Based upon the James Herbert novel Shrine, The Unholy is a by the numbers horror film catering very much toward the young teenage audience. Its 99 minute duration more than outstays its welcome, and if it wasn’t for Jeffrey Dean Morgan being as reliably charming as ever – there would be nothing to recommend here at […]
As much a coming-of-age drama as it is a horror-comedy, Boys From County Hell owes its debt to the likes of Big and Evil Dead 2. It mixes horror with the young adult fear of growing up and moving on to good effect, even if it is more heartfelt than it ever is scary. Director Chris Baugh […]
In it’s own spectacular way, Jolt is a lowbrow slice of cartoon fun that doesn’t outstay its welcome. At 91 minutes, director Tanya Wexler’s latest effort is the sort of go-to Friday night film that demands little in the way of thinking or investment from the audience.
The world of video-game to film adaptations is an unglamorous one if nothing else. The likes of Super Mario Bros. and Mortal Kombat still have a fan-base now, but that is perhaps because of how spectacularly bad they are that they then become enjoyable. Things have changed little since the 90’s, but films like Silent Hill, Tomb […]
Uninspiring, and quite frankly dull come to mind when thinking of ways to explain Occupation: Rainfall – the sequel to 2018’s Occupation. Directed by Luke Sparke and starring a cast of generic looking men and women, it’s hard to imagine how this film was ever given the green-light.
Derivative, slow and uneventful. Alone may not be the worst film of the year, but it may be one of the most boring efforts released in 2021. Adapted from the original Swedish film Gone, director John Hyams and writer Mattias Olsson craft a film that is light on thrills or drama and heavy on exposition.
Heavy on influences from many science-fiction films is The Tomorrow War. Starring Chris Pratt and directed by Chris McKay, The Tomorrow War is not shy on showing us what films have influenced it, and while it can be a bit much at times – it remains a fun, if bloated film.
Neither original or exciting, Prey is another film from Blumhouse Productions that bears the quality brand name but spectacularly fails to deliver on any meaningful level whatsoever. Much to the annoyance of myself, Prey is the latest in a long line of films released in 2021 that has nothing to recommend it, other than some […]
In the realm of video-game to film adaptations, it’s fair to say that most efforts have been poor. Even the better ones like Silent Hill or Tomb Raider are generally average films that failed to make the grade as must-see films. It’s been 26 years since the original Mortal Kombat arrived, and in all honesty not […]
Regular readers of this blog will be familiar with the fact that I have had the displeasure of watching several truly awful films this year. The likes of 12 Hour Shift, F.E.A.R. and Elyse have all made their attempts at being crowned the worst film of the year, but none can come close to the […]