Hot Docs 2015: The Nightmare – Rodney Ascher

Eschewing objectivity, or any real investigation into the phenomena¬†and instead focussing on sharing the experience, The Nightmare is quite possibly the first true horror documentary. Director Rodney¬†Ascher sits down and chats with 8 people, Jeff, Ana, Kate, Korinne, Stephen, Chris, Connie and Forrest, people who suffer from the terrifying phenomena of sleep paralysis. I’ve been…

Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969) – Terence Fisher

  The Sci-Fi Chronicles brings me to yet another entry into the Hammer horror films, this time it is Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed. While gaudy and blood soaked Technicolor bring us back to the world of Frankenstein, again played by a restrained Peter Cushing, who plays the character stronger this time, a sharp wit, devious…

Possession (1981) – Andrzej Zulawski

  A bizarre, and troubling tale was recommended to me by this odd list I came across listing horror movies, the majority of which I’d seen, but this one I’d never heard of… After his turn as Damien Thorn in the Omen III, Sam Neill took on the role of Mark in this haunting and…

The Sixth Sense (1999) – M. Night Shyamalan

The 101 Horror Movies list has brought me to The Sixth Sense. A film that no matter what you think of Shyamalan’s later work, still stands as a fantastic little spooky tale, undeniably a classic ghost story. Bruce Willis stars as Malcolm Crowe a psychologist who has a troubling confrontation in his home with a…

Downton Abbey – Now What?

  So there it is. I’m all caught upon Downton Abbey, I finished the feature-length Christmas special last night, which seemed to effectively tie up a lot of plot lines from the first two series in one 90 minute go. It also, however, set up a lot of things I expect to follow-up on in…