Few things are scarier than a creepy horror movie kid, but when there’s a group of creepy kids, like in The Children, things are more fun.
Before Wes Craven, Kevin Williamson, and The Wayans Brothers made their Scary Movies, three independent filmmakers did, produced by Generic Pictures.
Roger Corman stepped away from his B-movie roots for The Intruder, a socially conscious film that everyone should see.
Freddie Francis and Jimmy Sangster team up for ‘Paranoiac,’ a Hammer homage to ‘Psycho.’
Sondra Locke was best known as one of Clint Eastwood’s ex-girlfriends, but her healthy movie career in front of and behind the camera deserves recognition.
In Wild Beasts, the animals strike back as nature goes wild.
Cinema Fearité presents ‘The Old Dark House’, an unsung Universal horror movie where a woman plays the role of an old man.
Cinema Fearité pays tribute to the late Nicolas Roeg, cinematographer for Roger Corman’s ‘The Masque of the Red Death.’
Cinema Fearité pays tribute to the late William Goldman with Stephen King’s ‘Misery.’
David Cronenberg and Stephen King team up for the eerily prophetic ‘The Dead Zone.’
After John Carpenter’s success with Halloween, he told a legend-based ghost story with The Fog, a horror classic in its own right.
Cinema Fearité Presents ‘Satan’s Little Helper’ A Halloween movie that’s not THE Halloween movie. When it comes to Halloween movies, none is bigger than the original 1978 classic Halloween, so much so that a ret-conned sequel made forty years later still was able to conquer the box office. But, for those that want a little […]
Cinema Fearité Presents ‘Mazes and Monsters’ Satanic Panic hits the small screen with ‘Mazes and Monsters.’ The Satanic Panic of the late seventies and early eighties was legendary. Stuffy parents and politicians found references to Satanism and Devil Worship in just about everything fun, from rock music to computer games. And when the smoke cleared, […]
Thanks to the UCLA Television & Film Archive, Private Property can now be seen and enjoyed by anyone who wants to see and enjoy it.
The nineties were a curious time for horror movies. The success of young adult television shows like “Beverly Hills 90210,” “Dawson’s Creek,” and “Party of Five” paved the way for a slew of fright flicks that were packed with beautiful young stars and set to hip modern soundtracks. Usually, these movie were slashers, like Scream or I Know What You Did Last Summer. Sometimes, they were more sci-fi tinged, such as Disturbing Behavior or The Faculty. By the turn of the century, the teen horror craze had hit the supernatural realm. Case in point: 2001’s Soul Survivors.
Before ‘Saw’ and after ‘The Twilight Zone,’ there was ‘Cube.’
A lost gem about prank calls from the pre-Caller ID days, the 1988 television movie ‘I Saw What You Did.’
There are horror movies geared towards children, and there are horror movies that only adults should see. But tucked in the middle are the movies for “tweeners,” the (usually) PG-13 flicks that are too intense for little ones, but tame by adult standards. ‘Lisa’ is a tweener movie.
An alien invasion movie can come in any shape or size. Sometimes, the aliens are friendly, like in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial or Arrival. Sometimes, they’re horrifying, as in Xtro or The Dark. And sometimes, not even the audience can tell the difference. That’s the case with the 1977 schlockier Prey.
This week, the latest movie in the recent trend of sequels/reboots of classic flicks hits the screen with The Predator. It seems like a good time for Cinema Fearité to take a look at the beloved creature feature that kicked off the franchise, 1987’s Predator.
As a rock and roll comedy, Shock Treatment is an incredible film. When its connection to The Rocky Horror Picture Show is considered, it’s a wonder that the movie is not a household word.
In 1975, the movie world was changed by Steven Spielberg’s summer blockbuster Jaws. And almost immediately, schlock filmmakers started imitating it, hoping some of the success would rub off. And some did. The Jaws clone trend has given us awesome movies like Orca, Tentacles, and even Grizzly. Oh, and Piranha.
Not long ago, Cinema Fearité dug into the phenomenon of “Oscar Horror” when we took a look at The Silence of the Lambs. Although that movie may be the best example of a modern horror movie going mainstream for the Academy Awards, it certainly isn’t the only one, and we’re not talking about The Shape of Water. Four short years before The Silence of the Lambs brought home the Big Five, Fatal Attraction earned a slew of Oscar nominations of its own.
Last year, Cinema Fearité dove into The Day After, the 1983 television movie that scared the hell out of an entire nation that was living on the brink of nuclear war. A year after the broadcast of that groundbreaking film, Great Britain came out with their own horrifying vision of the aftermath of an atomic attack. Since we are still, as a country, flirting with the reality of a nuclear incident, it seems like as good a time as any to take a good look at Threads.
For what is ostensibly an alien invasion movie, there is a distinct lack of aliens in Liquid Sky. It helps make it weirder than it already is.
‘Urban Legend’ made all the campfire tales come true.
When people think of classic vampire movies, two images instantly come to mind. The first is that of Count Orlok in the silent masterpiece Nosferatu. The second is Bela Lugosi’s brilliant performance as the title character in Universal Pictures’ definitive telling of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The missing link between these two bloodsucking titans of cinema […]
Modern home invasion movies have lost their creativity, at least when compared to the classics. Sure, movies like The Strangers, You’re Next, and Breaking In are terrifying, but they’re as formulaic as movies come. The classic home invasion movies like Wait Until Dark, When a Stranger Calls (and its sequel When a Stranger Calls Back), […]
There’s a Friday the 13th this week. So, it’s as good a time as any for Cinema Fearité to take a look at the wackiest – and most maligned – entry into the popular and prolific Friday the 13th franchise, the ninth film in the series, the one made in 1993 after Jason had gone […]
A while back, Cinema Fearité triggered ex-babysitters everywhere when we covered the 1979 classic When a Stranger Calls. Now, we’ve got sequel fever. It’s time to take a look at the 1993 TV movie When a Stranger Calls Back. Similarly to When a Stranger Calls, When a Stranger Calls Back begins with a […]