horror movies “based on a true story”: House of the Devil

"During the 1980s over 70% of American adults believed in the existence of abusive Satanic Cults… Another 30% rationalized the lack of evidence due to government cover ups… The following is based on true unexplained events…" This is the text which opens the 2009 film, The House of the Devil. What is true: The statistics … Continue reading horror movies “based on a true story”: House of the Devil

31 Days of Halloween, Day 4 – Baskin

Naturally, when I came across a Turkish horror movie, I had to watch it.  I've seen a lot of foreign horror movies, but never one from Turkey!  I have not seen any Turkish movies at all, so I really had no idea what to expect. This got a LOT more explicit than I thought it would - … Continue reading 31 Days of Halloween, Day 4 – Baskin

31 Days of Halloween, Day 3 – Hellions

I did not have high hopes for this one, since Netflix showed the average rating as 2 stars.  How could this be?  You've got creepy kids in masks!  This is a surefire way to make a horror movie awesome. So Dora discovers that she's preggers, and opts to stay home while her mom and little … Continue reading 31 Days of Halloween, Day 3 – Hellions

31 Days of Halloween, Day 2 – Opera

Today's horror movie was Dario Argento's Opera (1987), a film so buried in my Netflix DVD queue that I've forgotten how or why I put it there. Dario Argento is considered one of the masters of horror, and yet I've always had sort of a "meh" feeling about his movies.  To be fair, I've only … Continue reading 31 Days of Halloween, Day 2 – Opera

31 Days of Halloween, Day 1 – We Are What We Are

Feeling a bit hungry last night, I decided to watch a movie about cannibals. "We Are What We Are" (2013) has been sitting in my Netflix queue for a while, and I've heard generally positive things about it, although I wasn't aware until now that it's a remake of a Mexican film.  The good reviews … Continue reading 31 Days of Halloween, Day 1 – We Are What We Are