Tag Archives: Horror

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

TO SURVIVE 19TH CENTURY ENGLAND, THEY’LL NEED BEAUTY, WEALTH AND A KILLER INSTINCT.  In early 19th century England, zombies have become an existential threat; Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James), who’s been trained abroad in weaponry, meets one of the most skilled zombie hunters around, Darcy (Sam Riley)… The clever novel that fused Jane Austen’s classic with … Continue reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

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

Devil

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