Movie Review – The Presence (Die Präsenz)

The Presence (Die Präsenz) Germany (2014) Dir. Daniele Grieco Found footage horror films are apparently still a thing two decades after The Blair Witch Project kicked things off and spawned many an imitator. Many countries have had a go at this subgenre, including Spain’s REC series, and this is Germany’s entry. Anthropology student Markus (Matthias … Continue reading Movie Review – The Presence (Die Präsenz)

Movie Review – Kutte Fail

Kutte Fail India (2021) Dir. Rajan Aggarwal So, you’ve finally found the woman of your dreams and she is also into you, meaning marriage is on the cards. You worship her and consider her an angel, and whilst she might be a heavenly being to you, what if she is a different kind of otherworldly … Continue reading Movie Review – Kutte Fail

Movie Review – The Conjuring 2

The Conjuring 2 US (2016) Dir. James Wan Back in the 1980s, when there was something strange in your neighbourhood, you would call Ghostbusters - in the 1970s it was husband and wife paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. They became well known in the US for their ghost busting, so it was inevitable they … Continue reading Movie Review – The Conjuring 2

Movie Review – The Grotesque Mansion

The Grotesque Mansion Korea (2021) Dir. Jo Ba-Reun Nobody really wants to live in haunted house unless they are ghost hunters or gluttons for punishment. It is usually much later when a building being cursed becomes known -after all, an estate agent isn’t going to say anything! Still, it makes for some fun stories to … Continue reading Movie Review – The Grotesque Mansion

Anime Review – Seitokai Yakuindomo Complete Collection

Seitokai Yakuindomo Complete Collection (Cert 18) 5 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 695 minutes approx. Release Date: October 18th When kids reach a certain age and their bodies begin to change, they learn the reasons behind this, and with this knowledge comes an awakening of what their bodies can do. Some take this in … Continue reading Anime Review – Seitokai Yakuindomo Complete Collection

Movie Review – Spiral: From The Book Of Saw

Spiral: From The Book Of Saw US (2021) Dir. Darren Lynn Bousman Just when you thought it was safe… After seven films we all thought the SAW franchise ended in 2010 until The Spierig Brothers revived it with Jigsaw in 2017. It seemed there as renewed interest created by this addendum and you know what … Continue reading Movie Review – Spiral: From The Book Of Saw

Movie Review – The Snake Girl And The Silver-Haired Witch

The Snake Girl And The Silver-Haired Witch (Hebi musume to hakuhatsuma) Japan (1968) Dir. Noriaki Yuasa Unless you’ve been with your family for your entire formative years, fitting in again after years away is always going to be awkward. Times change and so do people but we tend to hope our kin would be welcoming … Continue reading Movie Review – The Snake Girl And The Silver-Haired Witch

Movie Review – The Untold Story

The Untold Story (Bat sin fan dim: Yan yuk cha siu bau) Hong Kong (1993) Dir. Herman Yau Sometimes, when you watch a brutal film about a sociopathic serial killer the last thing you want to see in the credits is the legend “Based on real events”. The Untold Story is unequivocally one of these … Continue reading Movie Review – The Untold Story

Movie Review – Art Of The Devil 2

Art Of The Devil 2 (Long khong) Thailand (2005) Dirs. Ronin Team Messing around with the black arts to get what you want in life is one of those things they should teach you in school in home economic classes, alongside the usual stuff about cooking, filing in forms, and what have you. At least … Continue reading Movie Review – Art Of The Devil 2

Blu-ray Review – Yokai Monsters Collection

Yokai Monsters Collection (Cert 15) 3 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Video) Running Time: 79/79/78/124 minutes approx. Release Date – October 18th In case you are not familiar with the term, “Yokai” is an all-encompassing Japanese word for “monster”, commonly used to describe any supernatural creature from Japanese folklore. As staples of Japanese legend, it was … Continue reading Blu-ray Review – Yokai Monsters Collection