The Lodge

  I am a huge fan of Jaeden Martell. Having been massively impressed with his work in the It movies and his earlier work in The Book of Henry (in which he is astounding!) I was eagerly awaiting his latest films. I saw Knives Out and though I didn’t care for the movie, the underuse […]

The Conjuring Effect

  Horror is in crisis, but the reviews for the recent movies have been good and so my non-horror friends are confused as to why I think this. With Hollywood taking a new interest in horror, investing more time and money into it, it has been dumbed down and dulled for the masses with recent […]

The Invisible Man

  The Invisible Man was one of The Dark Universe monsters in the stable of Universal Pictures. It was originally intended that The Invisible Man would become part of that greater cinematic universe heralded by The Mummy Returns  launched in 2017 to critical and box office derision. As that monstrosity crashed and burned (as it […]

Top movies 2019

  It chapter 2 A film that crosses all genres and excels at them; this has horror, romance, action, thriller, comedy. It is an epic achievement both in its scope and its ambition. Who’d have thought a three-hour horror movie featuring only a few name stars, low budget and nothing but director Andy Muscietti’s passion and […]

Doctor Sleep

When I first heard they were making a film of Doctor Sleep, I wasn’t exactly excited. Scheduled to be released, as it was, the same year as ‘It chapter 2’, which is the film that I’d been anticipating for years.  I didn’t feel there was enough of an audience for another Stephen King adaption (after […]

It Chapter 2

So I’ve struggled with how to write this review, having seen the film almost a week ago I still haven’t written about it.  Though I’ve been very active on Twitter and Facebook in my defence of it, a review requires a far more ordered sense of how I feel and it had been scattershot since […]

Midsommar

  Last years Hereditary seemed to divide horror fans somewhere down the middle; there were people in the camp of  “it’s a little slow”, they didn’t dig the studied nature of the film nor the undercurrents of terror, preferring instead a more immediate pay off.  People in the second camp believe, as I do, that […]

Pet Sematary

  If I were to pick a Stephen King film that needed to be remade, it would not be ‘Pet Sematary’; after all, the 1989 film is still effective, still scary, still sad, it still works. The films that I would pick would likely be the ones that were failed miniseries such as ‘The Langoliers’, […]

Us

Jordan Peele used to be known as one half of the comedy duo ‘Key and Peele’; then ‘Get Out’ happened and everything changed. That knowing, creepy little movie about white privilege exploded onto the film scene in a shower of awards and accolades. Us is his second movie, and maybe its unfair to approach it […]

Suspiria

I wish I could have written this review directly after seeing the movie; but of course life gets in the way and time doesn’t allow it until days after the fact when all the feelings and thoughts have been gone through obsessively; all the words tumbling about in my mind struggling for the light, every […]