Tag Archives: horror

Review: Nope (2022)

Preamble For the first time in a while, Nope has felt like a genuine event movie. With minimalist and eyebrow raising teasers and the promise of Jordan Peele tackling the alien invader sub-genre, there’s been a palpable eximent on my … Continue reading

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Review: Morbius (2022)

Preamble At this point, Morbius has become a rite of passage for understanding social media and its ability to frame and process a piece of art. Witnessing the pendulum swing between the initial reaction (mainly bafflement and disappointment) and ironic … Continue reading

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Review: Men (2022)

Preamble If there’s one studio that’s makes me excited about the state of cinema these days, then it’s A24. They give directors the chance to create varied and fascinating fare that would be classed as medium budget films in the … Continue reading

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Review: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)

Preamble To reverse engineer a famous Shakespearean quote, (sorry William) “O {Raimi, Raimi}, where art thou {Raimi}.” The sequel to Doctor Strange represents a return for the American auteur- Sam Raimi. His directorial efforts have been as influential in horror … Continue reading

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My Top Five Films of 2021

Preamble For me, 2021 has been a remarkably odder year then 2020. I think this comes from the sense of a start-stop to resuming many normal activities that I’ve enjoyed in a pre-pandemic era. I still take safety seriously, which … Continue reading

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One Great Shot: Hellraiser (1987)

Preamble Happy Halloween everyone. I could not let this spooky time of year pass by without a post. Hellraiser is one of my favourite horror movies, due to how it combines elements of Gothic, sexual and Lovecraftian horror. Hellraiser’s portrait … Continue reading

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Review: Halloween Kills (2021)

Preamble If there’s one type of movie that people are always game for around October, then it’s a scary movie. And after many delays, Halloween Kills finally swoops in to enliven the spooky period. Does it provide one good scare? … Continue reading

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Review: The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021)

Preamble To quote Randy Quaid’s character from Independence Day (1996), “Hello, boys! I’m BAAAAAACK!” I won’t bore you with the details of my long absence, but it’s great to blog again. Better yet, this post marks the first time I’m … Continue reading

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Review: Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on The Exorcist (2019)

Preamble The Exorcist has always been one of my cinematic obsessions. When I was younger, its premise of a demonic possessed girl stuck with me like a formative camp fire story. When I saw it in my late teens, the … Continue reading

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Brief Thoughts on a Trailer: Songbird (2020)

The trailer for Songbird snuck up on me with the hard hitting force of a snowball to the ear (true story). Through a conversation with a dear confidante, I was made aware of the controversy of the trailer that seemed … Continue reading

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