Possession

WHERE THE DEVIL HIDES: PLOTTING THE PARAMETERS OF PERDITION IN A SMALL-TOWN SINISTER

Devil in the Details: “Where the Devil Hides” Unveiled “The eyes are the window to the soul… and what I see in yours is very dark.” This chilling line from Christian E. Christiansen’s Where the Devil Hides (also known as The Devil’s Hand), released in 2013, encapsulates the film’s haunting endeavor to blend religious fanaticism…

THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL: EMBRACING THE SLOW BURN OF SATANIC SUSPENSE

Whispers of Dread: “The House of the Devil” “Pizza? I hear you guys like pizza.” Whispered amidst the unnerving calm, this line from Ti West’s “The House of the Novil,” sums up the film’s eerie juxtaposition of the mundane and the macabre. Released in 2009, the director harkens back to the horror filmmaking of the…

“Hellraiser: Tearing Apart the Veil of Reality in Clive Barker’s Infernal Vision”

“We have such sights to show you…” – Hellraiser: A Labyrinth of Horror A Gruesome Puzzle Box of Terror In 1987, horror was redefined as director Clive Barker unleashed his macabre creation, “Hellraiser,” upon an unsuspecting audience. At its core, this film intertwines the tale of a mysterious puzzle box with the darkly perverse desires…

SUSPIRIA: DANCING INTO THE LURE OF A STYLISTIC WITCHES’ LAMENT

“You could feel the vibes of the dead…” – Haunting Elegance Meets Visceral Horror in ‘Suspiria’ Directed by the Italian maestro Dario Argento, Suspiria (1977) is a film that leaves an indelible mark on the canvas of horror cinema. A tale woven with vibrant threads of supernatural and psychological terror, it tells the story of…

EVIL DEAD 2013: RESURRECTING DEMONIC TERROR IN THE UNHOLY WOODS OF RELENTLESS FEAR

A Descent into Blood-Soaked Madness “Evil Dead” – a title that conjures visions of relentless terror, a promise that director Fede Alvarez’s 2013 reimagining of Sam Raimi’s seminal horror classic not only meets but coats in layers of visceral dread. Gone are the campy undertones of the 1981 original; what emerges is a film steeped…

DEMONS 1985: DIVING INTO THE DEPTHS OF ITALIAN HORROR INFAMY

Unleashing Hell in a Movie Theater: “Demons” (1985) “Demons” is a film that grips the viewer with its opening line—“They will make cemeteries their cathedrals and the cities will be your tombs.” Directed by Lamberto Bava and produced by horror maestro Dario Argento, “Demons” (1985) is a gore-fueled rollercoaster ride. It tells the story of…

THE LAST EXORCISM PART II: CONTORTING THE SINISTER SEQUEL INTO A SPIRAL OF SUPERNATURAL SHOCKS

Unveiling Demonic Aftermath: “The Last Exorcism Part II” Released in 2013 and directed by Ed Gass-Donnelly, “The Last Exorcism Part II” picks up where its predecessor left off, thrusting us back into the harrowing journey of Nell Sweetzer. Surviving the horrors of the first film, Nell, played by Ashley Bell, attempts to rebuild her life…

THE LORDS OF SALEM: ECHOES OF WITCHCRAFT IN THE HAUNTING MAZE OF MODERN HORROR

Channeling Witches and Wickedness: An Introduction to “The Lords of Salem” “God doesn’t spare angels when they sin. Welcome to Salem.” With this chilling line, Rob Zombie thrusts viewers into the eerily stylized world of The Lords of Salem (2013), a horror film that marries the historical with the supernatural. Zombie, known for his gritty,…

DARK SKIES: NAVIGATING THE SHADOWY REALM OF DOMESTIC TERROR FROM ABOVE

Whispers in the Night: An Unseen Terror Invades ‘Dark Skies’ From the chilling silence that blankets a suburban household to the whispered warning, “You cannot escape them,” ‘Dark Skies’ weaves a tale of terror that creeps into the seemingly safe haven of home. Directed by Scott Stewart and released in 2013, this horror film skirts…

CARRIE: TELEKINETIC TERROR REBORN IN A BLOODY PROM NIGHT RETELLING

The Prom From Hell: “Carrie” Unleashed “You will know her name.” A chilling promise sets the stage for Kimberly Peirce’s 2013 rendition of “Carrie,” bringing Stephen King’s horrific tale of teenage turmoil and telekinetic terror back to the silver screen. Within the confines of this spoiler-free summary, we find Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz), a…

La maschera del demonio: Delving into the Shadows of a Revived Gothic Classic

A Whisper of Ancient Evil: The 1989 Resurrection of “La maschera del demonio” “Do you not know that tonight is the night when fear and horror walk hand in hand?” – This chilling line from “La maschera del demonio” (The Mask of Satan), released in 1989, perfectly encapsulates the eerie essence of the film. Directed…

Black Sunday: Mario Bava’s Gothic Tapestry of Shadows and Suspense

A Witch’s Curse Awakens: “Black Sunday” Beckons “Mask of Satan, give me strength.” Whispered into the chilling silence, these words set the tone for Mario Bava’s “Black Sunday” (1963), a film that lures viewers into its gothic embrace. The movie, originally titled “La Maschera del Demonio,” marks Bava’s directorial debut and has since etched its…

SUPERSTITION: DELVING INTO THE DARKNESS OF OCCULT HORRORS AND CURSED WISDOM

The Echoes of Old Wives’ Tales: A Dive into ‘Superstition’ “There are things that have no business being disturbed,” whispers a warning from the dark corners of the 1984 horror movie Superstition. Directed by James W. Roberson, the film endeavors to carve its initials into the weathered wood of the supernatural horror subgenre. Without divulging…

CARRIE: PROM NIGHT’S BLOODY ASCENT INTO TELEKINETIC TERROR

A Prom Night to Remember: The Haunting of Stephen King’s ‘Carrie’ “We’re all sorry, Cassie” – a seemingly innocent apology weaves its way into the tale of “Carrie,” a masterful exercise in horror directed by Brian De Palma in 1976. At its core, Carrie is the story of an outcast and her disastrous road to…

THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT: NAVIGATING THE SHADOWY LABYRINTH OF FOUND FOOTAGE FEAR

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering ‘The Blair Witch Project’ In the dense thicket of horror cinema, few films have rustled leaves and snapped twigs quite like 1999’s “The Blair Witch Project.” Directed by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez, the film documents the harrowing expedition of three film students (Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, and Michael…

Insidious Infiltration: Descending into The Further with James Wan’s Nightmarish Vision

The Haunting Silence: An In-Depth Look at “Insidious” “It’s not the house that’s haunted… it’s your son.” This chilling line from the 2010 horror sensation Insidious perfectly encapsulates the creeping dread that director James Wan masterfully conjures throughout the film. Insidious, a film teetering between the realms of the living and the beyond, thrusts its…

The Devil Inside: A Sinister Descent into Found-Footage Exorcism

Connecting with Evil: A Journey into “The Devil Inside” In the chilling opening frames of “The Devil Inside”, a voice eerily warns, “No soul is safe.” This 2012 horror flick, directed by William Brent Bell, conjures a descent into possession and exorcism’s dark arts. It follows Isabella Rossi (Fernanda Andrade) as she delves into the…

The Possession : Unveiling the Shadows of Dread in the 2012 Spirited Horror

Unboxing Evil: “The Possession’s” Pandora’s Box of Terrors “They say when you exorcise a demon, it’s important to find out its name. Know your enemy.” In the landscape of horror cinematography, The Possession, directed by Ole Bornedal and produced by Sam Raimi, stands as a curious artifact from the year 2012. The film weaves its…

The Exorcist : A Timeless Terrifying Trek into the Heart of Darkness

Whispers of the Demonic: A Deeper Look into The Exorcist The Unholy Inception: Gritty Realism Meets Supernatural Terror “What an excellent day for an exorcism.” The chillingly calm line from William Friedkin’s ‘The Exorcist’ has echoed through the corridors of horror cinema since its 1973 release, setting a precedent for all films that followed in…