Drag Me to Hell is a Tale of Two Movies

Drag Me to Hell is a 2009 supernatural horror film written by Sam and Ivan Raimi. It was directed by Sam Raimi, the writer and director of The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II and Army of Darkness.  It stars Alison Lohman and Justin Long and has an approximate running time of 99 minutes. I don’t really remember this movie … [Read more...]

The Conjuring: Scaring the Crap Out of People Since 2013

                The Conjuring is a supernatural horror film from 2013. It was directed by James Wan and stars Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston and Lili Taylor. It was released by Warner Bros. and has a running time of approximately 112 minutes. This is a new film so there will be NO spoilers in this … [Read more...]

Camp Blood…Nope, Not That Camp Blood

          Camp Blood is a direct-to-video slasher film from 1999. It was written and directed by Brad Sykes and stars Jennifer Ritchkoff, Michael Taylor, Tim Young, Bethany Zolt, Courtney Taylor and Shemp Moseley. It spawned two sequels, Camp Blood 2 (2000) and Within the Woods (2005). I’ve had a copy of Camp Blood … [Read more...]

Evil Dead II (1987) – The Greatest Movie Ever?

Evil Dead II (1987) is a horror movie written and directed by Sam Raimi and starring Bruce Campbell. It is a sequel to The Evil Dead (1981) and precedes Army of Darkness (1992). The running time is approximately 84 minutes. Hello, friends! It’s been a few weeks since we’ve had an installment of Spook Show Cinema. … [Read more...]

Spook Show Cinema #25: Behind the Mask – The Rise of Leslie Vernon

I attended the annual Detroit area horror convention, Motor City Nightmares, a few years back and ended up winning one of the raffles. One of the items in the prize bag was an original one sheet poster for the movie Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon. I wasn’t terribly excited since I hadn’t heard of it before. … [Read more...]

Spook Show Cinema #24: Attack the Block

                There are some movies out there that just knock the wind right out of you. Some of them are so bad that you can’t believe what you’re seeing. Others are so good that you can’t believe what you’re seeing. I try to never go into a movie with any kind of expectations. I just let the chips fall where they … [Read more...]

Spook Show Cinema #23: Dracula (1958)

                The horror movie market was primarily dominated in the 1920’s through the 1940’s by Universal. They had all of the big guns in their arsenal and the actors to portray these larger than life characters. Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff and Lon Chaney, Jr. were names that the public couldn’t escape. Universal … [Read more...]

Spook Show Cinema #22: The Hazing a.k.a. Dead Scared

                Sometimes life hands you an unexpected treat. I was browsing the horror selection on Netflix for something to watch for my weekly horror movie viewing when I stumbled across The Hazing a.k.a. Dead Scared. The poster and brief description that Netflix gave me of The Hazing led me to believe this would be … [Read more...]

Spook Show Cinema #21: American Mary

The horror genre has always produced a ridiculous amount of films each year. Every horror fan dreams of creating a horror flick. Unfortunately, they don’t always come out as winners. It’s always unfortunate when you hear some really great things about a movie because expectations begin to build. That being said, I … [Read more...]

Spook Show Cinema #20: The Monster Squad

                We all have our favorite movies from when we were kids. The sad and unfortunate truth is that they don’t always survive the test of time. I know people who have lost fond childhood memories because they revisited something from their youth. The movie I always think of when it comes to my youthful days … [Read more...]

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