Wednesday , 13 December 2017

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The Horror of Star Wars

Star Wars is once again taking over the galaxy with the seventh film in the saga, The Force Awakens, continuing the adventures of Luke, Leia, Han and their compatriots, along with new heroes and foes alike. While the Star Wars films are generally considered to be in the genre of science fiction, and indeed, are usually rated PG, or after Return ... Read More »

Slay bells ring in Krampus – review

I’m dreaming of a fright Christmas. The holidays are upon us, a time when families come together to celebrate, to feast, and in the new film, Krampus, battle an ancient evil demon hellbent on destroying them all. Starring Adam Scott and Toni Collette, Krampus is the latest in a number of films that mix the holiday of Christmas with the genre of horror. ... Read More »

Standing tall for wildlife – Racing Extinction

In 100 years, fifty percent of all species could be gone. On August 1 of this year, the iconic Empire State Building in New York City lit up the night sky with a variety of images of imperiled wildlife in order to bring to light the message that our planet Earth is on the brink of a devastating mass extinction, ... Read More »

Kurt Russell vs. Cannibals in Bone Tomahawk – review

“The only advantage we have over these cave dwellers is being smarter. So let’s not lose that.” Kurt Russell. Cannibals. Western. Horror. Really, a movie like this exists? I mean, you had us already at Kurt Russell. And yes, this movie does exist and it’s awesome. Mixing the western with horror is a rare mash-up, but debut filmmaker S. Craig ... Read More »

Mean girls mean death in #Horror – review

Bullying has been around for as long as there have been people, going back to that time when Cain slayed his brother Abel. Usually, the reasons behind bullying are jealousy and insecurity. Now, though, with the proliferation of social media, bullying can take on many forms, and, in some ways, inflict even more damage. Now, from IFC Midnight, who have ... Read More »

Prometheus sequel gets new old title and release date

“I don’t want to go back to where we came from. I want to go where they came from.” Certainly one of the most widely discussed genre films of the past several years is Ridley Scott’s 2012 Prometheus, which expanded upon the Alienverse which he first brought to cinemas in 1979’s Alien. While many praised the film’s visuals, ambitious ideas and ... Read More »

Time for Scares at NYC Horror Film Fest

Halloween may be over, but fear not, because it lives on in New York City, the city that doesn’t sleep, and you may not be able to sleep after watching the best in horror at the New York City Horror Film Festival. Moving from its previous location in Tribeca, the horrorfest is taking place for the first time in the ... Read More »

Walking Dead villain Negan is cast!

Fans of AMC’s The Walking Dead are well aware that it is based on an ongoing comic book series that preceded the show by a few years. However, most fans of the show, the Gore 4 among them, have only peripheral knowledge, if any, of what has gone down in the panels of Robert Kirkman’s comic, preferring to watch the TV series without any ... Read More »

R.I.P. Original Leatherface, Gunnar Hansen

It is with extreme sadness that the Gore 4 reports that Gunnar Hansen has died at the age of 68. According to his agent, the actor died at his longtime home in Maine after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Although he appeared in a number of genre films over the years, Gunnar is best known for portraying one of the most iconic horror villains of ... Read More »

Inside the mind of the Thing

For anyone who ever wondered what made the actual “Thing” tick, and what were its thoughts and motivations as it attempted to survive in the Antarctic, here is a fascinating look at that from the Thing’s perspective. It comes from award-winning Canadian author, Peter Watts. The piece, entitled “The Things”, itself was award winning, and received a Hugo Award nomination ... Read More »