Cinema Fearité presents ‘Cruising’ William Friedkin got more than he bargained for when he made the slasher mystery ‘Cruising.’ When you ask people what the best horror movie ever made is – not their favorite, but the best – it’s not surprising that The Exorcist is always in the conversation. It is surprising that it […]
Cinema Fearité presents ‘Terror in the Aisles’ Learn about horror movies – and fear itself – with ‘Terror in the Aisles.’ It’s Halloween this week, and Cinema Fearité is going to do something a little different. We’re setting the Wayback Machine to 1985 when I was a teenage horror fan. There’s a horror movie marathon […]
Cinema Fearité presents ‘When Michael Calls’ From the good old days, when phones were wired and TV movies were scary, Cinema Fearite presents ‘When Michael Calls.’ Technology moves at the speed of light, so even movies made just a few years ago look dated now. Just look at the phones in One Missed Call or […]
Cinema Fearité presents ‘Alligator’ Cinema Fearite says goodbye to Robert Forster by taking a look at his creature feature ‘Alligator.’ Once again, Hollywood has been dealt a major blow with the passing of character actor Robert Forster. Disney fans know him as Captain Dan Holland in The Black Hole. Tarantino fans remember his resurgence as […]
Cinema Fearité presents ‘Teaching Mrs. Tingle’ Kevin Williamson cashes in on both his ‘Scream’ and ‘Dawson’s Creek’ successes with ‘Teaching Mrs. Tingle.’ With the exception of a handful of classic releases like Nightbreed and Event Horizon, the nineties are considered by many fans to be a horror movies wasteland. But the advent of Wes Craven’s […]
Cinema Fearité presents ‘Starcrash’ Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, even for ‘Star Wars.’ Here’s ‘Starcrash.’ After the enormous 1977 success of the first Star Wars movie (now referred to as Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope), filmmakers everywhere scrambled to hop on the space opera bandwagon. Usually, the movies were original […]
Cinema Fearité presents ‘Blood Bath’ Cinema Fearité says goodbye to Sid Haig with his first horror movie. Whenever someone in the horror community dies, the word “legend” gets tossed around, but in this case, it’s completely true. This last weekend, horror legend Sid Haig passed away at the age of 80. Working with everyone from […]
Cinema Fearité presents ‘Dead Again’ Cinema Fearité presents Shakespearean actor Kenneth Branagh doing melodratic schlock in ‘Dead Again.’ Writer/director/actor Kenneth Branagh is mostly thought of as a highbrow artist, a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts who has adapted both William Shakespeare and Agatha Christie for the silver screen. As an actor, he’s […]
Cinema Fearité presents ‘The Blob’ Cinema Fearité pays tribute to the late Robert Axelrod with ‘The Blob.’ This past weekend, a character actor named Robert Axelrod passed away. He was hardly a household name, but he was one of those journeymen actors who always kept working, earning his keep doing everything from voiceover work on […]
Cinema Fearité presents ‘The Last Broadcast’ Before ‘The Blair Witch Project,’ there was ‘The Last Broadcast.’ Even though movies like Cannibal Holocaust and The Legend of Boggy Creek had done it before, The Blair Witch Project is generally credited with starting the whole found footage, faux-documentary style of horror filmmaking. But one year before, in […]
Cinema Fearité presents ‘Microwave Massacre’ Massacre Movies are not all created equal. For every ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre,’ there’s a ‘Microwave Massacre.’ When it comes to titling horror movies, the word “massacre” gets used a lot. Sometimes, the resulting movies launch classic franchises, such as The Texas Chain Saw Massacre or the Corman “Massacre” […]
Cinema Fearité presents ‘Spasms’ Cinema Fearité pays tribute to Peter Fonda by revisiting his creature feature ‘Spasms.’ This past weekend, Hollywood lost one of its legends with the passing of Peter Fonda. Fonda was best known for starring with Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson in the counterculture classic Easy Rider, but he worked all over […]
Cinema Fearité presents ‘Bad Boys’ Sean Penn put himself on the map as a serious actor with Rick Rosenthal’s ‘Bad Boys.’ The era of modern cable television can be confusing and frustrating. One could be surfing through the channel guide and see Gladiator, but end up watching a movie about underground boxing instead of Roman […]
Cinema Fearité presents ‘Nighthawks’ Rutger Hauer upstages the hero yet again in Nighthawks. Last week, Cinema Fearité paid respects to the late Rutger Hauer with The Hitcher. Well, one movie isn’t enough to cover the career of one of the greatest character actors of his time. So, we’re doubling down on the Rutger this week […]
Cinema Fearité presents ‘The Hitcher’ Cinema Fearité pays tribute to one of the most beloved movie villains in history by taking a look at the late Rutger Hauer in ‘The Hitcher.’ Last week, Hollywood suffered yet another tragic blow with the untimely passing of Rutger Hauer. Hauer was a prolific character actor who showed up […]
Cinema Fearité presents ’11:14′ Director Greg Marcks plays with traditional narrative structure in the brilliant ’11:14.’ When done right, playing with a non-linear timeline can be an extremely effective cinematic storytelling tool. Pulp Fiction uses the jump around narrative ingeniously. Memento unfolds in reverse, a technique that works wonderfully in the context of a main […]
Cinema Fearité presents ‘The Blood on Satan’s Claw” Cinema Fearitétries to get to the bottom of Folk Horror with ‘The Blood on Satan’s Claw.’ Ari Aster’s Midsommar (which is, by the way, one of the best movies of the year) has got everybody talking about “Folk Horror.” But what is that? Generally, Folk Horror derives […]
The Blair Witch Project is the most influential movie of the 20th century. Read on to find out why.
After Chucky and long before Annabelle, Dolly Dearest took its place as a killer doll movie to remember. And not only because there’s more than one killer doll to fear.
Cinema Fearité presents ‘The Last Horror Film’ Joe Spinell and Caroline Munro team up for the final time in ‘The Last Horror Film.” A few years back, Cinema Fearité took a look at the legendary William Lustig slasher Maniac, a dirty little 1980 movie that teamed New York everyman Joe Spinell (The Ninth Configuration, Cruising) […]
Cinema Fearité presents ‘Party Line’ Remember party lines? Cinema Fearité takes you back to those pre-internet days with the aptly titled ‘Party Line.’ A few years ago, Cinema Fearité explored the dated beauty of the landline telephone scam with 976-EVIL. But that’s not the only movie from the eighties about the pay-per-call culture. There’s also […]
Cinema Fearité presents ‘Fight Club’ David Fincher’s genius elevates Chuck Palahniuk’s brilliance in ‘Fight Club.’ It’s not uncommon for an author to dislike a cinematic adaptation of their work. When the personal art is projected through someone else’s eyes, the results can go from simple disagreement (Bret Easton Ellis with Mary Harron’s American Psycho) to […]
Cinema Fearité presents ‘The Giant Gila Monster’ More hilarious than horrifying, ‘The Giant Gila Monster’ is the epitome of a fifties science fiction B-movie. With the slick Godzilla: King of the Monsters roaring into theaters last week, Cinema Fearité thought it might be fun to take a look at the other end of the big […]
Cinema Fearité presents ‘A House in the Hills’ Home invasion movies have never looked more romantic than in ‘A House in the Hills.’ When done well, nothing is scarier than a home invasion movie. Examples include The Strangers and You’re Next. However, it’s also easy for a home invasion movie to go south fast. Examples […]
Cinema Fearité presents ‘Village of the Damned’ Cinema Fearite takes a look at the gold standard of creepy kid movies, ‘Village of the Damned.’ Creepy kids have always been a staple of the horror genre. Sometimes it’s a single kid, like in The Bad Seed or The Good Son. Sometimes, it’s just a handful, such […]
Cinema Fearité presents ‘Laserblast’ In the post-‘Star Wars’ world, some sci-fi movies are good, and some are bad. And some are ‘Laserblast.’ Science fiction movie history can be neatly divided into two groups: pre-Star Wars and post-Star Wars. In the immediate aftermath of George Lucas’ groundbreaking (and blockbusting) phenomenon, production companies everywhere scrambled to capitalize […]
Cinema Fearité presents ‘Creature from the Haunted Sea’ The third time’s a charm for Roger Corman with ‘Creature from the Haunted Sea.’ Remakes are almost as old as cinema itself, especially when it comes to horror movies (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, anyone?). Sometimes they’re creative adaptations (Franck Khalfoun’s Maniac, the recent Pet Sematary), and […]
Before Christopher Nolan brought the Dark Knight to life and mastered explosions, he brought the unforgettable neo-noir mystery Memento to audiences.
A tribute to paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren, whose real-life inspired The Conjuring, Annabelle, and more movies, with The Haunted.
Cinema Fearité presents ‘Judgment Night’ Cinema Fearite remembers the nineties with rap metal, flying bullets, and Denis Leary. The last few years, film fans and critics alike have been comparing the similarities between horror and comedy, thanks in part to the success of Jordan Peele’s Get Out and John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place. But not […]