Greetings, fellow horror lovers. I’m gonna be honest with you. I’m not what you would call the biggest fan of horror movies involving clowns as the antagonists. Now don’t get me wrong, I totally get why they’re used. There are a LOT of people out there who are creeped out, if not outright frightened of them, and so it makes perfect sense why they’re used in horror. I personally am not scared of them in the slightest. When it comes down to it, they’re just people with painted faces, and I’m no more or less scared of them than I am of any regular person on the street. Which is why when I do watch movies involving clowns, I prefer to lean towards the movies where the clowns have some supernatural aspect to them. Unless they’re from space like the Killer Klowns, which is still my favorite clown-based movie. Continue reading
Well people, in my effort to review movies with a darker, more disturbing tone, I decided this time to go back to the year 1981. This was the year that House By The Cemetery was released. It was directed by Lucio Fulci, one of the masters of Italian horror. He is pretty well-known for being more blood and gore minded than Dario Argento, but he was still able to provide decent atmosphere and suspense now and then. The question is, does HbtC still hold up after all these years? This has been the first time I’ve seen the movie in a little over 15 years or so, so let’s see what we have here, shall we? Continue reading
Welcome back to the Necropolis. You know, it was really only a matter of time before I did a review for a movie with the words “Necropolis” or “Macabre” in it. And in case some of you might be thinking it, no I’m not planning on doing a Return of the Living Dead 4: Necropolis review. The only way that’s going to happen is if I decide to do a RotLD Retrospective, which down the road may well happen. In the meantime, I’m going to talk a little about Macabre, a movie which has been taking a backseat to other movies I preferred to watch. This is mostly because movies about people killing people aren’t that high on my interest list compared to other types of horror. But I finally sat myself down, and got through it. Let’s see how it did, shall we? Continue reading
Well, here we are finally. I’ve waited for what seemed like forever for this to come out. It’s funny, the very first time I heard this was being made, I was actually very against it. Remakes for the most part really don’t do anything for me, and quite often just annoy me and make me wish I never saw them. And admittedly, I saw remaking Evil Dead borderline blasphemy. But as time went on, I began to adjust to the idea. And not long after that I saw the trailer, and I was on board ever since. So which mind frame was the correct one? Well let me tell you….. Continue reading
Hello everyone. Just wanted to touch base on a few quick things. For starters, this will be a slower week for me. I’m being assaulted by a cold, and I’m being a huge baby about it. I don’t get sick often, so when it happens it feels worse than it would if I got sick on a more regular basis. But this is still an important week, as one of the few remakes I’m actually looking forward to – Evil Dead – premieres to us non-SXSW patrons Friday night. And you better believe I’ll be seeing it and sharing my thoughts here at the Necropolis Macabre.
Also, from this point onward, I’m going to focus my reviews toward some darker, dare I say more macabre, movies. I’ve been enjoying what I’ve been reviewing. But to be honest, most of those movies weren’t that macabre or disturbing. I think it fitting that the Evil Dead remake is where this new path.
And finally, I believe pretty soon I’ll be doing my first book review for the site. I had intended to do one a little bit earlier than this, but I just plain haven’t been doing much reading until recently. So stay tuned for that.
That’s pretty much all I can think of for now. As always, I appreciate you fine people checking out the site and my reviews. And I’ll be talking to you again soon. Rest in peace.