Cthulhu Eats the World: Review: H.P. Lovecraft’s The Shunned House (2012)

 

H.P. Lovecraft’s The Shunned House (2012). Director: Eric Morgret. Cast: Jerry Lloyd, J.D. Lloyd.

Playing right now on the festival circuit is H.P. Lovecraft’s The Shunned House, a short film (roughly ten minutes long, not including credits) adapted for the screen by Kelly Young and directed by Eric Morgret. Now, if you have already read the HPL story, then you know the basics behind this film. This movie does change things up a bit, but are those…
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Column: Gods and Monsters: Review: The Sorcerer and the White Snake (2011)

By Paula R. Stiles

The Sorcerer and the White Snake (Bai she chuan shuo) (2011). Director: Siu-Tung Ching. Cast: Jet Li, Shengyi Huang, Raymond Lam. Country: China.

[spoilers ahead]

A young herbalist, Xu Xian (Raymond Lam), falls in love with a kind young woman, Susu (Shengyi Huang), after she saves him from drowning. Complications ensue when the stern demon hunter, Abbot Fahai (Jet Li), informs the young man that Susu is really a powerful, thousand-year-old demon known as …

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Cthulhu Eats the World: Review: Sinister (2012)

By Brian M. Sammons

Sinister (2012). Director: Scott Derrickson. Cast: Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, James Ransone.

New, non-remake, non-sequel horror movies are as rare as a lingerie model coming from Innsmouth. Good new horror films are all but mythical. Yes, I’m looking at you, The Apparition. So, when a horror flick comes out that’s both new and good, then I’m happy to pick up the pompoms and cheer for it. And if that movie also has Lovecraftian overtones, then …

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Column: The Vault of Secrets: Caltiki – The Immortal Monster (1959)

By Orrin Grey

Caltiki – The Immortal Monster (1959). Directed by: Riccardo Freda (& Mario Bava?). Starring: John Merivale, Didi Sullivan, & Gerard Herter.

Welcome back to the Vault of Secrets, where we’ll be unearthing another classic (or not-so-classic) vintage horror film for your delectation. Tonight’s film is one I’ve been looking forward to watching for a very long time. Not only is it associated with the name of the great Mario Bava, who has provided fodder for several previous …

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Column: The Vault of Secrets: The Thing from Another World (1951)

By Orrin Grey

The Thing from Another World (1951). Director: Christian Nyby (& Howard Hawks?). Starring: Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan, & James Arness.

Welcome back to the Vault of Secrets, where we’ll be unearthing another classic (or not-so-classic) vintage horror film for your delectation. Difficult as it may be to believe, this was actually my first viewing of tonight’s film, in spite of the fact that John Carpenter’s 1982 remake (simply titled ‘The Thing‘) has the distinction of …

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Column: Cthulhu Eats the Movies: The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

By Brian M. Sammons

[spoilers ahead]

The Cabin in the Woods (2012). Director: Drew Goddard. Cast: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison.

Okay, before you read any further, let me say that if you’re a horror movie fan, a lover of dark comedy, or just someone who worships at the altar of Joss Whedon (hallowed be thy name), then go see this movie. I mean it – STOP RIGHT NOW; do not read this review, or any review of this …

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Review: Splinter (2008)

By Paula R. Stiles

Splinter (2008). Director: Toby Wilkins. Writers: Ian Shorr and Kai Barry. Cast: Jill Wagner, Paulo Costanzo, Shea Whigham, Rachel Kerbs. Country: USA.

[some spoilers ahead]

A young couple, adventurous Polly (Jill Wagner) and nerdy Seth (Paulo Costanzo), goes camping in the woods on their honeymoon. After they’re carjacked by an escaped convict, Dennis (Shea Whigham) and his dimbulb addict girlfriend, Lacey (Rachel Kerbs), they are all attacked by a parasitical creature that eats its victims from …

Paula R. StilesReview: Splinter (2008)