31 Days of Halloween — Day 12: Crimson Peak (2015) — by Dr. Shock

crimsonpeakEditor’s note: Dave “Dr. Shock” Becker is a host on Horror Movie Podcast and the Land of the Creeps horror podcast. He is also the mastermind behind DVDInfatuation.com, a movie review blog where he is watching and posting one review every day until he reaches at least 2,500 movie reviews. Follow Doc on Twitter: @DVDinfatuation.

In a recent interview with Wired, Guillermo Del Toro listed his five favorite horror films, the first two of which, The Haunting and The Innocents, are ghost stories (for the record, the other 3 were Alien, Jaws, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre). That’s not to say his 2015 offering Crimson Peak is, as some have stated, a haunted house movie; in fact, Del Toro himself has resisted calling it a horror film at all (“You have to fear the living more than the dead”, he said during this same interview, and the movie itself was designed to support this theory). But with its gothic sensibilities and gorgeous production values, as well as a handful of intensely creepy scenes, the director has, indeed, delivered a beautiful, if somewhat trite, ghost story that’s sure to give you at least a few shivers.
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Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 051: Arthouse Vampires

Arthouse Vampires

Welcome to Episode 051 of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we review the hell out of horror movies… In this themed episode, we get our film snob on with Wolfman Josh’s sophisticated topic, ARTHOUSE VAMPIRES. To help us explore this theme, we bring you in-depth reviews of Let the Right One In (2008) and Thirst (2009) and Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) and a brand-new (and unique) Iranian horror film called A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2015). So, don’t be afraid to scream while you’re reading subtitles and challenge all of your preconceived definitions of horror because tonight we’re talking Arthouse Vampires!

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