Reviews: Horror Movies Beginning with S - Page 4

Strange Circus (Kimyô na sâkasu) (2005)

Reality is the mystery.
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Strange Circus (Kimyô na sâkasu) - Reality is the mystery.

What's in a story? How close can fiction and non-fiction drift together before transforming into one another, and – most of all – why do we tell stories? These are all questions given the irrepressibly deranged, yet painterly treatment by maestro Sion Sono in Strange Circus, a film which crosses multiple boundaries in its consideration of such weig... Click to read more "Strange Circus (Kimyô na sâkasu)"

The Stuff (1985)

It's smooth and creamy. It's low calorie and delicious. And it kills.
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Pazuzu Iscariot

The Stuff - It's smooth and creamy. It's low calorie and delicious. And it kills.

It is a widely accepted opinion that one should not eat yellow snow... in fact it is probably worth taking this advice one step further than Frank Zappa suggested and ensuring that your children avoid anyone crazy enough to eat snow in the first place. Unfortunately in 1985 few people heeded this guidance and this enabled Larry Cohen to enter the B... Click to read more "The Stuff"

Suicide Club (Suicide Circle) (2001)

Well then, goodbye everybody.
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Pazuzu Iscariot

Suicide Club (Suicide Circle) - Well then, goodbye everybody

Not only is Suicide Club (Suicide Circle) a highly original and innovative slice of Asian cinema it also has, in my opinion, the best opening scene in any horror movie ever! There is plenty of blood and gore (most of which is in the first five minutes), the usual confusing-to-Westerners storyline and an abundance of cheesy pop music. The movie is f... Click to read more "Suicide Club (Suicide Circle)"

Suspiria (1977)

The only thing more terrifying than the last 12 minutes of this film are the first 92.
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Pazuzu Iscariot

Suspiria - The Only Thing More Terrifying Than The Last 12 Minutes Of This Film Are The First 92.

Suspiria is 1977 horror movie co-written and directed by Italian horror movie master Dario Argento. The plot revolves around Suzy Bannion (Jessica Harper), an American dance student who travels to Germany to attend a world renowned ballet school.She arrives at the ballet school late at night in the middle of a terrible rain storm to be confronted b... Click to read more "Suspiria"

The Sweet House of Horrors (1989)

Grisly and claustrophobic... and made for TV.
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Pazuzu Iscariot

The Sweet House of Horrors (La dolce casa degli orrori)

It may well be maybe a possibly well know fact that when Lucio Fulci made non-zombie films he was out of his nut on various psychotropic drugs. A huge chunk of apparent evidence is in The Sweet House of Horrors (La dolce casa degli orrori). As the infamous master of gore, Fulci manages to take potentially no gruesome situations and fill them with b... Click to read more "The Sweet House of Horrors"

Switchblade Romance (Haute Tension) (2003)

Hearts will bleed.
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Haute Tension - High Tension - Switchblade Romance - Hearts will bleed

Confession time. This film is, and has been for a while, a favourite of mine. With that in mind, I've tried to write this as if I was seeing it for the first time when it comes to the plot i.e. no spoilers or repeat viewing perception. Let's see how this works out...Haute Tension (or High Tension, or, ridiculously, Switchblade Romance - yuk) was in... Click to read more "Switchblade Romance (Haute Tension)"

Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (Chinjeolhan geumjassi) (2005)

Lee Geum-Ja, have mercy on us...
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Pazuzu Iscariot

Lady Vengeance - Lee Geum-Ja, have mercy on us...

Chan-wook Park's third and final (obviously) part of the Vengeance Trilogy is Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (Chinjeolhan geumjassi), sometimes known as just Lady Vengeance and always known as Chinjeolhan geumjassi. Once again we are presented with a cold, calculated and complex revenge scheme intricately planned over a length of time that would make ... Click to read more "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (Chinjeolhan geumjassi)"

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (Boksuneun naui geot) (2002)

Revenge was never this sweet.
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Pazuzu Iscariot

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance - Revenge was never this sweet.

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (Boksuneun naui geot) is the first instalment of Chan-wook Park's Vengeance Trilogy (followed by Oldboy and Sympathy for Lady Vengeance). It is a complex tale of various intertwined vengeful exploits and the strongest yet perhaps the least accessible of the trilogy. The audience isn't spoonfed the plot and it is likely to... Click to read more "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (Boksuneun naui geot)"

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