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Movie Review- Men (2022)

The third feature from Ex Machina (2013) and Anihilation (2018)‘s director Alex Garland has been causing quite a stir online due to its ‘horrific’ content and has even prompted walk-outs. Is is as horrifying as sensationalist news articles had drummed it up to be? Yes and no. The film centers around Harper (Jessie Buckley), aContinue reading “Movie Review- Men (2022)”

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TV Review- Penny Dreadful (2014-16)

With its rampant poverty, criminality and abundance of human misery, the slums of 1891 Victorian London was hardly a desirable location for anyone to visit. And that’s before you encounter the real monsters. This is the world of Penny Dreadful, the macabre brainchild of Academy Award-winning screenwriter John Logan, which first aired on Showtime. ItContinue reading “TV Review- Penny Dreadful (2014-16)”

Movie Review- Scream (2022)

Eleven years after the last installment was released, the self-referential slasher franchise returned with its latest outing, simply titled Scream in January and earlier on this week, saw its DVD release. Over two decades after Ghostface’s massacre, the chalk-faced killer once again returns to Woodsboro to enact horror-movie inspired slayings. Sam (Melissa Barrera) is drawnContinue reading “Movie Review- Scream (2022)”

First Look- Nope (2022)

In such a short period of time, Jordan Peele has established himself as a new master of horror, releasing films like the cerebral, racially charged Get Out (2017) and the doppelgänger home invasion psychological thriller Us (2019). Now, his newest and most mind-bending new film looms on the horizon, simply titled ‘Nope’. From what canContinue reading “First Look- Nope (2022)”

First Look- Hatching (2022)

The debut feature of Finnish director Hanna Bergholm, based on a script by Ilja Rautsi, makes its official release this April, having already premiered earlier this year at the Sundance film festival to high praise. If the enigmatic trailer is anything to be believed, it’ll surely establish her as a bold new talent in theContinue reading “First Look- Hatching (2022)”

Movie Review- Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2022)

The long-running Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise returns with its newest installment, (rather unoriginally titled) Texas Chainsaw Massacre, directed by David Blue Garcia, along with its flagship character and horror icon, Leatherface. The film, which takes place fifty years after the carnage of the original, centres around a group of naive, enterprising influencers, Melody (Sarah Yarkin),Continue reading “Movie Review- Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2022)”

Movie Review- The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)

Over a decade after the release of the first film, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 was released on August 22nd 1986. Due to the passage of time and the indelible mark that its predecessor had left on pop culture, it had a lot to live up to. The film follows the cannibalistic Sawyer clan fromContinue reading “Movie Review- The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)”

Movie Review- The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

‘Who will survive and what will be left of them?’ That is the morbid question posed towards the unfortunate main protagonists of Tobe Hooper’s pioneering slasher movie. And the answer is very, very little. The film follows a group of young people composed of Sally Hardesty (Marilyn Burns), her wheelchair-bound brother Franklin, their friends (PaulContinue reading “Movie Review- The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)”

Movie Review- Bride of Chucky (1998)

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I think it’s only visit to revisit the fourth installment in the Child’s Play franchise and arguably the most romantic one- Bride of Chucky (dir. Don Mancini). Directly following the ending of Child’s Play 3, the scattered remains of Chucky (voiced by Brad Dourif), is retrieved and resurrectedContinue reading “Movie Review- Bride of Chucky (1998)”

A Retrospective- Ghostwatch (1992)

Nearly thirty years ago today, the BBC aired a programme so controversial that its existence was swept under the rug in a hurried PR salvage operation, and would not be seen again for decades. The show, Ghostwatch, would soon become cemented in the annals of horror history. It was the brainchild of writer Stephen Volk,Continue reading “A Retrospective- Ghostwatch (1992)”