Tag Archives: Horror

Review: Get Out (2017)

You might have an idea of the general direction GET OUT is heading in, but few will guess how far down this deep and murky thematic rabbit hole writer-director Jordan Peele will take us. This is a horror film for … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Prevenge (2016/17)

We’ve had plenty of schizophrenic serial killer movies, but PREVENGE must be the first where the voice telling the perpetrator to kill is her unborn child. Our antihero is utterly miserable in her pregnancy, so turns to killing and maiming, … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)

There are surprisingly few horror movies set in morgues. Plenty with morgue scenes, but a scarcity that really make the most of that cold dread atmosphere for an extended duration. What they do with a few key simple sounds and … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: A Cure for Wellness (2016/17)

A CURE FOR WELLNESS is clean and cold, calculated and stylish horror. It’s about time we had a psychological scarer about that oft-heard euphemism “Going to Switzerland”. I think it’s aiming to be a scathing critique of non-stop modern work … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)

At least the first one had momentum. RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER represents a tired franchise thankfully put to bed (until the reboot). The competent action is made far less enjoyable by Paul WS Anderson’s usual janky editing and tendency … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: The Void (2017)

THE VOID, appropriately enough, starts with a void. It also starts as a taut, tense suspense horror but disappointingly becomes too derivative and something far less in its final act. Cult psychos without, Lovecraftian horrors within; the film is at … Continue reading

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Review: Alien: Covenant (2017)

There’s a reason ALIEN: COVENANT re-adopts the parent franchise title. PROMETHEUS seemed stuck in an identity crisis, whereas Covenant is proudly a proper Alien movie. You’ll get everything you expect and then some from Ridley Scott’s real return to marshaling … Continue reading

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Series Retrospective: Scott-directed Aliens

Just in time(ish) for the release of ALIEN: COVENANT, I thought I’d look back at Ridley Scott’s two previous encounters with Xenomorphs, Engineers and Last Women Standing. ALIEN (1979) It’s sometimes hard to believe that this was only Ridley Scott’s … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Justice League Dark (2017)

JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK is appropriately dark and pleasingly weird, with incantations, jumping between plains of reality and a giant poo monster charging round a hospital. Yes, you read that last one right. It’s not every day you see Batman (Jason … Continue reading

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Netflix Original Triple Bill: Ghosts, More Ghosts & Greetings Cards

Another day and still a load of original content produced for streaming on Netflix. As ever it’s a varied(ish) bunch and I’d sooner recommend some efforts than others. I AM THE PRETTY THING THAT LIVES IN THE HOUSE (2016) Yes, … Continue reading

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