Horror Cinema: Late Phases

Movie review
Adrián García Bogliano’s Late Phases

Late Phases features a blind hero who battles werewolves. Being blind, his sense of smell and hearing are heightened, like the werewolves. This makes for a really interesting take on the werewolf story. The story was well told and the werewolf attacks were appropriately gruesome.

Adrián García Bogliano. Late Phases, Dark Sky Films, 2014.

Horror Gore

Searching online for good horror make-up, I found this list from Dread Central of the 10 Modern Horror Films With Awesome Practical Effects:

  • The Evil Dead (remake)
  • Late Phases
  • 30 Days of Night
  • Slither
  • Exists
  • Turistas
  • Jeepers Creepers
  • Hell Fire
  • John Dies at the End
  • Altered

I have not seen many of these movies, which is good because it means I have got a bunch of horror movies to watch! I am going to start with Slither.

Still from Gunn, James. Slither, Universal Pictures, 2006.

Roman Soldier Ghosts

With it being the month named after Mars, I decided to look up ghost stories about Roman soldiers. I found the story of a sighting of Roman soldier ghosts in York, Britain. The mix of history and storytelling in the story is fascinating.

Here, a tour guide tells the story of the ghost sighting, which happened back in 1953:

For those who prefer reading, here is a print version of the story: