Articles Posted in the " Horror " Category

  • Nosferatu the Vampyre

    KITTENS! BLOODY KITTENS! TWO OF THEM! PLAYING WITH AN AMULET! OH GOSH LOOK AT HOW ADORABLE THEY ARE, THEY’RE LITERALLY PAWING AT THE AMULET WITH UNBRIDLED GLEE! WHAT IS THE AMULET? NO TIME TO EXPLAIN. KITTENS. KITTENS. KITTENS!!! Werner Herzog’s Nosferatu The Vampyre starts in less than fearsome circumstances, as my opening gambit of madcap…


  • The Initiation

    The Initiation (1984) has it all: gallons of red stuff, psychoanalysis, caricatures, a sanatorium, boobs, trowels, and frat boys in tiny shorts. Kicking off with protagonist Kelly Fairchild’s satisfyingly Freudian nightmare, the film segues into a candlelit meeting which marks the initiation of Kelly and three other young, nubile things into the Delta Ro Kai…


  • You’re Next

    It doesn’t start brilliantly, but that’s kind of the point. For the first act, You’re Next sticks to genre staples and conventions; if reviews and trailers have prepared you for a wry horror comedy, you might follow the cold opening dispatch of a post-coital couple, complete with “eugh, really?” pointless nudity, with a “…ha?” It…


  • Baron Blood

    1970s horror films can strike fear into even the toughest horror film fan’s hearts. This was of course the era of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Dawn of the Dead. If you are a not a seasoned horrorphile fear not. Blood Baron is a little more kitch, a little more surreal and a whole lot more hilarious.


  • Motel Hell

    The 80s was a decade of low budget horror, most long forgotten and ready to stay that way. But every so often, a film returns to the modern world, ready to be re-evaluated, and maybe even re-appreciated. With the gratuitous cover art of a chainsaw-wielding anthropomorphise pig, I was expecting 1980’s horror-comedy Motel Hell to be another disappointment for the fire. But there is a god, and Motel Hell actually lives up to its evocative advertising.


  • The Last Exorcism Part II

    The Last Exorcism: Part II is genuinely scary if you ignore almost everyone in the film apart from Nell (Ashley Bell). Without a doubt one of the best actresses to have ever graced the horror genre, Bell gives us creepy, sexy, naïve and murderous in the blink of an eye, making us think that she’s…