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: Split

Director M. Night Shyamalan has had a lot of disgrace in the past, but Split was a decent movie! James McAvoy plays a man with a multiple-personality disorder who kidnaps three young girls for unknown reasons. The girls, while fighting for their freedom, discover their captor has twenty-three distinct personalities inside him. This film, by…

Review: The Purge – Election Year

The Purge: Election Year is a decent sequel to Anarchy in 2014, I got exactly what I have come to expect from a franchise trying to buck the trend. Leo Barnes, survivor and rebel against The Purge, is chief bodyguard of a senator who wishes to win the election so she can end The Purge…

Review: Green Room

Green Room is one of those rare horrors that does one thing, but does it very well. It is an Eli Roth film, only good. A struggling punk rock band need some gigs and fast. Unfortunately they are directed to a concert at a place ran by Neo-Nazis, and quickly find themselves in a hostage…

Tribute Review: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

This was originally intended as a Remake Rumble review (alongside the 2010 remake I have yet to see) but after watching it again I have decided this is far more fitting as a Tribute Review for the late brilliant Wes Craven, who died in August this year (2015) who brought about, almost single-handedly, the teen…

Review: Ichi the Killer

(Originally published October 2011) Before Saw, there was Ichi the Killer; a Japanese film based on the manga and anime, stretched the boundaries of what cinema could get away with. Directed by Audition‘s Takashi Miike and taking place in Japan’s gangland society, the story follows two unique but equally sadistic individuals. One is a pain-relishing…

Review: I Saw the Devil

Korean cinema once again blurs the line of good and evil while at the same time twisting your stomach and fraying your nerves. This film isn’t Oldboy but it is certainly memorable. When a police officer’s fiancee is tortured and killed by a serial killer, he vows revenge by hunting the killer down and… instead…

Review: The Purge – Anarchy

Last year’s The Purge is probably the one film in recent memory that requires a remake. Its sequel Anarchy makes up for a lot of the first’s problems to make a decent dose of urban violence. The film follows a man out to partake in the sixth annual Purge in an American city. His reasons…

Review: The Purge

What with The Purge: Anarchy coming out this week, I decided I best catch up with last year’s film that I failed to catch in cinemas. I had been told already that it was a bad movie, but sadly it didn’t fail to live up to its reputation. The Purge is set in near-future America…

Review: You’re Next

Despite all the atypical slasher cliches, You’re Next does have some appeal. Even if it is a long slew of endless murder. When wealthy parents invite their children and partners to their countryside house, they are suddenly surrounded by masked murderers who are intent to hunt down and kill every one of them. However, one…