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  • Film Review – Skinamarink (2022)

    Film Review – Skinamarink (2022)

    Ever since Blair Witch, Paranormal Activity, horror films with micro-budgets started to be taken more seriously. The big studios in hunt for the next thing had their eyes open very wide. 2022, Kyle Edward Ball’s no budget experimental horror Skinamarink made big waves on the film festival circuit. Shudder obliged by picking u the rights…

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  • Film Review – Knock At The Cabin (2023)

    Film Review – Knock At The Cabin (2023)

    Amazing to think M.Night Shyamalan was once labelled by some film critics as the new ‘Steven Spielberg’ all thanks to his tight direction with his breakthrough chiller The Sixth Sense. Then came Marky Mark and the funky bunch aka Mark Wahlberg apologising to rubber plants on behalf of humanity in the apocalyptic disaster The Happening.…

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  • Film Review – M3GAN (2023)

    Film Review – M3GAN (2023)

    Over the years we’ve been reading books and magazines, watching films have all warned us Artificial Intelligence is getting smarter. The Terminator films warned it would be a matter of time before the robots take over. In Prometheus, Michael Fassbender’s David warned ‘Big things have small beginnings’. One of those small beginnings, you could say…

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  • Film Review – Smile (2022)

    Film Review – Smile (2022)

    Your eyes are the doorway to your soul, a smile is the light to your soul. The human expressions tell us many things about a person, those expressions come to fold in Parker Finn’s debut feature Smile. Like the opening scene of David Lynch’s Blue Velvet,  what we see on the surface is not always…

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  • Film Review – Nocebo (2022)

    Film Review – Nocebo (2022)

    Wealthy families and Nannies seem to go hand in hand in the horror genre. After the weirdness of Lorcan Finnegan’s Twilight Zone chiller Vivarium, things get supernatural in his follow up Nocebo. The nanny is here to help you! Eva Green drowning in a psychological crisis as a children’s fashion designer Christine. She is suffering…

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  • Film Review – The Menu (2022)

    Film Review – The Menu (2022)

    Even on holiday I have to get my cinema fix, That came on my first full day in Tokyo, Japan.  Ending the day  with a trip to the local Toho cinema in Shinjuku which has Godzilla above it. A late night screening,  and Japanese ticket prices are very similar to the UK.  Got my ticket,…

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  • Film Review – Watcher (2022)

    Film Review – Watcher (2022)

    In 1954 Alfred Hitchcock opened the door to voyeurism in film with Rear Window. You could argue Voyeuristic films have been around well before the classic Hitchcock film, you would be correct. Watching strangers from windows would become a popular pastime in the thriller and horror genres. Now Chloe Okuno’s Watcher wants you to ‘Watch’…

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  • Film Review – Barbarian (2022)

    Film Review – Barbarian (2022)

    Never take anything for granted be it in life or even judge a book by it’s cover. Same could be said about Zach Cregger’s absolute bonkers Barbarian. Genre film is like the comfort blanket of film. You have an idea in what you’ll be getting, you’ll enjoy it regardless if it’s any good. Horror is…

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  • Horror Films That Don’t Go For Jump Scares

    Horror Films That Don’t Go For Jump Scares

    When it comes to horror mainstream media think horror genre is all about jump scares. Fans of the genre know that is not the case, they can be Psychological, heartbreaking, philosophical and with deeper meaning. In support of She Will which is a film that doesn’t use jump scares, below is a list of horrors…

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  • Film Review – Hellraiser (2022)

    Film Review – Hellraiser (2022)

    35 years after the cult Clive Barker British horror was released, we have a new reboot. One could argue why we need a reboot of franchise that’s already had 10 sequels? 8 of those movies went direct to DVD all lacklustre to outright abysmal. So what can David Bruckner’s 2022 version deliver that Barker’s couldn’t?…

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