Tag Archives: Horror

Hocus Pocus

IT’S JUST A BUNCH OF HOCUS POCUS. During Halloween, a teenager (Omri Katz) in Salem, Massachusetts resurrects by accident three wicked witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy) who have been dead for 300 years… At the time of its premiere, neither critics nor audiences cared much for this fantasy/horror comedy, but it has … Continue reading Hocus Pocus

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

Suspiria

LISTEN FOR THE WHISPERS.  In 1977, American ballet dancer Susie Bannion (Dakota Johnson) arrives in Berlin to study at a famous dance academy, but it harbors dark secrets… A truly imaginative way to remake a film, Dario Argento’s Suspiria (1977). Gone are the giallo ingredients, replaced with ludicrous references to 1970s far-left terrorism and the … Continue reading Suspiria

Apostle

In turn-of-the-century Britain, Thomas Richardson (Dan Stevens) goes to a remote Welsh island to find his sister who’s been kidnapped by a religious cult. The Raid (2012) director Gareth Evans delivers a bloody yarn with supernatural overtones about a former missionary’s attempt to infiltrate a cult that’s worshipping a mysterious goddess. Intriguing at first, gory … Continue reading Apostle

Suspiria: The Witches of Freiburg

ONCE YOU’VE SEEN IT, YOU WILL NEVER AGAIN FEEL SAFE IN THE DARK.  When Dario Argento came up with the idea for his most famous film, he was traveling through Europe. The journey reinforced his interest in the occult and he had been reading Thomas de Quincey’s famous collection of essays ”Suspiria de Profundis”, published … Continue reading Suspiria: The Witches of Freiburg