The Cat and the Canary (1927)

Audiences today complain about Hollywood’s dearth of creativity, with endless remakes peppering your local multiplex. But it’s ironic to hear this when many classic movies were made by this process of reskinning an old cat. My first foray into the cinematic work of Bob Hope started with 1939’s The Cat and the Canary, a fun horror…

The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

Originally published October 28th, 2013 The Phantom of the Opera is a seminal film in horror movie history, and rightfully so.  A technological wunderkind at the time, the movie is a haunting, angelic experience one must witness in their life.  Silent films aren’t my favorite, and the movie has dated itself quite a bit –…

Haxan (1922)

Halloween is upon us and that means witches rule the week (outside of a few backdated reviews I hope to get up). Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages is the oldest documentary I’ve watched and one of the most bizarre. For 1922 it was a methodical, scientific approach of reexamining witchcraft, and there are points that…