As pumpkins begin to glow & children of all ages dawn the guise of ghouls, Halloween once more approaches, or perhaps you have stumbled upon this place after the night of nightmares, either way these 7 tales of VanGore approved terror deserve an audience all year round.
The sun my rise in Japan but so too does a unique style of horror, a style captured wonderfully by Audition, a love story as old as time.
Dog Soldiers (2002)
Alongside the vampire the werewolf is fiction’s greatest monster, however such greatness has often been difficult to capture on the sliver screen. Dog Soldiers managers to not only capture the true horror of this iconic beast but build upon it.
Jennifer's Body (2009)
Beauty is so often the preferred lure of the monster, men’s insatiable desire to posses, even for just a moment, something or someone. Beautiful always his undoing.
Horror comes in many forms but the loss of ones own reasoning, one’s mind altogether, perhaps cuts deeper than either the madman's blade or demon’s claw. The madness of Pontypool cuts deep.
The Collector (2009)
Monsters are often monstrous by nature, the abominable snowman for instance or the zombie, driven by instinct these beasts have an excuse for the horror they leave in their wake. Monstrous men however are monsters by choice, and The Collector chooses to be a monster worth fearing.
The Lost Boys (1987)
Fashion, music, dialogue all of this can define an era, however horror transcends time, and the vampiric Lost Boys’ blood lust has certainly remained strong even to this day. Classic.
Horror is often born out of science, man’s need to conquer nature or intimate God sees the pushing of boundaries which are not to be pushed. A concept America's greatest horror writer, H P Lovecraft understood all too well and one the Re-Animator captures perfectly for the sliver screen.
C. J. McDonagh
Fright Night (1985)
The vampire next-door.
High Tension (2003)
Driven by love.
Trick 'r Treat (2007)
Witches, werewolves & vampires. Oh my.