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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- 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)”

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 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- Murder Death Koreatown (2020)- Ghouls on Film

The first found-footage horror film is widely considered to be Ruggero Deodato’s 1980 controversial gore-fest Cannibal Holocaust, which presents itself as the lost final footage of a group of doomed documentarians. The effects were considered so realistic that the director was accused of making a snuff film by Italian authorities and had produce his actorsContinue reading “Movie Review- Murder Death Koreatown (2020)- Ghouls on Film”

First Look- Scream (2022)

With Halloween rapidly approaching, the first trailer for the fifth Scream movie was recently released and I must say, I found myself pleasantly surprised. While I had some hesitations over the continuation of the franchise following the death of its original director, the legendary Wes Craven, the fact that it was being helmed by RadioContinue reading “First Look- Scream (2022)”

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”

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”