Despite being infamous as one of the most controversial films of all time, there’s no denying that Cannibal Holocaust has had a profound effect on horror, and cinema in general. It remains the first true found footage movie, and inspired a generation of filmmakers, most notably Eli Roth. The director of Hostel and Cabin Fever has made it no secret that Ruggero Deodato’s visceral film … Continue reading “Cannibal Holocaust” vs. “The Green Inferno”
Like many other horror fans, I was absolutely enamored with Showtime’s Penny Dreadful. Even though it only ran for three seasons, it perfectly captured the spirit of Victorian Gothic Horror, and was full of atmosphere. In many ways, it felt like what Universal’s Dark Universe should have been (in fact, I wrote a whole piece on that). So naturally, the news that a spinoff, City … Continue reading Is “Penny Dreadful: City of Angels” Failing as a Spinoff?
Penny Dreadful was a delightfully dark and macabre piece of gothic television that perfectly captured the spirit of old school horror. In many ways, it was the “shared universe” of classic monsters that Universal’s failed “Dark Universe” should have been (in fact I wrote an entire piece on that). So it came with surprise, excitement, and a bit of apprehension when Showtime announced they were … Continue reading Penny Dreadful – City of Angels: “Santa Muerte” Review