Renfield, Scream, Hammer Horror | KT Blog

Finally got my hands on Renfield, watched Scream: Ghostface takes New York. And apparently Hammer Horror is rising from the grave with a resurgence of life and a new movie!


Both what I was hoping for and not at all what I was expecting. Nicolas Cage (Pig, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent) as Dracula, and Nicholas Hoult (Warm Bodies, The Menu) as Renfield, were brilliant. And I loved the blend with the original and into a whole new story that was more than just a horror film. It was action, drama, and a bit of a cop show, too, with Awkwafina (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, The Little Mermaid) as Rebecca the cop.

And I don’t know if it was the settings on my TV or a deliberate filming technique, but it almost felt like that time Grimm looked like we were watching it live 😂

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Renfield, Dracula’s henchman and inmate at the lunatic asylum for decades, longs for a life away from the Count, his various demands, and all of the bloodshed that comes with them.

Renfield, imdb

Scream: Ghostface takes New York

Love that this gave me the same feels as the opening scenes to the first scream. And if you’re wondering what I mean, total shock. Not many movies have me on the edge of my seat with my mouth open in shock in the first fifteen minutes, but this one did. I did feel like I should have maybe watched the previous one first. As usual, there were a lot of links back through the saga and it’s been a while since I watched them. But they were pretty good at catching me up.

These movies never let the franchise down. With Melissa Barrera (Scream, In the Heights), and Jenna Ortega (Wednesday, The Babysitter: Killer Queen) as the Carpenter sisters. Courtney Cox (Scream, Friends) returning as Gale Weathers. And Skeet Ulrich (The Craft, Riverdale) once again making an appearance Billy Loomis.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

In the next installment, the survivors of the Ghostface killings leave Woodsboro behind and start a fresh chapter in New York City.

Scream VI, IMDb

Hammer Horror Films Return!

John Gore, a renowned British theatre producer, has acquired Hammer Films. He plans to invest in the studio, blending its nostalgic charm with modern cinematic style. John Gore has announced a new slate of films.

Gothic horror and fantasy masterpieces were brought to life by the visionary minds at Hammer Film Productions. From the glorious 1950s to the awe-inspiring 1970s, these films took us on thrilling journeys into the realms of darkness and intrigue (although I definitely didn’t watch them when they were released, some things you have to be born for first). Every scene meticulously crafted with intricate attention to detail. And legends Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee played unforgettable characters.

So, venture forth, dear reader, and uncover the unparalleled magic of Hammer horror films. A testament to the power of imagination and the unbridled passion of those who dared to push the boundaries of cinematic artistry. Because, with Eddie Izzard (Hannibal, The Lost Symbol) as Doctor Jekyll, the first of our Halloween treats is on its way. Starring alongside Eddie Izzard is Scott Chambers (Malevolent, Malpractice). Lindsay Duncan (His Dark Materials, The Wheel of Time). And Robyn Cara (Red Rose, Trying).

They’re release Doctor Jekyll on October 27th in the UK!

A modern re-imagining of the infamous Dr. Jekyll from Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1886 novella The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Doctor Jekyll, IMDb