Paramount and Director Ciaran Foy (Sinister 2) have come out and spoken to the net about a new and exciting horror movie called, Eli. Per Deadline, The pair spoke about the premise and the intrigue that this new scare fest will bring. The movie surrounds itself around a young boy who goes into a hospital to undergo treatment on a rare disease. The twist is the clinic then turns into a haunted hospital.
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.
This month we will see two special Fright Nights! This week it’s a Friday the 13th special, whilst in two weeks we have halloween! So to keep it short and sweet and let the scares commence, don’t forget to check out this week’s addition to the ongoing series as this week we hit the 90’s. Sadly i won’t be really referencing them too much in my recommendations based on the fact that Friday the 13th is a sacred date in the horror-verse.
Horror Buffs: Ringu (1998) – Now i didn’t say it wouldn’t completely be unrelated to the 90’s. All horror buffs should have seen Jason and ‘mummy’ cause havoc on the 13th, so in relation to the series, this original of the same name to the 2000’s scare fest is worth a watch. Although the premise won’t shock you, the pure horror the Japanese induce into their films is immense. If you love the Americanized version, you’ll eat this up.
Beginners: Friday The 13th (1980) – If you haven’t seen the original Friday The 13th by now, this Friday is your best chance yet. The reason why the date rings a bell for many, although maybe not the best out of all Voorhees films, the originals a no brainer-first-ballot-horror hall of fame movie and influence.
Casual Fans: Friday The 13th (2009) – The remake, a teen fest and turn of the decade inspired remake of the original is one of the better remakes of iconic horror films from centuries past. I believe that with supernatural star Jared Padelecki playing a great role as Clay and some pretty awesome death scenes, this flat out murder fest starts heavy and will keep you entertained all the way through.
The 90’s, unfortunately the visceral contradiction of the decade that preludes it. The 90’s was an era of horror where teen horror overshadowed, there was a lack of depth in the big film story lines bar a few, and really only about 3-5 memorable and worthy horror movies were born. Scream and The Blair Witch Project saved it by the end of the decade, but it was a little too late in the decade that seemed a little lost and confused.
10. Daniel Myrick & Eduardo Sanchez (The Blair Witch Project)
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.
The 80’s, the greatest cinematic era of horror to have ever existed. The slasher craze went nuts on the back end of the 70’s with both Jason and Freddy becoming the icons they are, not to mention Myers and Leatherface as well. It was an era where not only the slasher craze dominated but also some of the great horror movies that paved ways for generations to come such as Hellraiser, Childs Play, and The Fog. This was the genre’s finest decade and this list will illustrate this.
10. Joe Dante (Gremlins)
9. John Landis (An American Werewolf In London)
8. Chuck Russell (The Blob)
7. Stuart Gordon (From Beyond)
6. Stanley Kubrick ( The Shinning)
5. Tom Holland (Child’s Play)’
4. Wes Craven (Nightmare On Elm Street Franchise)
3. David Cronenberg (The Fly)
2. Dario Argento (Phenomena)
1. John Carpenter (The Fog)
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.