Tag: Horror

Revisiting THE LEGEND OF LIZZIE BORDEN (1975)

By Alan Hurst It’s hard to overstate the impact of TV films of the 1970’s. All the major networks had multiple “Movie of the Week” nights and there were also special event movies that usually featured more prestigious casts and bigger budgets. It was also the decade that saw the birth of the “Miniseries” –…

BLU-RAY REVIEW – A Quiet Place (2018) (****)

By John H. Foote (****) Released in March, this exceptionally original horror film did very well at the box office and with film critics who praised the taut, tight direction of actor John Krasinski, and the performances of the entire cast. The opening moments invite us into this world, earth, but something has happened. The…

The Haunting – The Houses of Hill House

By Craig Leask Stephen King, in his 1981 book “Danse Macabre” called the 1959 novel The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson “one of the finest horror novels of the late 20th century”.  Furthermore, the Wall Street Journal labels Jackson’s book “the greatest haunted-house story ever written.”  With praise of this magnitude, it is…