Another day, another favorites post. Today however, is something that has been in the works or at least on my mind for the past few “favorites” and it’s time to talk about Stephen King and some of my top favorite adaptations of his works. His birthday was just last month and it’s spooky season where … Continue reading Favorites: Stephen King Adaptations
A movie that has sat on my shelf for years but remembered watched the 100 Scariest Movie Moments on Bravo and this film was discussed. I am sure that list is still available on youtube in some capacity but I don’t want to link it in fear of it being taken down so please look … Continue reading SoH Reviews: Les Diabolique(s)
A few weeks ago, Comet TV was showing a film with a familiar face: Jeffrey Combs. Granted, I recognized the other two actors alongside him (Ken Foree, Barbara Crampton) and it was the film From Beyond. It then reminded me, fuck, I had never seen Re-Animator. Yes, I am one of those people who take … Continue reading The Hype of Re-Animator: Is it valid?
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
This week, I decided to go back… way back… to exactly 1995. How old was I in 1995? I was 8. The perfect age for this particular show. I give credit to three book series that influenced me to read more: Animorphs, Harry Potter and today’s topic, Goosebumps! How funny all of them are from … Continue reading Rewatching Goosebumps TV Series
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.
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" -- Stephen King has tons of works adapted to both the small screen and the big ones. From IT, The Stand, Pet Sematary, Salem’s Lot, to lesser known The … Continue reading Underrated: Stephen King’s Rose Red
This documentary is the reason why I wanted to get Shudder. I remember seeing the countless ads and trailers for it on youtube and of course my interest was sparked. As someone who is a) a horror fan, b) a black woman and c) a film and history fan, this documentary spoke to me, educated … Continue reading SoH Reviews: Horror Noire
Title: Carrie Year: 1976 Dir.: Brian de Palma Producer(s): Paul Manosh Writer(s): Lawrence D. Cohen (screenplay), “Carrie” novel by Stephen King Company: United Artists Starring: Sissy Spacek, William Katt, John Travolta, Piper Laurie How could I have forgotten Carrie? It’s one of the few Stephen King films that I’ve seen and read with its novelization. … Continue reading Carrie; take Carrie to the prom, I dare you!
Title: Interview with the Vampire Year: 1994 Dir.: Neil Jordan Producer(s): David Geffen, Stephen Woolley Writer(s): Based on the Vampire Chronicles/”Interview with the Vampire” (Anne Rice), screenplay (Anne Rice) Company: Geffen Film, Warner Bros. Starring: Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst, Antonio Banderas, Christian Slater and Stephen Rea. This film is an aesthetically Victorian gothic … Continue reading Interview with the Vampire; most of all, I longed for death.