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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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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)”

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)”

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)”

Movie Review- Fear Street Part 2: 1978 (2021)

The second installment in the Fear Street series takes a detour to the past, delving further into the curse that afflicts Shadyside as well as a few oeuvres from Friday the 13th (1980) The Town that Dreaded Sundown (1976) and Sleepaway Camp (1983). The plot is diverted over to C. ‘Ziggy’ Berman, a previous survivorContinue reading “Movie Review- Fear Street Part 2: 1978 (2021)”

Movie Review- Fear Street Part 1: 1994 (2021)

Written by the renowned horror author R.L Stine, the Fear Street series debuted with the The New Girl, which was first published in 1989. The original series, which spanned fifty-one books, was aimed at an older audience, was considerably more darker than Stine’s more child-friendly flagship series Goosebumps. Its popularity has persisted into the modernContinue reading “Movie Review- Fear Street Part 1: 1994 (2021)”

Movie Review- Prevenge (2016)- Psycho Killer, Qui Est Enceinte

The concept of pregnancy is inherently horrifying- sharing your body with another rapidly growing lifeform who leeches off your nutrients. This has been explored in countless horror films, through the invasive gestation of the iconic Xenomorph from Ridley Scott’s groundbreaking science-fiction/horror fusion Alien (1979) to the toe-curlingly uncomfortable Grace (2009). However, writer/director Alice Lowe’s horror-comedyContinue reading “Movie Review- Prevenge (2016)- Psycho Killer, Qui Est Enceinte”

TV Review- Midnight Mass (2021)- Hell’s Angels

Riding on the high of his critically- acclaimed The Haunting of Hill House and Bly Manor series, Mike Flanagan has given to us another new horror mini-series Midnight Mass on Netflix. Set on the remote fishing community of Crockett Island, the plot follows the return of disgraced local Riley Flynn (Zach Gilford), having served hisContinue reading “TV Review- Midnight Mass (2021)- Hell’s Angels”

Movie Review- C.H.U.D. (1984)- The Terror Beneath

A blood-soaked creature feature, like its titular monsters, C.H.U.D (Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dweller), has managed to lurch out of the night and into cult status, being referenced throughout popular culture, from The Simpsons to Castle and even receiving an ill-fated sequel C.H.U.D. 2: Bud the Chud (1987). The plot centres around photographer George Cooper (JohnContinue reading “Movie Review- C.H.U.D. (1984)- The Terror Beneath”