In the ’80s, a lot of horny teenage campers got dismembered on screen. The Burning was released in the wake the massive success of Friday the 13th and added its fair share of corpses to the pile.
It must be hard to make a good survival movie. Quality survival movies (The Grey, for example) are a progressively rare breed, while mediocre-to-shitty survival movies are legion.
The Town That Dreaded Sundown is a hugely entertaining atmospheric thriller saved from the bowels of obscurity by Scream Factory.
11 years after Don Coscarelli’s Phantasm became a cult hit, Universal decided to bankroll a sequel.
Much like found footage, the Grindhouse aesthetic has become an easy way to break into the world of horror.
Fantastic Films and MPI Media Group (Hatchet II, Stakeland, The Innkeepers)’s horror comedy Stitches, directed by Conor McMahon, is currently out on DVD, Blu-ray and VOD – and I certainly recommend it!
If director Xan Cassavetes is 100% aware of what kind of movie Kiss Of The Damned is, then I think she’s approaching genius.
The Call is a serviceable
With over a dozen movies based on the real-life “Zodiac Killer” murders of California in the late ‘60s – early ‘70s, it’s shocking that not a single one of them has got it right.