Saturday , 21 October 2017

Author Archives: Brian de Castro

The Fears of a Clown – IT review

IT is happening. The new adaptation of one of Stephen King’s most popular, and at 1138 pages, longest novels, is taking theaters, and the world of horror, by storm. Tapping into childhood fears, and some adult ones too, IT is proving to be just as chillingly effective as it was when it was released in literary form back in 1986. ... Read More »

IT rules the box office and shatters records

Well, IT has happened. IT, the new adaptation of the incredibly popular Stephen King epic novel, is a bona fide box office phenomenon, breaking box office record after record. The story of a small town in Maine (where else?), whose children are besieged by an evil shape-shifting presence that generally manifests itself in the form of a clown named Pennywise, ... Read More »

Send in the Clowns! – AHS: Cult – review

Coulrophobia [kool-ruh–foh-bee-uh] (n) – an abnormal fear of clowns We’ve been haunted at houses and hotels, tormented at an asylum, terrorized by witches and cults, and creeped out at a freakshow. Now, television mainstay, American Horror Story, returns for a very timely seventh season. By combining two of the most frightening things to many Americans – clowns and the election of ... Read More »

R.I.P., Chainsaw, Poltergeist director, Tobe Hooper

Tobe Hooper, the hugely influential filmmaker behind the horror hits, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Poltergeist, had his lifeforce extinguished due to apparent natural causes on Saturday, August 26th at the age of 74, in Sherman Oaks, California. While those two films stand out as his best known and most successful works, Hooper had a prolific career in film and ... Read More »

Jon Snow and the Argonauts go Beyond the Wall on Game of Thrones

It has been quite an eventful season on Game of Thrones, in this seventh and next to last, shortened seven episode journey. Characters have reunited or met for the very first time, those jockeying for the throne have moved into position, and epic battles have ensued, all with a common enemy marching ever forward threatening to annihilate them all. That seemingly insurmountable, ... Read More »

King’s The Dark Tower rises to the occasion – review

“The Man in Black fled across the desert, and the Gunslinger followed.” So begins the first chapter of master of horror Stephen King’s epic eight novel series, The Dark Tower.  How does one even begin to tackle such an epic, sprawling, journey that spans time and space and bring it to the big screen? As this Gore4er hasn’t read the ... Read More »

It’s All-out War on Walking Dead!

“Those who use and take and kill, we end them.” We are less than three months away from the premiere of season 8 of AMC’s The Walking Dead, and a new trailer released at San Diego Comic Con reveals that we’ll be in the midst of an all-out war between Rick Grimes and company, the Hilltop and the Kingdom vs. ... Read More »

George A. Romero, Father of the Dead, dies at 77

The world of horror has sadly lost one of its most legendary and influential artists. George A. Romero (the “A” standing for Awesome, actually, Andrew), director of the groundbreaking Night of the Living Dead and its follow-ups, along with a number of other exemplary films, has died at the age of 77. While he may have been responsible for countless ... Read More »

47 Meters Down never lets up – review

“You go in the cage, cage goes in the water, you go in the water, shark’s in the water…’Farewell and adieu to you, fair Spanish ladies.'” – Quint (Robert Shaw), in Steven Spielberg’s Jaws No other creature on the planet incites so much fear and fascination as that denizen of the deep, the shark. That ability to instill such wonder ... Read More »