Horror

  • Mickey Reece – Strike, Dear Mistress, and Cure His Heart (2018)

    2011-2020DramaHorrorMickey ReeceUSA
    Strike, Dear Mistress, and Cure His Heart (2018)
    Strike, Dear Mistress, and Cure His Heart (2018)

    Newlyweds David and Madeline Middleston have just purchased a historic hotel near the town where Madeline’s estranged mother Dianne resides. When Dianne comes to visit she brings with her an uninvited guest.Read More »

  • Arsalan Amiri – Zalava (2021)

    2021-2030Arsalan AmiriDramaHorrorIran
    Zalava (2021)
    Zalava (2021)

    In 1978, the inhabitants of Zalava, a small village in Iran, claim that there is a demon among them. While investigating the strange case, Massoud, a young police sergeant, crosses paths with an exorcist.

    Critically setting his film in 1978, at the onset of the Iranian Revolution, writer-director Arsalan Amiri conjures an eerie atmosphere, sensitively laced with bitter irony as his script (co-written with Ida Panahandeh and Tahmineh Bahram) wrestles with paradoxical arguments about faith, tradition, and modernity in the face of an ambiguous threat. Escalating to Schrödinger’s demon scenarios of sublime suspense — artfully photographed by Mohammad Rasouli — this dread-filled fable eventually crystalizes these tensions in an irresistible, metaphysical horror dilemma that is guaranteed to haunt you the next time you handle a sealed glass jar, regardless of whether or not a demon waits inside.

    8 Wins & 14 Nominations, including Winner of the Critics’ Week Grand Prize at 2021 Venice Film Festival and the FIPRESCI Private at the Venice Fim FestivalRead More »

  • Kenneth Hartford & Herbert L. Strock – Monstroid AKA Monster (1980)

    Herbert L. Strock1971-1980HorrorKenneth HartfordSci-FiUSA
    Monstroid (1980)
    Monstroid (1980)

    A rural Colombian village is attacked by a horrible sea serpent, aroused by industrial pollution of a nearby lake. Based on a real event that took place in June of 1971.Read More »

  • Karim Hussain – Ascension (2002)

    Karim Hussain2001-2010CanadaExperimentalHorror
    Ascension (2002)
    Ascension (2002)

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    An unknown creature has murdered the Creator of Universe and unleashed the ability to produce miracles. This ability is now in the hands of human beings who have driven themselves into destructive envy and the horrible chaos of suddenly becoming Gods themselves.Read More »

  • William Castle – 13 Ghosts (1960)

    William Castle1951-1960ClassicsHorrorUSA
    13 Ghosts (1960)
    13 Ghosts (1960)

    Reclusive Dr. Zorba has died and left his eerie mansion to his penniless nephew Cyrus Zorba and his family. Along with the house, the Zorba family has also inherited the occultist’s collection of 12 ghosts, who can only be seen through Zorba’s special goggles. The family members, their lives at risk upon the discovery that Dr. Zorba’s fortune lies hidden somewhere in the house, receive aid from unexpected quarters as the threat to their lives is revealed.Read More »

  • William Castle – Homicidal (1961)

    1961-1970HorrorThrillerUSAWilliam Castle
    Homicidal (1961)
    Homicidal (1961)

    Gimmicky B-movie fright master William Castle (THE TINGLER, STRAIT JACKET) enters the adventurous (for 1961!) world of gender psychology in this effective suspense picture. Bombshell Emily (Jean Arless) murders the justice of the peace after he marries her to Warren (Glen Corbett) a hotel bellboy whom she paid to do so. The odd couple then move to the sleepy town of Solvang, where she works for Warren’s childhood guardian Helga (Eugenie Leontovich), a mute, wheelchair-bound old woman. Emily terrorizes Helga, knowing that Helga has no way of informing anyone about her murderous manners. Warren’s half-sister Miriam (Patricia Breslin) begins to unravel some family secrets–but not before the body count increases! This low-budget “tribute” to the previous year’s PSYCHO featured a “fright break” in its theatrical run which allowed views to get their money back if they were too scared to watch the conclusion.Read More »

  • King Hu – Shan zhong zhuan qi AKA Legend of the Mountain (1979)

    King Hu1971-1980FantasyHorrorTaiwan
    Shan zhong zhuan qi (1979)
    Shan zhong zhuan qi (1979)

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    King Hu while revered for a number of unique films in the 1960’s was outside the HK studio system by the 1970’s and only produced three films in that decade. In 1979 his made two “Mountain” films concurrently. This one being a ghost story in the tradition of Japanese ghosts films like Ugetsu or Black Cat from the Grove.Read More »

  • Kiyoshi Kurosawa – Chime (2024)

    Kiyoshi Kurosawa2021-2030HorrorJapanThriller
    Chime (2024)
    Chime (2024)

    The life of a schoolteacher is disrupted by a chime that brings with it an increasing sense of dread.Read More »

  • Tarsem Singh – The Cell (2000)

    Uncategorized1991-2000CrimeHorrorTarsem SinghUSA
    The Cell (2000)
    The Cell (2000)

    An F.B.I. Agent persuades a social worker, who is adept with a new experimental technology, to enter the mind of a comatose serial killer in order to learn where he has hidden his latest kidnap victim.Read More »

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