November 24, 2019

Now in its third glorious year, the blood runs thick in East London once again with this annual event for horror fans. If you are into the Saw films, and modern jump scares, this is not for you. Classic films from yesteryear are the flavour here. With bigger film festi...

November 6, 2019

Nearly…such a frustrating thing, and that is what this film is - frustrating.

It’s a fact that lots of people who say they like Stephen King have not read that many of his books, based on there being so much filler that the majority don’t mention. As with the remake of...

October 10, 2019

The backlash to the backlash, and so on. Some people just want to watch the world burn, so it might seem.

The world has changed, and so with that people’s reactions to art move in line. Before the film was even released, people were jumping on it being a danger to socie...

August 5, 2019

As the proverb goes, never work with children or animals while making a film. Well, this director threw those words at the wall.

If you are wanting a werewolf film in the manner of early 1980s: The Howling, Wolfen, Company of Wolves, or the American variety that entered...

July 10, 2019

Anybody going into the cinema expecting a straight horror film may be disappointed, but this is a theme if anyone knows the production company A24. Their output consists of arthouse films that have either been surprise hits or two-days-and-gone experiments. In other wo...

How can a Batman film be a horror movie?

Well...for starters there is a whole subsection of the genre that fits into carnival horror. Take the films of Rob Zombie for example, or Tobe Hooper's The Funhouse. Then you've got the huge German expressionism influence on Tim...

April 5, 2019

First off, when all you’ve read about how audiences have reacted to a film is that the trailer had to be re-edited because it was TOO scary, alarm bells ring. Is this false hype by the marketing department?

This film starts off with a nice shot and a bit of a jump, remi...

March 21, 2019

From 1983-84, the director Jonas Åkerlund was a drummer for the Swedish band Bathory, which would later inspire the Norwegian black metal movement. He stated in a 2018 interview that when that culture developed in the '90s and became "too serious", he left the music sc...

March 15, 2019

This Canadian shocker comes out running and doesn’t slow down much in its short running time. The opening scene is a real attention-grabber and it keeps up its consistency throughout. 

The problem with high concept films of this type is the idea swallows any chance for...

January 29, 2019

1973 was an important year for horror. For that is the year that 'The Exorcist' was released, singlehandedly putting companies like Hammer out of business. Even most contemporary shockers could not keep up with the image of a teenage girl masturbating with a crucifix w...

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