Sunday , 25 February 2018

Reviews

del Toro de Force Creature Feature – The Shape of Water – review

Guillermo del Toro is unquestionably one of the most imaginative filmmakers working today. Whether it’s large-scale, f/x-laden blockbusters like Hellboy and Pacific Rim, or smaller, more atmospheric gems like The Devil’s Backbone and Pan’s Labyrinth, del Toro’s films never fail to deliver a sense of wonder and awe. Now, with his latest work, the acclaimed new The Shape of Water, he has managed to create ... Read More »

The Lost Jedi – a review from the Dark Side

Now that Star Wars: Episode XIII – The Last Jedi is out in the world for all to see, there is no shortage of opinions as to its merits, or lack thereof. The Last Jedi has become another huge box office success for Disney and Lucasfilm, and an extremely well-reviewed movie by critics as well. But there’s been a disturbance in ... Read More »

Empire’s reign is over – The Last Jedi review

It’s that time of year again – the holiday season, with the gift that Disney and Lucasfilm continue to give – a brand new Star Wars film. After a return to a galaxy far, far away with 2015’s The Force Awakens, and last year’s first ‘stand-alone’ film, in actuality, a prequel, Rogue One, the war amongst the stars continues with ... Read More »

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 »