Monster House Is Scary, Funny And Enjoyable Film

The title alone should peak the interest of any genre film fan, but should the fact that this is a PG rated animation put you off watching it? Come on horror freaks; take a break from all that blood and gore and open your mind to something with a little more style and subtlety. Monster House is fun for all the family, but it’s a surprisingly…

Deathwatch Could Have Been Better, Still Worth Watching

A fairly bizarre hybrid of war and horror shocker, Deathwatch is an ambitious feature movie debut from Michael J. Bassett. The fact that it grossly overreaches itself puts something of a dampener on what could have been a tense and exciting debut. By the directors own admission there were a surfeit of ideas that didn’t quite all come together as one, nevertheless there is a lot…

Can You Die Multiple Times? Watch Happy Death Day To Find Out

Happy Death Day is a 2017 USA horror movie which premiered recently on October 13th 2017 and has so far broken box office records by wrecking at least $40 million as of today which was ten times its production budget. Happy Death Day is now available on DVD and online and you should watch it because it is one of the greatest time-loop horror movies ever made.…

Halloween (1978): The Scariest Movie Of All Time

The “slasher film” is a genre that everybody knows by now, you either love it or you hate it; A Nightmare On Elm Street, I know What You Did Last Summer, Friday The 13th, the list goes on and on. Some are good, and of course some are bad – very bad, but whatever your feelings are, Slasher films are here to stay. In recent years there’s…

The Ladykillers: Fun adaptation As Good As The Original

The Coen Brothers’ latest offering is an adaptation (not a remake) of one of the best of the British comedies The Ladykillers directed by Alexander Mackendrick starring Alec Guinness with a host of comedic geniuses that included Peter Sellers and Frankie Howerd in bit parts. I was fortunate to have recently watched it again last Christmas in London when it was aired on television. Still fresh,…

The Village is Subtle And Underrated Movie

Since the late 90’s when fledgling writer/director M. Night Shyamalan hit the genre scene with his much praised supernatural thriller The Sixth Sense, his films have continued to impress the cinema going public with his clever use of original plot twists and character depth that go far beyond your run of the mill fantasy fare. His now trade mark appearances in his own productions are like a…

The Secret in their Eyes: A Real Masterpiece

It was to the surprise of many when Argentina’s The Secret in their Eyes won the Oscar for Best Foreign film this year. Almost everyone expected Un Prophete or The White Ribbon to win, as those two excellent movies had been sweeping all the awards as of late. But The Secret in their Eyes holds its own. A very, very different film from the other two, Juan…