Tags : horror

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

Fight Like A Girl: Feminism vs. Horror Films

The horror genre is a tricky one. Especially when it comes to women. It’s a genre that’s sometimes hard to enjoy – sure, there’s female characters aplenty, and many of them survive the [insert form of turmoil] delivered by [insert deranged killer/supernatural force/etc.], so many so that it’s the basis of a well-worn genre trope. […]Read More

Film Review: The Babadook

“If its in a word, or it’s in a look, you can’t get rid of the babadook.” You would be forgiven for thinking that the credibility of the horror genre has plateaued out as of late; after the success of the Paranormal Activity franchise it appeared that every trick in the book had been used, […]Read More

5 Horror Films to Watch This Halloween

Happy Halloween! Since I’ve already gone and given a list of films for you to watch that aren’t specifically in the horror genre, it’s time to move on to some that are; from famous classics to underrated modern gems, here are 5 films to watch this Halloween that this time hopefully will give you nightmares. The Shining […]Read More