Category: horror

10 Cloverfield Lane

10 Cloverfield Lane – 2016 Starring: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman, John Gallagher Jr. Director: Dan Trachtenberg Words: R. Topham First thing’s first – do not go to see this movie expecting it to be a sequel to Cloverfield. It’s not. The only comparable… Continue Reading “10 Cloverfield Lane”

The Witch

The Witch – 2016 Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger, Lucas Dawson Director: Robert Eggers Words: N. Scatcherd The title card for The Witch actually reads as The ‘VVitch – A New England Folktale’. This should give you some… Continue Reading “The Witch”

Bone Tomahawk

2015/ USA, UK Director: S. Craig Zahler Starring: Kurt Russell, Richard Jenkins, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, Lili Simmons, David Arquette, Evan Jonigkeit Words: N. Scatcherd Bone Tomahawk is a strange film; a ‘cannibal horror Western’ (and as genre mash-ups go, that combination certainly grabs… Continue Reading “Bone Tomahawk”


2012/ France, USA Director: Franck Khalfoun Starring: Elijah Wood, Nora Arnezeder, America Olivo Words: O. Innocent Let’s get this out of the way first; Franck Khalfoun’s Maniac (2012) isn’t as good as William Lustig’s 1980 original. It isn’t that the remake’s a bad film, it just… Continue Reading “Maniac”

The Final Girls

2015 Director: Todd Strauss-Schulson Starring: Taissa Farmiga, Malin Akerman, Nina Dobrev, Adam DeVine Words: O. Innocent Slasher films, by their very nature, have always been ripe for lampooning. Be it the bad acting and awful dialogue, the cheap low budget feel, or the excessive,… Continue Reading “The Final Girls”

The House Of The Devil

2009/ USA Director: Ti West Starring: Jocelin Donahue, Tom Noonan, Mary Woronov Words: O. Innocent Ti West’s retro indie horror, The House of the Devil (2009) is one of the most polarising scary movies of the 21st century. Critics loved its slow, deliberate build up of tension… Continue Reading “The House Of The Devil”


1982/ USA Director: Joe Giannone Starring: Gaylen Ross, Tony Fish, Harriet Bass Words: O. Innocent From its earliest incarnations the slasher film has always borrowed liberally from urban legends, those macabre tall tales of indeterminate origin that supposedly happened to a friend of a friend’s mother’s cousin… Continue Reading “Madman”

The Brood (1979)

1979/ Canada Director: David Cronenberg Starring: Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, Art Hindle Words: O. Innocent Before mutating himself into a director of dark dramas and thrillers, David Cronenberg was quite possibly the ultimate horror auteur. Birthing a subgenre all his own and imbuing every project with his… Continue Reading “The Brood (1979)”

It Follows

2014/ USA Director: David Robert Mitchell Starring: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi Words: E. Jackson David Robert Mitchell’s It Follows opens on a teen running from our ominous POV in a suburban street, terrified and stumbling from house to house in the smallest satin lingerie possible.… Continue Reading “It Follows”


1978/ USA Director: Joe Dante Starring: Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies-Urich, Kevin McCarthy Words: O. Innocent The runaway success of Steven Spielberg’s Jaws (1975) changed a lot of things; the way movies are marketed, the summer blockbuster formula, public perceptions on sharks and swimming in the sea. It… Continue Reading “Piranha”