Violent interpretations – Possessor (Film Review)

Posted by - February 1, 2021
When Brandon Cronenberg burst onto the film scene with his first feature Antiviral in 2012, people questioned whether he would go down the same route as his famous father, David. With his new film Possessor, it certainly embodies his father’s work and sets a clear precedent of what to expect from the Canadian filmmaker. Possessor

“I Wish You’d Never Seen Me” — Criss Cross (Blu-ray Review)

Posted by - June 22, 2020
There's something inherently delicious about a 1940s film noir, from the plumes of cigarette smoke to the gorgeous shadows of the monochrome cinematography. And that's before you get to the colourful characters, from the seductive femme fatales to the irredeemable criminal rotters who would do anything for love, including whatever it is Meat Loaf refused

“Talk? That’s All You People Ever Do” – Asylum (Blu-ray Review)

Posted by - January 7, 2020
Outside of the juggernaut of Hammer, the British horror industry's biggest name is almost certainly Amicus. Best known for their anthology movies, the producing duo Max Rosenberg and Milton Subotsky created projects that have since gone on to influence many anthology makers, including the team behind play-turned-movie Ghost Stories. One of the Amicus team's best-known

“The Sparrows Are Flying Again” – The Dark Half (Blu-ray Review)

Posted by - October 16, 2019
The Dark Half has an awful lot going for it. On the one hand, it united Stephen King and George A. Romero to make a delightfully misshapen horror maestro homunculus. It also boasts an entertaining premise, in which an acclaimed writer is tormented by a physical manifestation of the hyper-masculine, aggressive, pulp fiction pseudonym he

“You Could Make A Horror Film In Here” – Fright (Blu-ray Review)

Posted by - October 15, 2019
When you think about British horror of the 1970s, you probably think of posh scream queens yelling their way through slightly shonky melodrama. And when you sit down to watch Peter Collinson's 1971 shocker Fright, that's exactly what you get. But the entire thing is done with such a sense of self-aware silliness and a

“I’ve Never Run From Anybody Before” – High Noon (Blu-ray Review)

Posted by - September 16, 2019
More than perhaps any other genre, classic Western movies feel like they are historical artifacts – products of their time in just about every way. That's certainly true of Fred Zinnemann's iconic High Noon, which is an ode to the lone cowboy as protector. It's the epitome of an underdog hero fighting back against the