Tag Archives: Horror

Phantom of the Opera: Horror Music of the Night

A MILLION THRILLS TO THRILL MILLIONS. In 2014, at the age of 104, Carla Laemmle died and was hailed as our last link to the silent era. The niece of Universal Pictures founder and producer Carl Laemmle, she had a bit part in The Phantom of the Opera (1925) as one of the ballet dancers … Continue reading Phantom of the Opera: Horror Music of the Night


BAD THINGS HAPPEN FOR A REASON. In downtown Philadelphia, five strangers get stuck in an elevator in an office building where a mysterious suicide just took place; soon, the people in the elevator start dying one after another… M. Night Shyamalan created the story behind this thriller that borrows from Agatha Christie (especially ”And Then … Continue reading Devil

A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy’s Revenge

THE FIRST NAME IN TERROR RETURNS… Teenager Jesse Walsh (Mark Patton) has strange dreams about a monstrous man and can feel how he’s falling under the man’s spell. This sequel imitates the original in many ways, but what makes it stand apart is its (sometimes less than) subtle gay subtext. There’s even a visit to … Continue reading A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy’s Revenge

My 12 Favorite Horror Movies

Halloween is coming, and the dead shall rise from their graves. At least on a TV screen near you. We are awash in lists of the greatest horror movies ever made, and everybody’s trying to come up with a twist of their own. Well, I decided to just list my 12 favorites, a bunch of … Continue reading My 12 Favorite Horror Movies

Bone Tomahawk

MAY THE LORD HAVE MERCY AND GRANT YOU A SWIFT DEATH. When Arthur O’Dwyer’s (Patrick Wilson) wife is kidnapped by a cannibalistic tribe, he joins sheriff Franklin Hunt (Kurt Russell) and a few other men on a search party, even though he has a broken leg. S. Craig Zahler’s feature debut is a horror-Western that … Continue reading Bone Tomahawk