Sunday , 22 October 2017

Movies

The Fears of a Clown – IT review

IT is happening. The new adaptation of one of Stephen King’s most popular, and at 1138 pages, longest novels, is taking theaters, and the world of horror, by storm. Tapping into childhood fears, and some adult ones too, IT is proving to be just as chillingly effective as it was when it was released in literary form back in 1986. ... Read More »

IT rules the box office and shatters records

Well, IT has happened. IT, the new adaptation of the incredibly popular Stephen King epic novel, is a bona fide box office phenomenon, breaking box office record after record. The story of a small town in Maine (where else?), whose children are besieged by an evil shape-shifting presence that generally manifests itself in the form of a clown named Pennywise, ... Read More »

King’s The Dark Tower rises to the occasion – review

“The Man in Black fled across the desert, and the Gunslinger followed.” So begins the first chapter of master of horror Stephen King’s epic eight novel series, The Dark Tower.  How does one even begin to tackle such an epic, sprawling, journey that spans time and space and bring it to the big screen? As this Gore4er hasn’t read the ... Read More »

47 Meters Down never lets up – review

“You go in the cage, cage goes in the water, you go in the water, shark’s in the water…’Farewell and adieu to you, fair Spanish ladies.'” – Quint (Robert Shaw), in Steven Spielberg’s Jaws No other creature on the planet incites so much fear and fascination as that denizen of the deep, the shark. That ability to instill such wonder ... Read More »

The Mummy unwraps a new Dark Universe – review

“Sometimes it takes a monster to fight a monster.” Boris Karloff. Lon Chaney, Jr. Christopher Lee. Tom Cruise? Yes, the biggest action star on the planet is taking on one of the most recognizable monster franchises in movie history as Universal resurrects The Mummy once again for modern filmgoing audiences. This marks the beginning of an exciting new planned cinematic world known ... Read More »

Great Scott! Alien: Covenant – review

They’re back. The eggs. The facehuggers. The xenomorphs. The exploding body cavities and worse. Director Ridley Scott returns to the franchise he started 38 years ago and has brought back the most terrifying monsters in the universe in Alien: Covenant. The movie holds the rather unique position of serving as a sequel to 2012’s Scott-helmed Prometheus, and also as a prequel to ... Read More »

Italian Giallo lives in Deep Shock!

Hang on for the return of Italian giallo! Italian cinema has contributed mightily to the world of film over the decades. From acclaimed auteurs Federico Fellini and Bernardo Bertolucci, to gorgeous, talented actresses like Sophia Loren and Monica Bellucci, from the Spaghetti Westerns of Sergio Leone which helped make Clint Eastwood a star, to the most number of Best Foreign ... Read More »

Guardians of the Galaxy is 2 Awesome – review

“Welcome, everyone, to my world.” Summer 2017 is here! OK, officially, it’s not until the 3rd week of June, but in the movie world, it starts the first week of May, and for the most part, since 2008, that start to the summer season has been owned by a little studio known as Marvel. Beginning with Iron Man, and continuing ... Read More »

Picture this – Evil Selfie – a short review

In the age of social media with self-obsessed youths in search of validation and acceptance in just their everyday lives, along with a camera at their ready disposal, the ‘selfie’ has taken on a life all its own. Now, when one’s life ending still isn’t sufficient to quell their desire for preserving their likeness for all eternity, you get the fun horror short ... Read More »