Celluloid Screams 2017

Celluloid Screams Horror Film Festival is an annual event taking place in Sheffield that celebrates new and classic horror films from around the world. We attended this year’s festival and caught some of what was on offer – click on the film title to see our review.   The Endless Two brothers who escaped a…

Mayhem

2017 Director: Joe Lynch Starring: Steven Yeun, Samara Weaving, Dallas Roberts, Kerry Fox, Steven Brand Words: Manon Peyralade After Derek Cho got unfairly fired from his job in a law firm, a virus that pushes people to act on their most primal impulses breaks out in the building. Derek and his co-workers are all trapped…

Tragedy Girls

2017 Director: Tyler MacIntyre Starring: Brianna Hildebrand, Alexandra Shipp, Josh Hutcherson, Nicky Whelan, Craig Robinson, Kevin Durand Words: Manon Peyralade This feature follows the story of two girls running a Twitter page documenting a killing spree in their hometown. After the pair manages to catch the local serial killer, they figure out that starting their…

The Endless

2017 Directors: Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead Starring: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead, Callie Hernandez, Tate Ellington, Emily Montague, Lew Temple Words: Manon Peyralade Among all the films about cults that have been done, The Endless is probably one of the most interesting. The film follows the story of two brothers, Aaron and Justin (played by…

Predator

1987 Director: John McTiernan Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Elpidia Carrillo, Bill Duke, Richard Chaves, Sonny Landham, Shane Black, Jesse Ventura, Kevin Peter Hall Words: Nathan Scatcherd “If it bleeds, we can kill it.” “I ain’t got time to bleed.” “GET TO THE CHOPPER!” I’m willing to bet that if you’re reading this, you know…

M.F.A.

2017 Director: Natalia Leite Starring: Francesca Eastwood, Clifton Collins, Michael Welch, Leah McKendrick Words: Carly Stevenson “What if we’re not prepared?” asks art student Noelle, the protagonist of Natalie Leite’s powerful ‘rape revenge’ narrative, which drives a pointed blade into the toxic masculinity of campus culture. Leite’s film revolves around questions of accountability and explores…

Dracula: Prince of Darkness

1966 Director: Terence Fisher Starring: Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley, Andrew Keir, Francis Matthews, Suzan Farmer Words: Oliver Innocent Hammer’s first sequel to their immensely popular take on Dracula took eight long years to materialise but, at first glance, it appeared not very much had changed at all; Castle Dracula still stood tall as an ominous…

Blade Runner 2049

2017 Director: Denis Villeneuve Starring: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Jared Leto, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Dave Bautista Words: Christian Abbott With the original Blade Runner, Ridley Scott created a dark, art deco infused world. A world bathed in rain and neon in equal measure, defining the now prominent sub-genre of…

Hellraiser

1987 Director: Clive Barker Starring: Doug Bradley, Ashley Laurence, Clare Higgins, Andrew Robinson, Sean Chapman, Nicholas Vince Words: Oliver Innocent Following in Stephen King’s footsteps and quickly rising to prominence in the mid-1980s, Clive Barker went on to become one of the most prolific, imaginative and well-known horror authors of the late 20th century. Kicking…

Must See Movies: October

At Reel Steel we want to make sure you’re getting the most of your cinematic enthusiasm, so each month we put together our short list of some of the best new releases, from popcorn munching explosion fests to the often weird and wonderful. Take a look at the trailers below and see what you think…

mother!

2017 Director: Darren Aronofsky Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer, Domnhall Gleeson, Brian Gleeson, Kristen Wiig Words: Nathan Scatcherd There’s something fantastic about walking into a film you know next to nothing about. We live in the age of the teaser (not forgetting the initial teaser for the teaser); the trailer showing…

IT

2017 Director: Andres Muschietti Starring: Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Nicholas Hamilton Words: Carly Stevenson 27 years after the 1990 miniseries aired, Warner Bros have finally reanimated Pennywise the Dancing Clown to terrify horror fans and coulrophobics again – this time on…