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…

Review: The Nun

Ever felt like you needed an origin story for one of three random monsters in that stupid horror movie from 2015? Me neither. Before the events of The Conjuring 2, the demon Valek tormented a chapel in Romania. When one of the nuns at the chapel kills herself, a priest and a young girl go…

Review: The Witch

Expertly crafted but woefully apathetic towards character development. Things learned from watching The Witch: don’t sell family heirlooms without asking first, kill your Satan-lookalike black goat (or at least tie to a post), raise your obnoxious twin children better, and don’t pretend to be a witch. A religious family leave the New England plantation after…

Review: Hereditary

Hype can really kill a movie. A mother of two is haunted by visions and compulsions of her own deceased mother, but while she struggles to comprehend it, reality itself seems to be threatening her children. Directed by Ari Aster, a debut film-maker, Hereditary is being considered by different reviewers as “a new generation’s Exorcist”…

Review: The Belko Experiment

A contained horror that pitches normal people against each other. In Colombia, the Belko Industries building, full of recruitment workers and desk workers, is suddenly transformed into a death trap when a mysterious voice locks down the building and forces the occupants into a fight to the death. Is there any way out? The Belko…

Review: A Quiet Place

A very unique and smartly-crafted monster movie. Something not often found these days. The world has been terrorized by nameless creatures that can kill instantly, are virtually invulnerable, and have an incredible capacity for hearing. After the world is ravaged, a family of five struggle to survive in the wilderness, living almost entirely soundless lives….