Why You Should Watch: Insidious (2010)

Director James Wan and Writer Leigh Whannell team up for a clever, thrilling twist on the creepy kid horror movie in Insidious. From IMDb: A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further. I can't believe I haven't done a "Why You Should Watch" on this … Continue reading Why You Should Watch: Insidious (2010)

Why You Should Watch: The Strangers

From IMDb: A young couple staying in an isolated vacation home are terrorized by three unknown assailants. No horror movie I have seen as an adult has scared me as much as The Strangers. I took a look at the trailer, and I think it actually does the film some justice if you want an … Continue reading Why You Should Watch: The Strangers

Why You Should Watch: The Shining

From IMDb: A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future. Here I was trying deliberately not to chose a film that was too on the nose about the Coronavirus pandemic. Then, as … Continue reading Why You Should Watch: The Shining

Why You Should Watch: Hostel: Part II

From IMDb: Three American college students studying abroad are lured to a Slovakian hostel, and discover the grim reality behind it. In interviews about Hostel: Part II, Eli Roth describes how amazing sequels like Aliens and Mad Max: The Road Warrior were. He said he only wanted to do a second Hostel if he has … Continue reading Why You Should Watch: Hostel: Part II

Why You Should Watch: Ghostwatch

I love so much about Ghostwatch, but perhaps most of all I love the portrait of a sheet ghost featured prominently in the background of the studio set. From IMDb: Four respected presenters and a camera crew attempt to discover the truth behind 'The most haunted house in Britain', expecting a light-hearted scare or two … Continue reading Why You Should Watch: Ghostwatch

Why You Should Watch: Suspiria (1977)

From IMDb: An American newcomer to a prestigious German ballet academy comes to realize that the school is a front for something sinister amid a series of grisly murders. I don't know whether to encourage you to watch this alone or with friends, but I do absolutely encourage anyone interested in horror films to see … Continue reading Why You Should Watch: Suspiria (1977)

Why You Should Watch: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

How none of these movies ever incorporated a character attempting to use a dream catcher is beyond me. This movie is essential viewing for anyone interested in horror. I would encourage you to watch this alone with the volume turned up as loud as you can stomach. This movie is nauseatingly frightening in many portions, … Continue reading Why You Should Watch: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)