Film Review: Carnival of Souls (1998)

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SYNOPSIS: A young girl witnesses the rape and murder of her mother by her circus clown boyfriend who she thinks has now come back for her as an adult. REVIEW: Director: Adam Crossman Starring: Bobbie Phillips, Larry Miller, Shawnee Smith Our movie opens with a young girl who hears strange noises coming from somewhere in the house. Upon investigation, she finds her mother struggling with her boyfriend who is attempting to rape her. The girl … Continue reading

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Top 10 Horror Films That Could Be Remade Effectively

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Look, I’m not a fan of remakes. They tend to be rather pedestrian affairs with only the slightest amount of the originals’ power, and as such most are utter nonsense. Case in point would be remakes of A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Halloween, The Amityville Horror, The Grudge, One Missed Call and any number of others in recent years. The thing is, despite both critical reactions and box-office numbers being pretty lousy, … Continue reading

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List: 13 Road Horror Flicks That (Do or Will) Demand Your Attention

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My favorite sub-genre in all of horror isn’t a sub-genre at all, really; it’s just an element. It’s a huge one, though, one that is as much an antagonist in most cases as the monsters, demons and killers themselves. It’s a sickness, a fascination, and like a moth to flame, I’m drawn to horror movies that deal with driving, roads, and travel like I’m drawn to nothing else in film. It’s either an asphalt fetish … Continue reading

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Film Review: Carnival Of Souls (1962)

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SYNOPSIS: “Mary Henry is enjoying the day by riding around in a car with two friends. When challenged to a drag, the women accept, but are forced off of a bridge. It appears that all are drowned, until Mary, quite some time later, amazingly emerges from the river. After recovering, Mary accepts a job in a new town as a church organist, only to be dogged by a mysterious phantom figure that seems to reside … Continue reading

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