Film

House on Haunted Hill

I just watched House on Haunted Hill (the original 1958 version). I had such a good time! It was directed by William Castle and stars Vincent Price, so you know it’s going to be good! The movie opens with a black screen, spooky noises, and a couple of floating heads, giving you a little taste of what’s to come. Based on the book by Shirley Jackson, It is a low-budget, no special effects, piece of classic horror brilliance…

Books

Rosemary’s Baby

Rosemary’s Baby is going to mess with your head, freak you out, scare you, and keep you up at night. An absolutely amazing piece of psychological horror! The book or the movie, it doesn’t matter. They’re both amazing…

Film

The Changeling

There’s nothing like turning off the lights, getting under a blanket, and watching a good creepy movie. The Changeling (1980) is definitely one of those movies. This one of my favorite haunted house movies. It’s got everything a proper ghost story should have: a grieving man, unexplained noises, a seance, and a hidden room…

Movies

Horror Movies – The Beginning

Have you ever seen the first horror movies? Grainy, black and white, by today’s standard not even the tiniest scare to be found! However, if you think about the time period, and the fact that the motion picture itself was brand new and still kind of creeped people out, it’s no wonder they were so easily scared. Did you ever wonder where it all started?

Actors

Norman Bates – Psycho or Victim?

I’ve watched both Psycho (the original, not the remake…I refuse!) and Bates Motel. The storyline of Bates Motel differs from the movie. In the book and movie, Norman is an adult, but he’s a teenager in the series. In my opinion, both portrayals of Norman were fantastic…

Film

Bang Bang Baby

“What the hell am I watching and why do I like it?” I repeated to myself several times when I watched Bang Bang Baby for the first time. But good or bad, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Sometimes you just need something that doesn’t take itself too seriously…

Film

Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Ask any horror fan or read any list of the scariest movies, and chances are that Texas Chainsaw Massacre is at the top of just about all of them. It really shook me when I first saw it! It was released in 1974 and was masterfully directed by the late Tobe Hooper…