While we all patiently await the return of the ‘King of the Monsters,’ now is a better time than any to take in the sights and sounds of giant monster movies past.
You don’t have to be drunk to have a feckin’ good time with GRABBERS, which plays out a traditional monsters-attack-a-community scenario with a distinct and tasty Irish flavor.
This week in horror saw the birth of the man behind The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Poltergeist, and Lifeforce, Tobe Hooper. He doesn’t need an introduction, but let’s have a moment of silence for this genre-changing director.
Virtually every film festival in the world has a handful of charming little Irish movies hiding in the fringes. And if they don't, they should. Sincere drama about little but real characters; light comedy that almost always brings some heart and sweetness to the fore; tough stories about violent histories; and dark thrillers based on myths and legends that barely register with an American audience. So clearly I'm a fan of films made in Ireland.