Despite Resident Evil: The Final Chapter being released in 2017, we are already in reboot mode with Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City. Much like the series of video-games that inspired them, the films have continued to adapt and evolve over the years, never seeming to give up on their quest for global domination. This […]
Atmospheric and well-shot, yet cold and unimaginative, Shepherd is the latest film from writer and director Russell Owen. The story of one man’s grief and his attempts to deal with it sets the tone for Shepherd. But the film borrows too much from other, better, films and has a nihilistic feel that leaves the audience […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
The idea that horror films breed violence in their viewers has long been an explored narrative in the media, especially when they want to blame something for whatever heinous act has recently been committed. And so, Censor asks the question, if horror films are so violent and can enable us to give way to some […]