Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors (1965) – Freddie Francis

The last vampire title for me to cover before I move onto the next spooky section of DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies book is an anthology film that is filled with familiar names and faces. Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors boasts names like Peter Cushing, Bernard Lee, Christopher Lee, Micheal Gough, and Donald Sutherland….

The Nun (2018) – Blu-Ray

Warner Brothers guides us back into the dark of the Conjuring universe with The Nun (Bonnie Aarons), which looks into the character that haunts Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga) in the first two Conjuring titles, detailing her personal history, and possession by the demon that corrupts her soul. Set in 1952, this film marks, to date,…

Faust (1926) – F.W. Murnau

DK Canada’s The Movie Book brings me some more F.W. Murnau. The film highlighted in the book is Sunrise, which I’d previously reviewed, and I’ve viewed his Key Movies, so I moved on to What Else to Watch and dug into his adaptation of the classic tale of Faust. Taking into account the time in…

The Shannara Chronicles: Season 1

Fantasy television series always have a hard time proving themselves on television. For every Game of Thrones or Xena: Warrior Princess, there’s a Wizards and Warriors or Covington Cross. While television viewers are happy to welcome superheroes and aliens into their living rooms on weekly basis, elves, dwarves and trolls have had a tougher time…

Books of Blood: Volume 1 – 3 (1984 – 1986) – Clive Barker

There are few authors that can get under my skin with their stories and nightmare imagery. In fact there is only one, Clive Barker. With the imminent arrival of The Scarlet Gospels in May, I thought I would throw some of his books back into my reading cycle, and what better place to start that…

I Am ZoZo (2014) – Scott Di Lalla

I am ZoZo releases today from Anchor Bay, cashing in on the resurgence of Ouija board movies. To differentiate itself from the theatrical films dealing with the same subject matter, the entire thing was shot on Super 8mm. This gives the film a rather enjoyable, almost old-fashioned look, but, sadly, is the only redeeming factor…

Good Omens (1990) – Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

So I dove into another Gaiman novel, and while I recognized some of it, I don’t think I ever finished the tale, so something must have happened to stop me from reading it. Anyway, this time, Gaiman pairs up with the author of the Discworld series of novels, and brings to life a humorous look…

Mister B. Gone (2007) – Clive Barker

Clive Barker’s books have always found a way to unnerve me, and keep me turning the pages at the same time, so I’m always happy to come across something by him that I haven’t read yet. This one opens with a plea. A begging for the reader to burn the book. Please. It seems that…

Pumpkinhead (1988) – Stan Winston

The always so cool Lance Henriksen stars in this creature-feature, cabin-in-the-woods horror film that was the directorial debut of the late, and much-missed Stan Winston. In a film packed with people I recognize, two of them from my favorite television show ever, Quantum Leap, the film plays within the typical B-movie tropes, but with a…

Dead Before Dawn 3D – April Mullen

Last night, at select theatres across Canada, the zemons arrived!  Half zombie, half demon, this new brand of terror has slowly but surely been taking the world by storm, and last night, it was our turn.  A homecoming, if you will, since the halfbreeds were essentially created right here in Canada – in Niagara Falls,…