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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)”

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)”

Movie Review- Wrong Turn (2021)

The first Wrong Turn film was released in 2003, which was soon followed by six sequels. After seven films in total, the franchise had exhausted all creative potential. It was revived this year with Wrong Turn (2021, dir. Mike P. Nelson), based on a script by Alan McElroy, who penned the inceptual film. The filmContinue reading “Movie Review- Wrong Turn (2021)”

Movie Review- Fear Street Part 3: 1666 (2021)

The Fear Street film trilogy reaches an epic climax with the final instalment, Fear Street Part 3: 1666, that plumbs the origins of the life-destroying curse that affects Shadyside, entwining both past and present. Following her attempts to end the carnage in the second film, Deena (Madeira) finds herself hurled back in time to puritanicalContinue reading “Movie Review- Fear Street Part 3: 1666 (2021)”

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”