Mob Psycho 100 Season One

Mob Psycho 100 Season One (Cert 15) 4 Discs DVD/Blu-ray Combo (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 291 minutes approx     “With great power comes great responsibility” has become a mantra for superheroes and people who have been born with special gifts ever since it was first proffered in Spider-Man comics nearly 60 years ago. While … Continue reading Mob Psycho 100 Season One

The Conjuring

The Conjuring US (2013) Dir. James Wan  Films based on true events will always incur scepticism from people who will either quibble over the veracity of the dramatisation or, if they are political or based around war, simply dismiss them outright as propaganda. Horror films based on real events find themselves under deeper scrutiny which, … Continue reading The Conjuring

Our Evil (Mal Nosso)

Our Evil (Mal Nosso) Brazil (2017) Dir. Samuel Galli Desperate times call for desperate measures, but in the case of the circumstances in this film, this particular aphorism is something of an understatement. A grisly, low-budget debut film from Brazil featuring first time actors, Our Evil is good old-fashioned tale of good vs. evil with … Continue reading Our Evil (Mal Nosso)

Queen Of Spades: The Dark Rite (Pikovaya dama. Chyornyy obryad)

Queen Of Spades: The Dark Rite (Pikovaya dama. Chyornyy obryad) Russia (2015) Dir. Svyatoslav Podgaevskiy With the exception of the Nightwatch/Daywatch films from the early noughties, I don’t recall there being many horror films from Russia - unless we discount Putin’s propaganda videos of course! So, until I am proved otherwise, this solid take on … Continue reading Queen Of Spades: The Dark Rite (Pikovaya dama. Chyornyy obryad)

Blue Exorcist Kyoto Saga – Part 1

Blue Exorcist Kyoto Saga - Part 1 (Episodes 1-6) (Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 147 minutes approx. It was quite a surprise when a second season of Blue Exorcist arrived on Japanese TV in January 2017 as it had been almost six years since the first season ended, with a … Continue reading Blue Exorcist Kyoto Saga – Part 1

Sadako vs. Kayako

Sadako vs. Kayako Japan (2016) Dir. Kôji Shiraishi Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for the battle of the long, black haired vengeful female spirits of the afterlife! In the red corner, from the musty old cursed video tape first seen in Ringu it’s Sadako Yamamura! And her opponent, in the blue corner, from the back … Continue reading Sadako vs. Kayako

The Priests (Geomeun sajedeul)

The Priests (Geomeun sajedeul) Korea (2015) Dir. Jang Jae-Hyun Typical - we go a lifetime without any films from Korea dealing with the subject of exorcism then we get two at once! Na Hong-Jin’s The Wailing tormented us into sleepless nights but his gnarly epic was preceded by this debut outing from Jang Jae-Hyun, an … Continue reading The Priests (Geomeun sajedeul)

The Wailing (Goksung)

The Wailing (Goksung) Korea (2016) Dir. Na Hong-Jin It’s been over two hours since the end credits of this Korean supernatural thriller began to roll and I am still dumbfounded. Na Hong-Jin has managed to render me speechless - or whatever the written word equivalent is. The story - which is paradoxically simple yet convoluted … Continue reading The Wailing (Goksung)