It’s no secret that I love horror based on historical fact or even that which takes a well-established genre archetype like Dracula and offers up novel stories such as those seen in Kim Newman’s Anno Dracula series. That said, my curiosity was piqued by Machina Mortis: Steampunk’d Tales of Terror, a collection of short horror [...]
Having read Joseph D’Lacey’s vampiric tale Blood Fugue at the tail end of 2012, I was keen to sample more of the author’s work. However, I was initially hesitant when his latest work Black Feathers was touted as “fantasy”. I’m afraid I’m just not a fan of hobbits, elves and quests for sacred objects with [...]
Arrow video continue their recent impressive form with another Mario Bava re-release, the latest in a succession of Bava titles to be released on Blu-ray and DVD. This time, it’s Baron Blood.
Originally released in 1972, Baron Blood was one of Bava´s most successful releases, however, failing to reach the same levels of critical acclaim as many [...]
The Wrong House is a new addition to the haunted house genre, written and directed by Eric Hurt.
The basic premise is as follows: “Two very different families search for the perfect house to call home. When both families show up at a deserted farmhouse, it quickly becomes clear that something is not right. After rescuing Hanna, [...]
Slasher House is a 2012 independent horror film from Director MJ Dixon. The film begins with Red, the protagonist, waking from enforced slumber, with amnesia. She is also naked and trapped in a cell. She quickly finds some bizarre notes, which lead her to clothes to hide her shapely bum, a fridge with beer and an [...]
In my continued efforts to champion domestic horror films, my interest was piqued when Before Dawn, a 2012 British zombie film, came highly recommended by David Moody; a man who knows a thing or two about the walking dead, given that he is the author of the wildly successful Autumn series of books.
The DVD cover [...]
Having relatively recently experienced the tepid, CGI heavy offerings of the remakes of John Carpenter’s The Thing and The Fog, I wasn’t getting my hopes up about the Evil Dead remake which is directed and co-written by Uruguayan filmmaker Fede Alvarez. The 1981 original was considered one of the most violent films of its time [...]
Despite the title, I can confirm that this book has nothing to do with the 80s rom-com starring Cher and Nicolas Cage but is in fact the follow up to High Moor, the excellent werewolf horror tale from British author Graeme Reynolds.
The book offers the following by way of synopsis:
“The people of High Moor are [...]
For your information I was eager to review this film for a long time prior to its release, had hoped to write it up on the original Halloween 2012 release date. Alas initial reactions were so instantly po-faced that they poisoned the collective internet opinion in record timing and seem to have even harmed its [...]