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Silence of the Lambs – 31 Nights of Halloween

I mean, if you haven’t seen this genuine classic before I couldn’t possibly fathom why. Moving on though, if you have 4k capabilities the Kino Lorber release of Silence of the Lambs is the best the movie has ever looked. The colour grading, the erasing of the pixilation and grain, just everything about this new 4K release is exquisite and absolutely gorgeous. The Johnathan Demme movie The Silence ...[Read More]

Ready or Not – 31 Nights of Halloween

I am going to be brutally honest here, and tell you that when I went to go see Ready or Not in theatres opening week I thought I was going to be in for a mildly amusing schlocky gory comedy, and boy was I wrong. It was absolutely nothing I expected and in the best way possible. It was charming, funny, enlightening, bloody, and packed a wicked punch. Here I was expecting a middle of the road movie,...[Read More]

Halloween II – 31 Nights of Halloween

More Halloween! It is only fitting after we’ve reviewed the original Halloween, and then Halloween Kills, we talk about Halloween II. So of course for night 16 of Shocktober we dive back into the world of Michael Myers, and it being argued amongst the fan base the only worthy sequel (people are really divided on Kills). There is a lot of things to love about Halloween II, a lot of things to shake ...[Read More]

The Nightmare Before Christmas – 31 Nights of Halloween

There are very few Halloween/horror movies that you can sit down and watch with young kids that aren’t filled with nightmare inducing scares. There is one, however, that is often discussed not only around Halloween, but also around Christmas. It’s from the mind of Tim Burton and features some very catchy tunes and one Jack Skellington. That’s right, I’m talking about The Nightmare Before Christmas...[Read More]

The Shining – 31 Nights of Halloween

13 days into October already and I somehow have yet to watch a Stanley Kubrick film or a Stephen King adaptation. Tonight’s review can at least knock both off those off the list, with The Shining, as the poster says a masterpiece of modern horror. I was probably WAY too young the first time I was exposed to this movie, and The Simpsons helped with that, but man does this still hold up as a benchma...[Read More]

Insidious – 31 Nights of Halloween

I have never seen Insidious prior to this viewing, and after seeing Malignant (our review) I had to see more of James Wan’s madness. I was very pleasantly surprised by this tightly packed, truly horrifying feature. There was no better feature for the 12th day of Shocktober. From the twisted direction of James Wan comes a new horror thrill, something truly Insidious. Finally there is a horror movie...[Read More]

Cats – 31 Nights of Halloween review

The following review is from my personal belief of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s thoughts on the adaptation of his version of CATS. Hello it is me, the Phantom of the Opera Andrew Lloyd Webber. While I am not as offensive to film makers as some other creative minds I know, looking at you maestro of horror Stephen King, I must break my silence on Tom Hooper’s adaptation of my beloved feline companion, CATS...[Read More]

Halloween 1978 – 31 Nights of Halloween

We’re a third (minus a day) of the way through October, so of course the logical choice would be the 1978 classic, Halloween. The night he came home! Michael returns to Haddonfield fifteen years later wrecking havoc on the town, causing chaos, returning to his murderous ways. The master John Carpenter directs and writes this masterpiece with his partner Debra Hill. If somehow you’ve never seen Hal...[Read More]

Interview with Franz Böhm – Director of Dear Future Children

Alexander sat down with Franz Böhm the young filmmaker of the documentary Dear Future Children. You can read his review of Dear Future Children here, in which he says that it should “make you feel uncomfortable” after watching it. Synopsis: With global protests on the rise, DEAR FUTURE CHILDREN is a film about the new generation at the heart of this seismic political shift. We will wat...[Read More]

Prevenge – 31 Nights of Halloween

Tonight’s 31 nights of Halloween watch was a revisit to a movie I saw in 2016 at the Toronto International Film Festival, and thought it was one of the funniest, wildest, craziest things I ever saw at the time, Prevenge written directed and starring Alice Lowe. When I revisited Prevenge tonight on Shudder, I saw a movie that definitely did not bring back the memories of five years ago, it feels he...[Read More]

Shiva Baby – 31 Nights of Halloween Review

So far everything I’ve watched for Shocktober has been in one way or another a classical definition of the horror genre with slashers, monsters, possessions and all that good stuff, however I have yet to dive into the most anxiety inducing thing yet, anxiety. Well it is difficult to craft a movie that shrieks of horror based solely on the aspect of anxiety, but writer/director Emma Seligman accomp...[Read More]

Slaxx – 31 Nights of Halloween Review

I was talking to some friends, and they asked if I ever saw a movie called Slaxx, and then pitched me the plot. After hearing what this madness was about, I didn’t believe them, there was no way that this movie was real, then I remembered that Rubber was a real movie so why can’t Slaxx be. So I sat down, turned on Amazon Prime sat down and had the time of my life watching Slaxx. I can’t tell you t...[Read More]

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