The Babadook is the most moving and memorable fright flick of the year

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, DEC. 3, 2014 By Steve Newton Is The Babadook a slow-burning, Repulsion-style psychodrama depicting a lonely woman’s paranoid descent into madness? Or is it more of a flat-out horror show that introduces a freaky new being—the titular pitch-black, long-taloned, top-hat-wearing demon thingie—to the fearscape? Who cares? Fact is, it’s the most moving and memorable … Continue reading The Babadook is the most moving and memorable fright flick of the year

Oculus director to adapt Stephen King’s kinky psych-horror Gerald’s Game

Word out of the Cannes Film Festival is that Oculus director Mike Flanagan will helm an adaptation of Stephen King's 1992 novel, Gerald's Game, about a woman who fights to survive after a bondage game with her husband goes horribly wrong. Gerald's Game was the followup to King's 1991 behemoth, Needful Things, which--at 690 pages--was nearly … Continue reading Oculus director to adapt Stephen King’s kinky psych-horror Gerald’s Game