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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- 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- 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”