Over a decade ago as an unemployed, young 20-something man-child, I sat on my backside every day, all day, watching movies, often inebriated. Perhaps unsurprisingly then, I don’t remember much from those days. Though funnily enough, I remember Memento vividly despite having major memory… Continue Reading “PT 1: ANALYSIS OF THE ULTIMATE MINDF*CK MOVIE: MIDSOMMAR ”
There are several strands that make up In Fabric, some making perfect sense, others incredibly disturbing – the film uses nightmare logic, where the opposite of what makes sense is exactly what happens. To begin however, the world we see looks quite normal. A… Continue Reading “IN FABRIC ”
By using racism as a major theme for this film, Get Out immediately sets it apart from similar horror/thrillers. It isn’t a straight horror film, though it certainly creates an atmosphere thicker than tar, and some spine-chilling moments reminiscent of The Shining. It definitely… Continue Reading “GET OUT ”
Directed by Babak Anvari Written by Babak Anvari Starring: Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi A revolution often causes more problems that it resolves, and considering the eight year war that took place after the 1979 Iranian revolution, not to mention the reasons behind… Continue Reading “UNDER THE SHADOW ”
Directed by Madellaine Paxson Written by Eddie Guzelian Starring: Milo Cawthorne, Olivia Tennet, Ari Boyland Blood Punch is a nice blend of horror and dark comedy… and romance, as the story revolves around a dangerous love-triangle. The plot seems simple enough, but this film… Continue Reading “HALLOWEEN IS HERE!: BLOOD PUNCH ”
Directed by David F. Sandberg Written by Eric Heisserer (screenplay), David F. Sandberg (short film) Starring: Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Maria Bello, Alexander DiPersia, Billy Burke, Alicia Vela-Bailey I am mad at myself for skipping this one at the cinemas. I had read about… Continue Reading “HALLOWEEN IS HERE!: LIGHTS OUT ”
Directed by John Jarratt, Kaarin Fairfax Written by Kris Maric Starring: John Jarratt, Kaarin Fairfax, Alan Finney,Robert Coleby John Jarratt (best known as Mick from the Wolf Creek films) brings us this small Aussie independent film that is now available to stream online. It… Continue Reading “STALKHER ”
Directed by S. Craig Zahler Written by S. Craig Zahler Starring: Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, Richard Jenkins, David Arquette A horror/western you say? This was something I had to see for myself, and if I am honest it is my favourite of the… Continue Reading “BONE TOMAHAWK ”
Directed by Guillermo del Toro, Written by Guillermo del Toro, Matthew Robbins Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston Crimson Peak reminds one of Edgar Allan Poe scribblings, as the camera swoops around a giant, Gothic styled house, accentuating the beautiful arches and painstakingly… Continue Reading “CRIMSON PEAK ”
Directed and Written by M. Night Shyamalan Starring: Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould, Deanna Dunagan, Peter McRobbie, Kathryn Hahn Some folk are touting this new film as a return to form for director M. Night Shaymalan after his last few outings which were almost universally… Continue Reading “THE VISIT ”
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