Recent Movies, Reviews

Home Invasion Horror: HUSH (2016)

So I watched Hush the other day on Netflix, not expecting much, but I was well surprised at how good it was. I liked it a lot! Hush is yet another tale of home invasion, and it’s as if director Mike Flanagan sets out to upturn any expectations we might have. Here’s the set-up: Maddie (Seigal), our hero, […]

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It Follows (2014)

The premise of It Follows sounds like the worst film ever when said out loud. But sometimes the best ideas are the unusual ones. This thrilling and atmospheric horror focuses on teenager Jay (Monroe), who after sleeping with her new boyfriend, becomes the target of a supernatural entity – a curse passed on through sex. There’s […]

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The Strangers (2008)

It doesn’t seem right to call The Strangers a horror film, because it’s atypical and not particularly scary. Yet if the events depicted in this movie were to actually happen, there’s no doubt you’d be traumatised for life. It’s a home invasion film, after all, which focuses on a young couple who are terrorised by three masked […]

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The Monster (2016)

There’s something about bad mothers in horror films that sends shivers down my spine. In Bryan Bertino’s The Monster, not only are we given a hellish creature, but also a troubled mother, faced with protecting the daughter she has mistreated. The film follows Kathy (Zoe Kazan) and her child Lizzy (Ella Ballentine), whose car breaks down on a […]

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Don’t Breathe (2016)

Director: Fede Alverez Stars: Stephen Lang, Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto Home invasion films are nothing new, but Don’t Breathe masterfully inverts the typical scenario, because this time, the good guys are the intruders. This tense horror film follows three delinquents, Rocky (Jane Levy), Alex (Dylan Minnette) and Money (Daniel Zovatto), who make a living breaking into people’s […]

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5 Horror Films For People Who Don’t Like Scary Movies

The horror genre is an acquired taste, so I understand why it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. Some people simply don’t like being scared, or don’t like gore, excessive violence, and watching a film that will potentially keep them up at night. After I watched arthouse horror, The Witch (2016), it made me think about all […]

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The Babadook (2014)

Director: Jennifer Kent Stars: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman “If it’s in a word, or it’s in a book, you can’t get rid of the Babadook,” warns a handmade pop-up book, which the widowed Amelia (Essie Davis) reads to her son Sam (Noah Wiseman) in the indie horror film, The Babadook. Deceptive, suspenseful and creepy as hell, Jennifer […]

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The Neon Demon (2016)

Director: Nicholas Winding Refn Stars: Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves. Nicholas Winding Refn is known for his provocative and subversive directing style, and the surrealist horror-thriller The Neon Demon, is another macabre addition to his filmography. Elle Fanning portrays Jesse, a sixteen-year-old girl who arrives in Los Angeles to launch her career as a model. As […]

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Green Room (2016)

Director: Jeremy Saulnier Stars: Patrick Stewart, Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Joe Cole. Punk rock band The Ain’t Rights, travel through the Pacific Northwest until they meet a local radio host, who arranges them a gig at a remote club, which just happens to be run by Neo-Nazi skinheads. After the band’s performance in front of a […]

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5 Of The Best Horror Remakes

Over the years, there has been an excess of remakes of classic horror films. The majority of these remakes are nowhere near as good as the original. A lot of them seem really unnecessary and where they are supposed to be an update and an improvement on the original; most of the time they end […]

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Triangle (2009)

Triangle: how to talk about this movie without giving anything away?  Perhaps a good start would be to praise Christopher Smith for coming up with such a unique, mind-boggling story, that demands your attention. This brain twisting film starts out like any other. Jess (Melissa George) a single mother of an autistic son, goes on […]

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The Visit (2015)

M. Night Shyamalan is a director who over the years has attained a conflicted reputation, as he has managed to produce some very good films, but at the same time, has been at the helm of some terrible ones. From the masterfully executed, The Sixth Sense (1999), which brought him initial recognition, to the critical failures […]

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