3 items from 2012
The definition of a slasher film varies depending on who you ask, but in general, it contains several specific traits that feed into the genre’s formula. Author Vera Dika rather strictly defines the sub-genre in her book Games of Terror by only including films made between 1978 and 1984. In other words, she saw it as a movement. When someone describes Brick, they don’t define it as a noir, but instead neo-noir . In other words, it’s a modern motion picture that prominently utilizes elements of film noir, but with updated themes, content, style, visual elements or media that were absent in those from the 1940s and 1950s. So does one consider Scream a slasher film or a neo-slasher, or simply put, a modern slasher?
Some consider Thirteen Women to be the earliest slasher – released all the way back in 1932. Personally I think that is rubbish. Thirteen Women is more like Desperate Housewives on sedatives. »
Throughout the month of October, Editor-in-Chief and resident Horror expert Ricky D, will be posting a list of his favorite Horror films of all time. The list will be posted in six parts. Click here to see every entry.
As with all lists, this is personal and nobody will agree with every choice – and if you do, that would be incredibly disturbing. It was almost impossible for me to rank them in order, but I tried and eventually gave up.
Directed by Curt McDowell
Written by George Kuchar
Thunderstruck! is by far the most obscure film you will find on this list. It is without a doubt one of the true landmarks of Underground cinema. With a screenplay by veteran underground film maker George Kuchar (story and characters by Mark Ellinger) and directed Curt McDowell (than student of Kuchar),
Thundercrack! is a work of a crazed genius. »
By Marcy Papandrea, MoreHorror.com
These days it seems vampire films have been over done, and we see the same thing over and over again.
Nothing seems to add anything new, nothing is intriguing anymore. However there are those hidden gems out there, ones that really add something special to the genre, and transcend it.
I decided to list my Top 5 vampire films that are absolutely intriguing, and ones that might go under the radar.
The genre really is full of interesting things, if you know where to look of course.
I hope in providing this list, it may allow you the reader to think outside the box in terms of vampire films and it may provide you with some gems you may not have yet come across.
It took me a couple of years to finally sit down and watch Chan-wook Park’s take on the vampire story, »
3 items from 2012
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