Friday the 13th twitter boycott, what the hell happened!?

Only in a weird distant future did horror fans of the 60’s conceive the possibility of visceral feminists and horror fans coming together on Friday The 13th to boycott twitter.This occurred after one of the most beloved horror actress’ profile being banned by twitter. That’s right Rose Mcgowan’s account had been banned by Twitter due to her claims against Harvey Weinstein.

Her claims,or rather truths that she aired about his sexual predator like behavior has been on the back off many other recent reports to the media surrounding his behavior. She shared her story via the net and has been at the forefront of  boycotting Mr Weinstein.The aftermath is simple, once again a powerful man walks free whilst another women in the media is positioned as playing the victim. We were outraged here at All Things Horror that a beloved actress both in our genre and in the rest of the film industry could be treated this way by such a high profile online media platform.

What occured on the 13th will be another dark  chapter amongst a gloomy book, and despite not having belief in the fact some men will never overcome their inbuilt bigotry and misogyny, we stand with you Rose and will always love you for your role in Scream.

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Netflix’s ‘Mindhunter’: Thoughts thus far

Although many have probably binge-watched the whole series already, for those taking their time, much like us, 3 episodes in and we are already intrigued by what has been a fascinating take on true crime icon’s and similarly, some of the most dangerous men to have roamed the earth. The show with it’s lack of comic relief, bright (overplayed) cameos and very raw and harsh plot’s indicate that this show wants to be as brutally honest as possible. Many of us horror fans are true crime fans as well, as there are so many parallels between the fictional and the real villains that scare us.

So far so good is what we have to say about Mindhunter, and if we are this enthralled 3 episodes in then we can only imagine how good it will be. Yet the one question on our mind is, which is better? This new hit, or True detective S1??

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Next years ‘Halloween’ to be in an alternate reality.

It is still a year away, but when a big hitter such as Halloween is mentioned, we stop and listen regardless of the insignificance of time. We listen more intently when a legend such as John Carpenter speaks, and recently he made some comments about the newest take on Halloween, which will be released sometime in 2018.

Carpenter said that ‘it picks up after the first one’ and ‘that none of the others [sequels] we’re ever made’. He is really ‘impressed’ with whose directing (David Gordon Green) and the way it has been written (Green, Danny Mcbride). The words from the master of 20th century horror should be recognized and if this the case, despite Rob Zombie’s remakes being intriguing and dark, then this remake may be the best take on Myers since the original. I guess we will have to wait and see what this alternative film reality will bring.

More news to follow as it comes.

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‘Gerald’s Game’ review

If you thought IT was terrifying, and if it led to you feeling vulnerable and uneasy then the newest Stephen King inspiration will do much the same, if not more. There have been many debates over how scary IT was, and now with it growing into meme culture, it only signifies that maybe it wasn’t really scary at all. At least none of this can be said for this film, as Gerald’s Game stood up to it’s alignment with Stephen King as a disturbing and psychologically bruising horror film that didn’t let me catch my breath until the credits began to roll.

Some BDSM to help fix a broken relationship gone horribly wrong is how it begins, but behind the outset there are layers of creepiness dug in damaged childhoods and a ominous soul that continually haunts the protagonist all the way through. Carla Gugino does a great job as lead character and victim Jessie Burlingame, whilst the makeup done for character Raymond Andrew Joubert was phenomenal. The cinematography and directing with it’s changes from first person POV back to normal audience viewing employed a great sense of despair and attachment to Jessie.Throughout the film you grip tight as each quick change from flashback to real time and between hallucinations keeps you glued to the screen.

It wasn’t packed with jump scares, with it more so the being the actual plot that made this film terrifying, which was refreshing in the horror scene today with it’s ample of haunting scares. This psychological thriller will stand the test of time and has been a gem among the mammoth releases that we have seen this year. It’s better than IT and sliding in just behind Get Out, i’d have to say it’s one of my favourites of the year.

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Friday Night Fright – October 6th

It’s that time of the week again! I have had so many positive responses for this segment and lord does it means a lot, so keep on checking in and I’ll keep up the good work for all you horror fans. Once again, this week will mainly relate to the series I’ve been working on, if you haven’t checked it out yet, then A) what have you been doing!?!? and B) click on the LIST tab in the right hand corner and checkout the decade by decade list I’ve recently been publishing. This week i looked at the 80’s which as I’ve mentioned countless times is the best era of horror cinema and also just a great time of cinema in general. Many of my favourites were released during this decade, Gremlins, The FogAn American Werewolf In London just to name a few. Here we go, below is this weeks horror movies that will keep you entertained!

 

Horror Buffs: Tenenbre (1982) – I am yet to see this famous hit, but what i do know about this film is that it is sublime and a full illustration of Argento’s creative mind. Great cinematography and a raw and authentic take on scare factors makes this psychological horror flick a must see to really appreciate how talented this Italian director is.

 

Beginners:  Gremlins (1984) – This fun and relatively cute monster movie is critically acclaimed as a horror. At times it may seem like a children’s movie and at others, a comedy horror, either way it features some really cool villains and a severely different type of horror movie, especially amongst the films being released in the 80’s. It is extremely important to be watched if you want to understand all the differences in horror cinema, and also understand where some of the other monster movies of today, such as  Leprechaun, for example gained their inspiration. Also, Gizmo will win your heart over, so there’s that!

 

Casual Fans: A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) – It’s hotly debated which Nightmare film is the best, we know it’s not the first or 5th or 6th, and this one is definitely mine. It’s one of the most fun, bizarre and creepy editions in the franchise and has a pretty cool narrative surrounding the children featured, which makes for a unique and also really entertaining slasher flick. It also features two of the greatest minds of the 80’s, Wes Craven and Chuck Russel.

Creep 2 trailer!!! Watch here

We announced here at All Things Horror a few weeks ago that Creep 2 was in the making. If you are unfamiliar with the first  film then go check it out. The incredibly unique and disturbing hand-held footage film was an indie sensation when it was released in 2014, and now just a few years later the sequel is set to take us on a similar journey.

Click here to watch the trailer!

Creep 2 is set to release on the 24th of October.

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Top 10 horror directors/producers/writers of the 50-70s

This is the beginning of a series where, apart from this entry, i will be ranking the greatest horror minds from each decade of horror. I chose to join the three decades above purely because the horror universe and horror industry lacked depth in comparison to later decades, and for a greater list with more acknowledged minds i decided to start off with these 3 combined. The 50-70’s brought with them Psycho, Dracula, Suspiria and The Hill’s Have Eyes.  And of course one of the greatest horror geniuses to ever step behind the lens, Mr Hitchcock. Read below to see where we ranked him!

10. Jack Arnold (Creature Of The Black Lagoon)

 

9. Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre)

 

8. Nicolas Roeg (Don’t Look Now)

 

7. Robert Wise (The Day The Earth Stood Still)

 

6. John Carpenter (Halloween)

 

5. Terence Fisher (Dracula)

 

4. David Cronenberg (Shivers)

 

3. Dario Argento (Suspiria)

 

2. George A Romero (Night Of The Living Dead)

 

1. Alfred Hitchcock (Psycho)