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31 days of horror. day seventeen.

EVENT HORIZON (1997) Yah! So my birthday. Another run around the sun. We’ll celebrate that with Event Horizon. The first thing I notice here is that the intro is sampled by Front Line Assembly. The sound of the computer readout. I don’t know offhand which song, but it is readily evident. Later on when Laurence… continues

31 days of horror 2021. day sixteen.

THE SECRET OF SINCHANEE (2021) Is the Sinchanee tribe a real thing? Not from what I can tell. I am still not 100% certain what the secret is. Is this one of those Native American Wendigo tales? Why do the evil spirits speak English?

31 days of horror 2021. day fifteen.

THERE’S SOMEONE INSIDE YOUR HOUSE (2021) Hate speech. Cancel culture. Micro-aggressions. These are the scary things for this generation. So you get a healthy slice of them from this film that thinks it is much more clever than it is.

31 days of horror 2021. day fourteen.

SAINT MAUD (2021) Everyone is losing their minds over this one. The festering-wound-that-never-heals-and-a-character-picks-at-it has become a cliché at this point. The real attraction to this one is the acting and most importantly, the sound track. That ending with a blast of sound is what really takes this one over the top. Well done.

31 days of horror 2021. day thirteen.

A CLASSIC HORROR STORY (2021) Alright then. It is setting itself up with that title. You remember Italian Spiderman? Well, this is Italian Midsommar. Sort of. Come on, I really wanted that joke to work.

31 days of horror 2021. day twelve.

3 FROM HELL (2019) I wonder if people that pay little attention to mass media ever think that this was some kind of a sequel to From Hell. There’s not much to recommend here. It’s very obvious that Sid Haig was intended to take a lead role, but his health was failing. If he had… continues

31 days of horror 2021. day eleven.

THE DEVIL’S REJECTS (2005) The second from Mr. Robert Zombie’s œuvre. An interesting side-note about Sid Haig. Back when Infernal Device was getting media attention (website and book), I was interviewed by Girls And Corpses for a short featurette – ‘The Lighter Side of Torture’. Mr. Haig was also a feature in that month’s issue.… continues

31 days of horror 2021. day ten.

HOUSE OF 1,000 CORPSES (2003) That’s a lot of corpse. This is essentially an art school project with a large budget. It would be perfect for a drive-in theater, if those were still a thing.

31 days of horror 2021. day nine.

THE ENTITY (1982) It looks like this Entity is a 10-second man. I get that it is supposed to be a metaphor, but come on. I guess he’s been in a dry spell. As they say, he is dropping his candy before he gets into the theatre. He lets his boys out early. I really… continues

31 days of horror 2021. day eight.

THE NIGHT HOUSE (2020) A ghost story that makes best use of the creep factor. It’s what you don’t see that is the most frightening. On the other hand, it sets up an intriguing mystery but fails to provide a payoff. It’s probable that the whole thing has a deeper meaning that misses the mark.… continues

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