A Color Story: Freddy vs Jason

Title: Freddy vs JasonYear: 2003Director: Ronny YuWriter(s): Damien Shannon, Mark SwiftProducer(s): Sean S. CunninghamCostume(s): Gregory MahCinematography: Fred Murphy Starring: Monica Keena, Kelly Rowland, Jason Ritter, Robert England, Lochlyn Munro and Christ Marquette Oh Freddy vs. Jason… I love you and I dislike you at the same time. I’m trying to remember whether or not I … Continue reading A Color Story: Freddy vs Jason

A Color Story: Midsommar

Title: Midsommar Year: 2019 Director: Ari Aster Writer(s): Ari Aster Producer(s): Lars Knudsen, Patrik Andersson Costume(s): Andrea Flesch Cinematography: Pawel Pogorzelski Starring: Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, William Jackson Harper, Will Poulter, and Vilhelm Blomgren     This movie starts with a minimal, barely there title card yet the entire film is quite… beautiful looking. There … Continue reading A Color Story: Midsommar

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors; Freddy’s just around the corner.

Title: A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors Year: 1987 Dir.: Chuck Russell Producer(s): Robert Shaye Writer(s): Wes Craven, Frank Darabont, Bruce Wagner Company: New Line Cinema Starring: Heather Langenkamp, Patricia Arquette, Larry Fishbourne, Craig Wasson, Priscilla Pointer and Robert Englund One of my favorites in the franchise. As much as I have accepted … Continue reading A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors; Freddy’s just around the corner.

A Color Story: The Cell, 2000.

Title: The Cell Year: 2000 Director: Tarsem Singh Writer(s): Mark Protosevich Producer(s): Julio Caro, Eric McLeod Costume(s): Eiko Ishioka Cinematography: Paul Laufer Starring: Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Lopez, Vincent D'Onofrio, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Jake Weber and Dylan Baker   The colors used in The Cell are distributed beautiful and equally. There's just as much use of color … Continue reading A Color Story: The Cell, 2000.

Psycho – it’s an Alfred Hitchcock masterpiece.

Title: Psycho Year: 1960 Dir.: Alfred Hitchcock Producer(s): Alfred Hitchcock Writer(s): Joseph Stefano (screenplay), Robert Bloch (novel) Company: Paramount Pictures (orig), Universal (current) Starring: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, Martin Balsam, John Gavin and John McIntire A considered “classic” of the horror genre. A film that has influenced horror in a way that only … Continue reading Psycho – it’s an Alfred Hitchcock masterpiece.

The Beauty behind Giallo: A Visual Journey into Italian Horror

2019 is the year that I dove into the deep end of Italian horror, especially older films. I've swam in the shallow pool, only seen Suspiria, Demons and Demons 2. But nothing prepared me for what Italian or "giallo" horror is really about, the depths of how unique it is and at the opposite end … Continue reading The Beauty behind Giallo: A Visual Journey into Italian Horror

Planet Terror; you might feel a little prick.

Title:  Planet Terror Year: 2007 Dir.: Robert Rodriguez Producer(s): Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino, Elizabeth Avellan Writer(s): Robert Rodriguez Company: Troublemaker Studios, Rodriguez International Pictures (RIP), Dimension Films Starring: Rose McGowan, Freddy Rodriguez, Josh Brolin, Marley Shelton, Naveen Andrews, Michael Biehn, Jeff Fahey, Stacy Ferguson, Bruce Willis BIG DISCLAIMER UP FRONT: I am strictly focusing on … Continue reading Planet Terror; you might feel a little prick.

Drag Me to Hell; even nice people can go to hell.

Title: Drag Me to Hell Year: 2009 Dir.: Sam Raimi Producer(s): Robert Tapert, Grant Curtis Writer(s): Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi Company: Universal Pictures Starring: Alison Lohman, Justin Long, Lorna Raver, Dileep Rao, David Paymer and Adriana Barraza. Sam Raimi makes another appearance on the blog. But now, we’re not talking about Ash Williams, the Deadites, … Continue reading Drag Me to Hell; even nice people can go to hell.

Halloween; the night he came home.

Title: Halloween Year: 1978 Dir.: John Carpenter Producer(s): Debra Hill Writer(s): John Carpenter, Debra  Hill Company: Compass International Starring: Donald Pleasance, Jamie Lee Curtis, PJ Soles, Nancy Loomis. So. We’ve arrived at one of the big juggernauts of horror. Even if you’re not a fan of horror, you know the big ones: Friday the 13th, … Continue reading Halloween; the night he came home.

The Descent; afraid of the dark? You will be.

Title: The Descent Year: 2006 Dir.: Neil Marshall Producer(s): Christian Colson Writer(s): Neil Marshall Company: Celador Films Starring: Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid, Saskia Mulder, MyAnna Buring and Nora-Jane Noone. This is one of the coolest British horror films ever. Others that are also cool: 28 Days Later, 28 Weeks Later, The Wicker Man, … Continue reading The Descent; afraid of the dark? You will be.