Bird Box ( 2018)

What I really liked about this film was that it mostly kept the integrity of the main goals of the novel with a few variations that were probably absolutely necessary for a viewing audience. It’s probably a miracle that the filmmakers didn’t go the alien or toxic cloud route in showcasing the diegetic horror to viewers. With the exception of Gary’s diverse charcoals of creatures … Continue reading Bird Box ( 2018)

Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)

Wow. I haven’t written in a while. Well, let’s get on with it and not wallow in the sorrow of wasted time!  And, there’s no better filmmaker to begin again with than Werner Herzog. I’m sure I’ve said it in nearly every single post I’ve ever written about a Herzog film, but what I like most about his films are their characteristically Herzoggian qualities: real … Continue reading Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)

Black Sunday: The Mask of Satan (1960)

The film’s Italian title is La maschera del demonio.  I’ve seen a few other Bava favorites:  I tre volti della paura (Three Types of Horror, a.k.a. Black Sabbath, 1963), and Ercole al centro della terra (Hercules in the Center of the Earth/Hercules in the Haunted World, 1961).  I’m continually impressed with Bava’s films.  I have never specifically been into Italian horror films but the more … Continue reading Black Sunday: The Mask of Satan (1960)