Mockingbird (2014) Review

With a story and screenplay as well as directing from Bryan Bertino (The Strangers), Mockingbird got my attention by sticking a clown on its DVD cover, something that isn’t often the stamp of quality, but manages to make me say “oh look, a clown-horror flick”. I am a fan of The Strangers, Bertino’s 2008 slasher movie with Liv Tyler. A film that many didn’t get … Continue reading Mockingbird (2014) Review

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010) Review

A Finnish film with the odd bit of English dialogue, Rare Exports is a Christmas movie with elements of mythological horror to it, directed by Jalmari Helander (Big Game), based on a short film of his named “Rare Exports Inc.” from 2003. If you’re after something that little bit different in your festive films this season, then this might just do it for you, because … Continue reading Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010) Review

Mama (2013) Review

Presented by Guillermo Del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth) and directed by Andres Muschietti, who wrote the film too, as well as the short on which it is based. A haunting story of motherhood and protective instinct, this is a film I wanted to watch for quite some time, and finally got around to it recently. The story begins with Jeffrey Desange (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), a businessman who … Continue reading Mama (2013) Review

TOP TEN: GREATEST 80’s HORROR MOVIES

When I was attempting to think of the ten best horror movies of all time, I realised it was a hopeless project, hopeless because there are way too many. I decided to cut it down to a decade, and I still went back and forth dozens of times with this list, but I finally narrowed it down, based on my own opinion and longevity of … Continue reading TOP TEN: GREATEST 80’s HORROR MOVIES

Crocodile (2000) Review

8 teenagers take a spring break boat trip, where the local legend of “Flat Dog”, a giant crocodile who supposedly once lived in the areas’ lakes and swamps, may not be as mythical as people assume. Messing with the large eggs the group find, turns out to be a really bad idea… Tobe Hooper is probably the biggest hit-and-miss directors in horror. For every The Texas … Continue reading Crocodile (2000) Review

The Deadly Spawn (1983) Review (Arrow Video DVD)

The 80’s… …possibly the greatest period for horror movies so far, The Deadly Spawn is another film that proves this notion. A horror sci-fi with stellar practical creature effects, the perfect amount of cheese and a synth heavy soundtrack. Perfection. The Deadly Spawn tells the story of a meteorite that crashes to earth and introduces a leech like alien organism to the backwoods and suburbia of America. … Continue reading The Deadly Spawn (1983) Review (Arrow Video DVD)