Friday The 13th (1980)

1980 Director: Sean S. Cunningham Starring: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor, Robbi Morgan, Kevin Bacon, Harry Crosby, Laurie Bartram, Mark Nelson Words – Oliver Innocent Comprising of eight films between 1980 and 1989 (and a further four entries in the decades that followed), Friday the 13th is one of the defining franchises of the…

Alien: 40th Anniversary

1979 Director: Ridley Scott Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Ian Holm, John Hurt, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Yaphet Kotto, Harry Dean Stanton, Bolaji Badejo Words: Nathan Scatcherd Living as we do in the year 2019, it’s difficult to imagine the sheer force Alien must have had upon audiences when it was released back in 1979. Coming seemingly…

Halloween (2018)

2018 Director: David Gordon Green Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Will Patton, Haluk Bilginer, Virginia Gardner, Nick Castle, James Jude Courtney Words – Daniel McMonagle 40 years since Michael Myers stalked the autumnal suburbs of Haddonfield, the masked maniac returns with style in a horror movie that sets out to recontextualize the…

Cult Corner: Friday The 13th

1980 – 2009 Words: Oliver Innocent Comprising eight films between 1980 and 1989 (and a further four entries in the decades that followed), Friday the 13th is one of the defining franchises of the ‘80s. Rivalled in popularity only by the Nightmare on Elm Street series, the Friday movies perfectly encapsulate ‘80s horror with teen-friendly…

Cult Corner: Friday The 13th (2)

1980 – 2009 Words: Oliver Innocent Released the year following Friday the 13th, Part 2 is the movie where Jason Voorhees takes centre stage as the killer in question. He’s not, however, the same Jason we would come to know and love. Part 2 sees Jason finding his feet as the series’ central icon. In…

Cult Corner: Friday The 13th (3)

1980 – 2009 Words: Oliver Innocent Often seen as the nadir of the series, Friday the 13th Part V enraged long time fans as – Spoiler alert – Jason isn’t actually the one doing the killing this time round. In one of the most disappointing denouements in horror movie history, it turns out the guy…

The Cloverfield Paradox

Director: Julius Onah Starring: Gugu Mbatha‑Raw, David Oyelowo, Elizabeth Debicki, Zhang Ziyi, Daniel Bruhl, Chris O’Dowd Words: Christian Abbott The Cloverfield franchise, as it seems appropriate to call it now, has been something of a mystery since its debut in 2008. Director Matt Reeves and producer J.J. Abrams created the original Cloverfield as America’s own…