Silver Screams IV: The X-Files – Folie a Deux

folie a deux

Silver Screams IV continues with Leon Nicholson looking at The X-Files episode Folie a Deux starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. Folie a Deux translated means a madness shared by two. It refers to a psychiatric syndrome where delusions and hallucinations are passed on from one person to another. With this in mind this makes for a particularly interesting episode of The... Read More

Silver Screams IV: The Exorcist (1973)

The Exorcist

Silver Screams IV continues with Dawn Dabell looking at The Exorcist starring Linda Blair, Ellen Burstyn and Max Von Sydow. ***This review contains offensive language, used while quoting directly from the film*** For this instalment of Silver Screams we take a look at a film which, at the time of release, touted itself as the scariest film ever made. A bold statement… but... Read More

Silver Screams IV: Girl House


Silver Screams IV continues with Leon Nicholson looking at Girl House starring Ali Cobrin and Adam DiMarco. The title Girl House sounds like one of those dodgy movies that used to be shown on Channel 5 (UK) when it just launched in the 90s (or for the older audience the movies on Channel 4 (UK) that carried the red triangle warnings in the 80s). You know those movies that you didn’t... Read More

Silver Screams IV: Madhouse (1974)


Silver Screams contiunes with Jonathon Dabell looking at Madhouse starring Vincent Price and Peter Cushing. Shortly before the demise of Amicus (a production company, set up by Milton Subotsky and Max J. Rosenberg, specialising mainly in horror and fantasy which, for a short while, was a serious rival to Hammer), they teamed up with AIP to deliver this diverting adaptation of Angus... Read More

Silver Screams IV: Paranorman (2012)


Silver Screams IV continues with Jonathon Dabell looking at Paranorman with the voice talents of Kodi Smit-McPhee, Casey Affleck and John Goodman. The folks at production company Laika had already made the well-regarded Coraline before they turned their attention to the quirky, beautifully-judged animated horror spoof Paranorman. The thing which sets Paranorman aside from many... Read More

Silver Screams IV: Just Before Dawn (1981)

just before dawn

Silver Screams IV continues with Jonathon Dabell looking at Just Before Dawn starring George Kennedy and Gregg Henry. Films like Deliverance (1972), The Hills Have Eyes (1977), Halloween (1978) and Friday The 13th (1980) created in their day a strong demand for survival movies and slasher flicks. By the early 80s, the cinematic landscape was overgrown with copycat offerings, sequels... Read More

Tune In: The Psychedelic Experience: Easy Rider (1969)


Tune In: The Psychedelic Experience goes on the road with Tim Wickens examining Easy Rider (1969): directed by and co-starring: Dennis Hopper, with Peter Fonda, Jack Nicholson and Karen Black. Easy Rider is a film that has been reviewed and discussed ad nauseam. Its importance to establishing an adult mature yet youth driven cinema is well documented. It established Jack Nicholson... Read More

Silver Screams IV: Carrie (1976)


Silver Screams IV continues with Dawn Dabell looking at Brian De Palma’s Carrie starring Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie. Author Stephen King may well be the most prolific writer there is when it comes to having novels adapted for the big screen. The earliest adaptation was in 1976, when his 1974 debut novel Carrie was turned into a movie. Since then, his stories have been continually... Read More

Silver Screams IV: The Serpent And The Rainbow


Silver Screams IV kicks off with Leon Nicholson looking at The Serpent And The Rainbow starring Bill Pullman and Cathy Tyson. Yes, it’s that time of year again. With Halloween almost upon us, Silver Screams returns for its fourth year. As in previous years, a selection of horror movies will be reviewed everyday up to Halloween. Silver Screams will also feature some of the best... Read More

Race Relations: The Defiant Ones (1958)


The Race Relations feature continues with Jonathon Dabell looking at The Defiant Ones starring Sidney Poitier and Tony Curtis. The Defiant Ones has a simple premise, but handles its themes and dramatic flourishes exceptionally well. The concept of a white man and black man – both escaped convicts, chained together and on the run in the Deep South – is rife with tension... Read More