Archive for my bloody valentine

MAPLE MAYHEM! Canadian Horror Film Poster Gallery – PART ONE

Posted in Canada, horror, movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 3, 2013 by goregirl

Deathdream

Deathdream (1972) directed by Bob Clark and starring John Marley, Lynn Carlin, Richard Backus, Henderson Forsythe, Anya Ormsby, Jane Daly, Michael Mazes and Arthur Bradley.

Pontypool

Pontypool (2008) directed by Bruce McDonald and starring Stephen McHattie, Lisa Houle, Georgina Reilly, Hrant Alianak, Rick Roberts, Daniel Fathers, Boyd Banks and Beatriz Yuste.

shivers

Shivers (1975) directed by David Cronenberg and starring Paul Hampton, Joe Silver, Lynn Lowry, Allan Kolman, Susan Petrie, Barbara Steele, Ronald Mlodzik and Barry Baldaro.

the clown murders

The Clown Murders (1976) directed by Martyn Burke and starring Stephen Young, Susan Keller, Lawrence Dane, John Candy, Gary Reineke, John Bayliss, Al Waxman and Michael Magee.

black christmas

Black Christmas aka Silent Night Evil Night (1974) directed by Bob Clark and starring Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, John Saxon, Marian Waldman, Andrea Martin, James Edmond, Doug McGrath, Art Hindle and Lynne Griffin.

antiviral

Antiviral (2012) directed by Brandon Cronenberg and starring Caleb Landry Jones, Lisa Berry, Sarah Gadon, Douglas Smith, Joe Pingue, Nicholas Campbell, Sheila McCarthy, Wendy Crewson, Nenna Abuwa and Malcolm McDowell.

cannibal girls

Cannibal Girls (1973) directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Ronald Ulrich, Randall Carpenter, Bonnie Neilson, Mira Pawluk, Bob McHeady and May Jarvis.

visting hours

Visiting Hours (1982) directed by Jean-Claude Lord and starring Michael Ironside, Lee Grant, Linda Purl, William Shatner, Lenore Zann, Harvey Atkin, Helen Hughes and Michael J. Reynolds.

Dracula Poster-3 color

Dracula: Pages from a Virgin’s Diary (2002) directed by Guy Maddin and starring Wei-Qiang Zhang, Tara Birtwhistle, David Moroni, CindyMarie Small, Johnny A. Wright, Stephane Leonard, Matthew Johnson, Keir Knight, Brent Neale and Stephanie Ballard.

The Gate

The Gate (1987) directed by Tibor Tak√°cs and starring Stephen Dorff, Christa Denton, Louis Tripp, Kelly Rowan, Jennifer Irwin, Deborah Grover, Scot Denton, Ingrid Veninger and Sean Fagan.

the brood

The Brood (1979) directed by David Cronenberg and starring Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, Art Hindle, Henry Beckman, Nuala Fitzgerald, Cindy Hinds, Susan Hogan and Gary McKeehan.

My Bloody Valentine

My Bloody Valentine (1981) directed by George Mihalka and starring Paul Kelman, Lori Hallier, Neil Affleck, Keith Knight, Alf Humphreys, Cynthia Dale, Helene Udy, Rob Stein, Thomas Kovacs, Terry Waterland and Carl Marotte.

deranged

Deranged (1974) directed by Jeff Gillen and Alan Ormsby and starring Roberts Blossom, Cosette Lee, Leslie Carlson, Robert Warner, Marcia Diamond, Brian Smeagle, Arlene Gillen, Robert McHeady, Marian Waldman, Micki Moore and Pat Orr.

death weekend

Death Weekend (1976) directed by William Fruet and starring Brenda Vaccaro, Don Stroud, Chuck Shamata, Richard Ayres, Kyle Edwards, Don Granberry, Ed McNamara, Michael Kirby and Denver Mattson.

Horror Happenings for May

Posted in horror, movies with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 30, 2009 by goregirl

drag-me-to-hell-posterFinally the nice weather is here! This means more time spent outside the dungeon. Coming to theatres at the end of the month is Sam Raimi’s DRAG ME TO HELL. Due in theatres May 29th. If you live in Vancouver you can catch HANSEL and GRETEL playing at Tinseltown. It is the Korean’s twist on the classic story. It is getting excellent reviews. There is also some pretty interesting selections coming to Canadian video stores this month. MUM AND DAD comes out May 5th. I reviewed this one on March 16th and gave it a 3.5/5. CARGO 200 (May 5) and EDEN LOG (May 19) have been on my “to see” list for a while. Those who lean towards the mainstream will have MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3-D (May 19) and UNDERWORLD: RISE OF THE LYCANS (May 12) to look forward to. Also coming out on May 19th is the HBO Series TRUE BLOOD: The complete First Season. I loved this show. Vampires have “come out of the closet” and are attempting to live with humans. The focus is on one vampire in particular named Bill. Bill falls for a mind reading waitress living in small town America. I look forward to seeing the second season this summer. I have been putting off seeing SEED. It is directed by Uwe Boll who directed one of the worst zombie films ever made called HOUSE OF THE DEAD. I think I will finally brave this one. If you are a regular reader of my blog you already know that I will be attending the Rue Morgue Festival of Fear in August. They will be announcing this years guests on May 14th and I am pretty damn psyched about that. As always the dungeon has a massive list of horror to see both old and new, so you can look forward
to a mixed bag of goodies this month.

I would like to take some time here to thank Cinematronica for the kind words about the Dungeon. You may be surprised to learn that I do enjoy the odd film that lays outside the horror genre. If you love film, you have to check out this blog. They review it all! Also, stop by Dhanametta’s weblog. They rescue and find homes for cats and dogs in need. I know the people who run this rescue. Their passion and dedication to this work is genuine and completely selfless. They need your vote daily to help them win a much deserved grant. Go visit both of these blogs by clicking their link on my blogroll on the right hand side of the page.

Goriest of Gratitude to everyone who continues to check out my blog!

Cheers!
GoreGirl

To Remake Or Not To Remake: The Horror Edition

Posted in horror, movies with tags , , on February 5, 2009 by goregirl

Friday, February the 13th will see the release of the remake of the 1980 film FRIDAY THE 13th. We have already seen the release of a remade MY BLOODY VALENTINE this year. Where Valentine at least24-342friday-the-13th-posters1 had a gimmick with the 3-D thing we wonder what Friday could possibly have to offer us. I have read a couple reviews of the upcoming FRIDAY THE 13th and they are trying to sell it as a fresh new story. I believe they used the word “reboot”. Why call it FRIDAY THE 13th then? They can try to sell it to me anyway they want, I’m not biting. I am just so tired of getting burned. Unlike the sequel, where we are watching an incarnation of an already iconic figure,with the remake, we are looking at a recreation of that iconic figure. Why fix something that ain’t broken? I assume, the idea behind remaking a film is to have a whole new generation love it as much as the previous one had. I don’t think it is possible to please me with a rehashed version of a film I adore. It’s so much more than just content when it comes to my favorites. The films I seen as a child/teen left an indelible impression on me. When I was a kid we would often lie to our parents about what movie we were seeing and sneak into a film we really wanted to see. On one such occasion we seen a matinee showing of THE CHANGELING. This film scared the crap out of us! That wet rubber ball bouncing down the stairs sent chills down my spine! When we got out of the film it was starting to get dark. That was the scariest, longest walk home ever! That was the beginning of my love affair with the horror film. I made it my goal to see as many as possible. Eventually my parents gave up on the idea of trying to prevent me from seeing horror films and once video rental outlets became common place I seen a lot more at home. The first time I seen Friday the 13th was on video at a friends house. As much as The Changeling scared me it did nothing to prepare me for the mental and emotional smack down I was about to receive. There was sex and nudity and people were dying in the most hideous and brutal ways! What the hell did I just see?! It left me feeling frightened, shocked and happily satisfied. How can you remake that? In my opinion, there are very few remakes that work. There of course are exceptions to that rule. John Carpenter’s THE THING and David Cronenberg’s The Fly are two examples of films that have remakes I enjoyed more than the original. I am mindful to the fact that these remakes came out when I was young and were new to me. Those 505917prom-night-posters2who grew up with the originals probably do not share my point of view. So I suppose based on that, maybe there is room for remakes. Maybe If there is a fresh and original twist like the aforementioned then maybe it can work. And maybe if enough time passes. Maybe. It isn’t just North American films getting the makeover treatment. There have been a rash of Asian remakes. The freaking mess that North American film makers have made of great Asian horror films is shameful. The truth is, I think most remakes are awful. Not just because they are reinventing the wheel but because they do a half ass job of it. Instead of remaking a film from days gone by for new generations to adopt,why not create something new that truly represents them? A lot of the films that are being remade worked because there was nothing like them when they came out. They were new and fresh and completely original. I have a list of 28 horror films available for rental that I want to see. I think I will be getting me some of that action instead of spending my cash to see a remake at the theatre. We’ll wait for the rental, if we bother at all.