Wednesday , 13 December 2017

Reviews

Jigsaw cuts new chapter in gory franchise – review

“I want to play a game.” The man with a plan, who put a hacksaw in your hand, struck fear for many a year, forcing those who didn’t appreciate life to confront death. For seven consecutive years, from 2004 to 2010, the Saw franchise made the Halloween season its home, entertaining and horrifying audiences with its elaborate, gut-spilling, limb-removing, head-crushing ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

A culinary treat served up Raw – review

Cannibal movies have a long and naturally, bloody history throughout their time as one of horror’s most horrific of sub-genres. Their unsavory subject matter has made for some of the most notorious films in all of cinema. From banned films like Cannibal Holocaust and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre to prestige films like the Academy Award winning The Silence of the ... Read More »

High rise demise in The Belko Experiment – review

“We are not going to entertain the option of killing people.” What do you get when you take the inter-office politics, romances and friendships of, well, The Office, and interject the violence, viciousness and horror of Battle Royale? You get the latest venture from Blumhouse Tilt and Orion Pictures (yes, Orion, home of Platoon, Robocop and Silence of the Lambs is back in ... Read More »