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Kat
UK
Interests: horror movies, comic books, criminology, reading, cats, knitting, crochet, cross stitch
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I like symmetry. It might be an OCD thing, but I don't care. So when I was randomly watching videos on YouTube the other day and came across a copy of a TV movie I saw in the mid to late-90s, that just so happened to share the same name... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Carnography
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It was a bad weekend for cinematic legends this week. As well as George A Romero, the actor Martin Landau, who won an Oscar for his portrayal of Bela Lugosi in the movie Ed Wood, also sadly passed at the age of 89. Landau's acting career spanned from 1957 till... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Carnography
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RIP George A Romero. The iconic horror director and creator of the 1968 Night of the Living Dead and the (original) series that came from it, died this weekend at the age of 77. It was Romero's zombie film that gave us the modern perception of the undead as shambling,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Carnography
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At last, we have reached day eight and the final (for now) film in the Howling franchise - The Howling: Reborn. There's no Clive Turner attached to this film either, so we can at least breathe a sigh of relief knowing we're unlikely to see any line dancing, country and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2017 at Carnography
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Clive Turner makes his return to the Howling franchise with Howling VII: New Moon Rising, writing, producing, directing (after wresting control from the original director Roger Nall), starring and editing. So I think it's safe to say that this film, even more than the others he left his mark on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2017 at Carnography
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Howling VI: The Freaks was actually the very first Howling film I saw, way back in the mid-90s. I recorded it off late-night TV one night, and watched it with a mixture of awe and bewilderment. Having never seen any of the other films in the series at this point,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2017 at Carnography
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After yesterday's travesty that was Howling IV: The Original Nightmare, you'd be forgiven for either being leery of any further Howling sequels, or for thinking that the series could only go up after that. Well, I can't say that you wouldn't be right to be cautious, but at the same... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at Carnography
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Well this series went downhill fast. Seriously, there's no way I can come up with anything to say that will hide my opinions of Howling IV: The Original Nightmare until further down the review - this one is bad. I don't think I've seen a Part 4 of a franchise... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2017 at Carnography
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When I first told people that I would be covering the Howling franchise in July, everyone's reaction was the same. All of them asked, "Isn't there a film where the werewolves are Australian and/or marsupials?" And my response would always be, "Yes, that's Howling III: The Marsupials." So I guess... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at Carnography
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The first sequel to The Howling took three-to-four years to come out, which I think is something of a record for all the franchises we've covered so far. Joe Dante was not brought back to direct, not least because Gary Brandner, who wrote the books upon which the first film... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2017 at Carnography
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July has arrived and with it comes another franchise marathon. This time around I've decided to tackle the Howling series, both because I've tended to avoid the werewolf genre somewhat as I've never been all that taken by it (I've only ever seen four werewolf films before this that I've... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2017 at Carnography
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Let me interrupt our slow journey through my surplus DVDs and Blu-Rays to watch a more recent film - and one that's been getting quite the pounding in the press since it came out last week - the latest Tom Cruise vehicle The Mummy. In fact, with the sheer amount... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at Carnography
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Continuing with the task of putting a dent in the pile of DVDs and Blu-Rays that I've managed to accumulate but not yet watch, and I swear that I'm picking the movies randomly and not trying to put together any particular theme, such as "Women in Peril" or something similar.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at Carnography
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The other day I was doing some tidying and rearranging of furniture in what I laughingly call my office, and I kept coming across bags full of DVDs and Blu-Rays that I'd bought at some point with the intention of reviewing them at some point, but then promptly forgot about... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at Carnography
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I've said it before and I'll no doubt say it again; anything Cthulhu mythos-related is always going to be hard to film. All the "unknowable/indescribable fiends from beyond the stars" that HP Lovecraft put in his work tend to leave filmmakers and special effects teams in a bit of a... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2017 at Carnography
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"Finally, a film that caters to my white liberal guilt!" This was my exact thought when I saw the first trailer for Get Out. My second thought was, "I really want to see this film; it looks really good and intriguing," (paraphrasing a bit there), thus proving that I may... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2017 at Carnography
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Oh, Rutger Hauer. You know that whenever he turns up in a film then there's never a dull moment to be had (unless it's Dracula 3D, where he seemed to be trying to sneak away before anyone noticed him). From Blade Runner to Blind Fury to Buffy the Vampire Slayer... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2017 at Carnography
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I've been waiting to see A Cure For Wellness for quite some time now. I first heard of it on a site that lists upcoming horror movies (where I've lost so many hours) a couple of years ago, and the one sentence synopsis - "An ambitious young executive is sent... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2017 at Carnography
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For Christmas I got my brother the DVD of the 1932 movie Freaks (a classic and a must-see), and while I was in my local brick-and-mortar media store doing so the film Tank 432 caught my eye. Ooh, Ben Wheatley's name is prominently displayed on the cover, and I like... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2017 at Carnography
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This review is setting off my OCD (and I'm not just saying that; I really do have OCD). See, I like to do movie serieses in order, starting (obviously) with the first and moving down the line chronologically. But here we have Rings, the latest installment in a series of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2017 at Carnography
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Happy (slightly late) Valentine's Day. A couple of years ago I reviewed the 1981 Canucksploitation horror My Bloody Valentine, and with it being that time of year again and a new 50 Shades movie out (I think this one is called 50 Shades of Restraining Orders, from what I saw... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2017 at Carnography
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In 1971 a young filmmaker by the name of Sean S. Cunningham was working on a movie called Together, which in turn was a remake of his "white coater" film The Art of Marriage. While working on Together, Cunningham met Wes Craven, who was working as an editor on the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at Carnography
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If you've been following this blog for a while, or if you happen to know me, you might have noticed that I'm not very fond of insects. To be exact, it's insects, arachnids, gastropods and all those inbetween - basically, if it has more than four legs or less than... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at Carnography
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If I had more than one slot in the "Honourable Mentions" section of my (Current) Top Ten Horror Movies, then 28 Days Later would be in one of them (actually there'd be an awful lot, which is exactly why I only have one slot). Over the years it's been one... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2017 at Carnography
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I refused to believe this film was real when I first heard about it. Surely not, I thought. This has to be a joke. Someone is trying to make a satirical point about Hollywood horror's over-reliance on remakes, endless sequels and crossovers such as Freddy vs Jason, Dollman vs Demonic... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2017 at Carnography