All posts tagged: horror

Cool: Suspiria (2018)

6. 6. 18 A remake of an old horror classic…Suspiria.     A young American dancer travels to Europe to perfect her dancing in a renowned dance academy. She quickly comes to unravel the academy’s sinister history when a series of grisly murders ensue. The film stars Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, and Chloe Grace Moretz. Take a look at the teaser trailer… The original Suspiria came out in 1977 and was directed by Italian horror great Dario Argento. I haven’t seen the original, but it needs to be on my list. This remake will be in theaters November 2, 2018.  Enjoy your Thursday, be blessed.   Image source: Imdb & Screenrant Advertisements

Best of 2017: Film

December 23 / 17 Hello! Best of 2017 has come to a close and what better way to close it with the Best of Film. 2017 gave us what we needed in this department. The big blockbusters and the small indie hits. Here is the top ten…     Wonder Woman     Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Don’t want to ruin it for those who haven’t seen it, including me!)       Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2       Thor: Ragnarok       Kong: Skull Island       It       Annabell: Creation       Wind River       Justice League       Murder on the Orient Express   Spiderman: Homecoming and Alien Covenant are not on the list, but both these films did well for this year. Can’t wait to see what 2018 will bring.     Image source: Cinema Blend & Variety    

Film Review: Annabelle Creation

August 14 / 17 Hello…hope everyone had a good and resting weekend. Saw Annabelle: Creation Saturday and I wasn’t disappointed. This is a prequel and better than the first Annabelle film. Creation takes place twelve years, 1955 after a doll maker, Samuel Mullins (Anthony LaPaglia) and his wife Ester (Miranda Otto) lose their only child, a daughter named Annabelle ‘Bee’, to a horrible accident. They decided to open their home to a nun and several orphaned girls. Everything seems to go well, that is until one of the girls discover the dollmaker’s crafted dolls in a forbidden bedroom …..opening a sinister entity. Produced by James Wan (director of The Conjuring and Insidious films) and Peter Safran, director David F. Sandberg ( Lights Out) takes the lead in this prequel.  Of course this time we get the real story of how this creepy doll got its start. What I like about this film and The Conjuring films is that you really don’t need a whole lot of blood, gore, and guts to make it scary. What makes …

Film Review: It Follows (2015)

July 27 / 17 Picture yourself at the park enjoying the scenery, minding your own business, just enjoying the day. That changes completely when you see a woman half-naked, disheveled, but the face is just not right. There is no smile, no anger, just no emotion…She’s slowly walking towards you. The other people in the park don’t even know she’s there, that’s because they don’t see her, but you do….. This is the premise of It Follows. Confused? Well, you shouldn’t be. This supernatural horror film is different from films that you’re used to seeing. It keeps you guessing and you want to know more. Jay Height is your average college student. Everything is going well in her life. She has her family, her friends, her health, and now a new boyfriend name Hugh. The pair ends up making out in his car after a date. Everything is fine, but Jay’s world changes for the worse. She learns from Hugh that she inherited a curse, all by having sexual intercourse. He tells her that an …

Film Review: Hush

December 17 / 16 Hello….I’ve recently seen this film on Netflix and I actually quite like it. Hush is one of those films that gets you tensed up in knots and not knowing what to expect around the corner. Directed by Mike Flanagan (Oculus), the film stars Kate Siegel as Madison ‘Maddie’ Young. Maddie is an author, who is deaf and mute. At 13 years of age, she lost her hearing due a bad bout of bacterial meningitis. She lives in isolation in a perfect home in the woods. She’s not entirely alone. She has her neighbor and friend Sarah (Samantha Sloyan), who wants to learn sign language and loves one of Maddie’s books. Unfortunately Maddie’s perfect isolation is broken when a serial killer enters the picture. He realizes that Maddie can’t hear, so what does he do? He’s gonna take advantage if it, but as he soon figures out that it won’t be easy. I remember what director Rob Reiner said during Bravo’s 100 Scariest Movie Moments. “I personally don’t get scared at the Freddies …

This Weeks’s Favorite Scary Movie: The Conjuring

October 16 /16 Hi and hello. Starting each week I’m choosing some scary films from past to present and on October 31, Shadowbox will have either 30 or 20 countdown of the most scary, disturbing, horror films of all time. This week we have The Conjuring. Directed by James Wan, this film is base on one of the paranormal cases of Ed and Lorraine Warren. The film stars Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Lili Taylor, and Ron Livingston.     In 1970, paranormal investigators and demonologists Lorraine and Ed Warren are summoned to the home of Carolyn and Roger Perron. The Perrons and their five daughters have recently moved into a secluded farmhouse, where a supernatural presence has made itself known. Though the manifestations are relatively benign at first, events soon escalate in horrifying fashion, especially after the Warrens discover the house’s macabre history.     They should’ve added this……….   I’m sure most of you have seen this film already, but if you haven’t you might want to see it, but please with the lights …

This Week’s Favorite Scary Movie: The Howling

October 9 / 16 Hi! It’s late, but who cares. Starting every week of October, I’m letting you guys know what my favorite scary films are. I’m sure most of you know this film. Based on the novel by Gary Brandner and directed by Joe Dante, The Howling is one of those films that gives you the eerie creeps and you keep wanting to look over your shoulder. The film stars Dee Wallace, Patrick Macnee, and Christopher Stone. In Los Angeles, television journalist Karen White is traumatized in the course of aiding the police in their arrest of a serial murderer. Her doctor recommends that she attend an isolated psychiatric retreat led by Dr. George Waggner. But while Karen is undergoing therapy, her colleague Chris, investigates the bizarre circumstances surrounding her shock. When his work leads him to suspect the supernatural, he begins to fear for Karen’s life. A clip     I would’ve hauled tail and never look back! Hope you enjoyed reading this. This film has become a cult classic along with other great …

Wednesday Scene: Horror Film Festivals 2016

October 5 / 16 Hello! I’ve searched and found a treasure trove of horror film festivals. I mean it’s not October without horror film festivals right? HORROR FILM FESTIVALS IN OCTOBER 2016   Fangoria Fear Con / October 7-9, 2016 / Temple, AZ pheonixfearcon.com   Sacramento Horror Film Festival / October 7-9, 2016 / Sacramento, CA http://www.sachorrorfilmfest.com   Eerie Horror Film Festival / October 7-9, 2016 / Eerie, PA eeriehorrorfilmfestival.com   Atlanta Horror Film Festival / October 13-16, 2016 /Atlanta, GA http://www.atlantahorrorfilmfest.com   Scream in the Dark Film Festival / October 14-16, 2016 / Omaha, NE screaminthedarkomaha.com   Screamfest Horror Film Festival / October 18-27, 2016 / Hollywood, CA screamfestla.com   Freak Show Horror Film Festival / October 21-23, 2016 / Orlando, FL freakshowfilmfest.com   San Antonio Horrific Film Fest / October 21-23, 2016 / San Antonio, TX http://www.horrificfilmfest.com   Bloody Horror International Film Festival / October 27, 2016 / Ottawa, ON darkdesignz.com   If you live near these cities and you’re a horror fanatic, you better get to these festivals. There are many more …