After the success that was 2018’s Halloween, director David Gordon Green follows up with its sequel Halloween Kills. Tonally more barbaric, but with a plot that is all over the place, Halloween Kills ups the action but forgets everything else that made the 2018 reboot/sequel such a hit.
Despite its faults, the first Escape Room (2019) was an enjoyable action-horror hybrid that owed a lot to the likes of Saw and The Cabin In The Woods. Its sequel, Escape Room 2: Tournament of Champions is a lot less likeable and feels more like a forced effort, capitalising on the first films good reviews […]
Provocative and lively, but lacking any real substance is Here Are The Young Men. Based upon the novel of the same name by Rob Doyle, the film explores the relationship between three Irish teenagers as they embark on their final summer before the important things like jobs and rent take over their lives.
Despite some promising moments, Hall feels like a wasted opportunity for director Francesco Giannini. As two women seek to leave their abusive husbands, a deadly virus is breaking out around them. Secluded to their hotel rooms, the two have little in the way of information as to what is happening, and are left to presume […]
Trashy, slow and superbly mishandled, The Voyeurs is the type of film that Channel 5 used to show late at night. This erotic thriller from Amazon Studios is about as simplistic as they come, and can’t even live up to its billing as a pulpy time killer for audiences seeking a cheap thrill.
Adapting their own paranormal podcast for the big screen are skeptic Ian Boldsworth and true believer Barry Dodds. The two hosted The Parapod between 2015-2018, investigating strange occurrences up and down the U.K., with their unique wit thrown in for good measure. The film follows the same premise, and aims to prove the existence of the […]
Dealing with mental illness in film is not a new concept, but it is one that should be dealt with a degree of sensitivity and understanding. It’s not new ground either for mental illness to be the focal of point of the horror genre. Fear of Rain understands this in only the simplest of terms, […]
It’s hard to imagine a werewolf film being inexorably boring, but Bloodthirsty manages it with aplomb. Directed by Amelia Moses, this Canadian horror film which has just played at FrightFest in London, is as tired and arduous as they come. And despite some promising moments, is largely a waste of the audiences time.
Writer and director Taylor Sheridan is making a habit of creating strong modern-day westerns. The likes of Sicario, Hell or High Water & Wind River have either been written or directed by Sheridan, and he yet again proves his talent for tight, muscular thrillers in Those Who Wish Me Dead.
The latest film from director Neill Blomkamp is another example of the directors diminishing returns since his debut in 2009, with the widely praised District 9. Since then, Blomkamp has gone on to direct Elysium, Chappie and now Demonic. Each of those films has failed to excite audiences or critics, with his latest effort continuing […]