Remake Rumble Review: Ringu

I think if you see The Ring twice in 24 hours it means you are definitely cursed, right?? With the arrival of the delayed – and utterly stupid looking – Rings, this weekend, it is fitting to revisit one of my favourite J-Horror movies, Ringu, and its American counterpart The Ring made four years afterwards….

Review: Ghostbusters (2016)

Here it is, the answer about one of the most controversial movies this decade… A university professor looking for a real, respectable position is outed to her peers when an old friend re-published a book they once co-wrote about paranormal activity and ghost study. Without a choice, she joins in the hunt for spooks in…

Review: Crimson Peak

My favourite director Guillermo Del Toro returns to give his horror stylised spin on a gothic romance. Edith, a naïve American girl who dreams of becoming a writer, is swept away from her father’s protective surroundings when a stranger from Britain arrives with a business proposition. But Edith has been receiving warnings, warnings from her…

Review: It Follows

Okay so, I had my doubts about It Follows; horror films have become something of a laughing stock recently, but in fact… this film is really good! After sleeping with a guy she likes called Hugh, Jay begins to see a mysterious figure approaching her that no one else can see. Its intent on murdering…

Review: Paranormal Activity 4

“All the activity has led to this”? Well that’s just unfortunate really. Following the events of Paranormal Activity 2 and after Katie and young Hunter disappeared, we follow another family, their daughter Alex, her boyfriend and her younger brother Wyatt. You guessed it, paranormal activity starts happening around their house, around the same time a…

Review: Paranormal Activity 3

The best scares were the movie’s characters pulling pranks on one another. With Paranormal Activity 2 following the events of the first film, it is only logical in the studio’s mind to crank out a prequel for the third part. We see Katie from the first film as a child, and witness the start of…

Review: Mama

A horror I was always keen to visit with producer Guillermo Del Toro’s name attached, but feedback had been shaky at best. Personally, the film wasn’t terrible, in fact it had a lot of atmosphere to give. Actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (of Game of Thrones fame) leads the film as Lucas, the brother of a father…

Review: The Conjuring

So I guess I should eat my words a little bit… well done James Wan, you managed to prove you can direct some scares after all! When writing the synopsis for horror films, it always sounds the same: When a family move into a new house in the countryside they find themselves noticing an increasing…

Review: Insidious – Chapter 2

Oh James Wan… no matter how hard you try you still aren’t convincing any scares out of me. Following the events of the first film, Chapter 2 follows the Lambert family as they attempt to leave the horrors behind by moving into father Josh Lambert’s old home. But when they do it is apparent something…

Review: Mirrors

A decent little horror/thriller, unique with a few notable scenes, even if it is a remake of a Korean film five years previous. Kiefer Sutherland plays a cop and father who is trying to redeem himself to his family after alcohol abuse by taking the job as a night watchman at a burnt down shopping…