MONSTERZERO NJ’S IRISH HORRORS TO WATCH ON ST. PATRICK’S DAY 2021!

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S IRISH HORRORS TO WATCH ON ST. PATRICK’S DAY 2021!

The annual celebration of all that’s Irish is upon us! As St. Patrick’s Day¬†ūüćĬ†is here, those with horror in our Irish hearts¬†ūüíö¬†can have plenty to watch with¬†their corned beef and carnage! So, here is a list of Irish made…or themed…horror flicks to send shivers down your¬†shillelagh!

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(Click on the titles below to get to our reviews of the films covered here at the Movie Madhouse!)

1. The Hallow

2. From The Dark

3. Wake Wood

4. Grabbers

5. Let Us Prey

6. Isolation

7. Shrooms

8.¬†The Devil’s Doorway

9. Dark Touch

10. The Canal

11. Citadel

12. I Am Not A Serial Killer

13. A Dark Song

14. The Lodgers

15. In Fear

16. The Hole In The Ground

17. Rawhead Rex

18. Into The Dark: Crawlers

19. Halloween III: Season of the Witch

20. Leprechaun

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S 12 CONTEMPORARY VAMPIRE FLICKS THAT ADD BITE TO THE GENRE!

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S 12 CONTEMPORARY VAMPIRE FLICKS

THAT ADD BITE TO THE GENRE!

Bliss’s Dezzy (Dora Madison) finds a designer drug that has a nasty side effect

The first two decades of the 2000s have shown a nice resurgence in horror, especially indie horror. Obviously, certain popular sub-genres are being revisited by today’s filmmakers. As such, contemporary talent are mixing their own ideas with those of their inspirations when making their films. No better example than the vampire sub-genre. The first vampire film was Nosferatu made in 1922 making this particular type of horror film one of the oldest. With decades of inspiration to draw from and new filmmakers putting their own spin on these creatures of the night, here are 12 new millennium horror films that give new bite to the vampire movie…

A Nosferatu inspired blood-sucker from the Irish vampire flick From The Dark

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(To get to the reviews of the titles listed above covered here at the Movie Madhouse, just type the title in the search engine to find the corresponding critique!)

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S IRISH HORRORS TO WATCH ON ST. PATRICK’S DAY!

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S IRISH HORRORS TO WATCH ON ST. PATRICK’S DAY!

The celebrating of all that’s Irish is upon us! As St. Patrick’s Day is here, those with horror in our Irish hearts can have plenty to watch with¬†their corned beef and carnage! So, here is a list of Irish made or themed horror flicks to send shivers down your¬†shillelagh!

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(Click on the titles below to get to our reviews of the titles covered here at the Movie Madhouse!)

1. The Hallow

2. From The Dark

3. Wake Wood

4. Grabbers

5. Let Us Prey

6. Isolation

7. Shrooms

8.¬†The Devil’s Doorway

9. Dark Touch

10. Citadel

11. I Am Not A Serial Killer

12. A Dark Song

13. The Lodgers

14. In Fear

15. The Hole In The Ground

16. Rawhead Rex

17. Into The Dark: Crawlers

18. Leprechaun

 

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S 15 IRISH HORRORS TO WATCH ON ST. PATRICK’S DAY!

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S 15 IRISH HORRORS TO WATCH ON ST. PATRICK’S DAY!

The celebrating of all that’s Irish is almost upon us! As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, those with horror in our Irish hearts can have plenty to watch with¬†their corned beef and carnage! Here is a list of Irish horror flicks‚ĶOK, #15 isn’t an Irish made flick, but you know I couldn’t leave that one out‚Ķto send shivers down your¬†shillelagh!

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(Click on the titles below to get to our reviews of the titles covered here at the Movie Madhouse!)

1. The Hallow

2. From The Dark

3. Wake Wood

4. Grabbers

5. Let Us Prey

6. Isolation

7. Shrooms

8.¬†The Devil’s Doorway

9. Dark Touch

10. Citadel

11. I Am Not A Serial Killer

12. A Dark Song

13. The Lodgers

14. In Fear

15. Leprechaun

 

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S 15 IRISH HORRORS TO WATCH ON ST. PATRICK’S DAY!

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S 15 IRISH HORRORS TO WATCH ON ST. PATRICK’S DAY!

The celebrating of all that’s Irish is almost upon us! As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, those with horror in our Irish hearts can have plenty to watch with¬†their corned beef and carnage! Here is a list of Irish horror flicks‚ĶOK, #15 isn’t Irish, but you know I couldn’t leave that one out‚Ķto send shivers down your¬†shillelagh!

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(Click on the titles below to get to our reviews of the titles covered here at the Movie Madhouse!)

1. The Hallow

2. From The Dark

3. Wake Wood

4. Grabbers

5. Let Us Prey

6. Isolation

7. Shrooms

8. The Canal

9. Dark Touch

10. Citadel

11. I Am Not A Serial Killer

12. A Dark Song

13. The Lodgers

14. In Fear

15. Leprechaun

 

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S 25 HORRORS CURRENTLY ON NETFLIX THAT ARE WORTH WATCHING!

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Jay screams for her life in It Follows!

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S 25 HORRORS CURRENTLY ON NETFLIX THAT ARE WORTH WATCHING!

Netflix seems to be the go-to place to watch horror movies these days, so MonsterZero NJ has put together a list of twenty-five worth watching fright flicks screaming…oops, streaming…right now!

 

(for reviews of all these flicks pop the title in the search engine above to get MZNJ’s full review!)

 

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Deaf mute Maddie unaware a killer lurks outside her door in Hush!

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S 12 IRISH HORRORS TO WATCH ON ST. PATRICK’S DAY!

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HAVE A HAPPY HORROR-FILLED ST. PATRICK’S DAY!

During this day¬†of celebrating the Irish, those with horror in our Irish hearts can have plenty to watch with¬†their corned beef and carnage! Here is a list of twelve recent Irish horror flicks‚ĶOK, #12 isn’t Irish or recent, but you know I couldn’t leave that one out‚Ķto send shivers down your¬†shillelagh!

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(Click on the titles below to get to our reviews of the titles covered here at the Movie Madhouse!)

1. The Hallow

2. From The Dark

3. Wake Wood

4. Grabbers

5. Let Us Prey

6. Isolation

7. Shrooms

8. The Canal

9. Dark Touch

10. Citadel

11 I Am Not A Serial Killer

12. Leprechaun

 

-MonsterZero NJ

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S 10 IRISH HORRORS TO WATCH ON ST. PATRICK’S DAY!

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HAVE A HAPPY HORROR-FILLED ST. PATRICK’S DAY!

During this day¬†of corned beef, cabbage¬†and green beer, those with horror in our Irish hearts can have plenty to watch with¬†their Shepherd’s Pie and favorite pints! Here is a list of ten recent Irish horror flicks‚ĶOK, #10 isn’t Irish or recent, but you know I couldn’t leave that one out‚Ķto send shivers down your¬†shillelagh!

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(Click on the titles below to get to our reviews of the titles covered here at the Movie Madhouse!)

1. The Hallow

2. From The Dark

3. Wake Wood

4. Grabbers

5. Let Us Prey

6. Isolation

7. Shrooms

8. The Canal

9. Dark Touch

10. Leprechaun

 

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S 25 VAMPIRE FLICKS TO WATCH DURING THE HALLOWEEN SEASON!

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Nothing says Halloween like vampires, so,¬†here are 25 vampire flicks that you might want to sink your teeth into during the Halloween season! I tried to add a little diversity and sadly left off a few good titles due to there unavailability (like¬†Salem’s Lot 1979 and Fright Night II 1988).

(Click on the titles below the movie poster gallery to get to our reviews of the titles covered here at the Movie Madhouse!)

 

Click on the highlighted titles here to go to the review page for the corresponding movie!

1. Nosferatu 

2. Dracula 1931

3. Horror of Dracula

4. Dracula Has Risen From The Grave

5. Count Yorga, Vampire

6. Blacula

7. Count Dracula BBC

8. The Hunger

9. Fright Night

10. Vamp

11. The Lost Boys

12. Near Dark

13.¬†Bram Stoker’s Dracula

14. Cronos

15. Interview With A Vampire

16. From Dusk Till Dawn

17. Blade

18.¬†John Carpenter’s Vampires

19. Blade II

20. Underworld

21. 30 Days Of Night

22. Let The Right One In

23. Stake Land

24. Only Lovers Left Alive

25. From The Dark

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HORROR YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED: FROM THE DARK (2014)

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FROM THE DARK (2014)

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Irish horror film begins in the rural countryside where a farmer (Gerry O’Brien) is doing an excavation and unearths what appears to to be the corpse of something humanoid buried beneath the ground. It proves to be not quite dead and attacks him. At the same time young couple Sarah (Niamh Algar) and Mark (Stephen Cromwell) are traveling through the area and run into car trouble. As fate would have it, they arrive at the farmer’s home to seek help and encounter the man with a severe neck wound and¬†acting strangely. The farmer isn’t their only problem, though, as something else is out there in the dark night‚Ķsomething with a thirst for human blood.

Conor McMahon’s last film was the 2012 clown horror/comedy Stitches but, here he goes for a completely serious approach as he tells his Irish vampire story. He generates some nice tension and suspense, especially when using a plot device dealing with the creatures aversion to light…of which there is a lack of. There is some nice atmosphere and McMahon gives it a deliberately smoldering pace which works very well in maintaining the mood. There is plenty of action and more than adequate blood spilling¬†and we also get a fiery and resourceful heroine from Algar’s Sarah, who has to battle the creature once Mark is badly wounded early on. It’s a small film and true, some scenes could have used more impact but, otherwise this is a fresh twist on the time-worn vampire story and a case where the ambiguity of our blood sucking fiend works very well for it. The Nosferatu-like creature (Ged Murray) is effective and kept in shadow and there is a tense¬†cat and mouse game between it and Sarah for the last act. McMahon also establishes Sarah and Mark’s relationship and character very quickly which helps us sympathize and empathize with them throughout the story. There is some crisp¬†cinematography and good use of the remote Irish locations by Michael Lavelle and a spooky score by Ray Harman to add to the film overall. A solid little horror.

I liked this little movie. It could have used a bit more intensity at times but, the minimalist approach worked very well in maintaining a subtle creepiness and the scenes of full-on horror are very effective.¬†It’s atmospheric and manages to add a few small fresh twists to vampire lore while delivering the¬†bloodshed and suspenseful action expected. Niamh Algar makes for a very endearing and feisty¬†heroine and our creature is effectively vicious and mysterious. A good little horror that goes for a smaller, more intimate story in an age of bombastic FX overkill. Recommended.

-MonsterZero NJ

3 fangs.

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