The Shape of Water resurfaces as a ’50s monster-horror flick

  By Steve Newton Long-suffering horror fans are finally getting their due. It's been 27 years since The Silence of the Lambs was chosen as Best Picture at the Oscars, but this Sunday both Get Out and The Shape of Water are in the running for the grand prize. What's that? You don't think The Shape of Water is a horror movie? But … Continue reading The Shape of Water resurfaces as a ’50s monster-horror flick

Crimson Peak may be the most ravishing horror movie ever made

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, OCT. 16, 2015 By Steve Newton "Ghosts are real," proclaims Edith (Mia Wasikowska) at the start of Crimson Peak, and for the next two hours Guillermo Del Toro strives to bring that notion to life with a Gothic horror-romance that is so visually stunning you pretty well forgive its major lack of … Continue reading Crimson Peak may be the most ravishing horror movie ever made

Horror review: Splice

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, JUNE 2, 2010 On paper, Splice looks promising. First off, it’s directed and cowritten by Vincenzo Natali, who helmed 1997’s compelling Cube, a Saw-inspiring horror thriller about seven strangers stuck in a booby-trapped maze. Splice stars Academy Award winner Adrien Brody of The Pianist fame, as well as Oscar nominee Sarah Polley. Then there’s the fact that Guillermo del … Continue reading Horror review: Splice

Horror review: The Orphanage

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, DEC. 20, 2007 Somebody ought to kidnap the directors of the Saw and Hostel films, strap them into those torture chairs they're so fond of, attach some eyelid clamps from A Clockwork Orange, and make them watch The Orphanage for a week straight. Maybe then they'd understand that unrelenting sadism and … Continue reading Horror review: The Orphanage