Movie Review – Men

Men UK (2022) Dir. Alex Garland Apparently, we chaps are all the same according to women. I don’t think that is true as we come in shapes, sizes, ages, creeds and colours which is a glaringly obvious way to expose the flaw in this assertion. Of course, they are referring to the emotional aspect of … Continue reading Movie Review – Men

Movie Review – Smile

Smile US (2022) Dir. Parker Finn I’m not one for smiling which is why I avoid having my photo taken. I also hate it when people say “cheer up, it might never happen“ - do they not wonder I might be miserable because it hasn’t happened? Anyway, smiling isn’t it all it is cracked up … Continue reading Movie Review – Smile

Movie Review – Nope

Nope US (2022) Dir. Jordan Peele Entertainment is a two-way street. There are those who want to entertain and enjoy the trappings of fame that go with it, and those who want to be entertained. The connecting factor is neither side knows where the line is - the audience want more spectacles which push the … Continue reading Movie Review – Nope

Blu-ray Review – Ju-On: The Grudge Collection

Ju-On: The Grudge Collection (Cert 15) 4 Discs Blu-ray/4K UHD (Distributor: Arrow Video) Running Time: 450 minutes approx. Release Date – December 12th In 2016, two of J-horror’s most notorious modern spooks collided in a spin-off film in the same way Godzilla would battle another popular kaiju. I refer of course to Sadako vs. Kayako. … Continue reading Blu-ray Review – Ju-On: The Grudge Collection

Movie Review – The Grudge 2

The Grudge 2 US (2006) Dir. Takashi Shimizu J-Horror remakes were all the rage in the early Noughties judging by the success of The Ring and subsequently The Grudge, both spawning inferior sequels, because you can’t leave a cash cow un-milked in Hollywood. Well, you can - they just choose not to… Shortly after the … Continue reading Movie Review – The Grudge 2

Movie Review – The Grudge

The Grudge US (2004) Dir. Takashi Shimizu N.B - to give you some context of reviewing this rewatch, I am currently in the middle of reviewing a box set of the original Japanese Ju-On: The Grudge films, and after watching the first two, I was compelled to revisit these US remakes. Well, someone has to… … Continue reading Movie Review – The Grudge

Movie Review – House On Haunted Hill

House On Haunted Hill US (1959) Dir. William Castle How much money would it take for you to spend the night in a supposed haunted house where your chances of survival are not guaranteed? It sounds like a risky deal when laid out like that yet it would depend on your belief in the supernatural … Continue reading Movie Review – House On Haunted Hill

Movie Review – Omen II: Damien

Omen II: Damien US/UK (1978) Dir. Don Taylor “The boy must die!” I suppose if you’ve exhausted all of the usual methods of punishment like grounding, stopping pocket money, no TV or internet, or a smack on the bottom, then you must do what you have to. After all, this is the Antichrist we’re talking … Continue reading Movie Review – Omen II: Damien

Movie Review – Encounters Of The Spooky Kind

Encounters Of The Spooky Kind (Gui da gui) Hong Kong (1980) Dir. Sammo Hung We know courtesy of Steven Spielberg that the (close) encounter of the third kind involves aliens, so where in the order do encounters of a supernatural flavour come? First? Second? Maybe even fourth? Don’t expect any answers from this classic martial … Continue reading Movie Review – Encounters Of The Spooky Kind

Movie Review – The Cursed: Dead Man’s Prey

The Cursed: Dead Man's Prey (Bangbeob: Jaechaui) Korea (2021) Dir. Kim Yong-Wan Very rarely do the police receive advanced warning by a murderer that he intends to kill again, giving a specific time of day and the names of the victims. It’s a bold tactic, and dare I say a counterproductive one all things considered, … Continue reading Movie Review – The Cursed: Dead Man’s Prey