Sophie Monette Cavazos
Despite its humble origins, “Mulberry Street” (2006) is an American Horror film that is surprisingly good for something that featured the grimy streets of Manhattan.
As the first of its series, “A Chinese Ghost Story” (1987) is considered a classic among Hong Kong films. After sitting through an admittedly amusing buildup to the horror scenes, I can see why the film has its own cult following.
In its own definition, We Are Still Here (2015) is a ghost story – a horror film that promises suspense and jump scares in equal measure. Surprisingly, this might be a movie to measure up to your expectations.
Alternatively known as “The Odd Family: Zombie on Sale, Zombie for Sale” (2019) is a comedy-horror that proves you can warm the heart of a walking cadaver. Taking place in the town of Pungsan, the Park family lives in a gas station-part-auto repair shop that hosts their activities as a bunch of money-oriented scammers. Their lives change in the arrival of a zombie who has recently escaped from a pharmaceutical company’s facility.
It’s always a pleasant surprise to find old movies made before the Hays Code, especially ones like Svengali (1931). The movie, of course, introduces Svengali in the middle of his profession as one of his students reveals to have left her violent husband in favor of her singing teacher.
In its humble beginnings as a Canadian film, Blood and Donuts (1995) is a supernatural comedy horror that has all the charm of a sitcom. Of course, it can’t be a horror without its monster.
For those familiar with the world of horror games, Silent Hill P.T. (2014) may ring a bell or several. The most misleading description, and yet the most accurate, is that the title is a playable videogame demo of a future psychological horror game called Silent Hills. No, the game is not out yet –and it will never be.
Considering its inspiration, The Happiness of the Katakuris (2001) is a musical comedy-horror that surprisingly embodies the spirit behind most well-known Japanese commercials.