Tag Archives: Evil Dead

Review in Brief: Blair Witch (2016)

From the off, you get a reference to “footage assembled from DV cards” and it’s clear the world has changed since Adam Wingard took over this series. Following film school students trying out technology for a documentary class makes a … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Don’t Breathe (2016)

What a treat of a horror-thriller DON’T BREATHE is. Stephen Lang’s Blind Man fighting off teenage burglars isn’t just played as an unstoppable monster (though he becomes that towards the end) but also a scared and unhinged human being. Between … Continue reading

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Ash vs: or, why Living Dead has already left Walking Dead behind 

In 83 episodes over 6 seasons, THE WALKING DEAD has captivated audiences the world over with grim character work, creeping dread and excessive zombie killing. I am no longer one of those captivated – the pilot was great and there … Continue reading

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Review: Until Dawn (2015)

I haven’t done one of these in a while, but then again it’s been a while since I’ve played a video game with enough comparable elements to review it as I would a film. UNTIL DAWN is an absolute treat … Continue reading

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Halloween Series Retrospective: Evil Dead

This is the segment where I pick apart a well-worn film series and see how well it’s aged, and how well it hasn’t. In the leadup to Halloween I’ve revisited Sam Raimi’s beloved horror-comedy series EVIL DEAD. Groovy. THE EVIL … Continue reading

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Superhero Movies Before They Were Cool

Once upon a time, superhero movies were not the norm. They didn’t dominate. They certainly weren’t the most popular and profitable film genre on the planet. Hollywood had had dalliances with comic book adaptations, for sure – Christopher Reeve’s SUPERMAN … Continue reading

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Review: Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS is a hoot. It begins like a much swearier and more violent Hammer horror film, and becomes an excessive tribute to EVIL DEAD-era Sam Raimi by the end. As a bonus the whole cast look like they’re … Continue reading

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