Now here's something you don't see every day.Back in 2005, a horror film named Tamara came and went without much notice. It was a solid little thing about a girl accidentally killed who comes back to enact revenge on her tormentors. It's a lot like the Japanese Tomei series, only without the regeneration aspect. Tamara comes back from the grave; Tomei can't die.It's now 2014 and the original writer of Tamara, Jeffrey Reddick, and a new writer/collaborator, J.D. Matthews, are releasing a novelization of Tamara coming out in October.It'll be interesting to see how … Continue Reading ››
This week at Man, I Love Films, I reviewed Tower of Evil. Tower of Evil is a 1972 horror film from England, also known as Horror on Snape Island. It's...pure exploitation, and not in the good way.Horror Thursday: Tower of Evil
I like horror games. I'm pretty terrible at them, too. Until a few years ago, my reaction at a scare was to turn off the TV or monitor and wait for someone else to show up to turn off the console. I've gotten better and even revisited a lot of those games that caused the overreaction.One area that I've always wondered about is a slasher-themed video game. There were a few in the 1980s on the NES (specifically Friday the 13th, Halloween, and A Nightmare on Elm Street). Texas Chainsaw Massacre predated those efforts on the Atari 2600 and … Continue Reading ››
I'm a big fan of body horror. Very few other genres freak me out as much as this one does. Body horror is almost always guaranteed to do some nasty things to fingernails or eyeballs and I just can't with those gags. Contracted delivers on that front, but not so much with the rest of it.Horror Thursday: Contracted
Good news, everyone! I found a new short film to excerpt for my ever-growing Lovecraft on the Silver Screen panel."Black Sugar" is a short film from Hank Friedmann. Teenagers decide to experiment with a new drug that transports them to a nightmare world of pain, darkness, and winged/tentacled monsters that can actually harm them from inside their minds. It's...graphic enough to post under the jump with a NSFW warning. It's also really, really good.
It seems like every year at the Sundance Film Festival, there's that one horror film that gets all the buzz. Last year, it was We Are What We Are. This indie horror is a slow burn in the tradition of Rosemary's Baby and that in itself is quite refreshing.The Parkers are a deeply religious family. Their faith can be traced back for centuries to early settlers in the American West. They believe in family, tradition, and independence. No one may ever see a doctor and the children are discouraged from interacting with the outside world. Everything changes when mother Emma … Continue Reading ››