Horror

Essential Pick of the Week – Vivarium (2020)

Week #13 The second feature film from director Lorcan Finnegan and writer Garret Shanley. Vivarium not only pays homage to range of classic science fiction and horror. But also manages to find its own unique voice in what is an unsettling and fresh film. Wrapping the audience in a claustrophobic horror that takes on even greater significance during the current …

Essential Pick of the Week – Doctor Sleep (2019)

Week #11 Doctor Sleep (2019) Connecting the competing visions of Kubrick’s 1980 masterpiece with Stephen Kings 2013 follow up to his 1977 novel was never going to be easy. After all its no secret that Kubrick’s film deviated from King’s source material, changing a number of key character’s and outcomes. Therefore, Director Mike Flanagan had a tough job in pleasing …

15 Top TV Shows to Watch During Self Isolation

Being stuck at home during these challenging days isn’t easy. And it can mean 24 hour news becomes a normal part of our Televisual diet. But while important this can also increase a sense of isolation and worry. While also making the day drag as the main news repeats every hour. So why not take a break from world events …

Essential Pick of the Week – Rope (1948)

Week #10 Rope (1948) Alfred Hitchcock’s 1948 film is not your standard horror fair, and continues to enthral and surprise new audiences. Playing out in a high rise apartment, over the course of party. Rope is in essence pure theatre on screen. A gloriously dark exploration of murder, and revenge that manages to weave its audience into a sublime psychological horror. …

I Am Not Okay with This (Review) – An explosion of teenage angst in a sea of comic book joy

What do you get when you cross the energy of The Breakfast Club with the horror of Carrie? The answer may be found in the new Netflix comic book drama ‘I Am Not Okay with This’. A deliciously dark comic book adaptation from the same universe as The End of the F***ing World. One that wraps you in the story …

The Invisible Man (Review) – The hidden horror of domestic abuse

From the award winning success of Get Out through to disappointing paint by numbers horror of Ma. Blumhouse Productions has provided a mixed bag of quality and innovation since its launch in 2010. However, nobody could dismiss the shear creativity of the modern horror platform that Blumhouse has created. One that has ensured horror in all its forms has continued …

Now Available to Stream or Buy – Little Monsters

In a modern age of film and TV where zombie stories have sat front and centre in popular horror. Developing something new and inventive is not always easy. However, with Little Monsters Writer/Director Abe Forsythe manages to deliver something truly fresh and different. A relentlessly funny comic book tale of a slacker and a teacher fighting American created zombies at …

The Turning (Review) – A confused take on the Henry James classic

Henry James 1898 novella ‘The Turn of Screw’ has found itself the subject of several cinematic adaptations and interpretations over the years. The most notable of these being Jack Clayton’s exquisite and unparalleled The Innocents in 1961. However, with The Turning director Floria Sigismondi attempts to take the gothic horror of Henry James into 1990’s America. While equally playing with …

Dracula – Dripping With Bloody Brilliance

What better way to start the new year than by watching the darkly brilliant Dracula on BBC One. Where Bram Stokers classic novel has found a new voice in the hands of both Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss (Sherlock). The writing duos love for the original text shining through, while in turn embracing a modern take on Stoker’s famous character. …

Now Available to Stream or Buy – IT Chapter Two

There was an inherent risk sitting at the heart of IT. One that splits a combined story interweaving adult and childhood experience, into two separate entities. Hence dividing the narrative of Stephen King’s source material. While also creating an expectation that the audience could combine both chapters into singular cinematic journey. This is a challenge that few films have managed …