Category Archives: Hallowed Halls of Horror

The Shape of Water

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The Shape of Water is Guillermo Del Toro’s newest fantasy visual tour de force, tinged with a wistful fairytale mysticism. Hewing from a variety of “monster and maiden” stories like Beauty and the Beast in themes and character, and classic creature pictures like The Creature from the Black Lagoon, Del Toro succeeds at creating a touching story of love […]

Van Helsing

What is it with Universal Pictures not being able to properly revive their classic Monster Universe? The most recent and heavily panned iteration of The Mummy to kick-start the “Dark Universe” serves as a reminder that they’ve had one consistent problem. All these attempted all focused on action and spectacle rather than atmosphere, suspense and […]