I like to write about films

SPOOKTOBER: Day 18 — Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

Making up one of the OG Universal monster movies, Jack Arnold's Creature from the Black Lagoon is an elegantly eerie little gem that more than compensates for its borderline schlock elements with its captivating visuals, to the point where it's as... Continue Reading →


SPOOKTOBER: Day 17 — The Shining (1980)

Another of the countless adaptations made from Steven King's novels, Stanley Kubrick's The Shining is a brilliant attempt at translating the psychological terror of its namesake novel from the written word to the screen. Albeit a much more rationalised spin on... Continue Reading →

SPOOKTOBER: Day 16 — Jaws (1975)

Not only one of the most iconic shark-centric films ever made, Steven Spielberg's Jaws is potentially one of the most perfectly crafted horror films of all time. Jammed full of the tension and frustration that comes with unbridled terror, Spielberg manages... Continue Reading →

SPOOKTOBER: Day 15 — Clown (2014)

Rather like if IT and The Fly had a baby, Jon Watts' Clown is a delightfully spooky mixture of demonic transformation and coulrophobia (or, the fear of clowns to you and I). Born from a fake trailer for a fake film about a clown... Continue Reading →

SPOOKTOBER: Day 14 — Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

With countless adaptations made prior, and even more adaptations made afterwards, Francis Ford Coppola's imagining of the classic novel is surely one of the most opulent depictions to be produced in recent years. A blood-soaked, hypersexualised film, Bram Stoker's Dracula is certainly... Continue Reading →

SPOOKTOBER: Day 13 — Friday the 13th (1980)

The origin of one of the longest-running horror franchises, with a slew of sequels, remakes, and spin-offs, Sean S. Cunningham's Friday the 13th is a definitive film for the slasher genre. Gruesome and filled to bursting with (just the right level of)... Continue Reading →

SPOOKTOBER: Day 12 — SAW (2004)

Lauded as a pinnacle of franchised horror by its fans and labelled as 'Torture Porn' by its critics, Saw (dir. James Wan) is certainly an interesting (to say the least) directorial debut. Brimming with gore and shock value by the bucket-load, it's... Continue Reading →

SPOOKTOBER: Day 11 — The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

Aggressively lo-fi in appearance, and riddled with chainsaws, meat-hooks (god knows how many other pointy objects), and psychotic characters; Tobe Cooper's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is one of the most quintessential slasher films ever made, reigning as a cult classic with a... Continue Reading →

SPOOKTOBER: Day 9 — Frankenstein (1931)

Based on Mary Shelley's classic novel of the same name, James Whale's adaptation certainly laid the groundwork for the slew of remakes and further adaptations that have surfaced ever since. Particularly remarkable for its showcasing of horror in an era... Continue Reading →

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