The 13th Warrior (1999)

The 13th Warrior (1999)

Is it just me, or are kick-ass Viking films hard to come by? Which SHOULDN’T BE THE CASE, but it kind of is. I’ve even got a little rule of thumb: if a Hollywood film features a character named “Hrothgar”, viewers beware! Films based on Michael...
October 19th: Blade (1998)

October 19th: Blade (1998)

This post is the nineteenth in my 31 Days of Vampires! series for October 2014. Do you like The Matrix? Sure, we all do!* Well, Blade reminded me of The Matrix (they came out a year apart). Certainly it’s easy to get the ethos mixed up –...
October 16th: Dracula – Dead And Loving It! (1995)

October 16th: Dracula – Dead And Loving It! (1995)

This post is the sixteenth in my 31 Days of Vampires! series for October 2014. Let me just point out that if any other director attempted the gags that Mel Brooks does, I doubt they would get laughs – probably groans. But there is a delightfulness and innocence...
October 12th: Cronos (1993)

October 12th: Cronos (1993)

This post is the twelfth in my 31 Days of Vampires! series for October 2014. In Cronos, director Guillermo del Toro’s first full-length film, we can see why the man continues to get good work. It is a perfectly lovely, and very creepy little film. I had the...
October 8th: Habit (1997)

October 8th: Habit (1997)

This post is the eighth in my 31 Days of Vampires! series for October 2014. Habit is one of those delicious independent pieces that proves you can make a genuinely effective horror film without the following: celebrity hype, a massive marketing campaign, exploitive...