It has been a staple of the horror genre for so long that it is difficult to remember a time when the Slasher movie didn’t exist. The simple premise of a supernatural or just plain crazy person stalking and killing a … Continue reading Dreams and Nightmares Month: Did we miss the death of the Slasher movie?
There is an unusual, excellent movie in Lake Mungo, however it is hidden underneath some confused story-telling and weird, muddled narrative. The ideas that Lake Mungo want to express are clearly original, directly from the documentary style opening which demonstrates that people … Continue reading Lake Mungo (2008) Review
Found Footage has had its day. In the beginning it added an element to horror movies which both brought the audience closer to the action as well as make them wonder how “real” the movie really was. Significant successes such as … Continue reading Would Found Footage films be effective if they were filmed “traditionally?”
M. Night Shyamalan has some great creative ideas. You can’t argue that most of his films come from a great central concept, be it a boy who can see dead people, a modern-day superhero or people randomly killing themselves one day. … Continue reading The Visit (2015) Review
The Blair Witch Project has a lot to answer for. In some cases, it has inspired some brilliant movies. Paranormal Activity and Cloverfield are better movies because of the found footage style that the original horror movie pioneered but there is … Continue reading Troll Hunter (2010) Review
Horror movies have to do something new and unique to make any sort of lasting impact or distinguish itself from the crowd. In a field where there are increasing franchises, churning out similar versions of the same type of movie, … Continue reading Insidious (2010) Review
What If… is a self-indulgent look at how things could have been. I take an event or a rumour and let my imagination run wild. It’s rarely based on fact and completely based on guess-work and conjecture. I was watching … Continue reading What If… Ghostbusters was a horror movie?
3 of the Best vs 3 of the Worst is exactly what it sounds like – 3 of the best examples of either an actor, film series, genre, etc. versus 3 of the worst. It’s also an opportunity for you to have your say on my choices and whether you would have placed something ahead of my best or my worst. This week… Found Footage Films. Having reviewed Chronicle this week, it got me thinking about the other found footage movies I’ve seen. It’s actually a genre I really like and if done properly can be used to great effect. Not just … Continue reading 3 of the Best vs 3 of the Worst Found Footage Films
Some movie genres have been around for so long that they inevitably become stale and repetitive. The same type and style of movie, offering the same sort of story and action. This can be said for everything from romantic comedy … Continue reading Chernobyl Diaries (2012) Review
This is my attempt to introduce a new feature. I’m hoping to do a regular A-Z of film and television related topics, from Action films to Rom-Coms, Bond to Batman. This is a section where I assign each letter something relevant … Continue reading A- Z of…. Movies and Moviemaking