47 Meters Down is a 2017 British survival horror film directed by Johannes Roberts, and starring Mandy Moore and Claire Holt. It was released on June 16, 2017.
I just got back from seeing this and WOW! All I have to say is wow. Let's just dive (pun intended) right in to my review. This will contain no spoilers.
The film starts out with sisters Lisa (Mandy Moore) and Kate (Claire Holt) on vacation in Mexico. Within 5 minutes, we know that Lisa's deadbeat of a boyfriend Stuart dumped her because she wasn't fun enough for him and he was bored with their...
The Spiral Staircase (1946) Directed by Robert Siodmak, is a psychological film noir starring Dorothy McGuire as the primary character, Helen.
It was adapted from a screenplay by Mel Dinelli and based on the Ethel Lina White novel 'Some Must Watch'. White also penned the original story that was used for Hitchcock’s film, The Lady Vanishes.
The movie is set primarily in a large Victorian house, Helen is a mute servant girl for the elderly bed-ridden Mrs. Warren (Ethel Barrymore). Also living in the mansion are the matriarch’s son Steve (Gordon Olivier), her stepson,...
I have a confession to make: I love horror; movies, books, television shows, it doesn’t matter. I can’t make it through the week without my fix of horror escapism. As a very introspective person, I have often wondered why this is the case; why am I drawn to this specific genre? After a productive pondering session, I think I have come up with four compelling reasons horror is such a well-loved genre (at least to me).
1. It’s edgy.
Do you remember being an emo teenager? Wearing skull and crossbone jewelry with punk rock band T-shirts and...
Lost Heart (1973) based on a tale by the marvellous ghost story teller MR James, is one of the Ghost Stories adapted by the BBC for the Yuletide series, adapted by Robert Chapman. Filmed on location in Lincolnshire during November, the autumnal scenery and gothic Manor House provide a beautifully effective setting for such a spooky ambient tale.
The story tells of Stephen Elliott, (Simon Gipps) a young orphan boy sent to stay with his much older cousin, Mr Abney (Joseph O'Conor) who's portrayal is reminiscent of Dr Caligari in his jerking movements and animated expressions. The...
Freaks is a 1932 pre-code horror film directed by Tod Browning, a former circus contortionist. It stared real life sideshow freak performers and the original version was considered too shocking for audiences, it would be decades before it gained notoriety as a cult classic.
The plot follows the scheming mission of a beautiful trapeze artist named Cleopatra, who, on learning of the inheritance of the sideshows midget, decides to marry him and ultimately run off with her lover Hercules, the sideshows strong man.
Carnival of Souls is a low budget horror movie released initially in 1962 and directed by Herk Harvey. (Who also stars)
Mary Henry (Candace Hilligoss) is the sole survivor of a fatal car accident following a drag race.
After the crash, Mary leaves town and takes a job as a church organist, but her new start is plagued by visions of a ghoulish man (Herk Harvey). As her creepy visions intensify, Mary finds herself drawn to an oddly alluring, deserted carnival. The surreal setting and imagery that ensues within the carnival is nightmarish and memorable, reminiscent of many great...
As an avid fan of horror films, Halloween is definitely one of the highlights of my entire year. However, I can’t hide my disappointment at the fact that – despite Hollywood’s efforts – there has never been a modern slasher remake, sequel, or prequel that has ever matched up to the original film… and it seems I’m not the only one!
A survey carried out by Eye Candy Lenses revealed that the majority of avid horror films fans would be delighted to see some of the most iconic original slasher films brought back to life. However, whilst it came as no surprise that horror...
Hello everyone, I thought I'd do a list of my favorite horror movies. There may be some that should be there like The Conjuring 2 or The Woman in Black but there won't be because I have not seen them yet. There are about 20 movies listed here that are my favorites and it's in no particular order. I should also mention when I put 14A or 18A, that is the Canadian movie ratings, as I am from Canada that is what I use. I hope that cleared up a bit.
There's a strong reason why I'm ready for this movie and I hope to hell that it's good. In fact, there's more than one reason. Among them is Blake Lively who looks extremely attractive and is not a bad actress herself, plus the strong realistic tone this movie seems promising to give. I know, yes... it's ANOTHER shark movie and has SyFy shoved that genre into the ground enough? BUT... this isn't SyFy, this isn't Asylum. This is a real theatrical film, just one week from official release (originally June 29th, now June 24th) and it looks downright terrifying. I'm scared for Blake. I'm scared...