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 […]
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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, […]
The 1980s were a crap time for politics and economics but in terms of entertainment, the decade was responsible for some great movies, especially those geared toward kids and teens. Most ’80s movies like Back To The Future and Breakfast Club are well known, then there’s the second-tier […]
Hip-Hop and sampling go hand-in-hand like an amp and speaker, a gun and bullet, or money and greed. Aside from all the usual breakbeat and vocal sampling from other musical genres ranging from Soul, Jazz, Rock, Reggae to Pop, some Hip-Hop musicians have successfully sampled movie scores and […]
The Conjuring was an original horror film that instantly impressed. Released just after the heights of gore-porn and a slew of horror sequels and remakes, this movie was something altogether different: it told the story of real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren who were involved in various […]
The James Wan-directed sequel to The Conjuring, which tells the story of real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, tackles the Enfield poltergeist case which occurred between 1977 to 1979. Handled better in the 2015 three-part TV show The Enfield Haunting which blended some emotion into the narrative, […]
The Little Things was another cinematic victim of the Coronavirus, with HBO Max keeping it for their overpriced streaming service in the U.S. and the UK being offered it as a premium video on demand. Despite my interest, I didn’t feel like forking-out £15.99 for it, but then […]