Monthly Archives: October 2014

October Horror Movie Challenge 2014, Day 31 – Horns

Horns (USA, 2013) Film adaptations can come with a lot of baggage, especially those of novels you love. As a teenager when I read a new horror novel I would imagine a glorious film adaptation, picturing each scene brought to life … Continue reading

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October Horror Movie Challenge 2014, Day 30 – Trouble Every Day

Trouble Every Day (France, 2001) We’re back in Paris for the second day running, and possibly looking at vampires again. I’ve seen Trouble Every Day described as a vampire film, and this may be as good a label as any. There’s certainly … Continue reading

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October Horror Movie Challenge 2014, Day 29 – Afflicted

Afflicted (Canada, 2013) If you’re as neurotic as I am (in which case, you have my sympathies), your brain will often work through vivid and detailed worst-case scenarios, usually around 3 AM. I am a connoisseur of imagined calamity, and my … Continue reading

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October Horror Movie Challenge 2014, Day 28 – Fresh Meat

Fresh Meat (New Zealand, 2012) Fresh Meat is a violent, kinetic comedy from New Zealand that uses a number of horror movie tropes without ever aiming to scare. Particularly, it’s about a family of suburban cannibals. I didn’t set out to … Continue reading

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October Horror Movie Challenge 2014, Day 27 – Anthropophagus

Anthropophagus (Italy, 1980) Your reaction to the phrase “video nasty” will depend an awful lot on whether you’re British and how old you are. It has a certain quaint ring to it, and the panic that accompanied it certainly seems antiquated; many … Continue reading

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