Saturday , 21 October 2017

Reviews

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 »

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 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 »

Good noose and bad noose – The Gallows – review

Hangman, hangman, hold it a little while I think I see my friends coming ridin’ many mile – trad., arr. Page, Plant Freddy has his glove, Jason his machete and now comes Charlie with his own way of distributing death sentences – a hangman’s noose – in the latest horror film to hit theater screens, The Gallows. The movie begins ... Read More »

Holy Mosasaurus! Jurassic World Rules! – review

Dinosaurs have held a special fascination for this reviewer since some of the earliest memories as a living being seeing animatronic and life-sized sculptures of the ‘terrible lizards’ at New York World’s Fair, to the first visit to the Museum of Natural History, to appearances in film from King Kong, One Million Years, B.C. and, ultimately, Jurassic Park. That interest ... Read More »

Non-stop action fuels Mad Max: Fury Road – review

Whewwww! Now that is a movie! Roaring onto screens everywhere, Mad Max: Fury Road gives new meaning to the term, ‘action film.’ Indeed, it is not so much of a popcorn movie, but rather an extra large bucket of meat movie. It is completely unlike any other movie, except of course, the previous Mad Max films, but it ups the ... Read More »

Bully on Unfriended – a review

There’s the old adage, ‘Keep your friends close, but keep your enemies closer.’ In the newest cybernatural horror film, Unfriended, this rings truer than ever, and following this rule may mean the difference between life or death. The catalyst for the events to follow is that of an embarrassing video of a girl that is posted online and the ensuing ... Read More »

It Follows leads this year’s horror crop – review

You can’t run. And you can’t hide. Because no matter where you go, “It” will follow. And if it catches you…. Such is the basic premise of the latest horror sensation to hit theaters, It Follows. After a mysterious and deadly opening sequence, the movie centers on Jay, her sister, Kelly, and their friends, Paul and Yara. Jay is excited ... Read More »