Tuesday , 28 March 2017

Movies

Monsters take residence at 10 Cloverfield Lane – review

Owing more to a Hitchcock thriller then the 2008, J.J. Abrams-produced monster movie, Cloverfield, 10 Cloverfield Lane is a satisfying and well-made thriller. From the compelling opening pre-credits sequence to the film’s exciting denouement, director Daniel Trachtenberg demonstrates, like Hitchcock, his ability to depict and enhance a narrative merely with visual power. Mary Elizabeth Winstead plays Michelle, a woman on ... Read More »

Beware everything in The VVITCH – review

We will conquer this wilderness. It will not consume us. Through the ages, and right up to today, people have faced many hardships in trying to find a new and better life for themselves. However, when those outside elements force loved ones to turn on each other, the struggle to survive becomes even more difficult, if not altogether impossible.  In Robert Eggers’ ... Read More »

Deadpool lives up to the hype – review

Did I say this was a love story? No, this is a horror movie. For those who think that the superhero genre has already been played out on screen with nothing new to bring to audiences, well, at least that means you’re thinking. Of course, you’d still be dead wrong, as Marvel’s latest in a seemingly endless parade of characters ... Read More »

Lauren Cohan trades Walkers for The Boy – review

“Brahms is not like other children.” Babysitters and nannies don’t always have the most enviable of jobs. They must take care of children who don’t necessarily want to be taken care of, and oftentimes those children can be tiny terrors who will drive one insane. Now, what if your task was simply to watch over and look after the needs of a ... Read More »

Great Things about The H8ful Eight – review

One of them fellas is not what he says he is. It’s always an event whenever a Quentin Tarantino film is released. Never afraid to splash blood across the screen, Tarantino has given the Gore 4 even more reason to rejoice with his latest film, The Hateful Eight, a modern, old-fashioned Western masterpiece with an outstanding cast and shades of John Carpenter’s ... Read More »

Slay bells ring in Krampus – review

I’m dreaming of a fright Christmas. The holidays are upon us, a time when families come together to celebrate, to feast, and in the new film, Krampus, battle an ancient evil demon hellbent on destroying them all. Starring Adam Scott and Toni Collette, Krampus is the latest in a number of films that mix the holiday of Christmas with the genre of horror. ... Read More »

Kurt Russell vs. Cannibals in Bone Tomahawk – review

“The only advantage we have over these cave dwellers is being smarter. So let’s not lose that.” Kurt Russell. Cannibals. Western. Horror. Really, a movie like this exists? I mean, you had us already at Kurt Russell. And yes, this movie does exist and it’s awesome. Mixing the western with horror is a rare mash-up, but debut filmmaker S. Craig ... Read More »

Mean girls mean death in #Horror – review

Bullying has been around for as long as there have been people, going back to that time when Cain slayed his brother Abel. Usually, the reasons behind bullying are jealousy and insecurity. Now, though, with the proliferation of social media, bullying can take on many forms, and, in some ways, inflict even more damage. Now, from IFC Midnight, who have ... Read More »

Prometheus sequel gets new old title and release date

“I don’t want to go back to where we came from. I want to go where they came from.” Certainly one of the most widely discussed genre films of the past several years is Ridley Scott’s 2012 Prometheus, which expanded upon the Alienverse which he first brought to cinemas in 1979’s Alien. While many praised the film’s visuals, ambitious ideas and ... Read More »