Dr Lenera

Dr Lenera

I'm a huge film fan and will watch pretty much any type of film, from Martial Arts to Westerns, from Romances [though I don't really like Romcoms!]] to Historical Epics. Though I most certainly 'have a life', I tend to go to the cinema twice a week! However,ever since I was a kid, sneaking downstairs when my parents had gone to bed to watch old Universal and Hammer horror movies, I've always been especially fascinated by horror, and though I enjoy all types of horror films, those Golden Oldies with people like Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee probably remain my favourites. That's not to say I don't enjoy a bit of blood and gore every now and again though, and am also a huge fan of Italian horror, I just love the style.

'DRACULA: UNTOLD' WON'T BE PART OF THE UNIVERSAL MONSTER UNIVERSE

‘DRACULA: UNTOLD’ WON’T BE PART OF THE UNIVERSAL MONSTER UNIVERSE

After just having got over that poor first trailer for the new version of The Mummy which unfortunately confirmed my suspicions that it’s going to be another CGI-filled action romp [read on…]

GARETH EDWARDS SAYS HE "CAN DIE HAPPY NOW" DUE TO GEORGE LUCAS' POSITIVE REACTION TO 'ROGUE ONE'

GARETH EDWARDS SAYS HE “CAN DIE HAPPY NOW” DUE TO GEORGE LUCAS’ POSITIVE REACTION TO ‘ROGUE ONE’

It’s quite widely known now that George Lucas wasn’t too keen on The Force Awakens [and neither was I]. However, it seems that his reaction to Rogue One: A Star [read on…]

BLUE VELVET [1986]: In Selected Cinemas Now

BLUE VELVET [1986]: In Selected Cinemas Now

USA IN SELECTED CINEMAS NOW RUNNING TIME: 120 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Jeffrey Beaumont returns to his home town of Lumberton, North Carolina from college [read on…]

THE MAN FROM LARAMIE [1955]: on Dual Format Now

THE MAN FROM LARAMIE [1955]: on Dual Format Now

USA AVAILABLE ON DUAL FORMAT BLU-RAY AND DVD: NOW, from EUREKA ENTERTAINMENT RUNNING TIME: REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Will Lockhart delivers some supplies from Laramie to [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #77: DRACULA: PRINCE OF DARKNESS [1966] [DOC'S DRACULA WEEK, FILM 5]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #77: DRACULA: PRINCE OF DARKNESS [1966] [DOC’S DRACULA WEEK, FILM 5]

  UK AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY AND DVD RUNNING TIME: 90 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Transylvania, ten years after Dr. Van Helsing killed Count Dracula. Father [read on…]

COUNT DRACULA [1977]  [DOC'S DRACULA WEEK, FILM 4]

COUNT DRACULA [1977] [DOC’S DRACULA WEEK, FILM 4]

UK [TV movie] AVAILABLE ON DVD RUNNING TIME: 152 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Solicitor Jonathan Harker goes to Castle Dracula in Transylvania to meet Dracula, [read on…]

DRACULA [1979]  [DOC'S DRACULA WEEK, FILM 3]

DRACULA [1979] [DOC’S DRACULA WEEK, FILM 3]

USA/UK AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY AND DVD RUNNING TIME 105 mins REVIEWED BY:Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   A great storm rages, and people on the ship Demeter, which is transporting [read on…]

ANNE RICE DEVELOPING A 'VAMPIRE CHRONICLES' TV SERIES

ANNE RICE DEVELOPING A ‘VAMPIRE CHRONICLES’ TV SERIES

Interview With The Vampire was more me one of the movie highlights of 1994 but it wasn’t until 2002 when another adaptation of an Anne Rice vampire novel came out [read on…]

EMILY BLUNT WON'T BE RETURNING FOR 'SICARIO' SEQUEL

EMILY BLUNT WON’T BE RETURNING FOR ‘SICARIO’ SEQUEL

Well this is disappointing. Taylor Sheridan, the sceeenwriter of the excellent Sicario and the forthcoming sequel Soldado, has said that FBI agent Kate Mercer, played by Emily Blunt, won’t be [read on…]

KEVIN SMITH'S 'BUCKAROO BANZAI TV SERIES NOT HAPPENING, BUT HE NOW WANTS TO REMAKE - I'M NOT JOKING - 'BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS'!

KEVIN SMITH’S ‘BUCKAROO BANZAI TV SERIES NOT HAPPENING, BUT HE NOW WANTS TO REMAKE – I’M NOT JOKING – ‘BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS’!

I can’t say that I have much time now for Kevin Smith these days, be it the way he seems to love every film he sees before changing his mind, [read on…]

'HALLOWEEN' REBOOT NO FURTHER ALONG - BUT JOHN CARPENTER SAYS HE INTENDS TO HELP MAKE SOMETHING HE'S PROUD OF

‘HALLOWEEN’ REBOOT NO FURTHER ALONG – BUT JOHN CARPENTER SAYS HE INTENDS TO HELP MAKE SOMETHING HE’S PROUD OF

One of the biggest news stories in the horror world this year was back in May when we learnt that Blumhouse was partnering with John Carpenter on a reboot of [read on…]

FIRST POSTER FOR 'ALIEN: COVENANT' IS HERE, AND ITS RELEASE DATE IS MOVED UP!

FIRST POSTER FOR ‘ALIEN: COVENANT’ IS HERE, AND ITS RELEASE DATE IS MOVED UP!

The first official teaser poster for Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant has been released and it’s simple and straight to the point. It simply features a drooling Xenomorph with the simple [read on…]

'10 CLOVERFIELD LANE'S DAN TRACHTENBERG MAY DIRECT HOUDINI BIOPIC

’10 CLOVERFIELD LANE’S DAN TRACHTENBERG MAY DIRECT HOUDINI BIOPIC

Ever since Summit snapped up the rights to William Kalush and Larry Sloman’s book The Secret Life Of Houdini, The Making Of America’s First Superhero back in 2009, there’s been [read on…]

ZOLTAN: HOUND OF DRACULA [1978]  [DOC'S DRACULA WEEK, FILM 2]

ZOLTAN: HOUND OF DRACULA [1978] [DOC’S DRACULA WEEK, FILM 2]

AKA DRACULA’S DOG, HOUND OF DRACULA USA AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY AND DVD RUNNING TIME: 85 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Some Romanian soldiers accidentally blasts open [read on…]

DRACULA [1974]  [DOC'S DRACULA WEEK, FILM 1]

DRACULA [1974] [DOC’S DRACULA WEEK, FILM 1]

AKA DAN CURTIS’ DRACULA, BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA USA/UK [TV movie] AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY AND DVD RUNNING TIME: 98 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Solicitor Jonathan Harker [read on…]