Posts Tagged ‘horror’

Fright Night Part 2 (1988)

Fright Night Part 2 (1988)
Tommy Lee Wallace directs this sequel to the marvellous Fright Night and gives us a movie that just screams 1980s nowadays. William Ragsdale returns as Charley Brewster, having managed to recover from the events of the first movie thanks to the passage of time and lots of therapy sessions. He’s...
September 12th, 2011 | Film Reviews | Read More

Fright Night (2011)

Fright Night (2011)
In terms of the vampire movie subgenre and in terms of modern remakes, Fright Night is no “game changer”, as they say. That doesn’t mean that it’s not a film you should check out if you’re a) a fan of the original, b) a horror fan or c) just someone who enjoys a bloody good […]
September 12th, 2011 | Film Reviews | Read More

Julia’s Eyes (2010)

Julia’s Eyes (2010)
The most terrifying and effective psychological horrors don’t rely on shocking scenes of gratuitous violence to traumatise their viewers but rather more subtle techniques to get under their skin. Take films such as The Exorcist or Eyes Without a Face, both genuinely frightening but through a powerful...
September 7th, 2011 | DVD Reviews, Feature | Read More

Umbrage: The First Vampire (2009)

Umbrage: The First Vampire (2009)
A low-budget vampire movie with ambitious ideas that tries hard to entertain while being a bit different from the norm, Umbrage: The First Vampire has some style, some intelligence and a big draw for horror fans in the shape of Doug “Pinhead” Bradley (I’d be very surprised if he hasn’t changed...
September 6th, 2011 | DVD Reviews | Read More

Dylan Dog: Dead Of Night (2010)

Dylan Dog: Dead Of Night (2010)
Like a cross between Constantine, True Blood and some hard-boiled detective flick, the Dylan Dog movie is an enjoyable enough little movie that has the major misfortune of not being quite as good as any of the examples just listed. It also, it would appear, failed to satisfy those who enjoyed the character...
September 6th, 2011 | Film Reviews | Read More

Troll Hunter (2010)

Troll Hunter (2010)
Hell is other people  The audience I watched the Norwegian film Troll Hunter with almost completely ruined it for me. There were moments when I got into this exciting, fun mock-doc thriller.  Unfortunately, though, much of the time snide whispers and comments and deprecating giggles took away any...
September 5th, 2011 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

Kill List (2011)

Kill List (2011)
What is the appeal of hitmen in movies? Although their occupation requires the killings of others, they for the most part have a likeable presence, from the cool-outfitted Chow Yun-Fat in The Killer to the darkly humourous duo from In Bruges. In the case of Ben Wheatley’s follow-up to his debut Down...
September 3rd, 2011 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

Final Destination 5 (2011)

Final Destination 5 (2011)
The previous four Final Destination movies are reviewed here if anyone wants to compare opinions before reading my review of Final Destination 5. It’s tough being one of the later instalments in a movie franchise, having to welcome newcomers and keep faithful fans happy. It’s even tougher when you’re...
August 30th, 2011 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

Fright Night (2011)

Fright Night (2011)
What the world needs now is hardly another Vampire Movie. For the duration of this millenium our cultural channels have stuffed with fanged bloodsuckers. Precocious, teenaged vampires direct from central casting, Beverly Hills 90210. Leather-clad, Matrixey cyber-vampires. Cute, oscar-winning child-stars...
August 29th, 2011 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

Final Destination 5 (2011)

Final Destination 5 (2011)
This is about getting your hormones excited, as if they wouldn’t be already at this age, on a night out before making-out. Final Destination 5 is nothing more than foreplay for today’s bored teenagers  and what better way to get them off than with the cheap thrills of blood letting, hilarious...
August 25th, 2011 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More