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June 8, 2024

Review – The Watched (2024) (spoiler free)

In Ishana Night Shyamalan’s feature directorial debut, M. Night Shyamalan’s daughter proves that she has a natural talent on her own without any namesake, creating mystifying lands and lore in the horror The Watched. Whilst the film equips an expansive story filled with startling truths and shocking details, the continuous barrage of going-ons and happenings […]

June 1, 2024

Retrospective – The Crow (1994)

The Crow is perhaps one of the best films of the mid-1990s. It wows audiences and critics alike and has cemented itself as a definitive classic for the ages. As the film celebrates its 30th anniversary, let’s dive into the turbulent world of grungy, vengeance-seeking chaos, gothic aesthetics, rocky sequels, and the tragic production of […]

May 18, 2024

Top ten underrated horror movies from the 2000s

1- Exhibit A (Dom Rotheroe, 2007)  Exhibit A is a bleak, depressing exercise into nihilistic terrain as the film follows the King family, whose patriarch spirals after failed promotions and financial burdens. The film’s timely release circa the mid-late 2000s speaks to the detrimental economic climate the world was experiencing at the time. In this […]

May 18, 2024

Review – The Strangers: Chapter 1

When Bryan Bertino’s The Strangers hit theatres in the spring of 2008, not many could guess that this fairly low-budget feature debut would become the iconic home invasion thriller that it is. Years later, the chilling hit was met with another sleeper success with The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018); now, 16 years later, horror fans have been met […]

May 15, 2024

Review – Abigail (2024)

New horror instalment from directing duo Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillet sees a group of unscrupulous criminals brought together to carry out the carefully plotted kidnapping of a billionaire’s daughter and subsequent blackmail for ransom. The power play quickly changes however once the group discover that they are in fact victims of a game orchestrated […]

May 11, 2024

Event special -The Moor Review

Epitomising looming doom amidst a backdrop of murky greys and even murkier secrets is The Moor, a new and unmissable horror directed by Chris Cronin and written by Paul Thomas. Weaponising the beauty and dread of slow-burn terror, combined with the dramatic performances and startling dark narrative, equips the film with mystery and intrigue, making […]

May 3, 2024

Retrospective: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

To say that The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) helped shape the horror genre as we know and love it today would be an understatement. The film essentially tore through the screen and cascaded its way into the veins of genre cinema and aided in its stellar, magnetising and polarising reputation. Although its 50th anniversary is on the […]

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