The Strange House/The Scary House is proof that Austrian cinema deserves attention, even if one doesn’t consider famous directors like Michael Haneke or Jessica Hausner. It is also proof that Netflix hides its international content well and that it’s sometimes worth your time to just type in a language name in the search bar in

Continue Reading

Horror Anime Music featured image

With the release of the new ‘Cowboy Bebop‘ live-action show, and a new Yoko Kanno soundtrack, perhaps it’s time to look at one aspect of anime that is often neglected: the music, and the way it is used by anime creators to tell the story. Why did that show choose that exact OP or ED

Continue Reading

Fat Tuesday featured image

New Orleans, with its rich history and lots of tourist-friendly attractions, is a perfect setting for a horror movie – especially if it has anything to do with voodoo – but the last decade has seen it more and more as a backdrop for films that use it either for dramatic tension – to highlight

Continue Reading

Flee The Light featured image

  Flee the Light, the first feature film from Toronto-based production company Mythic Trips, is an indie mystical horror-thriller about two sisters who find themselves in the crosshairs of an ancient creature and must fight for their souls. Directed by Alexandra Senza and written by Jennifer Mancini, it is inspired by the existence of a clandestine

Continue Reading

Last Night In Soho featured image

With Last Night in Soho, Edgar Wright’s latest film, the British filmmaker continues down the path he’s carved with his 2017 ‘Baby Driver‘ – mixing different genres into an extremely stylish, dazzling, fast-paced musical journey about introverted, but highly creative and talented characters, who discover themselves along the way, and maybe even find true love

Continue Reading

Warning: Do Not Play featured image

Warning: Do Not Play is a South-Korean horror that can proudly stand among the great Asian movies from this decade with a focus on filmmaking, ‘One Cut Of The Dead‘ and ‘The Kirishima Thing‘ among them. It is essentially a ghost story spanning decades which doubles as a cursed-object movie featuring frequently disturbing imagery – mostly

Continue Reading

The Blazing World Featured image

‘I have a fire in me. It doesn’t hurt me – I’m a man’ – thus begins one of the most memorable monologues of this year’s personal, wild, trippy, and sometimes completely rambling blend of horror and fantasy: The Blazing World. Directed by Carlson Young, being a hit at this year’s Sundance Festival and selected

Continue Reading

A Savannah Haunting featured image

A Savannah Haunting was an odd but compelling watch at the online edition of the 2021 Dracula Film Festival in Romania. Directed by William Mark McCullough, who is a prolific actor as well as a horror filmmaker, and produced by Alexis Nelson, an Emmy-nominated and well-known VFX wizard, this is a film that catches your

Continue Reading

Annular Eclipse featured image

Sometimes you luck into a genre film so good that you feel the need to champion it, to place your hopes in it to reach the hearts and minds of many and call it the next great leap forward. Chi Zhang’s Annular Eclipse, a Chinese cyberpunk actioner with lofty aspirations and many qualities, feels like a

Continue Reading

Cursed Land Featured image

Cursed Land (in competition at the Dracula Film Fest under the name Cursed Land. Fate), was one of the best films I saw at that festival, a big surprise basically coming out of nowhere – if for ‘On the 3rd Day’ I knew what to expect, here I had just a great poster to start

Continue Reading