SoH Presents: Favorite CINEMATOGRAPHY

The intentions of this blog in 2015 was showcasing cinematography and the artistry behind and within horror films. Inspired by a random tumblr that focused on cinematography in dramas, I got the idea to do the same for horror. Thankfully in modern times, horror is taken more seriously, more recognition and acceptance but I still … Continue reading SoH Presents: Favorite CINEMATOGRAPHY

A Color Story: The Addams Family (1991)

Title: The Addams Family Year: 1991Director: Barry SonnenfeldWriter(s): Caroline Thompson, Larry Wilson, based on characters by  Charles AddamsProducer(s): Scott RudinCostume(s): Ruth MyersCinematography: Owen Roizman Starring: Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci, Jimmy Workman, Elizabeth Wilson, Judith Malina, Christopher Hart, Dana Ivey and Dan Hedaya The Addams Family, a staple in our pop culture, … Continue reading A Color Story: The Addams Family (1991)

A Color Story: Blood and Black Lace

Title: Blood and Black LaceYear: 1964Director: Mario BavaWriter(s): Mario Bava, Marcello Fondato, Giusseppe BarillaProducer(s): Massimo Patrizi, Alfredo MirabileCostume(s): Tina GraniCinematography: Ubaldo Terzano Starring: Eva Bartok, Cameron Mitchell, Thomas Reiner, Claude Dantes and Dante Di Paolo One of the few Italian horror films I saw in a 100 Scariest Movie Moments (on Bravo) programming and the … Continue reading A Color Story: Blood and Black Lace

A Color Story: Halloween (2018)

Title: Halloween Year: 2018 Director: David Gordon Green Writer(s): Jeff Fradley, Danny McBride, David Gordon Green, based on characters by John Carpenter and Debra Hill Producer(s): Malek Akkad, Jason Blum, Bill Block Costume(s): Emily Gunshor Cinematography: Michael Simmonds Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, and Virginia Gardner One thing I’ve noticed … Continue reading A Color Story: Halloween (2018)

Hannibal: A tale of Horror and Elegance

There’s not a lot of television shows that stick with me long after they are off the air. However, I started to think about one particular show that despite a short run and a very passionate fanbase, I can only hope that one day this show will come back in some form. A film, miniseries, … Continue reading Hannibal: A tale of Horror and Elegance

SoH Reviews: Carnival of Souls (1962)

I go into watching movies for the first time with an open mind. I’m neither excited or lazying myself into watching. I am not sure how long this film has been sitting in my watchlist (I used Prime to watch this) but I’m thankful that I did. It’s an eerie, slow building, impact horror/indie film … Continue reading SoH Reviews: Carnival of Souls (1962)

A Color Story: The Love Witch

Title: The Love Witch Year: 2016 Director: Anna Biller Writer(s): Anna Biller Producer(s): Anna Biller Costume(s): Anna Biller Cinematography: M. David Mullen Starring: Samantha Robinson, Gian Keys, Laura Waddell, Jeffrey Vincent Parise, Jared Sanford, Robert Seeley and Jennifer Ingrum   The color that everyone associates most witches with in the media is black. Black is … Continue reading A Color Story: The Love Witch

Underrated: Vamp

un·der·rate /ˌəndə(r)ˈrāt/ Learn to pronounce verb past tense: underrated; past participle: underrated underestimate the extent, value, or importance of (someone or something). “a very underrated film” --- Vampires have been a part of our pop culture and horror genre since Bram Stoker’s Dracula novel was released in 1897. Since then, we’ve gotten many interpretations of what a … Continue reading Underrated: Vamp

A Color Story: Killer Klowns from Outer Space

Title: Killer Klowns from Outer Space Year: 1988 Director: Stephen Chiodo Writer(s): Stephen Chiodo, Charles Chiodo Producer(s): Stephen Chiodo, Charles Chiodo, Edward Chiodo Costume(s): Darcie F. Olson Cinematography: Alfred Taylor Starring: Grant Cramer, Suzanne Snyder, John Allen Nelson, Royal Dano and John Vernon It’s the 80s. Late 80s at that. Killer Klowns from Outer Space … Continue reading A Color Story: Killer Klowns from Outer Space

Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare; they saved the best for last… did they?

Title: Freddy’s Dead (The Final Nightmare) Year: 1991 Dir.: Rachel Talalay Producer(s): Robert Shaye, Michael De Luca, Michael N. Knue, Aron Warner Writer(s): Michael De Luca, Rachel Talalay (story) Company: New Line Cinema Starring: Lisa Zane, Robert Englund, Shon Greenblatt, Yaphet Kotto, Lezlie Deane As much fun as I have watching this movie, this movie … Continue reading Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare; they saved the best for last… did they?