Tag Archives: Horror

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

Winchester

TERROR IS BUILDING.  In 1906, doctor Eric Price (Jason Clarke) is hired to visit Sarah Winchester (Helen Mirren) and assess her mental state; the widow of a famous gun manufacturer has spent years overlooking the seemingly never-ending construction of a mansion in San Jose, California. The Spierig Brothers may know how to put together an … Continue reading Winchester

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

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

THE WORLD’S GREATEST ACTOR IN A TREMENDOUS STORY OF MAN AT HIS BEST AND WORST! Physician and philanthropist Henry Jekyll (John Barrymore) is fascinated by man’s dual nature and begins experimenting with a drug that turns him into a brutal and evil creature. One of the first adaptations of Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel was also … Continue reading Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde