Silver Screams III: Final Destination (2000)

Final destination

Silver Screams III continues with Leon Nicholson looking at Final Destination starring Devon Sawa, Ali Larter and Tony Todd. The Final Destination series of movies is one of the most successful horror franchises of all time. What however makes this series of films so appealing to audiences? Is it the inventive, gruesome methods of killing off the jocks and the ‘cheerleaders-esque’... Read More

Silver Screams III: The Victim (2011)

the Victim

Silver Screams III continues with Leon Nicholson looking at The Victim starring Michael Biehn and Ryan Honey. Michael Biehn has worked on great movies and under some brilliant directors. James Cameron, William Friedkin, and (later on in his career) Xavier Gens. So has any of the directorial influences rubbed off on this very well respected cult actor? Kyle, a herman’s hermit,... Read More

Silver Screams III: The Uninvited (2009)

the uninvited

Silver Screams III continues with Leon Nicholson looking at The Uninvited starring Emily Browning and Arielle Kebbell. The Uninvited was yet another example of Hollywood rehashing Japanese and South Korean horror flicks for an English speaking audience. This was Charles and Thomas Guard’s remake of Kim Ji-woon’s A Tale Of Two Sisters. Ten months after her mother dies in a... Read More

Silver Screams III: Donkey Punch

Donkey punch

Silver Screams III continues with Leon Nicholson looking at Donkey Punch starring Jaime Winstone and Robert Boulter. So, what exactly is a Donkey Punch? Well for those who are unfortunate enough to know and those fortunate enough not to know, it is the slang term for a practice that involves inflicting a blow on the head or back of the neck when engaging in a sexual act. Yes, it... Read More

Silver Screams III: Case 39

case 39

Silver Screams III continues with Leon Nicholson taking a look at Case 39 starring Renee Zellweger and Jodelle Ferland. For those who have worked for the Youth Service or Social Services (of which I can empathise), credit to you guys. Those long, unsociable hours are a bitch and trying to detach oneself from the children/youth one is dealing with is extremely difficult. The constant... Read More

Silver Screams III: Twisted Nerve (1968)

Twisted Nerve

Silver Screams III continues with Dawn Dabell looking at Twisted Nerve starring Hywel Bennett and Hayley Mills. The Boulting Brothers’ Twisted Nerve (1968) is a psychological horror film with very little actual gore on screen. It does, however, manage to keep you gripped throughout, encouraging you to watch on to see if, how and when the next murder will take place. Hywel Bennett... Read More

80 Years Of Hammer: The Lady Vanishes (1979)

The Lady Vanishes

80 Years Of Hammer continues with Jonathon Dabell looking at The Lady Vanishes starring Elliot Gould and Cybill Shepherd. If asked to name the final film made by Hammer in the original incarnation of the company  – they have, of course, re-emerged, phoenix-like, from the ashes in recent times after a 29 year hiatus – many people would confidently state the honour belongs... Read More

Silver Screams III: 1920

1920

Silver Screams III continues with Leon Nicholson looking at 1920 starring Rajneesh Duggal and Adah Sharma. Back in 2007, the International Indian Film Academy Awards (Bollywood’s answer to the Oscars), was held in Yorkshire. Off the back of this, Screen Yorkshire helped to find various locations in the region for Indian Horror movie 1920 directed by Vikram Bhatt. Indian supernatural... Read More

Silver Screams III: Wake Wood

wakewood

Silver Screams III continues with Leon Nicholson looking at Wake Wood starring Aidan Gillen, Eva Birthistle and Timothy Spall. Wake Wood is the second movie from the Hammer Studios revival. The question is does it capture the spirit of ‘classic Hammer’ or has it updated it and brought it into the 21st century? Vet Patrick Daley (Aidan Gillen) and his pharmacist wife Louise... Read More

Silver Screams III: Damien: Omen II (1978)

Omen II

Silver Screams III continues with Jonathon Dabell looking at Damien: Omen II starring William Holden and Jonathan Scott-Taylor. Too often, a big and successful horror movie is followed by a sequel which doesn’t do its illustrious predecessor any favours at all. Take The Exorcist and Exorcist II: The Heretic, for example – stunning original, hopelessly muddled sequel.... Read More