Movie Review – The Raven

The Raven US (1935) Dir. Lew Landers Quoth the Raven: ”What have they done to my story?” The third in the trio of films “based” on the works of Edgar Allan Poe from Universal as part of their famed horror universe of the 1930s and 40s. Like the previous two entries, Murders In the Rue … Continue reading Movie Review – The Raven

Movie Review – The Black Cat

The Black Cat US (1934) Dir. Edgar G. Ulmer We all know black cats bring bad luck to those whose paths they cross which is why I am dog lover. Okay, that is an old superstition but black cats have a bad rap in fiction from being synonymous with witches and graveyards etc. In the … Continue reading Movie Review – The Black Cat

Movie Review – Murders In The Rue Morgue

Murders In The Rue Morgue US (1932) Dir. Robert Florey It’s always the ones you least suspect. The evidence might be pointing in one particular direction but then the discovery of one vital clue changes everything, even if it sounds a little difficult to believe. But this is murder we’re talking about. Paris, 1845, a … Continue reading Movie Review – Murders In The Rue Morgue

Movie Review – The Stylist

The Stylist (Cert 18) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Video) Running Time: 105 minutes approx. Release Date – June 7th Envy is a terrible thing so why can’t people just be happy with their lot? One of those existential questions we will never get a definitive answer to so in the meantime, we should be … Continue reading Movie Review – The Stylist

Movie Review – Possessor

Possessor UK/Canada (2020) Dir. Brandon Cronenberg Body swap films are usually comedies playing up to the dichotomy of opposing genders, differing age groups, or clashing personalities. Put in the hands of a horror filmmaker and you know this concept is going be applied to something darker and psychologically challenging. Club hostess Holly (Gabrielle Graham) welcomes … Continue reading Movie Review – Possessor

Halloween

Halloween US (1978) Dir. John Carpenter Yes, I know I am a day late (November 1st) with this film, as it wasn’t shown on TV until last night, although as this is also a first time watch, I’m much later than one day - 42 years in fact! On Halloween night in 1963, six year-old … Continue reading Halloween

0.0 Mhz

0.0 Mhz Korea (2019) Dir. Yoo Sun-Dong Did you know that 0.0mhz is the exact radio frequency at which we can contact with the spirit world? A bit like Radio 3. Yet, if we have learned anything from horror cinema, it is never to go in search for the paranormal - unless you have a … Continue reading 0.0 Mhz

Something a bit different… 3 – Halloween Special

Yes, the Photoshop manipulation bug has bitten deeper than I imagined. There are some other works  I can't share with you just yet but as we are in the throes of Halloween season then this one can finally be posting. Hopefully you'll recognise the main figures as the classic Universal monsters - Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, … Continue reading Something a bit different… 3 – Halloween Special

The Maid

The Maid Thailand (2020) Dir. Lee Thongkham The relationship between servant and master is an unpredictable one. In some cases, there is a separation that remains throughout where everyone knows their place, in others, tenure and quality of work will have some staff feel like part of the family. Then, there is that line that … Continue reading The Maid

Get The Hell Out

Get The Hell Out Taiwan (2020) Dir. I-Fan Wang Politics is a messy business to get involved in. It is where people shed their humanity, and their instincts for self-preservation reduce them to committing acts of shameless venality and display levels of immorality unthinkable to most. In short - it turns people into monsters. A … Continue reading Get The Hell Out