Classic Horror

Classic Horror: Call of Cthulhu

As many of you may already be aware, I’m a huge Lovecraft fan. So once again I use the word review in the title of this blog lightly, as what is far more accurate a descriptor for this blog is an over-enthusiastic gush.

Today I am going to talk about The Call of Cthulhu. 

The Call of Cthulhu was written by H.P Lovecraft in 1926 and was published in the pulp magazine Weird Tales in February 1928. This is a marvellous story for a number of reasons, the foremost being that despite it being a ‘monster’ story it has it’s own unique take on the kind of fear that such a creature should inspire. 

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Reviews, Reviews - Films

Review: Premonition

As some of you will already be aware, my favourite horror films are from Japan. I’m not entirely sure why this is, perhaps it’s the fact that they are subtitled and it’s more immersive to read than simply watch?

Either way today I want to talk about one of my all-time favourite films of all time, Premonition. Not the Sandra Bullock remake, as that film was completely different to the original, it didn’t have the same story, characters or anything really, it had a similar premise, I suppose, but that’s about it.

If you’re new to horror films, or if you’re a veteran and looking for something a little bit different to widen your pallet then I cannot recommend this film strongly enough. It’s creepy as hell, with well-developed characters, a great setting and genuinely chilling moments. That’s not even mentioning the tragedy involved.

For those of you who haven’t seen the film and would like to without having it spoiled then you might want to give the below a miss as it’s difficult to talk about the best aspects of the film without giving away elements of the plot.

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Reviews, Reviews - Books

Review: IT

Any of you who have followed this blog for a while now will probably have picked up on the fact that I really enjoy Stephen King. I like the way he writes people, the way he builds tension and the atmosphere in his stories. Sometimes his endings don’t quite deliver after the build-up but regardless I love his stories and nothing will ever change that.

Today I want to talk about IT.

With the second part of the remake out this year, I thought it a perfect time to talk about the story which fostered in me (and a lot of others) a terrible fear of clowns.

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