Michael Myers, who killed his own family at the age of only ten years, was committed for 17 years. Michael Myers manages to escape the facility where he was held, and now a grown man, he returns to his childhood town Haddonfield to find his now grown up sister. He believes that only she can understand him. Is this what happens? This Halloween, watch (or re-watch) Halloween by Rod Zombie!!
Nadia Vella’s Review: “A must watch for Halloween 2013, Pretty damn good movie”.
When it comes to undisputed masters of horror, Stephen King reigns supreme in the literary world, and in many ways, John Carpenter is often considered to be his cinema world counterpart. King and Carpenter both share influences from lurid horror comic books published in the ’50s and colorful science fiction in each of their respective mediums, and both of them are highly skilled at a creating imaginative and dark worlds for their stories to unfold in. Although King and Carpenter share a lot of common interests and seem like they would make good friends, the two have only collaborated a handful of times, and only created one feature length film together. Carpenter and King are both huge influences on the science fiction and horror worlds in their own media, and both have returned to creating the style of comic books that inspired each of them in the ’50s.
Both these masters of the horror genre grew up in the ’50s reading the same trashy horror comics published by EC comics during their horror heyday. The publishing house that also produced Mad Magazine and other periodicals aimed at youngsters ran several horror titles during the ’50s that were so dark and macabre that they caused considerable controversy among the concerned public. Kids like Carpenter and King ate it up, and the dark and twisted storylines and gruesome graphics of EC Comics inspired both of them to create inspired dark story worlds of their own. King paid tribute to these comics in his collaboration with George A. Romero Creepshow (1982), and the visual elements of Carpenter’s films such as The Thing (1982) and The Fog (1980) In addition to comic books, these horror gurus also found inspiration in the science fiction genre, each within their own chosen art forms. Stephen King loved science fiction novels and stories by authors like Ray Bradbury, and John Carpenter was particularly his sci-fi fix in Howard Hawks films.
Although they share the kind of compatibility that usually compels people to go out and get a drink together, King and Carpenter have only worked together on a scant handful of projects. Their first and most notable collaboration was on the film Christine (1983), with a screenplay based on King’s novel about a murderous Plymouth Fury and directing by Carpenter right at the height of his career. It perfectly combines some of the two masters’ favorite themes; King’s depictions of an already turbulent and sociopathic adolescence falling prey to a sinister supernatural influence, and Carpenter’s deep-rooted nostalgia for ’50’s kitsch, and villains with mysterious origins (a la “Michael Myers” in Halloween, or the eponymous “fog”). Carpenter’s typical tense scoring with sythesizers provides a nice counterpoint to the film’s appropriation of ‘50s pop music, with tunes from the ’50s that help underline the theme of obsessive nostalgia, especially when Christine starts using the lyrics on the radio to communicate. In juxtaposition to the theme of nostalgia, Christine also carries a warning about the dangers of relying too much on technology. The high penalty for the main character’s tendencies to treat Christine as more important than a human being may have something to teach a modern generation that jumps into traffic on onto train tracks to save cell phones. And however absurd the premise might have seen back in those days, we’re living in an era where autonomous autos are actually being developed, and people are relying more and more upon combination home alarm and automation systems where in their appliances essentially communicate with one another. It was creepy in the ‘50s when Bradbury mused about the future, and it’s even creepier now that it’s part of the fabric of our reality
While their careers have both had ebbs and flows, in recent years Carpenter and King have both returned to their first love: comic books. In 2011 John Carpenter celebrated the debut of his Asylum comic book which carried on his dark horror legacy into a new medium, while Stephen King has collaborated on several comic book projects, including the graphic novelization of his own Dark Tower series and his recent collaboration with Scott Snyder on the horror title American Vampire. Although each creator chose a different medium, they started and finished sharing the same influential inspirations and dark dreams.
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Sleeping paralysis is an actual phenomena that some may experience. Before reading our review, watch the movie below:
The Horror Movies Blog review:
Being that sleeping paralysis may be common to some, this is a really worth watching horror short since it gives you an idea about sleeping paralysis. The actual timing (3:03am) shown in this horror short may portray the reality of some that went through sleeping paralysis. The recommendation for this movie is that in sleeping paralysis the body does not move like in the video; instead the person concerned feels his/her own spirit/soul awake but cannot move through/the body – only his/her eyes can move. But overall, a definitely watch, Recommended!
A 14 minute horror short, featuring a blonde woman struggling with little things that build to mammoth proportions. Well made horror short, giving the audience the curiosity to know what will happen next?
Vote for Fear horror short. This movie will play part in Malta Horror Film Festival and is a must watch!
In this tense tale of psychological terror, Vivian Miller (Shelby Young) is a young twenties woman who’s serving out her jail sentence at a work release program in the Midwest. Her 90 days of probation takes her to The Cawdor Theater, a dilapidated summer stock theater run by Lawrence O’Neil (Cary Elwes). Lawrence, a failed Broadway director, is now reduced to staging amateur productions with young parolees and raging over the mistakes from his past. Vivian’s arrival in Cawdor starts a terrifying series of events that brings Lawrence’s secret past to the present. After Vivian views an old taped stage production of Macbeth, a force of evil is unleashed which soon turns its sights on her. With the help of Roddy (Michael Welch), a local outcast, Vivian sets about trying to discover who the supernatural killer on the tape is before she becomes the next victim.
Check out Found Footage 3D: the world’s first found footage horror film in 3D.
Produced by Kim Henkel, the co-creator of the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, FF3D tells the story of a group of filmmakers who set out to make “the first 3D found-footage horror film,” but instead find themselves IN a found-footage horror film when the evil entity from their movie escapes into their behind-the-scenes footage.
Check out the tribute track below!
Released digitally via Bandcamp, iTunes etc. the track also comes with a video using footage from Indonesian knockoff Srigala.
Bloody Disgusting called it “perfect for your Halloween party!” and Friday the 13th: The Film Franchise summed it up as “great” and the video “pure gold”.
The Thomas’ go to their lakeside cabin to celebrate Christmas with their daughter and her new boyfriend, this is the first time for them to celebrate together, but will it be their last?
Check out the trailer below and to help funding please go to: www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-us-shoot-horror-film-lake-alice
Reimagining of the 1932 classic horor movie White Zombie 2014.
A rich plantation owner, used the help of a witch doctor to win the heart and soul of a woman.
The Horror Movies Blog review: A fantastic zombie movie, we loved the way it was made to make is seem 1930. Also, most of the actors did a great job.