Salem’s Lot (1979) is a vampire tale to get your teeth into!

There are few of Stephen King’s books I’ve read more often than “Salem’s Lot”. There’s something so perfect about the mix of the gothic sexual horror of vampire lore and the petty intrigues of small-town American life and King balances both aspects perfectly through a blend of tight plotting and great characterisation. He even manages…

Wishmaster (1998) is an 80’s horror fan’s wish fulfilled

At a time when horror cinema was taking a sharp left turn into knowing irony and metatextual commentary, 1998’s “Wishmaster” is a gloriously gory, throwback to the previous decade of supernatural powers, ancient evil, hellish puzzle-box curses and bucket and buckets of gore. In 12th century Mesopotamia, an evil Djinn (Andrew Divoff) asks the Sultan…

Tigers Are Not Afraid (2019) is a horror movie of a very different stripe.

A dark and profoundly bleak fairy tale set in the slums of modern-day Mexico, director Issa López deftly weaves together fantasy, horror and a merciless realism to create “Tigers Are Not Afraid”, a tragic yet beautiful story of lost innocence as five homeless orphans survive on the cartel war-torn streets. Estrella (Paola Lara) is at school…