I started This House is Haunted a year and a half ago after failing time and time again to find reviews about horror films that helped me decide what was worth watching. I wanted more than just a page and a half of text punctuated by choice visuals, the stereotypical layout that so many websites seem to follow. I wanted to understand exactly what a 3.5 out of 5 star rating really meant, how the intricacies of each film was broken down and categorized, and really what the writer’s personal biases were. Horror is such a subjective genre, and it’s so rare that you can find someone to discuss films with whose taste suits yours.
So I created my own score board, and I included what I think is necessary to create a good horror film. Not just a scary horror film or a visually stunning horror film, a good horror film. It’s taken me a long time to come to terms with what exactly that means, and I have reshaped most of my original structure to reflect the changes that needed to be made.
But with over 200 posts published in a year and half, I’ve moved on to different things. Simply put- I have too many hobbies. And I can’t sustain them all. My hope is to one day return to horror blogging, but right now, I just don’t have time. We can’t all be Brian Collins.
I will keep this version of the site up because I still get visitors on a semi-regular basis, and please feel free to use this older version as a tool to find films that interest you.
In case you were wondering, out of the 219 films that I’ve seen so far:
The Best: Jug Face, Calvaire, Hostel, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, Honeymoon, The Witch, Funny Games and Frozen.
The Worst: Lord of Tears, Shrooms, Exeter, The Fugue, Thanatomorphose, Antichrist, Red Room and Jack the Reaper.