I love Bernard Quatermass. He’s sort of a grouchy, anything-for-science, early combination of Peter Cushing as Dr. Frankenstein, William Hartnell as The Doctor, and MacGyver. There’s also a Frankesteinish streak of driven determination to him, the kind that usually leads to disaster. Continue Reading
This post is part of the Singing Sweethearts Blogathon hosted by Rebekah at Pure Entertainment Preservation Society.
You might find it odd to find the denizens of Castle Blogferatu skulking about in such musical territory, especially on a day like this. The truth is, we like Valentine’s Day. The only difference is that here, all the hearts are, well, in jars. Continue Reading
Yes, I know. I already put up a list of horror movies you can get at Naro Video but can’t stream on Netflix. But now that the lists of 2017 Staff Favorite DVD Releases are officially posted, I thought I’d go ahead, get a fridge magnet, and stick my list on the big ol’ walk-in freezer here at Castle Blogferatu as well.
No, you may not ask what the walk-in freezer is for.
(Note: This is not exclusively a horror list, but for your convenience and protection, I’ve starred the horror movies. What can I say? I’m a giver).
Beguiled * (well, I consider it horror)
Beyond The Gates *
Blackcoat’s Daughter *
The Eagle Huntress
Get Out *
A Ghost Story *
I Am Not Your Negro
The Lure * (when is the last time you saw a Polish mermaid vampire horror musical?)
Rats * (hey, documentaries can still be horror)
Stranger Things: Season One *
Sun Choke *
The Void *
Yes, it’s that time of year, time for an end-of-year roundup of sorts. Originally I thought I’d list my favorite horror movies of 2017, but since we’re all doing our favorite 2017 DVDs for Naro Video (yes, I actually work there now), I thought I’d take a slightly different tack.
So here are 25 horror movies (including links to those I’ve reviewed) available at Naro Video but not on Netflix (at least, not as I write this). Not necessarily all the best flicks ever, but still some (not nearly all) of my favorites. Incidentally, you can also check out the staff favorites at Naro Video soon. Continue Reading
I’ve been waiting all this foul year of our lord for K-Shop to be available in the U.S. Oh sure, several friends suggested a few methods, some less savory than others, by which I could have watched the UK version on my computer, and while I’m not the most ethical creature I know, I am one of the more paranoid.
So I waited. Continue Reading
“It’s the season to be jolly…like it or not.” Truman Capote said that. Similarly, we here at Castle Blogferatu aren’t too big on the whole holiday cheer thing. I mean, who doesn’t love keeping Saturn in Saturnalia? Continue Reading
We here at Castle Blogferatu have been overindulging in the culinary wonders put forth by our own Dr. Terror. Turns out the man is quite the gourmet (best, however, not to delve too deeply into his supply chains). The Naro Escape will return in full force with, no doubt, some kind of Christmas horror classic.
No, this is not an original idea. I started this list literally 5 minutes after reading Patton Oswalt’s list in the “Collected Writings On Film” chapter of Silver Screen Fiend. It’s good. You should read it. Even if you’re not a big ol’ movie nerd.
Originally I was going to list my 100 Favorite Movie Moments as well. Some time maybe I will, but given the kind of blog this happens to be, I felt it was only fair to list my favorite Horror Moments.
A few other points: 1) My goal was 100. A bit overly ambitious, so I settled for 50. 2) Horror moments aren’t limited to horror movies. 3) “Favorite” means many things- well composed, stunning, disturbing, silly, beautifully shot, gorgeous color, or just makes me happy in that cold, dark place where my heart should be. 4) Alphabetized for your safety and protection and so I don’t have to rank anything on any kind of scale. Here. We. Go. Continue Reading
But I will. Continue Reading
Ah, the wonders of M.G. Lewis. Oh sure, Walpole’s 1764 Castle Of Otranto is considered the first horror novel, but give me Lewis’s The Monk nearly 30 years later. Sinful monks, evil nuns, illicit sex, infanticide, The Inquisition, torture, and The Devil himself.
What’s not to love?
So imagine my excitement when, whilst putting together horror questions for a trivia night I run at Bearded Bird Brewing (every Sunday at 4 he said shamelessly), I looked up The Monk and found Le Moine, Dominik Moll’s film adaptation. Clearly, I had a professional obligation to watch it.