Tag Archives: Horror

Fanny Lye Deliver’d – The shackles of religion shattered but not forgotten

This review is brought to you in partnership with our friends at Vertigo Releasing Thomas Clay’s third highly anticipated film ‘Fanny Lye Deliver’d’ has had a long and challenging journey to the screen. Languishing in post production for almost three years due to funding pressures. However, after much delay it premiered at the BFI London Film Festival in 2019. With …

Now Available to Stream or Buy – The Lighthouse

Waves batter an isolated rock, while hungry gulls circle for their next meal. The beaming torch of the barnacled lighthouse providing safety for travelling sailors. While its thick stone walls hold two ‘wickies’ prisoners of the sea. Their relentless maintenance and isolation surrounded by empty bottles of booze. As both men search for meaning and purpose beyond the light of …

Now Available to Stream or Buy – Come to Daddy

You know you are in for a bonkers ride when a film opens with quotes relating to fatherhood from Shakespeare and Beyoncé. Two figures you would hardly place in the same literary class when it comes to their views on life. However, this mix of classic and contemporary sums up New Zealand director Ant Timpson’s debut feature ‘Come to Daddy’. …

Now Available to Stream or Buy – The Turning

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 the novellas …

The Wretched (Review) – The beast below resurfaces for dinner in a lakeside town

This review is brought to you in partnership with our friends at Vertigo Releasing Having done the rounds at several Horror Film Festivals in late 2019. The Pierce brothers (Deadheads) latest journey into darkness takes inspiration from a range of classic horror and fantasy films. In bringing us a delightfully dark mashup of both monster horror, folklore and fantasy with …

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 …

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. …