The Witch: Review
Drama / Films / Horror

The Witch: Review

Whilst mainstream horror seems to be getting progressively worse, the indie scene is going from strength to strength, with creative and exciting new directors turning their hands to genre flicks and making some modern classics. Recently, The Babadook, It Follows, The Innkeepers, Goodnight Mommy, and A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, have all proved … Continue reading

It Follows: Review
Horror

It Follows: Review

Horror seems to be going through something of a renaissance this century. After the slasher-heavy cheapness of the 80s, the irony of the 90s, and the influx of remakes and misguided torture porn movies of the early 2000s, it seems that the horror movie is finally back on form. A quick search of modern classics … Continue reading

The Innkeepers: Review
Horror

The Innkeepers: Review

Ti West has emerged as one of the most interesting horror directors working today, though his films remain polarising for fans of the genre. West has developed a particular, steady style which takes the slowburn narrative to its extremes, and some find this approach dull. It could be argued that his movies contain a whole … Continue reading

The Babadook
Drama / Horror

The Babadook

Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook is a tiny but perfectly formed Australian horror movie which has impressed critics across the globe. Seemingly coming from nowhere and landing rave reviews, The Babadook has proved there’s still a market for intelligent, well designed horror; it not only highlights how terrible recent horrors like Annabelle and Ouija have been, … Continue reading

Insidious
Films / Horror

Insidious

James Wan’s Saw was an effective little movie, but one which many horror fans agree did more damage than good, issuing in the ‘torture porn’ genre which plagued cinema for the early 2000s. But despite this, Wan is a man who knows his stuff, and his next big movie – Insidious – stands as one of the more effective … Continue reading

The Blair Witch Project
Films / Horror

The Blair Witch Project

The Blair Witch Project stands as a remarkable piece of marketing – taking advantage, really for the first time, of viral advertising techniques and the internet, the film was released in 1999 to vast critical acclaim and made an absolute fortune from a fairly meagre budget. It was a huge talking point on its release, polarising … Continue reading

The Cabin in the Woods
Comedy / Films / Horror

The Cabin in the Woods

Joss Whedon is well known for his subversions of genre – Buffy the Vampire Slayer, built on the flipped premise of the slasher movie’s dumb blonde, Firefly‘s Western in space – Whedon is a man who manages to work within the foundations set by previous genre tropes whilst twisting said tropes in audience pleasing and puzzling ways. The … Continue reading