots From 4 Films lets the visuals do the talking! This October, we’ve been using 4 Shots From 4 Films to pay tribute […] 4 Shots From 4 Guillermo Del Toro Films: Cronos, The Devil’s Backbone, Pan’s Labyrinth, Crimson Peak 0