It’s Halloween today, the scariest day/night of the year (apart from Election Night…but that only comes every few years or so!). So it’s time to dress up like a dead person/ghoul/serial killer, go trick or treating, and watch a scary movie. What’s your favourite scary movie? Do you even like scary movies? I love scary movies! It takes a lot to scare me (apart from Election Night…and not doing the dishes/washing before my fiancée comes in from work!), but there are notable scary movies that have interrupted my sleep with terrifying nightmares. I know it’s all fake, but doesn’t that make it even scarier? With those thoughts in mind, here are my Top 10 Horror Movies! Continue reading

Thoughts on Directors: Wes Craven and Sigmund Freud-A Marriage Made On Elm Street?

One, two, Wes is coming for you...
One, two, Wes is coming for you…

Today is Wes Craven’s birthday (Happy Birthday Mr. Craven!), so I thought there was no better time to comment on the relationship between Wes Craven and Sigmund Freud! Now, because his movie ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ involves dreams, it’s obvious to interpret the film in a Freudian manner. However, I wondered if this was the right way to go about it. I remembered a line from ‘The Last House of the Left.’ Krug is asked by Weasel about the greatest sex crime of the century. He replies by saying anything the Boston Strangler did. Then, the girl travelling with them shouts out ‘Sigmund Freud!’ and mentions something about the phallus. Continue reading

Review: Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994) (Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This…)

new nightmare

“You’re having nightmares about Freddy?”

The TV version of Wes Craven’s Scream is soon to hit our screens, so I thought I’d take a look at Scream. But I couldn’t find my DVD…so, as a substitute, I watched Wes Crave’s New Nightmare instead. It’s also one of the original ‘post-modern meta-horror films,’ if that makes any sense. It’s Scream before Scream hit the screens. The premise is simple: the people involved in the original Nightmare on Elm Street (Heather Langencamp, Wes Craven, Robert Englund) all become involved in the ‘resurrection of evil.’ It takes place in the ‘real world,’ a pseudo-documentary set ten years after the original Nightmare came out. Continue reading