Escape Room is like Cube meets Saw meets Hostel …minus the gratuitous gore.
The smartest decision behind Halloween 2018 is to treat it as a tribute rather than trying to equal Carpenter’s superlative work.
By any kind of objective measure, Rob Zombie’s Halloween remake falls far short of John Carpenter’s iconic film. I still … kinda … like it?
Annabelle Creation is nothing particularly original, sure, but neither was The Conjuring. What it does deliver is judiciously-executed scares and a pervasive atmosphere of dread.
Introducing Hounds of Love, Stephen Curry began with an apology. “I apologise in advance if anyone expected The Castle.”
The bluntly-titled Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers pairs competent scares with a surprisingly robust subtext.
An unfairly maligned horror classic? Or just kinda shitty? (It’s the second one.)
One of the perks – or side effects, if you consider my bank account – of my foray into cinephilia has been my introduction to the UK Blu-Ray/DVD distributors, Arrow. While perhaps less prestigious than the widely-celebrated Criterion Collection, Arrow combine a fantastic, diverse library – cult and trashy horror under Arrow Video and arthouse…
I find horror sequels endlessly fascinating. Specifically, I find first sequels passed off to a new director fascinating (not that I don’t have a soft spot for sequels like Evil Dead II or Hostel 2 made by the original director, or the gems that pop up late in a franchise like Jason Lives: Friday the…
Most conventional horror films fall somewhere on the sadomasochistic continuum. They either allow the audience to assume the role of sadist, monitoring the physical and psychological torment of the film’s protagonists like Jigsaw peering through his surveillance cameras, or manoeuvre viewers into enduring the victims’ ordeals, much like a masochist cherishing their punishment. While I…