The Thing from Another World (1951) and The Thing (1982)

The Thing from Another World (1951) written by Charles Lederer, Howard Hawks and Ben Hecht based on the novella Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell, Jr. directed by Christian Nyby Rating: 3.5 / 4 The Thing (1982) written by Bill Lancaster based on the novella Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell, Jr. directed […]

The Fly (1958 and 1986)

The Fly (1958) written by James Clavell based on the short story The Fly by George Langelaan directed by Kurt Neumann Rating: 3 / 4 The Fly (1986) written by Charles Edward Pogue and David Cronenberg based on the short story The Fly by George Langelaan directed by David Cronenberg Rating: 3.5 / 4 I […]

Se7en (1995)

Se7en (1995) written by Andrew Kevin Walker directed by David Fincher Rating: 4 / 4 “You know, this is not gonna have a happy ending.” Truer words have never been uttered. Spoken by detective William Somerset (Morgan Freeman) halfway through David Fincher’s landmark Se7en, the dialogue not only foreshadows the film’s ending, it prepares the […]

The Wicker Man (1973)

Today on Cinesthesia guest contributor Rogelio Rodríguez dives into the peculiar horrors of Robin Hardy’s The Wicker Man. The Wicker Man (1973) written by Anthony Shaffer based on the novel Ritual by David Pinner directed by Robin Hardy Rating: 3 / 4 I was pretty confused as I watched The Wicker Man. I rented it […]

The Exorcist (1973)

Guest contributor Rogelio Rodríguez shares his thoughts on William Friedkin’s horror classic The Exorcist. The Exorcist (1973) written by William Peter Blatty, based on his novel directed by William Friedkin Rating: 3.5 / 4 In 2000 The Exorcist was named the scariest film in history by a wide margin. I agree. Maybe it’s no longer […]

The Haunting (1963)

Guest contributor Rogelio Rodríguez shares his thoughts on Robert Wise’s The Haunting. The Haunting (1963) written by Nelson Gidding based on the novel The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson directed by Robert Wise Rating: 4 / 4 I remember being alone in my room one night and seeing, with complete clarity, a severed […]

Salem’s Lot (1979 and 2004)

Salem’s Lot (1979) written by Paul Monash, based on the novel by Stephen King directed by Tobe Hooper Rating: 3 / 4 Salem’s Lot (2004) written by Peter Filardi, based on the novel by Stephen King directed by Mikael Salomon Rating: 1.5 / 4 When I was around twelve, I caught a rerun of the […]