The Fly is a horror classic. That statement applies to two movies, made almost 30 years apart both based on the 1957 short story by George Langelaan. In this particular review we will be taking a look at the more Cronenbergian flavor of the two starring Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis. This is a body horror flick of the ooziest, ickiest kind, and we’re going to get into all of it in spoilery fashion. If you’re cool with that, read on (or listen on by hitting the podcast link - we talk about it, too).
Horror doesn’t get a lot of academy awards… in fact it only has like three or four and that’s if you want to bend the definition of horror quite a bit. Well, this thriller brought the genre a tidal wave of awards winning best picture, best actor, best actress, best director, and best adapted screenplay. Sure, it’s not directly billed as horror but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do to get recognized by the academy. Click through to see why it got all that praise.
What is there to say about 1973’s timeless classic? Seriously. I have to write this thing. Why don’t you go ahead and click through to see what we think about Bill Friedkin’s movie adaptation of one of the best horror novels of all time. Don’t like reading? Well, you can find a link to the podcast review as well.
What if I told you I’d give you $10,000 to spend the night in a haunted house? Would you do it? What if I then told you that you’ll be locked inside with others and that there’s no way to get out from midnight ‘till dawn? Changes things doesn’t it? What if I told you Vincent Price was going to be there? Now you want to go again, I can tell. And you want to read this review.
What’s that in the sky? It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s a shitload of birds that are hellbent on pecking our eyes out for basically no reason! We should run and also light a stogie at the same time! This week we watched Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 ultra-classic, The Birds. Rod Taylor plays a handsome small town lawyer and Tippi Hedren plays an affluent prankster. What’s not to love? Click through to find out.
You know what a mummy is bringing to the table when it comes to horror. You get a big, lumbering bandage of an undead Egyptian dude comin’ at you. It’s simple. It’s classic. And in the case of the 1959 Hammer version of the classic monster, it’s Christopher Lee choking people. Hit the link to see if it’s good.