Views from the Sofa is 5 Years Old today! As has become tradition, we always use our birthday to look back at 2016 and give some awards based on the movies we have watched this year. These awards are for all the … Continue reading Views from the Sofa Awards 2017
One of the strengths of 1999 horror movie The Blair Witch Project was that the three lead cast members were relatively unknown and so the plausibility of the story being true had more credibility. You’d think that the success of the … Continue reading Horror Week: The Blair Witch Project – What Happened Next?
Nobody was particularly asking for a sequel to the excellent 1999 horror movie The Blair Witch Project but that didn’t stop the trickle of excitement once the shock reveal of the movie first titled The Woods was in fact Blair … Continue reading Horror Week: Blair Witch (2016) Review
There aren’t many movies, not just horror movies, as iconic and influential as The Blair Witch Project. At the time it managed to “trick” a generation of people, convincing many that the “found footage” the movie uses could actually be genuine … Continue reading Horror Week: The Blair Witch Project (1999) Review
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 … Continue reading 3 of the Best vs 3 of the Worst Movie Gimmicks
Views from the Sofa’s 100 Greatest Scenes is a list of the 100 greatest moments in the movies. This could be long introductions, moments of action or great dialogue between characters. The scenes are in no particular order and come from … Continue reading 100 Greatest Scenes Number 18: Standing in the Corner
After my review of The Thing, a horror movie classic for many people, Michael over at Parlour of Horror took um-bridge with my claim that it wasn’t scary. It had it’s moments but at no point did I really feel “horrified” or … Continue reading When do horror movies stop being scary?
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
Unfriended shouldn’t work! For long chunks of the movie you are watching two people type their conversation to each other. The whole movie is literally watched as if you are sitting in front of a laptop screen, witnessing events, and subsequently … Continue reading Unfriended (2015) Review