On the face of it, the horror genre and the classic card game of poker don’t really go hand-in-hand. When you think of horror movies, you tend to think about mysterious murderers or possessed individuals; certainly more so than a group of guys crowded round a smokey poker table going all-in with the nuts.
Horror movies are powerful things. They scare us (sometimes frighten us to our very core) and somehow make us thankful that we’re still alive after being chased by a bunch of killer clowns/vampires/zombies.
Despite coming from such different ends of the film genre spectrum, horror and comedy are two categories of movies that have accompanied each other multitudes of times – often leading to great success. One of the best, and most famous examples of this, arrived in 1984 when Ghostbusters was released – generally considered the first […]
Fans of stylish director Nicolas Winding Refn will be happy to hear that the teaser trailer for his latest film, The Neon Demon was released today.
Lights out caused quite a stir after it was released in 2012. The super short horror film, hit all the right notes with its simplicity and terrifying impact.
Described by its many fans as the ‘greatest British horror film of all time’, The Wicker Man (1973) certainly has a cult following. Directed by Robin Hardy, on its original release, distributors, British Lion Films (EMI), demanded extensive cuts and by doing so the story lost many of its essential early plot elements. Upon release […]