Saturday , 29 April 2017

Movies

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 »

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 »