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Category Archive: Horror, Movie Reviews, Movies

Stonehearst Asylum Review

Stonehearst Asylum is an elegantly made adaptation with atmosphere and A-listers to spare. A star-studded cast leads the way in this adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe’s short story The System of...

Movies My Dad Likes: The Wild Bunch [1969]

For me The Wild Bunch is director Sam Peckinpah’s finest film by a distance, perhaps helped due to the fact that he also wrote the screenplay. As with some of his other work there are extremely...

Frankenweenie Review

Over the years, our faith in Tim Burton has been tested. The visionary director, who primes himself on the gothic, has produced a few duds recently; most notable are his attempts at remakes. So what...

Under The Cowl – The Themes Of The Dark Knight Trilogy

By now the last thing you want is another Dark Knight Rises review. So, with this in mind, I’m going to attempt to offer something new, as I take a look at the trilogy’s themes. Of course,...

Weekend of Horror: The Final Film What Lies Beneath

Well Halloween is over for another year, time to clean the cobwebs away, put the cauldron back in the basement and put those scary movies back…wait a minute, not that last one. A good horror...

Halloween Horror Weekend: Film 3 and 4: Drag Me To Hell + Paranormal Activity 2

Insidious has put me in the mood for 80’s horror movies that weren’t made in the 80’s, and after the tension fueled mania The Thing still provides what better antidote than Sam...

REAPPRAISING A CLASSIC – HALLOWEEN SPECIAL- The Wicker Man

The Wicker Man (1973), directed by Robin Hardy and written by Anthony Shaffer (Frenzy, the brilliant Sleuth), has long been a cult favourite amongst horror fans. For those not already familiar with...

Halloween Horror Weekend: Film 2: The Thing Blu-ray

John Carpenter’s classic remake of The Thing From Another World  is a horror rarity, a remake that surpasses the original. Although if we’re going to get technical about these things,...

Halloween Horror Weekend. Film 1: Insidious

I’m sure most of you who are reading this have seen the film, but on the off chance that you haven’t I’ll keep things as spoiler free as possible. I won’t give anymore away...

A First date to Arlington Road

Obviously there are traditional  films to take a first date to see, Romantic comedies, Pixar or other animation, a weepy or a light hearted drama are the generally accepted genres. This isn’t...