Category: horror


2016 – France Director: Julia Ducournau Starring: Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella Words: Christian Abbott   Raw by French filmmaker Julia Ducournau, her theatrical debut, is the latest addition to the cannibal sub-genre, while managing to remain entirely its own film. This is a… Continue Reading “Raw”

Cult Corner: Frankenhooker

1990 – USA Director: Frank Henenlotter Starring: James Lorinz, Joanna Ritchie, Patty Mullen Words: Oliver Innocent By the time Frankenhooker was released in 1990, director Frank Henenlotter was already something of an exploitation legend, having unleashed the iconic (not to mention truly demented) trash… Continue Reading “Cult Corner: Frankenhooker”

Cult Corner: Halloween III – Season Of The Witch

1982 – USA Director: Tommy Lee Wallace Starring: Tom Atkins, Stacey Nedkin, Dan O’ Herlihy Words: O. Innocent Halloween 3: Season of the Witch has got to be one of the most audacious sequels in horror movie history; jettisoning (almost) everything that made the first… Continue Reading “Cult Corner: Halloween III – Season Of The Witch”

Under The Shadow

2016 – UK / Iran Director – Babak Anvari Starring – Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshandi, Bobby Naderi Words – C. Abbott Let’s get this out of the way with right now, if there’s a screening of this film near you – see it. It’s… Continue Reading “Under The Shadow”

Blair Witch

2016 – USA Director: Adam Wingard Starring: James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez, Corbin Reid, Brandon Scott, Wes Robinson, Valorie Curry Words: C. Abbott Upon the release of The Blair Witch Project back in 1999, audiences were taken aback by the films unique film-making style… Continue Reading “Blair Witch”

The Girl With All The Gifts

2016 – UK Director – Colm McCarthy Starring – Gemma Arterton, Sennia Nanua, Glenn Close, Paddy Considine, Fisayo Akinade Words – Joe H.   This British zombie film is an adaptation of the book of the same name  – written for the screen by… Continue Reading “The Girl With All The Gifts”

The Funhouse

1981 – USA Director: Tobe Hooper Starring: Elizabeth Berridge, Kevin Conway, William Finley, Cooper Huckabee, Miles Chapin, Largo Woodruff, Sylvia Miles Words: O. Innocent Tobe Hooper is, quite rightly, regarded as one of the most revered, influential horror filmmakers of all time. Emerging from… Continue Reading “The Funhouse”

The Neon Demon

2016 – UK, France, Denmark, USA Director: Nicolas Winding Refn Starring: Elle Fanning, Jena Malone, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Bella Heathcote, Keanu Reeves, Karl Glusman Words: N. Scatcherd Nicolas Winding Refn’s vivid, neon-stained visual sensibilities and fetishistic eye for beauty are a perfect fit for… Continue Reading “The Neon Demon”

The Mutilator

1985 – USA Director: Buddy Cooper Starring: Matt Mitler, Ruth Martinez, Bill Hitchcock Words: O. Innocent Originally titled Fall Break, the title by which Buddy Cooper’s low-budget slasher effort has come to be known is much more fitting; lurid, attention-grabbing and totally unoriginal, The… Continue Reading “The Mutilator”

Green Room

2015 Director: Jeremy Saulnier Starring: Anton Yelchin, Patrick Stewart, Imogen Poots, Macon Blair, Alia Shawkat, Joe Cole, Callum Turner, Eric Edelstein Words: N. Scatcherd Following the quietly brilliant ‘revenge thriller’ Blue Ruin from 2013, director Jeremy Saulnier returns with another colour-coded tale of escalating violence.… Continue Reading “Green Room”