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13 Days of Horror: The Mist

13 Days of Horror: The Mist

Not to be confused with John Carpenter’s The Fog, this is an entirely different sort of beast (although one dealing with a weather condition similar in form). Based on a 1980 novella by Stephen King, this is a horror movie directed by Frank Darabont. As he also directed the superb Shawshank Redemption, also based on a King short story, you have your seal of...

13 Days of Horror: Pontypool

13 Days of Horror: Pontypool

This review by Stephen Holden. “Pontypool,” a small Canadian horror film that makes the most of its minuscule budget, is set almost entirely in the confines of a tiny radio station that operates from a church basement in rural Ontario. (The film’s title is also the name of the village that is home to the station, CLSY Radio.) Here, Grant Mazzy (Stephen...

DVD Review: Felony

DVD Review: Felony

Director: Matthew Saville Writer: Joel Edgerton Starring: Joel Edgerton, Jai Courtney, Tom Wilkinson, Melissa George Synopsis: After escaping a deadly bullet during a raid, Malcolm Toohey (Edgerton) goes out drinking and celebrating with the rest of his force. Driving home drunk he clips a kid on a bike, injuring the boy in the middle of the road. He then has...

Review: Fury – “My favourite war movie ever”

Review: Fury – “My favourite war movie ever”

The One Where Brad Pitt Drags My Sorry Ass Out Of Retirement Prologue: (Skip to Chapter 1 for the actual film review. The prologue is essentially about me making love to a beautiful woman). Well, it’s been a while. Thankfully, writing film reviews is a lot like making love to a beautiful woman – so I’m back in the saddle. Or back in the tank...

Review: Nightcrawler – “The tension crackles throughout.”

Review: Nightcrawler – “The tension crackles throughout.”

Jake Gyllenhaal stars in Nightcrawler, which is not a gritty reboot of Alan Cumming’s X-Men character, but a brilliant thriller about freelance crime journalism. Lou Bloom (Gyllenhaal) is an unemployed, on the cusp of Asperger’s, night owl. While driving the LA streets one night, Lou comes across a car accident. As the cops try and pull a survivor...

13 Days of Horror: The Babadook

13 Days of Horror: The Babadook

This film premiere was brought to you by Heineken and Empire, who delivered complimentary Heineken and pop-corn to all guests as well as a great introduction to the evening through Empire’s Chris Hewitt. As part of Heineken’s ‘Open Your City’ campaign, Heineken provides inspiration and access to many more film previews and fun nights out in London. Visit...

Review: Showrunners – The Art Of Running A TV Show Documentary

Review: Showrunners – The Art Of Running A TV Show Documentary

“We’re working for a few hours and then the ratings came in and I looked at my phone and said ‘I’m never gonna see these people again.’ Everybody on the show works so incredibly hard and all you want to do is give them good news, and it was a whole season of work coming down to one stupid email going ‘Well, sorry.’” We love our imported American...

13 Days of Horror: The Revenant

13 Days of Horror: The Revenant

Halloween is almost upon us. Between now and then we will be bringing you a horror film review each day. This review is by Matt of Seattle Geekly. Having cut his teeth in the visual effects field on movies like Bubba Ho-Tep and Phantasm III and IV Kerry Prior is no stranger to the horror genre. With The Revenant, Prior has made the jump from effects to...

13 Days of Horror: The Legend of Boggy Creek

13 Days of Horror: The Legend of Boggy Creek

Halloween is almost upon us. Between now and then we will be bringing you a horror film review each day. This review is by Rich Payne. Picture the scene: the sleepy town of Fouke, Arkansas, population 350. Nestled deep in swamp country near the Louisiana border, Fouke is an insular but essentially clean-living southern American community of hunters and...

“Straight up nightmare fuel”: Extraterrestrial review

“Straight up nightmare fuel”: Extraterrestrial review

The Vicious Brothers are writing and directing duo Colin Minihan and Stuart Ortiz. A few years ago they made Grave Encounters – found footage horror a cut above the rest, with a trailer that quickly went viral. Now, in time for Halloween, they return to the genre with Extraterrestrial. April (Brittany Allen) and a group of her friends set off to her...