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 […]

The Open House

I have a confession to make. Often before watching a new movie I will look it up on IMDB, read a review or two (particularly from audience members) and that usually gives me a small heads up about the quality of product I am about to watch. Generally it doesn’t dissuade me from watching something […]

Annabelle: Creation

  I was really looking forward to this movie; enough so that I sprung for a gold class ticket with the reclining chairs and food service etc. I’d read good reviews and heard good things, there were strong assurances that it was not as bad as the first film; though lets be honest no studio […]