Friday , 18 August 2017

Reviews

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 »

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 »

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 »