John Carpenter’s Halloween is a horror classic. Sometimes incorrectly credited as the first slasher movie (Black Christmas beats it by 4 years) Halloween is still genre-defining. Its popularity directly lead to all the Friday The 13‘s and various other “killer versus teenagers” flicks popular in the 1980’s and […]
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Delayed by creative differences, then by Covid-19, seeing a change of director, not to mention a couple of re-writes, No Time To Die could either be a turd that’s been over-polished or a film that’s been honed and perfected. If you remember the last film in the franchise, […]
A strange thing happened to me last year. During the first Coronavirus lockdown, I decided to watch movies I hadn’t seen and listen to music I’ve never heard. Randomly going through YouTube and Spotify one day, I came across ‘Til Tuesday, a new wave pop band from Boston, […]
What’s missing in contemporary Hip-Hop is angst. With lame pish like Post Malone, Cardi B, and Doja Cat all over the bloody charts, it’s like rap lost its balls a decade or so ago. Thank fuck for Zillakami, a musician who has yet to be neutered. Zilla has […]
Who’d have thought that in the same week I’d dislike a James Wan movie and like a Gerard Butler film? I’m no supporter of ol’ Gerry, but Copshop is an enjoyable B-movie action-comedy whoever you’re a fan (or not a fan) of. The plot of this picture goes […]
Correct me if I’m wrong, but it was the late-1970’s when Hollywood first made a big-budget superhero movie (Richard Donner’s Superman). At the close of the 1980s, we then had Tim Burton’s Batman, and in the 1990’s we had a few more comic book movies; some big hits […]
Judging by the audience at my local cinema, most of them were expecting The Night House to be a bog-standard horror, in the vein of other typically hollow haunted house flicks. Once people realised this was something different, I think quite a few of them were disappointed, but […]
I was a big fan of People Just Do Nothing back when it came out in 2012. I remember watching the pilot on BBC Three late one night and wondering to myself why this wasn’t a bigger and more popular show. Of course, several years later, the parody […]
Whilst recently watching Don’t Breathe 2 and re-watching Don’t Breathe, I was reminded of an old-school film called See No Evil, another thriller featuring a blind character, but this time, they’re genuine victims. Belonging to an unofficial subgenre of blind-thrillers such as Wait Until Dark (1967), Afraid Of […]
SPOILERS AHEAD I was rather disappointed after watching the remake of Evil Dead. In my opinion, Fede Alvarez stripped all that was fun and enjoyable from Sam Raimi’s 1981 original, and aside from the over-the-top, gore-filled finale, his attempted reboot was largely a lacklustre and overrated film. It […]
Wes Craven’s The People Under The Stairs is a fantastic horror-thriller, and arguably one of the director’s best movies. Also written by Craven, the story involves Poindexter, a black boy growing up in a poor neighbourhood in Los Angeles. His mother is dying of cancer and his family […]
If you visited review aggregate sites this week, it seemed like James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad was one of the best movies of all time, what with its 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes a few days ago! This has dropped to 97% at the time of writing this […]
As I said in my review of Trancers, not all films have to be flawless in order to be enjoyable. Case in point: Chopping Mall, a low-budget ’80s horror film that’s objectively crap in almost every department; props, effects, make-up, score, dialogue, even some of the acting. But, […]