Curse of Chucky

Cult of Chucky (2017)

Cult of Chucky first published by SciFiNow When he came up with the story for Tom Holland’s Child’s Play way back in 1988, Don Mancini was in fact laying the groundwork for a decades-spanning series of films featuring Chucky, the iconic Good Guy doll possessed by the spirit of serial killer Charles Lee Ray. This…

Exorcist III

The Exorcist III (1990)

The Exorcist III first published by Little White Lies, as the 94th entry in my Cinema Psychotronicum column The Exorcist (1973) is two, even three films. There is the sensitive, slow-burning psychodrama of faith in crisis that William Friedkin actually made, working closely with his screenwriter William Peter Blatty (who was adapting his own 1971…

Wildling

Wildling (2018)

Wildling first published by SciFiNow “Do you want to hear a story? Do you want me to tell you about the Wildling?” Fritz Böhm’s feature debut Wildling opens with a story of monsters and bestiality told by a Daddy (Brad Dourif) to a little girl (Arlo Mertz) at bedtime. Yet the place where Anna hears this…

Wizard

The Wizard of Gore (2007)

The Wizard of Gore first published by Film4 Synopsis: Jeremy Kasten remakes and updates Herschell Gordon Lewis’ grimy Grand Guignol 1970 horror. Featuring Crispin Glover, Brad Dourif and Jeffrey Combs… Review: Having established his place at the more visceral end of exploitation cinema with Blood Feast (1963), Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964) and many other bloody, bikini-laden B-graders of the 1960s, in 1970 Herschell…

My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009)

First published by Film4 Synopsis: David Lynch is executive producer on this Werner Herzog film about a man, his sword, his mother, and the long arm of the Lord. Inspired by a true story. Review: As the sound of a train is heard in the distance, the title ‘David Lynch presents’ appears on screen, followed swiftly…