Tags : horror

Film Review: Us

If Yorgos Lanthimos thought he was the only one that could do creepy and cryptic symbolism with rabbits, boy, was he wrong. Jordan Peele doesn’t shy away from combining horror with happiness; if the squirmish discomfort caused by seemingly cute rabbits wasn’t enough, wait until you see someone bludgeoned to death to the tune of […]Read More

The Horror of The Haunting of Hill House

Warning: Spoilers abound for the Netflix adaptation of The Haunting of Hill House. In the finale of Mike Flanagan’s brilliant new 10-part adaptation of The Haunting of Hill House, the youngest of the Crain family – the recently deceased Nell – shares a sentiment that, for the most part, completely encapsulates the spirit of the […]Read More

Film Review: The Nun

Essence of the supernatural and paranormal have been around for centuries: ghost sightings, the unholy and even the odd poltergeist. The film industry has been no stranger to this element of our supposed afterlife, with films such as The Amityville Horror, The Shining, and most recently, The Conjuring Universe all drawing focus to spirituality and immortality.  On the […]Read More

Film News: “Suspiria” trailer is a disturbingly ominous take on

Following Thursday’s release of the official trailer for Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria, it is already trending on YouTube and gaining millions of views. Initially, Guadagnino seemed like an odd choice for a remake of a 70s horror film, especially as his last film was the romantic Call Me By Your Name. However, the trailer shows that […]Read More

Film Review: A Ghost Story

A Ghost Story is a film written and directed by David Lowery (fresh off the back of Disney’s live action remake of Pete’s Dragon, which itself received light-favourable reviews). It stars Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara, and is a silenced and poetic arthouse film, which follows our main protagonist ‘C’ (Affleck) who dies, and returns […]Read More

Movie Monday: Alien

Starring:  Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt Synopsis: After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, their landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious life-form, and soon realise that its life cycle has merely begun. Alongside Star Wars and The Godfather, Alien is one […]Read More

Film Review: Get Out

After the long-term success as part of the comedy duo Key & Peele, Jordan Peele decided it was high time he got one of passion projects made, a social satire horror, Get Out. An African-American: Chris (Daniel Kayluuya) is invited to his caucasian girlfriend’s (Alison Bowman) parents home in the country. When mysterious events start […]Read More

Movie Monday: Halloween

Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Nick Castle, Donald Pleasence, Nancy Kyes. Synopsis: Halloween is the ultimate predecessor to the 80s slasher films and the perfect film for this time of year. At it’s heart, John Carpenter’s Halloween is classic horror at its best. The story of Michael Myers, and the narration of the film, begin on the Halloween […]Read More

Game at a Glance: Metro 2033 Redux

Title: Metro 2033 Redux Developer: 4A Games What I Think: Another post-apocalyptic game might sound about as welcoming as a bucket of live lobsters in a sauna, but Metro 2033 is different than your standard grey-skies-and-mutants/zombies fare. Firstly, the setting of the Moscow metro with all its dark tunnels and grim history (most of it was constructed by […]Read More

Game At A Glance: Betrayer

Title: Betrayer Developer: Blackpowder Games What I Think: Betrayer is the first game to come at us from indie developer Blackpowder Games, a company made up of developers previously employed by Monolith- the creator of F.E.A.R. It came through Steam’s Early Access program, which has a bad reputation in some circles due to the poor quality […]Read More

TV Review: American Horror Story: Hotel // Checking In

When surveying the other reviews circling the internet of American Horror Story: Hotel’s premiere episode, ‘Checking In’, there were several words that seemed to crop up all too often. Namely, these were ‘gross’; ‘lunacy’, and ‘just what to expect’. Never has a better summary of an AHS season been seen; after all, this is same […]Read More

Top 5 Horrors With A Budget Below $1m

It’s hard to make a great movie, and arguably even harder to make a great horror movie. While money is an obvious advantage, independent studios have produced some absolute gems since low-budget gore films first took to the screens back in the 1960s, and with the recent slew of surprise hits such as It Follows, The Babadook and The Visit, low-budget […]Read More

In Memoriam: Wes Craven

On Monday the world lost a cinematic icon. Wes Craven, best known as the creator of the Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream franchises, died aged 76 after a battle with brain cancer, and since then tributes have been pouring in from both fans and colleagues from around the world, all sharing their memories and admiration […]Read More

TV Review: MTV’s Scream (So Far)

“You can’t turn a slasher movie into a TV series,” is the tag line introduced by serial killer enthusiast Noah, in the pilot of MTV’s Scream. Deliberately mocking its own premise, this is one of many quips that introduces the savvy, technological dialogue running through the suspense, gore and occasional emotional depth of this new series. In […]Read More

Film Review: The Gallows

Hand held cameras, night vision and a group of rowdy teenagers don’t often inspire confidence when watching horror films, but The Gallows (directed by Travis Cluff and Chris Lofing) seems to have bucked recent trends. Twenty years after a freak accident during a high school play, a new cast is attempting to resurrect the production whilst […]Read More