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The Dark Tapes [ Hits:131 ]
Review: The Dark Tapes is a found footage horror sci-fi thriller told in four parts as the paranormal invades the lives of ordinary people. This independent horror, which has been compared with V/H/S, was driven by Michael McQuown who served as co-director, writer and creator. The first story 'To Catch a Demon' follows a physics professor and two assistants, who have been hired to oversee a sleep experiment to observe an inter-dimensional being, which has been disturbing the professor in his sleep. The...

It's Complicated [ Hits:0 ]
Review: It's Complicated is a short film directed by Grant De Sousa, starring Paul Snodgrass, Johann Vermaak and Lise Slabber. We follow two buddies as we discover that the someone (or something) that "swiped right" for Andy is now on their doorstep. Lovestruck, it seems that Nigel's desperate attempts to warn his friend of his girlfriend's obvious flaws are ignored. Poking fun at the Tinder and Facebook generation of scary hookups and relationship statuses, De Sousa explores these themes with tongue-t...

Blair Witch [ Hits:341 ]
Review: Blair Witch is comparable with Evil Dead 2 in as much as it's delivering what the first one did, with less novelty and more finesse. The original The Blair Witch Project was one of the first found footage horror films to emerge and while the hype exceeded delivery, managed to carve out a new genre of cinema, signalling a cross-over between high-end and commercially available video recording. While the low budget horror was something of a shaky-cam pioneer, it received favourable reviews, tippin...

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies [ Hits:418 ]
Review: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies isn't a spoof. It may sound ridiculous, blending Jane Austen's old world romance with the blood-thirsty underworld of the undead, but it's actually quite a refreshing concept. The idea has been executed with style, carrying the same production values as a period piece drama, while injecting some gory zombie action. The mash-up works suprisingly well, immersing us in a time when the infected roam the countryside in search of human brains, while the living do their ...

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones [ Hits:1231 ]
Review: The Paranormal Activity franchise has been running strong for a good few years now, churning out a new found footage film every year. The concept of a handheld camera film has been played to death ever since The Blair Witch Project, but the flagging "what goes bump at night" series manages to make a profitable money grab at the box office, something most films fail to do. The series has thrived on the novelty and scare factor of the first film. Oren Peli's inspiring low budget vision has sparke...

Evil Dead [ Hits:1396 ]
Review: The new Evil Dead remake's movie poster proudly proclaims: "The most terrifying film you will ever experience.". While this bold statement does make you wonder, it's actually not far from the truth. The original The Evil Dead is a grotesque yet accomplished film. Sam Raimi carved out cult stars for himself and Bruce Campbell by blending black comedy and horror into a comic book style storm in a log cabin. The Evil Dead's twisted sense of humour softened the horror to the point that the lengths ...

Warm Bodies [ Hits:2355 ]
Review: Paranormal romance is now a thing. Bloodthirsty vampires and werewolves used to prey on the hearts of humans, but now it's a feast of love, not entrails. One of the horror creatures not to make the cut in Twilight was zombies. Overall, the most humanoid of the lot... the living dead did not get a chance to win Bella's heart. Perhaps the thought was too macabre, messed with Edward's skin tone and delved a little too close to necrophilia for public consumption? Warm Bodies has changed that in a f...

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter [ Hits:2796 ]
Review: Abraham Lincoln was the 16th U.S. President, who in his several years in office, led America through the Civil War, maintained the Union and ended slavery before he was assassinated in 1865. The great man has been immortalised, which explains why Steven Spielberg is releasing Lincoln, a biography starring Daniel Day-Lewis, and Seth Grahame-Smith's fantasy horror novel Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter has received the Hollywood treatment. Just the title, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, makes yo...

The Woman in Black [ Hits:2565 ]
Review: Daniel Radcliffe stars in The Woman in Black, his follow-up to the beloved Harry Potter series, which shaped his career. Now the young British actor has the challenge of overcoming Harry Potter in the same way that Sean Connery had to shake his James Bond persona. To start the disassociation, Radcliffe has chosen The Woman in Black, an adaptation of Susan Hill's popular horror novel, written by Jane Goldman and envisioned by Eden Lake writer-director James Watkins. The Woman in Black is ...

Paranormal Activity 3 [ Hits:2844 ]
Review: Paranormal Activity 3 continues the low budget horror series created by Oren Peli. The new chapter is a prequel, taking us back to the '80s, where we learn where, how and why Katie's haunting started. Critically-acclaimed Catfish filmmakers Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman direct what could very well be the best Paranormal Activity yet. We're taken back to footage of Katie's life before the "demon". Her mother's live-in boyfriend is a freelance videographer and editor who stumbles upon some stra...

Fright Night [3D] [ Hits:2786 ]
Review: Fright Night [3D] is a comedy-horror movie remake of Tom Holland's 1985 cult classic. You know the VHS rental cover that used to scare you at the video store as a kid, the one with the massive vampire face laughing over a haunted mansion. Well, there weren't many big name actors in that, but now that the remake boasts 3D technology and a cast including: Colin Farrell, Anton Yelchin, David Tennant, Tony Collette and Christopher Mintz-Plasse, you could say that a remake was almost necessary.To rem...

Insidious [ Hits:2623 ]
Review: Do you have emotional, physical or spiritual feelings of being blocked? Do you experience a sudden onset or desire to engage in unhealthy behaviour or addiction? Do you ever have sudden mood swings or changes in personality? Do you hear inner voices? Have you coughed up nails before? If you answered with a resounding yes to all of these questions, you may be possessed... or are expecting a visitation from your mother-in-law.Demon possession is no joke - unless you're watching Ghostbusters. The p...

Scream 4 [ Hits:3441 ]
Review: Love or hate them – horror movies have become ingrained in popular culture to the point that spine-tingling one-liners like “Hi, I’m Chucky, wanna play?”, “Heeeeeeeeere’s Johnny!”,  “I see dead people.”,  “It’s alive! It’s alive!” and “They’re heee-re.” have become jokes. How else do you explain another Scream sequel?Wes Craven, one of horror’s luminaries, has been there and done that with a collection of classic ’80s horrors to make your blood curdle...

Piranha [ 2010 ] [ Hits:3274 ]
Review: Piranha 3D falls into the so-bad-it's-almost-good category of films. Joe Dante directed Piranha in 1978, a Roger Corman produced camp horror B-movie in the slipstream of the Steven Spielberg's Jaws. Alexandre Aja lends a level of credibility to the camp goings-on in this remake, since he's a member of the Splat Pack and directed the critically acclaimed gore-fest horror remake that is The Hills Have Eyes.  Piranha is best described as a blend of Jaws, Girls Gone Wild and Joe's Apartment. Now de...

A Nightmare on Elm Street [ 2010 ] [ Hits:3738 ]
Review: A Nightmare on Elm Street is one of the most successful horror franchises ever... carrying Freddy Krueger, the burnt man with a fedora and bladed claw through our nightmares for almost three decades. Freddy's colleagues, Halloween's Michael Myers and Friday the 13th's Jason Voorhees recently received their own remakes, so it was almost inevitable that Krueger would be given a face-lift remake. Rob Zombie's Halloween remake placed more emphasis on the face behind the mask, while the Friday the 13...

Legion [ 2009 ] [ Hits:3444 ]
Review: Okay, so I've heard about Angels with Dirty Faces and Angels in the Outfield. I never thought I'd live to see the day angels started toting Thor's hammer and The Punisher's weapon of choice... until I saw Legion. When God realises that humanity isn't getting any better he decides to scour mankind from the face of the Earth. It's not a rapture, it's more of a nine plagues rolled-into-one zombie apocalypse. Michael, thinks God may have been a bit harsh and decides to sever ties with heaven by surg...

The Wolfman [ 2010 ] [ Hits:3210 ]
Review: The Wolfman… Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Hugo Weaving and Emily Blunt. It’s a star-studded cast with The Rocketeer and Hidalgo director, Joe Johnston at the helm. You can also add Honey, I Shrunk The Kids, Jurassic Park III and Jumanji to his filmography, but don’t be fooled… Johnston’s a real talent. He’s already signed on to do The First Avenger: Captain America for 2011. His experience in fantasy and sci-fi shines through, two of the key components to most decent superhero ...

Paranormal Activity [ 2007 ] [ Hits:3742 ]
Review: Paranormal Activity is the quintessential sleeper hit... not only has this indie horror gem been out for a few years, it's all about what goes on when you're sleeping. The film starts without any credits, opting for a title screen where Paramount thanks the San Diego police department and families of Micah Sloat and Katie Featherston for allowing them to broadcast the film. The premise of reality horror, a $15,000 low budget, 10 day shooting schedule and unprecedented box office success instantl...

Zombieland [ 2009 ] [ Hits:3115 ]
Review: Zombieland is a rough place alright... especially if you don't know the fundamental rules of survival. In the event of a zombie apocalypse, you'd be wise to at least skim through the most important ones...if don't want to lose your head.ZOMBIELAND RULES #1 Cardio - if you can't outrun 'em, you're toast.#2 The Double Tap - two slugs in the head is better than one.#3 Beware of Bathrooms - pants down, chin up.#4 Seatbelts - only crash test dummies lock down.#6 Cast Iron Skillet - one swing and that...

Trick or Treat [ Hits:2987 ]
Review: Trick 'r Treat was a slogan for Halloween until it became a movie tradition even more synonymous with the creepy holiday than John Carpenter's Halloween. That's right, Trick 'r Treat is an instant Halloween classic, which will no doubt receive an increase in reruns in the month of October every year. Superman Returns and X2 writer, Michael Dougherty, directed Season's Greetings in 1996, a short Halloween animation around the "Trick or Treat" exploits of Sam (derived from Samhain, Celtic name for...

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