*Spoilers!! * Prometheus is a film with a lot of baggage. You hear that Ridley Scott is making a prequel to the phenomenally successful and critically acclaimed ‘Alien’ and you have some serious expectations. You expect (of course) a strong female lead, you expect the appearance of aliens/a certain character of alien/a certain look, you […]
In 2007 Xavier Gens made a horror movie called ‘Frontiers’, it was one of the new wave of French nasties and once seen it was not easily forgotten with it’s graphic violence and depressing outlook on humanity. ‘The Divide’ is the film-makers second attempt at an english language film (after the failed ‘Hitman’ in […]
I went into this with an open mind. I’ll admit that I liked the first film, I thought it was compassionate to it’s characters, starred a man with a face just perfect for horror (Deiter Laser), was more studied than I had expected and had a nice scientific aesthetic that made the perverse subject matter […]
I have a very vivid memory of my sister Louise returning from her friends house one night, ashen faced and silent. I asked her what had happened and she told me she had watched a movie called ‘Demons’ and it had simply terrified her. I asked what happened in it and her reply haunted me […]
In 1997 Austrian Michael Haneke made ‘Funny Games’, in 2007, 11 years later, it is remade into a shot-by-shot American version. I watched this film a while ago and it took me a long time to write the review because I am still unsure how I feel about it. It lies somewhere between brilliant and […]
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