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Movie Review- Burnt Offerings (1976)- Home Is Where the Horror Is

Sometimes, the most innocuous walls harbour the darkest secrets. Nowhere is this more true than in the criminally underrated Burnt Offerings (dir. Dan Curtis, of the original 60’s Dark Shadows television show and Trilogy of Terror (1975) fame.) Based on Robert Marasco’s 1973 novel of the name name, the story centres around the Rolfs, aContinue reading “Movie Review- Burnt Offerings (1976)- Home Is Where the Horror Is”

TV Review- High Rise Invasion (2021)- Battle Banal

Japan is no slouch in the horror department. Some of the darkest tales of all time have originated from the land of the rising sun, including Ringu, The Grudge and the entire bibliography of Junji Ito. One recent work has been of High Rise Invasion, a popular horror-action manga written by Tsuina Muira and illustratedContinue reading “TV Review- High Rise Invasion (2021)- Battle Banal”

Movie Review- Uncle Peckerhead (2020)- Ghoul to be Kind

‘Friends don’t let friends drive drunk’, as the old slogan goes- neither should they let them consume human flesh. Aspiring singer Judy (Chet Segel)’s dreams of punk- rock stardom come one step closer to being released when she quits her dead-end bakery job to go on tour with her band DUH, which includes Scott (DavidContinue reading “Movie Review- Uncle Peckerhead (2020)- Ghoul to be Kind”

TV Review- Sweet Home (2020)- A Monster Disappointment

With the releases of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Kingdom, Marianne, The Haunting of Hill House, Ares and The Haunting of Bly Manor, it’s safe to say that Netflix is enjoying a horror television renaissance. Sweet Home, released just last year and based on the popular manhwa written by Kim Carnby and illustrated by HwangContinue reading “TV Review- Sweet Home (2020)- A Monster Disappointment”

Movie Review- Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)- A Cut Above the Rest

Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger and Leatherface- they are the modern day boogeyman, whose names have been cemented in popular culture as sentinels of fear. But some legends’ beginnings are more humble than others. This film, though seldom known outside select circles, is the smartest skewering of the horror film genre since Wes Craven’sContinue reading “Movie Review- Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)- A Cut Above the Rest”

Movie Review- Ghost Stories (2017)- A Phantasmagorical Mind Game

“The brain sees what it wants to see.” And with those defining words, begins Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson’s Ghost Stories (2017), adapted from their equally mind-bending 2010 stage play. Unlike most other ghost-related horror movies, which favour cheap jump scares over plot, this film interrogates the psychological mindset behind paranormal sightings and our ultimateContinue reading “Movie Review- Ghost Stories (2017)- A Phantasmagorical Mind Game”

Movie Review- Frailty (2001)- An Underrated Masterpiece

Doubtless, many of you know the late great actor Bill Paxton, whose career spanned decades, including such hits as The Terminator (1984), Aliens (1986), Near Dark (1987) Twister (1996). However, few are aware of his sole directorial debut, Frailty, released on November 7th 2001 which is a shame, because it deserves to be just asContinue reading “Movie Review- Frailty (2001)- An Underrated Masterpiece”

Movie Review- Gingerclown (2013)- A Mess-terpiece of Epic Proportions

While combing the deepest, darkest depths of Amazon Prime, I found this film by chance and was immediately intrigued- not by the plot, but by the cast, featuring the likes of Lance Henriksen (Aliens, Before Dark, Pumpkinhead) , Sean Young (Blade Runner, Dune) Brad Dourif (Child’s Play) and Tim Curry himself. Surely a film containingContinue reading “Movie Review- Gingerclown (2013)- A Mess-terpiece of Epic Proportions”

TV Review- Goedam (2020)- Good Things in Small Packages

If you’re a fan of Korean horror in the vein of the Whispering Corridors film series with a Netflix subscription and an hour or two to kill, then Goedam might be right up your street. Released just last year, the horror anthology consists of a single season of unrelated self-contained episodes whose average runtime clocksContinue reading “TV Review- Goedam (2020)- Good Things in Small Packages”

Movie Review- Willy’s Wonderland (2021)- Blood, Sex and Circuits

The ‘uncanny valley’, a term coined by Professor Masahiro Mori in 1970, refers to the phenomenon of encountering an entity, usually artificially created, that straddles the boundaries of humanity, and the subsequent unease it induces. The colorful animatronic antagonists of Willy’s Wonderland (2021), directed by Kevin Lewis, are already horrifying by principle alone- and that’sContinue reading “Movie Review- Willy’s Wonderland (2021)- Blood, Sex and Circuits”