You don’t need an enormous budget to make a great horror film, as The Blair Witch Project proved spectacularly upon release. Unfortunately, no amount of money in the world could have made The Hounds anything more than the festering dog turd it is, steaming horribly on the doormat of this celebrated genre…
Do Elephants Pray? No. Or maybe yes. There aren’t actually any elephants praying in this film, but the question is debated. For a bit. In between a trippy journey of self-discovery and one man’s seemingly endless journey to bed a hot French chick. Seriously, there is something about the meaning of life explained somewhere in this movie; and if you can take your eyes off the stunning and enchanting leading lady Julie Dray for a couple of seconds; you’ll find it.
Crawl is guaranteed to put a smile on anybody’s face – which is extremely awkward, as it’s supposed to be a horror film. Illogical action sequences, unbelievable characters and enough violins to give Fantasia a run for its money, this movie just falls short of the “so bad, it’s good” category….
Acclaimed Korean director Park Chan-wook presents his American debut; a fairytale with a gothic twist. The story of a teenage girl’s sexual awakening could not be more beautifully shot or stylishly presented. Part horror, part psychological thriller and part coming-of-age drama, Stoker is full of surprises.
Guillermo del Toro, the creative genius who brought you Pan’s Labyrinth, presents Mama; a chilling horror centred on the abandonment of two young children and the haunting consequences of their years alone in the wild. In comparison to other child-horror films, Mama packs a compelling storyline that keeps the film from sinking into a terrible cliché, turning Mama from a classic ghost story into a bizarre (and suitably del Toro) concoction of manic special effects and gripping cinema.
Claustrofobia is a Dutch horror debut from director Bobby Boermans, starring Carolien Spoor as a veterinary student who finds herself chained to a bed in the basement of one of her neighbours with no idea how she got there. The film explores some aspects of the condition of its title, but not nearly as deeply or darkly as you’d expect.
A refreshing look at the found footage style horror that already seems drained even though it’s only just begun. V/H/S is an anthology of 5 short horror films shot on actual video and each offering the best of their individual director, be it a haunted house thriller or a stalker tale. Prepare to be left disgusted, amused and freaked the fuck out.
This film is a massacre of horror films; a ridiculous, unwatchable mess of storylines crossing storylines and half-naked teenagers falling over branches at every turn. Did we ask for another remake, reboot or continuation of the Texas Chainsaw franchise? I don’t think so. Even worse, were we really that desperate to have it shown to us in 3D? Has anyone ever said, ‘God, I REALLY hope they reboot Texas Chainsaw Massacre soon, it’s just been too long!’? Still, here it is. So you’ll just have to make do with the fact that it’s really, really bad.