Wes Craven

Home Entertainment: The People Under The Stairs Review

Wes Craven might not have taken his 90s horror fairy tale The People Under The Stairs too seriously but Shout Factory certainly have with their full Blu-ray treatment that will give genre junkies a new found appreciation for this odd movie.

Home Entertainment Round-Up: 11/18/13

Lots to go through this week on the home entertainment front including the coal in the stocking that is the Paul Rudd/Paul Giamatti team-up All is Bright, the Blu-Ray debut of the exceptional astronaut drama The Right Stuff, John Carpenter's ill fated TV pilot Body Bags, the toothless political drama The Attack, charming Irish creature feature Grabbers, the passable Dolph Lundgren/Randy Couture drug actioner Ambushed, and the gleefully sick Canadian sleaze flick, Junkie

Blu-Ray Round-up: 8/19/13

This might be our best Blu-Ray review round up yet, including The Muppet Movie, The Sword in the Stone, Wes Craven's Swamp Thing, John Carpenter's The Fog, Mel Brooks' The Producers, and The Kentucky Fried Movie.

TIFF’s Birth of a Villain

Keeping with today's Halloween theme while looking ahead to next month, we take a look at and talk to Twitch's Todd Brown about his upcoming Birth of a Villain series at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, tracing the history iconic horror movie villains of the 70s and 80s.

The Woman in Black Review

If The Woman in Black is any indication, Daniel Radcliffe will be very savvy when it comes to choosing his post-boy wizard roles. A pitch perfect bit of period horror with menace to spare, this is exactly the kind of film that Harry Potter fans who grew up with the actor would just be starting to get into at their point in their lives. While not reinventing the wheel in any way, director James Watkins has crafted a thoroughly efficient and thrilling genre exercise that evokes favourable comparisons to the works of Wes Craven and Sam Raimi.

The Scream Chronicles: Part Two

Most filmmaking is a seat of the pants endeavour fraught with pitfalls and last second changes. Nothing goes according to plan, but more often that not on major Hollywood productions things tend to go more swimmingly. That is, of course, provided that they aren’t making a sequel to one of the previous year’s biggest success stories. Scream 2 stands as a testament to director Wes Craven and writer Kevin Williamson. It's a film that managed to be almost equally as good as the original and actually far more interesting on an academic level.

The Scream Chronicles: Part One

After watching all four Scream films again on Blu-ray, I find it a bit strange that I haven’t devoted more time to talking about a series of films that single-handedly revived the slasher genre with a blend of genuine terror and self-reflexive humour. So here now begins a four week long look back at the history of the now seminal series that has been slaying audiences since 1996.

Contest: The Complete Scream Collection

"What's your favourite scary movie?" Thanks to our good friends at Alliance Films, we're giving one lucky winner a copy of the recently released Complete Scream Collection DVD box set. Answer that question for your chance to win. Details inside.

Scream 4 Review

Coming after not only a ten year hiatus, but also after the rise of torture porn, remakes, and reboots, Scream 4 is almost a breath of fresh air. Series creators Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson (who's absence from the third film in the series was wholly apparent) are back with another entry in the lucrative yet entertaining franchise, with a bit more material to chew on this time around.