Archive | May 2011
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It’s always nice to see a horror movie that’s set on your own doorstep, especially since Sydney rarely seems to be the preferred location of Australian horror filmmakers. Happily, Enzo Tedeschi and Julian Harvey, writer/producers of The Tunnel, decided to set their film in the mysterious labyrinth of disused railway tunnels extending beneath Sydney— “a whole […]
Another mysterious horror story has resurfaced in my memory, this time from the realm of science fiction. It was a short story by a male author. For a while, I thought Isaac Asimov might have been responsible, but since reading him as an adult, the tone of this particular story doesn’t seem quite consistent with the […]
If you feel like having a therapeutic scream, may I recommend this one? The audience at my preview were vocal in their appreciation of the latest film from Saw team James Wan and Leigh Whannell. Insidious is a beautifully constructed horror extravaganza, a whirlwind of a film with echoes of classic 70s and 80s paranormal horror. With Paranormal […]
Here’s a mystery for you… Somewhere between the ages of 10 and 13, I borrowed some seriously creepy young adult novels (all by the same author) from the library. Fragments of story lines, as well as their generally twisted atmosphere, have stayed with me, but I can’t for the life of me remember who wrote them, […]