House On Haunted Hill (1999) – William Malone

I’m not sure how this title, a remake of the classic 1959 William Castle film ended up in the zombie chapter of DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies book, as having just sat through this one, I don’t recall any zombies, or living dead. The concept itself is fun enough, an amusement park mogul, Stephen…

Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) – Peter Weir

Mired in legend, and psuedo-history (there were and are many discussion about whether or not this event actually happened), Peter Weir’s adaptation of Joan Lindsay’s haunting novel of historical fiction is the next film recommendation from DK Canada’s The Movie Book. Set in the 1900s the tale is set at the Appleyard Girls’ School in…

Miami Vice (1986) – Definitely Miami, and Yankee Dollar

A fantastic episode is hindered by the presence of Ted Nugent (ugh), as I head back to Miami for more Vice. Definitely Miami aired 10 January, 1986 and was written by Micheal Ahnemann and Daniel Pyne is a Sonny Crockett (Don Johnson) story that plays out brilliantly. Callie Bassett (Arielle Dombasle) and her husband Charlie (Nugent)…

The Twelve (2012) – Justin Cronin

Justin Cronin’s vampiric trilogy continues in the fast-paced, raising of the stakes (pun intended?) second book, The Twelve. It’s been five years since the events of the previous book, The Passage., and things have changed for a number of our characters. We check in with Sara, Peter, Michael, Hollis, Alicia, and of course Amy, and none…

The Passage (2010) – Justin Cronin

  Epic, majestic, terrifying and engrossing. And heartfelt thanks to Amanda for pushing it in my direction! These words perfectly define The Passage by Justin Cronin. A massive novel, coming in at 879 pages in paperback, the tale it unfolds is massive, engaging, and is almost mythic in nature. With a vast cast of characters,…

Always Watching: A Marble Hornets Story (2015) – James Moran

  Available now from Anchor Bay is this creepy feature film that is based on the Marble Hornets web series. It also features another internet sensation the modern myth of the Slender Man (played by Doug Jones) though the character is not referred to that by name though the course of the film. In fact…

Fear Clinic (2014) – Robert Hall

Available today from Anchor Bay is that interesting horror offering from Robert Hall. Based on the web series of the same name and starring film icon Robert Englund, the film follows a group of tortured souls, haunted by their fears, and a unifying incident, and their plea for help from their doctor, Andover (Englund) who pioneered…

Here Comes The Devil (2012) – Adrian Garcia Bogliano

  Opening today in Toronto at The Royal Cinema and on the 21st at the Mayfair Theater in Ottawa is this unnerving  Spanish film, and TIFF Official Selection, Here Comes The Devil,  that isn’t afraid to explore some dark territory. On a brief getaway, Sol (Laura Caro) and her husband, Felix (Francisco Barriero), let their…

Orphan Black S01E03 – Variation Under Nature

  Tonight on Space, things continue to spin more out of control for Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) as more is revealed about who and what she is, but not the whys. The episode picks up exactly where the previous episode left off, with Sarah conversing with Allison and Kasima. Minor SPOILERS abound. Sarah continuing to pose…

Suspiria (1977)

So Dario Argento finds his way onto the 101 Horror Movies list again with what is called his masterpiece, Suspiria. The story is fairly simple and the murders are just as bloody as they were in Profondo Rosso. A young American, Suzy Bannion (Jessica Harper) arrives at the Freiburg academy, which specializes in dance. However…