Starring: Michael Vartan, Erin Moriarty, Nadine Velasquez, Blake Jenner Director: Phil Claydon Michael Vartan (Alias) and Erin Moriarty (Captain Fantastic, Blood Father) are the stars in this fairly standard haunted house style horror. It starts with the classsic trope: family moves into a good house in a good neighbourhood that they can only afford because… Continue reading Within aka Crawlspace (2016)
Starring: Jeremy Gillespie, Steven Kostanski Director: Aaron Poole, Kenneth Welsh, Daniel Fathers A grumpy Sherriff stumbles across an injured man on a dark road, and rushes him to the local hospital, which is in the process of being closed down, and offers only a skeleton crew. But things soon get weird, when strange people in… Continue reading The Void (2016)
Starring: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson, Jessica Sula, Betty Buckley Director: M Night Shyamalan M Night Shyamalan hates critics. He doesn't understand why they are so mean to him, and how they can't see that he's a genius. They must be jealous of him. Yes, that must be the problem... Personally, I try… Continue reading Split (2016)
Starring: Douglas Smith, Lucien Laviscount, Cressida Bonas, Doug Jones Director: Stacy Title Have you ever had one of those moments where, late at night with the lights off, you find yourself in bed staring at the dressing gown hanging on the back of your door and are sure that it's a person come to kill… Continue reading The Bye Bye Man (2017)
Created by Sam Raimi in the early 80's, this franchise stars Bruce Campbell as Ash Williams, a young man who gets mixed up with a cabin in the woods and an ancient book which unleashes unspeakable evil. Campbells camp turn made him a B movie star, and the franchise has been a cult favourite for… Continue reading Horror Franchise: Evil Dead (80’s to 00’s)
A review of The Love Witch, that I wrote for We Make Movies On Weekends
If you’ve ever wanted to get revenge on an ex, this is the film for you.
OK, so I say that with tongue in cheek, a little bit. This is the story of a woman who just wants to find love, but her magic spells all go awry. Sound a little bit like Bewitched or Bell, Book and Candle? Well, it’s kind of like those, but when Elaine (Robinson) casts a love spell, people tend to die.
The best part about this film is that I can’t decide whether it’s incredible or awful, just that I really got a kick out of watching it. The attention to detail, the sets, costumes, the way it’s shot, this film could be from the 60’s or 70’s. It’s veins bleed retro. It often feels stylised, like the scenes in a women’s tea room, where everyone wears pink, or the opening sequences where…
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Starring: Kate Mara, Anya Taylor-Joy, Rose Leslie, Michelle Yeoh, Toby Jones. Director: Luke Scott One of the most forgettable films of the year, this is the story of a girl called Morgan, a genetically engineered person whose case comes under investigation by the company that funded her creation after she turns violently on her handler.… Continue reading Morgan (2016)
So, as a lot of you know, we watch a LOT of horror movies in this house, and it came to light that one of the ones that I've never seen is this franchise, Final Destination, so I thought, just for fun, I'd share this series with you. Yes, I watched all of them. Final… Continue reading Horror Franchise: Final Destination
The Dead Room (2015) A solid entry, this New Zealand horror is all about the atmosphere and the slow build, as a psychic and two scientists investigate an isolated farm house that the inhabitants have fled, due to it's being haunted. At first, it all seems inconclusive, but then things start to get weird. What… Continue reading Horror Round-Up: Psychics, Psychotics and Unexplained Epidemics…
Starring: Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth Director: Gore Verbinski It's Shutter Island meets Crimson Peak in this psycho-thriller fantasy about a young ambitious banker Lockhart (DeHaan) who is sent to convince his company's CEO to leave the sanctuary of a spa in the Swiss Alps and return to work in NY. But when he… Continue reading Preview: A Cure For Wellness (2017)