Category: Archived Reviews

The Silence of the Lambs (1991) – By Baron Craze

As of 2019, it is the only horror film to win an Oscar for Best Picture among the five previous challengers for this prestigious award were The Exorcist (1973), Jaws (1975) and most recently Black Swan (2010). However, it was not the only award of the prestigious event, it also had a memorable place in…


Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986) – By Baron Craze

John McNaughton in 1985, then an aspiring director-to-be, worked for producers Waleed and Malik Ali of MPI a localized video firm, who wanted to have their own horror film, crafted in the slasher genre, and granted John a $111,000 budget and one month to complete the movie. As a result, the movie generated incredible fear…


Girl House (2014) – By Baron Craze

Actor Trevor Matthews noted for his roles in Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer (2007) and The Shrine (2010), steps up to the director’s chair for the first time, co-directed with Jon Knautz and embarks with an independent horror feature from first time writer Nick Gordon, and delivers a fresh take on the slasher genre with cunning…


The Afflicted (2011) – By Baron Craze

The Afflicted, renamed Another American Crime for overseas release in Germany, a sickening horror film produced by Midnight Releasing in association with Afflicted Picturehouse, and written and directed by Jason Stoddard, on a streamline budget of $180,000. Inspired by the Theresa Knorr case, the movie roughly follows the real life events through a tragic timeline, but translates into…


Dracula (1931) – By Baron Craze

Dracula the name itself is a true icon in not just the horror cinema, but as a whole to all disciplines of entertainment, from novels and comic books, to stage productions, films, music and memorabilia, the role made many famous by donning the cape to addressing themselves as Count Dracula. Universal Pictures interpretation to base…


Aliens (1986): Still Bleeding Acid – By Baron Craze

Even after 33 years and the much advancement to special effects the nasty breeding Aliens does not rest on their laurels, nor takes away from Ridley Scott’s impressive Alien (1979) film either. Rather James Cameron swore that his movie was not a remake but actual advance of the creature mythology and moving the film into a…


Altar (2016) – By Baron Craze

Matthew Sconce, director of Altar, presents a found footage, now before you roll your eyes and groan, this time he adds a twist, by including the mixture of the slasher genre complete with doomsayer similar to that in The Birds (1963) and of course, Crazy Ralph from Friday the 13th (1980). However, Sconce delivers a…


Green Room (2015) – By Baron Craze

If one seeks a change from the endless parade of zombies and paranormal terrors flicks, then seek out director and writer Jeremy Saulnier’s latest creation, known for his stellar revenge movie Blue Ruin (2013), presents a tense and suspenseful cat and mouse film called Green Room. This time the tale comes from a clever screenplay…


Blue Ruin (2013) – By Baron Craze

Director and writer Jeremy Saulnier (Murder Party (2007)) triumphantly brings a return to the revenge genre with a well thought-out and planning dissection of one man’s fears and retaliation while exploring the human underlying tones of love and fear. Blue Ruin engages with the audience in self-examination of their own passions and true human nature…


Madman (1981) – By Baron Craze

The late director Joe Giannone truly created a seriously fun slasher film for the average viewer to thoroughly enjoy and never looked back, taking cues from the industry and fan base, he originally set out to make a Cropsey killer legend movie, however The Burning (1981) beat him to the punch, hence the designing of…