Paranormal Activity (2007) – Oren Peli

The Blair Witch Project may have made found footage horror movies mainstream, but it was Oren Peli’s Paranormal Activity that brought it into our bedrooms. And this haunted house/possession story is the next stop in the ghost chapter of DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies. There’s a lot of divisiveness about this movie, people either…

Delivery: The Beast Within (2013) – Brian Netto

Releasing today on DVD from Anchor Bay is a nice take on the found footage film, combining reality television with a hint of Rosemary’s Baby, and a touch of Paranormal Activity. Rachel (Laurel Vail) and Kyle (Danny Barclay) after years of trying, are finally expecting. And they’re also the subject of a new reality show that…

Poltergeist (1982)

The 101 Horror Movies let me revisit another one of my favourite films, Poltergeist. I won’t get into the whole “who really directed it dilemma” – I don’t care (though if pressed it feels more like a Steven Spielberg film than a Tobe Hooper film). I just know I like it. It’s a very simple…

A Saturday’s Paranormal Activity

Earlier this week at the screening of the new tv series The River, I won a prize pack which included autographed copies of all of three (to-date) Paranormal Activity films. So Saturday morning, while I settled in to do laundry and groceries, I worked my way through all three films. The first is still my…

The River – Episodes 1 & 2

The River is the concerted effort of Oren Peli, of Paranormal Activity fame, and Steven Spielberg (amongst others of course), who made his own foray into spooky territory with Poltergeist. A film which Peli later paid homage to with James Wan with Insidious, which I have to admit, had some interesting moments, ideas, and a…

Episode 3 with Jeremy LaLonde

Welcome to our 3rd podcast! I should warn you there are spoilers ahead during our chat with Jeremy LaLonde but it is a lot of fun! The interview does seem to end rather abruptly, but the noise level in the pub, the gorgeous Dora Keogh on the Danforth, got a little too loud. We hope…

Where Have All The Good Scares Gone?

Is it possible that the horror genre has become so spotlit in the mainstream media, that it no longer has any shadows for scary things to hide in? Fear and scares are dependent on the individual, what freaks someone out won’t phase the next. If that’s the case, shouldn’t there be more variety in the…

Episode 2 with Sue and Tim

So here we are at the end of another week (a great week! Thanks to everyone for visiting the site!), and Sue and I are happy to bring you our second podcast, you can find it over on itunes. See the tags below to see what we’re chatting about! Episode 2. [Edit] – We’ve started moving our…