We frequently disagree with mainstream critics on their critiques of horror films. It seems as though the majority of entertainment journalists are not able to accept horror films for what they are intended to do: scare the audience and entertain. Not every horror film is meant to be taken seriously or to make a profound statement and we think that’s ok.
when a stranger calls
The telephone has a sordid history in cinema, dating back to "Dial M for Murder" and even earlier... and as we all know, any time the phone rings in a horror film, you can be sure that it’s Satan on the line.
Last week, I embarked on a fun little assignment to pull together a batch of teaser trailers for horror sequels; the one criteria being that they all had to feature exclusive footage specifically shot and used just for that trailer. One of the greatest aspects of putting together articles like this is that after I finish them...
It has probably never crossed your mind. It is silly, it is subtle, and it is the height of banality.