Monster Movies

Clay man's clean sweep

Rabbi Loew ben Bezabel looked all around him and sighed deeply in despair. He was paid to look after the people who came to worship in the great synagogue of Prague, not to be caretaker and cleaner of the old building.

Monday, 25 June, 2012, 12:00am

FILM (1935)

Bride of Frankenstein Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Elsa Lanchester, Valerie Hobson, Ernest Thesiger Director: James Whale

28 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

The Wolfman

Starring: Benicio del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, Hugo Weaving Director: Joe Johnston Category: IIB

18 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

FILM (1981)

An American Werewolf in London

David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Griffin Dunne, John Woodvine

Director: John Landis

1 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Gotta get a copy or two

Reviews of new films & DVDs

Guillermo de Toro, director of the Oscar-winning Pan's Labyrinth, has yet to run out of steam. Hellboy II: The Golden Army is one of the most visually appealing and sense-stimulating flicks of the year.

14 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

All the necessary ingredients for a truly chilling thriller

The Parliament of Blood

By Justin Richards

Published by Faber and Faber

ISBN 978 0 571 23690 9

16 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Bambi vs Godzilla

Bambi vs Godzilla

by David Mamet

Simon & Schuster, HK$144

Reading Bambi vs Godzilla: On the Nature, Purpose and Practice of the Movie Business is like eavesdropping on a tough Hollywood visionary in the sexually segregated Turkish baths Saul Bellow celebrated as one of the last playgrounds of primeval man. Here, the old values reign.

14 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Hellboy saves the day

Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Fantasy adventure

Oscar-nominated director Guillermo del Toro of Pan's Labyrinth fame returns with the much-anticipated sequel to what critics have hailed as his 'fantasy-action-comedy-romance', Hellboy.

21 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Starring: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones

Director: Guillermo del Toro

Category: IIA

14 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

pet's corner

Snapshots of our special friends

Name of owner: Elaine Yau

Name: Cat B

Age: Eight

Breed: American curl

Favourite food: salmon and fish biscuits

Favourite pastimes: sleeping, swiping mobiles off desks and meowing loudly when people are sleeping

1 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Jet Li as kung fu mummy?

As the villain, he helped turn Lethal Weapons 4 into a big hit. Could Jet Li (left) do the same for The Mummy 3? A popular Hollywood blog,, reports that a reliable source confirmed the Fearless star is in serious negotiations to play a major role in the second sequel of the franchise starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz.

8 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

More than a monster

Korean director Bong Joon-ho's latest film is both a frightening and funny monster movie.

It shows us true horror: the world's indifference to poor and powerless people.

The Host won rave reviews when it was screened at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year.

It has been a huge box-office success in South Korea.

25 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Amorphous Blob

Job description: When you've got a monster movie to deliver and you're on a tight budget, forget about expensive CGI effects or painstaking latex creations. Get yourself some Cellophane, silicone and slime, blend well, and, hey presto, you've got yourself an evil Amorphous Blob - the cheesiest and least scary of all B-movie monsters, but good for a giggle all the same.

17 Aug 2006 - 12:00am


Starring: Elizabeth Banks, Michael Rooker, Nathan Fillion

Director: James Gunn

Category: IIB

Slither is a slick, funny and disgusting homage to sci-fi horror B-movies, from George A. Romero's zombie trilogy to John Carpenter's The Thing.

10 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Horror movie too gross for MTR

Hollywood summer movies making you sick? The MTR Corporation thinks so. They've banned the poster and ads for the coming comedy-horror Slither. The grounds for the ban are that the images are just too gross and creepy. The yuck and yuks B-movie, opening August 10, is about alien parasites that turn people into flesh-eating zombie mutants.

31 Jul 2006 - 12:00am