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The Howling (1981)

The Howling (1981)
1981 was a great year for werewolf movies. In fact, you could say that it was the best year for werewolf movies. An American Werewolf In London is one of my favourite movies of all time, and my favourite werewolf movie, but The Howling gives it a good run for its money, thanks to a witty script, […]
May 6th, 2014 | Film Reviews | Read More

The Wind Rises (2013)

The Wind Rises (2013)
In the world of animation, Hayao Miyazaki is a legend. His fantastical vision has brought us unique gems such as Totoro, forest kodamas and the robots of Laputa, with his simplicity in style making him an icon for generations
May 6th, 2014 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

Candyman (1992)

Candyman (1992)
Adapted from the short story by Clive Barker, Candyman is a bit of a modern horror classic. Written and directed by Bernard Rose, it mixes some social commentary, some urban legends and a load of intelligence to create a rich, satisfying, modern horror that also gave audiences a new horror icon. Virginia...
May 1st, 2014 | Film Reviews | Read More

Mr. Sardonicus (1961)

Mr. Sardonicus (1961)
Yet another delightfully ghoulish (literally) movie from William Castle, Mr. Sardonicus is a real treat for horror fans, thanks to its mean-spirited script, the characters and the way in which the tale unfolds. Ronald Lewis plays Sir Robert Cargrave, a man in the medical profession who is renowned for...
May 1st, 2014 | Film Reviews | Read More

House On Haunted Hill (1959)

House On Haunted Hill (1959)
I’ve always had a soft spot for House On Haunted Hill, even before I was familiar with the works of William Castle, a man who found his calling as the master of hype during the late ’50s and early ’60s. He may have used gimmicks to boost the box office of his movies, but he also […]
May 1st, 2014 | Film Reviews | Read More

Oculus (2013)

Oculus (2013)
Mirrors. I’ve never trusted them. Maybe it’s the years that I’ve spent watching horror movies, maybe it’s the fright when I see my own reflection some mornings, but they’ve just always made me slightly edgy. So when I started watching Oculus I knew that it could be an effective...
April 29th, 2014 | Film Reviews | Read More

Lesson Of The Evil (2012)

Lesson Of The Evil (2012)
Ahhh, Takashi Miike. He’s quite mad, as I’m sure many people already know. Thankfully, he’s also quite brilliant. Having dabbled in many different genres throughout his career, Lesson Of The Evil is a return to the kind of carnage that has won him an army of fans over the past couple...
April 29th, 2014 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

Greatful Dead (2013)

Greatful Dead (2013)
Nami (Kumi Takiuchi) is a lonely girl. She’s been lonely most of her life, and now spends her time watching other solitary people and keeping a diary of their movements. The latest subject that catches her eye is elderly Mr. Shiomi (Takashi Sasano), but Nami’s viewing experience is tainted...
April 29th, 2014 | Film Reviews | Read More

Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla (2013)

Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla (2013)
While it’s the kind of thing that we’ve seen a hundred times before, Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla is an impressive film, thanks in no small part to a fantastic central performance from Glenn Maynard, onscreen for almost every scene as hapless ice cream vendor, Warren Thompson. Warren spends...
April 29th, 2014 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

Bad Neighbours (2014)

Bad Neighbours (2014)
Who doesn’t love a culture clash comedy, especially when the two cultures clashing consist of lurid fluorescent shot glasses, self-made dildos and violent strobe lighting going up against punishingly high mortgages, breast pumps, spreadsheets and spreading bellies? It’s hardly original but Bad Neighbours...
April 29th, 2014 | Film Reviews, Reviews | Read More