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 […]

The Best Films of 2018

American Animals – Based on a true story, this tale of four high school kids out to commit the ultimate heist was brilliant from start to finish. From its unique screenplay that is a splice of actual world documentary with the people involved reflecting on their choices, and re-enactments as feature film with a cast […]

Halloween

Bear with me folks because I’m going to say something controversial; although I recognise the original Halloween is an influential horror treasure, upon re-watching it within the last few years I found it far from the masterpiece I had remembered. In fact, it seemed to be almost littered with plot holes and inconsistencies as well […]

Hereditary

I hate The Conjuring Universe – insipid tired jump scares disguising themselves as real horror, homogenizing what I love and doing a massive disservice to the genre by flooding the market with these bland-fests that mold and shape the public perception of horror until even these cold serves of mediocrity seem good to them.  In […]

A Quiet Place

  After months of teaser trailers that had piqued my interest to an ‘I must see this movie’ level of anticipation, I rushed out to see the first advance screening at my local cinema; enticing my friend Shellie who is the same as me when it comes to a fun night out – always up […]