Tuesday , 28 March 2017

Movies

Time for Scares at NYC Horror Film Fest

Halloween may be over, but fear not, because it lives on in New York City, the city that doesn’t sleep, and you may not be able to sleep after watching the best in horror at the New York City Horror Film Festival. Moving from its previous location in Tribeca, the horrorfest is taking place for the first time in the ... Read More »

Attack on Titan a giant cinematic spectacle! – review

“They’ve seen the end of the world. It’s a bloody, hideous, deafening hell.” The Japanese love their giants. From the king of all monsters, Gojira, aka Godzilla, through Mothra, Rodan and Gamera, the land of the rising sun has shown a special fondness for showing their cities destroyed and their people annihilated by gigantic creatures. The latest such cinematic undertaking, ... Read More »

A future full of Jaws

This time, it’s really, really personal. It was 30 years ago today, on October 21, 2015, that Marty McFly traveled to the future for the first time in Back to the Future II. Among the many futuristic developments were hoverboards, news drones, video glasses, the Cubs finally winning the World Series and a theater marquee for Jaws 19 that comes ... Read More »

The Final Girls is first-rate slasher fun – review

“All the world’s indeed a stage, and we are merely players.” Ever since the movies Halloween and Friday the 13th, the slasher film has been a staple of the horror genre. After it’s heyday in the 80’s, Wes Craven’s Scream in 1996 rejuvenated this style of film by having its characters aware of the various tropes that accompanied it. The ... Read More »

The Diabolical injects sci-fi into haunted house tale – review

From The Uninvited and The Haunting to The Amityville Horror, Poltergeist and Paranormal Activity, malevolent spirits have terrorized film protagonists and frightened audiences for decades. In The Diabolical, the haunted house tale is given a sci-fi twist that sets it apart from its predecessors. It’s a terrifying story of a family besieged by ghastly, ghostly creatures. Ali Larter (Final Destination 1 ... Read More »

Attack on Titan assaults theaters!

A giant pair of films are about to be unleashed upon theater screens around the world. Attack on Titan, a film so big, it had to be split into two parts in order to sufficiently tell its tale, continues the tradition of colossal creatures decimating the human population. Based on a popular Japanese manga series of comics, this unrated live ... Read More »

The Green Inferno blazes into theaters – review

The saying goes, ‘you are what you eat.’ What that means when it comes to human cannibalism, who knows, but that practice is the subject of goremeister Eli Roth’s latest bloodbath, The Green Inferno. Taking inspiration from the Italian cannibal films from three plus decades ago and bringing it into the modern age, The Green Inferno is the thinking man’s splatterfest, a ... Read More »

The Green Inferno set to turn screens red

If there was any filmmaker qualified enough to take the cannibal subgenre of horror film that was once popular decades ago, and bring it back into modern theaters, it is the one and only Eli Roth. It is hard to believe it has been eight years since we last saw a feature film directed by Roth, that being 2007’s Hostel: Part ... Read More »

The Visit a welcome return for M. Night – review

“Just try to accept they’re old people and things won’t seem as weird.” Grandparents and their grandchildren oftentimes have a unique bond that even parents and their children don’t have. Whether it’s the extra generation between them that serves as a buffer from the usual arguments and rebellious behavior, or the tolerance and acceptance from both sides that make their ... Read More »