Horror

Ma – Review

The latest addition to the Blumhouse horror stable, dovetails revenge thriller with the classic teen horror format. Creating a hybrid of themes, that at times echos 1992’s The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, and at others 1997’s I Know What You Did Last Summer. The end result is a confused film that doesn’t really know …

Pet Sematary (2019)

Pet Sematary falls into the same trap as countless film remakes, trying to offer something unique and different, but in turn straying from the original source material and the power of the story. Ultimately this is an unneeded remake of a classic horror film, that deviates from King’s book in a haphazard and clumsy way, leading to disappointing final product.
Some barriers are not meant to be broken; remaking Pet Sematary was one of them. Watch the original film or read the book instead.  Click for the full review

Us

They are us in this smart horror that plays with economic divides in modern society, whilst offering enough shocks and twists to keep die hard horror fans engaged. Jordan Peele’s debut picture Get Out provided audiences with a brilliantly constructed horror, interwoven with messages on race, slavery and the Afro-America experience. For many directors this …

Alien – 40th Anniversary

From its stripped back poster design to the invention of the modern horror/sci-fi genre Alien has imbedded itself in modern cinematic history, as a film that truly took cinema into the coldest reaches of space. Combining the emergence of 1970s slasher film with 1950s B-Movies and a stark modern vision of space exploration, its impact …