Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Tell-Tale Heart Animated Movie

Some people, especially those that haven't actually read this particular short story, should actually go on and read the thing. It's a Poe classic, it is. For the rest of us, the video posted above should be a particularly interesting interpretation of the Tell-Tale Heart. It's a highly atmospheric 1953 animated short narrated by James Mason. Shockingly, this very video was the very first cartoon to be rated adults-only in the UK.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Nightmare 1984 Vs 2010

I was so excited when I heard that Wes Craven's classic “Nightmare on Elm Street” was about to have a baby sibling, at the same time though, memories of the original started popping in my head. Was the remake going to be as satisfying as the original? Was it going to be better or was I heading for another disappointment?

So, I went on and prepared a little crash test for you!


Good special effects and a storyline not too far from the original. Nice casting and quite believable performances. The director Samuel Bayer managed to capture part of the atmosphere and I'm pretty sure that people who hadn't seen the original would be pleased with the outcome.


The element of surprise! The first time ever that Freddy Krueger makes his appearance! Not knowing what to expect and where that is gonna come from. The perfect man, Robert Englund, as Freddy and Johnny Depp's film debut! The chills you get when you hear Freddy's song for the first time....

Score: 2 – 4

1984 wins

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Making of The Walking Dead Documentary (in two parts)

The Walking Dead series will premier this very Halloween and to say that we here in the Chamber are excited is an understatement. Then again you should have guessed that. The following making of documentary should get you in the appropriate mood too. The show looks more than promising.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Video Nasties - A lesson from history

Mark Kermode, that lovable BBC film critic and fan of all things horror, made the above video. You, on the other hand, better watch it. It's a bout those nasty VHS movies of the 80s. Oh, yes, and censorship too. 

Friday, October 1, 2010

Lost Girl – A brand new series

A new supernatural related series aired a few weeks ago in the U.S and I have been patiently awaiting to write this review. I decided to wait a bit, watch a couple of episodes first before I render my verdict.

And so I did. I've watched three whole episodes and I dare say that I am ready.

Cleverly playing with the title, “Lost Girl” introduces us to a world where the “Fae” (meaning all supernatural creatures) are divided into two groups, the dark and the light. Having been hidden since birth, a succubus named Bo finds her self being the object of desire of both sides. After passing tests and getting a crash course on what it is to be a fae she decides not to chose sides, but to remain neutral having a human on her side. And even though everything seems to be running smoothly the audience is made aware that the girl has a secret destiny that even she is not aware of.

Not a fan of the cast or the plot so far, but I've decided to hold my horses and give it the benefit of the doubt before I start being my usual self.

So bare with me for a while and I'll get back to you.
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