Horror’s “Worst” Films – Monster A-Go Go (1965) — The Revenant Review

This review is part of the Horror’s “Worst” Films: Tasteless Entertainment or Endurance Test? series. Horror’s “Worst” Films – Monster A-Go Go (1965) In 1963 exploitation director Herschell Gordon Lewis released Blood Feast, considered the first “splatter” film, a shocking milestone in horror. Two years later he needed a second film for his double-bill release with Moonshine […]

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Movie Review – Bone Tomahawk (2015) — The Revenant Review

Movie Review – Bone Tomahawk (2015) Considering the decades of supremacy which the Western genre held in American cinema, and itself being a genre which frequently employs blood, brutality and violence in its storytelling, it’s rather surprising that it hasn’t wedded itself to horror more often. There are a handful of examples, such as 1999’s […]

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Movie Review – The Student of Prague (1926) — The Revenant Review

This review is part of the A Play of Light and Shadow: Horror in Silent Cinema Series Movie Review – The Student of Prague (1926) 1926’s The Student of Prague, also known as The Man Who Cheated Life, is a remake of Hanns Heinz Ewers’ 1913 film, which starred Paul Wegener, was directed by Stellen Rye, […]

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Movie Review – Unfriended (2014) — The Revenant Review

Movie Review – Unfriended (2014) 2013’s The Den was a horror film that took a novel approach, being told entirely through web-feeds, computer and phone screens, and security cameras. 2014’s Unfriended, from director Levan Gabriadze and writer Nelson Greaves, embraces a similar scenario, taking place entirely on a teenage girl’s laptop screen as she uses […]

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Horror’s “Worst” Films: The Horror of Party Beach (1964) — The Revenant Review

This review is part of the Horror’s “Worst” Films: Tasteless Entertainment or Endurance Test? series. Horror’s Worst Films: The Horror of Party Beach (1964) The film that billed itself as “The First Horror Monster Musical” was fifteen years later described by Stephen King as “… an abysmal wet fart of a picture” (Danse Macabre 164). […]

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Movie Review – The Return of the Living Dead (1985) — The Revenant Review

Movie Review – The Return of the Living Dead (1985) “Braaiins!” That one line is practically synonymous with cinematic zombies, and the idea that the undead are out to consume gray mater has inextricably entered the general public’s accepted mythos surrounding the creatures. Most of them would be surprised to learn, however, that this element did […]

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Movie Review – A Page of Madness (1926) — The Revenant Review

This review is part of the A Play of Light and Shadow: Horror in Silent Cinema Series Movie Review – A Page of Madness (1926) Cinema, as an entertainment medium, is a balance between storytelling and visuals. Some movies strike a harmonious balance while others, particularly genre films, tend to lean towards one aspect or the […]

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Movie Review – House of the Long Shadows (1983) — The Revenant Review

Movie Review – House of the Long Shadows (1983) English filmmaker Pete Walker, known for his tasteless horror and sexploitation movies during the late 1960s and 1970s, which purposefully pushed the nerves of Tory conservatives, took as his last feature film project a rather tame but historically notable affair. 1983’s House of the Long Shadows, […]

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Horror’s “Worst” Films: The Creeping Terror (1964) — The Revenant Review

This review is part of the Horror’s “Worst” Films: Tasteless Entertainment or Endurance Test? series. Horror’s “Worst” Films: The Creeping Terror (1964) By 1964 Stirling Silliphant was a respected writer for television and would go on to write some of the most popular movies of the 1960s and 70s. His two brothers, Robert and Allan […]

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