Welcome all monsters, ghouls and weirdos to our list of the very best horror movies to watch during Halloween, the greatest holiday of the year!
The king is back baby. Ash Williams has brought his boom stick and a big bag of one liners for your viewing pleasure in the hit horror TV series Ash vs Evil Dead.
The Shallows may not leave a life-long scar, it’s certainly enough to keep you out of the water for a little while.
Holidays is a new horror anthology film, over-stuffed with too many half-cooked ideas that will ultimately leave you feeling empty inside. Other comparisons with Christmas Day are perhaps less easy to make.
John Carpenter's Lost Themes II: The creeping, thumping spectre of an astounding 80s cinematic catalogue.
As VHS players first began to appear across this small island, rental libraries sprung up to meet demand, but the various film-rating bodies lagged behind the technology. This meant that for a brief, glorious period, you could rent just about anything from your local newsagent.
Henry Rollins is a fascinating, and frankly inspiring man. Raconteur, traveller, musician, poet, author, TV presenter and occasional actor, so it’s nice to see him finally step into a lead role with He Never Died, although the results are…. mixed.
A stark drop in Zombies but an upsurge in Demons, low on distress and torture but high on tense pursuit and a huge focus on the independent scene across the globe - this year had a lot of awesome going for it.
Even after a thorough soul search, I still have no idea why I buy horror movie soundtracks. I know why I watch horror movies, that's an easy one: the expressive techniques, the visceral thrills, the borderline sexual thrill of being scared. Listening to soundtracks from horror films though? That's far more difficult to reason. How can I possibly justify pottering around the house on a nice summery afternoon, while preparing some dinner for my wife, playing with the cat, organising my LEGO into colour-specific boxes, and listening to the pulsating, weird cacophony of Dario Argento's Tenebrae. I'm basically a sicko.
My addiction to buying horror movie soundtracks started a few years ago when I discovered the magnificent Death Waltz Recording Company, its US based counterpart Mondo and their range of artfully curated LPs. These beautifully produced records, often sourced from the original masters, cover everything from John Carpenter's entire back catalogue to Lucio Fulci's The House by the Cemetery, the overlooked masterpiece The Visitor and long-lost Italian curios like L Profumo Della Signora In Nero.