Archive for the ‘Mainstream’ Category

Movie Review – The Conjuring

Hauntings and demonic possession movies are such a tricky business. Trying to make it scary without being hokey is not an easy task. James Wan is quite adept at rising to the needs of just such a task. To read the full review follow the LINK

Movie Review – Texas Chainsaw 3D

One of many moments in the new Texas Chainsaw movie that I enjoyed. I only wish I had seen it in the theater and got the full 3D effect. Follow the LINK for the review

Movie Review – Hemlock Grove

Hemlock Grove – an original Netflix series, 13 episodes of drama, mystery and darkness. In the shadows of a rusted Pennsylvania steel town, the mangled body of a teenage girl is discovered. As they hunt for a monster among them, rumors mount and many of the eccentric residents become suspects, from the newly arrived gypsy [...]

Movie Review – Evil Dead (2013)

Five friends go to a remote area to spend the weekend in a cabin. Sound familiar? Well, it is the start to probably several dozen independent horror movies and many times that in the written horror world. So what is the draw here? Well for starters, it is called Evil Dead. If that isn’t enough [...]

Movie Review – Nosferatu (1922)

Watching silent films in this day and age is sometimes a bit of a chore. Stylistically they are worlds apart from even the lowest budget stuff cranked out daily now. But they still have their charm. And this movie has more than charm. It is an incredible start to the vampire mythology on film. There [...]

Movie Review – Wrong Turn 5

I will be the first to admit that I was not caught up on this franchise. To be honest, I didn’t even realize it had gone beyond 3. But the gracious people at Fox were kind enough to offer Horror-Web a contest giveaway of BluRays and severed thumbs, and a review copy for me (I [...]

Movie Review – The Possession

The film starts with an older lady seemingly talking to herself, but there is this eerie compound to it, something that just doesn’t feel right. The focus is drawn to a box with Hebrew on it lying on the mantle. Within the first crucial moments of the film, the woman is thrown around the living [...]

Movie Review – ParaNorman

This movie was in many ways not what I expected and more than I expected. If I had to describe what I expected, I would say it was going to be a kid version mash-up of Sixth Sense and Night of the Living Dead. The previews show Norman interacting with ghosts and hiding from zombies, [...]

Movie Review – Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

We all know what the history books say about Abe Lincoln, but there is a hidden history. That is finally being revealed in this movie. And yes, it does involve vampires. Although the vampires have a unique mythology and set of abilities and foils.

Movie Review – Prometheus

Prometheus is the precursor to the Alien movie franchise. A story that sets up what will happen to the ill fated crew of the Nostromo. Not to mention many, many others as the franchise went along. And we won’t even talk about the Predators. I don’t know why there was a change from calling this [...]