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 – 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 – 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

Movie Review – Zombiology: Enjoy Yourself Tonight

Zombiology: Enjoy Yourself Tonight (Gam man da song si) China/Hong Kong (2017) Dir. Alan Lo Quite often one comes across a film where the response once it ends is “What the hell?”. This might be because it is a deeply thoughtful, impenetrably symbolic arthouse film, or it is so out there it makes little sense. … Continue reading Movie Review – Zombiology: Enjoy Yourself Tonight

Movie Review – A Quiet Place Part II

A Quiet Place Part II US (2021) Dir. John Krasinski You knew this sequel was coming, and not just to capitalise on the success of the 2018 hit A Quiet Place, but because the original story was left open enough to accommodate a follow up. If you recall, an alien attack by creatures with poor … Continue reading Movie Review – A Quiet Place Part II

Anime Review – Rosario + Vampire Complete Collection

Rosario + Vampire Complete Collection (Cert 15) 4 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 645 minutes approx. Release Date: August 9th This Blu-ray reissue of the fan service heavy fantasy harem comedy compiles both series of Rosario + Vampire into one handy box set. Aside from an upgraded HD transfer there is nothing else that … Continue reading Anime Review – Rosario + Vampire Complete Collection

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