Review: The Black Phone

You know what? This is a solid horror movie. Taking place in the 70s, the film follows Finn and his sister Gwen, in they neighbourhood where children go missing. When Finn finds himself abducted, his only hope of escape is a disconnected black phone in his cell… Director Scott Derrickson, who also made Sinister and…

Review: Nope

There something Human Centipede about this… A family of horse ranchers who have a history in Hollywood, experience strange goings on in their valley after a death in the family… “Academy Award Winner” Jordan Peele, director of horror hits such as Get Out and Us, returns to the big screen with Nope, after a spell…

Review: Men

Possibly the most over-indulgent film by Alex Garland yet… When a woman’s husband kills himself, she rents out an old manor in the English countryside to escape the haunting memories. However, the town doesn’t seem to be all as it appears, and her escape might be taking a completely different route. Alex Garland is something…

Video Games of 2021

It is this time of year again! 2021 wasn’t quite the bright new dawn expected after 2020, with the persistent danger of Covid-19 variant “Omicron” this winter. So while I might have caught a couple more films this year in the cinema, I’ve been reluctant to see as many as I originally planned to. With…

Review: The Invisible Man

Like the Joker rising from the flailing DCEU, The Invisible Man is a surprising turn of events. After escaping a life living with her abuser, Cecilia tries to go back to living a normal life. Yet even after the news of his death, she can’t quite accept that he is gone. Is it the trauma,…

Review: It – Chapter 2

A slightly repetitive story structure does not inhibit an entertaining time! The kids from Derry, Maine, have left the town and grown up to have lives of their own. But Mike, who remained in Derry, contacts them all twenty-seven years after their traumatic experiences, and tells them to come home. The clown Pennywise has returned,…

Review: Crawl

Not entirely sure you can turn your brain off enough to fully enjoy Crawl. Haley, concerned for her estranged father who hasn’t been answering his phone, travels headlong into a category 5 hurricane to find him. Unfortunately his home has some scaly house guests. Alexandre Aja, whose career seems to be nosediving, having started out…

Review: Brightburn

A short but sweet horror film that riffs off of tropes that comic books have used for decades. When Tori and Kyle Breyer struggle to have a child of their own, they see it as a blessing that from the sky fell a mysterious baby boy. Raising the child as their own they couldn’t be…

Review: Pet Sematary

Has some decent King hallmarks, but it never quite convinces with its premise or atmosphere. A family looking to escape the tiring city life move into a country house, but little do they know that a cursed land lies not far away. A land which anything dead buried there will return to life… With the…

Review: Us

It is better than Get Out. There, I said it. A family on vacation find themselves terrorised by mysterious doppelgangers, who appeared from nowhere and have unknown motivations. The above statement that Us triumphs over director Jordan Peele’s 2017 debut Get Out is probably a personal preference. The trailers for that film really gave the…