Tag: horror

Alien: Covenant (2017)
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Alien: Covenant (2017)

Set ten years after the events of Prometheus, the sixth entry in the Alien franchise (I refuse to count Alien vs Predator and AVP: Requiem) finds us on-board the Covenant on an intergalactic IVF mission. After a freak accident jolts the crew out of cryosleep, a signal from an inhabitable […]

‘Sound bite’ of the week…
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‘Sound bite’ of the week…

“I went and met with her. She appeared — she had an afro, she had high heels on… she was like, 7-foot-6. It felt like I was going out for dinner with Mummy.” Ridley Scott on first meeting Sigourney Weaver to discuss the role of Ellen Ripley in Alien (1979).   If you […]

Get Out (2017)
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Get Out (2017)

Although hardly conducive to reading this review, Get Out is a dish best served cold. Not knowing the ins and outs only heightens the intrigue and eventual WTF-Factor, so although this is spoiler free, the assumption is that the trailer has been seen. Get Out is intriguing from the outset […]

Instapocalypse (2016)
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Instapocalypse (2016)

Part of the Official Selection at the Cinequest Film and VR Festival, Instapocalypse comes across as what a lazy writer may describe as Black Mirror meets Shaun of the Dead. Ahem. Employing the zombie genre as a satirical vehicle is nothing new but its blend of social commentary and social […]

SXSW 2017 – Mayhem (2017)
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SXSW 2017 – Mayhem (2017)

A virus has broken out reducing inhibitions and turning people into emotionally unbalanced (and frequently violent) lunatics. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before right? Mayhem isn’t flat out dystopia, wisely choosing the path of claustrophobic chamber piece over full on apocalypse. It doesn’t work all that well, but […]

World Cinema Wednesday: Train To Busan (2016)
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World Cinema Wednesday: Train To Busan (2016)

As sleek and fast-moving as the titular vehicle, Train To Busan is yet another zombie film reinvigorating a subgenre that is so often mistakenly identified as dead already (yes, the irony is not lost on me). Written and directed by Yeon Sang-ho, this is an adrenaline-pumping mix of tension, bloodshed, and […]

World Cinema Wednesday: Sadako Vs. Kayako (2016)
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World Cinema Wednesday: Sadako Vs. Kayako (2016)

It has been almost 20 years now since most of the world was terrified by Ringu, the horror movie that introduced audiences to a killer spirit named Sadako. Ju-on: The Curse came along in 2000, introducing us to a killer spirit named Kayako, who gained a boost when audiences found […]

The Girl With All The Gifts (2016)
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The Girl With All The Gifts (2016)

I first heard about The Girl With All The Gifts a few years ago, when picking up a few last Christmas gifts for my wife. It was recommended to me by a staff member in Waterstones, after I’d enquired about some of the recent popular choices I may have been unaware […]

Blair Witch (2016)
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Blair Witch (2016)

I have to start my review of Blair Witch, a film that came along under the radar after being given a different title to throw everyone off, with two relevant pieces of information. The first is that I am a fan of BOTH of the previous Blair Witch movies. Admittedly, […]

Don’t Breathe (2016)
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Don’t Breathe (2016)

If you can remember the thrillers Wait Until Dark and Blind Terror then you will be familiar with the scenario here; people breaking into the home of someone who is blind. What you may be less familiar with is the idea that it’s the blind person who ends up being the most dangerous, […]