After John Carpenter’s success with Halloween, he told a legend-based ghost story with The Fog, a horror classic in its own right.
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.
When it comes to horror remakes, there are two approaches that can be taken. First is one of replication, where the filmmaker simply imitates the story and style of the original. The recent remake of Carrie did this, as did the new rehash of Poltergeist (and don’t even get me started on Gus Van Sant’s […]
In case you’ve missed it, Cinema Fearité has been on a “Maniac” binge for the past couple of weeks. First, we examined Dwain Esper’s 1934 scaresploitation classic Maniac, then we explored the 1963 Hammer Pictures thriller Maniac. This week, we conclude our trilogy with the movie that most horror fans think of instantly when they […]
Hollywood lost yet another star recently when composer James Horner was killed in a plane crash earlier this week. Horner is best known by movie buffs as the creator of the scores to Oscar-bait movies such as Titanic, Avatar, and Bravehart, but horror fans remember him for his earlier work on classics like Deadly Blessing, […]