I’m sure in one way or another, everyone is at least somewhat familiar with the works of Edgar Allen Poe. From the plethora of film adaptations as well as their reference in popular culture, the author was a powerhouse of American Gothic-horror literature and a monumental influence to many creators that followed in his stead.
There are a lot of bad pants in this movie. Also, bad haircuts, bad sex and, whenever a chair is needed to hit someone over the head, or a table required to topple onto, all manner of bad prop furniture eager to disintegrate upon impact. At times there is no end to the bad.
A trip you will never forget, cult director Aldo Lado’s Night Train Murders (Last Stop on the Night Train) is a grimy exploitation film billed early on as “The New House on the Left”. A bold statement, but one that is not without merit as the production follows a similar formula while interjecting its own
The Guest Room (La Stanza in Italian) is a 2021 Italian thriller directed by Stefano Lodovichi, making its debut as part of Grimmfest in Manchester UK. Shot in a single location and with an intimate cast, the film, on paper, may prove to be a challenge to many – especially being dialogue driven and subtitled
Sometimes, Netflix comes out with an unexpected horror film that reinvigorates my hopes for the platform in terms of horror content. For the past few days, it was the Fear Street trilogy (our review of 1, 2, 3). A while back, it was the Polish slasher, Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight. (Is it telling
Harkening back to the golden era of Italian cinema, Agony features giallo starlet Asia Argento and the iconic Franco Nero. Billed as an homage to Italian giallo cinema and led by two notable actors to come out of the scene (Well Nero from Spaghetti Westerns, but you catch my drift), I was pretty excited to
Italian Giallo cinema holds a special place among horror fans and cinephiles alike, myself included. Consequently, anytime a production tries to harken back to the era of black glove wielding killers, there is always appeal and hope to capture the stylized violence of that era. Enter, Nightmare Symphony written by the Italian screenwriter Antonio Tentori