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Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 Z (2019) Kat Hughes An unnerving exploration into some very dark areas, with the added bonus of having some truly terrifying and shocking moments, Z is a film that will stick with you long after the credits roll. EDIT
Posted May 18, 2020
4/5 Why Don't You Just Die! (Papa, sdokhni) (2018) Kat Hughes Kirill Sokolov's debut feature Why Don't You Just Die! demonstrates that same energy and spark found within Pulp Fiction, with added live-action cartoon levels of violence and humour. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2020
4/5 Blood Quantum (2019) Kat Hughes Blood Quantum offers a fresh vantage point on a familiar genre and demonstrates that Jeff Barnaby is a new voice to pay attention to. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2020
4/5 Blood on Her Name (2019) Kat Hughes A crime thriller that for once puts the interplay of characters to the fore-front, Blood on Her Name is an assured debut from Matthew Pope. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2020
4/5 VFW (2019) Kat Hughes Though not quite as magic as his previous film Bliss, Joe Begos once more proves that he's a force to reckoned with when it comes to mixing horror elements with punk rock aesthetics. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2020
3/5 Butt Boy (2019) Kat Hughes Proof that you shouldn't judge a film by its title, Butt Boy is unashamedly quirky, and is a movie that you won't soon forget. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2020
4/5 The Odd Family: Zombie on Sale (2019) Kat Hughes Working as an anti-Train to Busan, Zombie For Sale is light, breezy, oh so silly, and infectiously fun. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2020
4/5 Saint Maud (2019) Kat Hughes A beautifully orchestrated character study, Saint Maud is a chilling and compelling psychological thriller that will unnerve and disturb you. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2020
4/5 The Mortuary Collection (2019) Kat Hughes A re-invigoration of a bygone horror sub-genre, The Mortuary Collection offers a series of well orchestrated scares set within a world crying out for further exploration. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2020
2/5 Blumhouse's Fantasy Island (2020) Kat Hughes Another paint-by-numbers thriller whose only point of elevation is the production company that had a hand in its creation. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2020
4/5 Sea Fever (2019) Kat Hughes A film that pays homage to some of the great sci-fi horrors, Neasa Hardiman still demonstrates enough independence for Sea Fever to stand on its own merits. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2020
3/5 The Cleansing Hour (2019) Kat Hughes An enjoyable spin on the exorcism story, The Cleansing Hour is a fun and imaginative tale that feels very much of our time. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2020
4/5 The Invisible Man (2020) Kat Hughes An intense and at times traumatic viewing experience, The Invisible Man proves once and for all that it's time Hollywood started taking Leigh Whannell very seriously. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2020
3/5 Greenlight (2019) Kat Hughes An interesting spin on the Hollywood machine, Greenlight is an enjoyable exploration of the lengths some people will go to to achieve their dreams. EDIT
Posted Feb 24, 2020
2/5 Brahms: The Boy II (2020) Kat Hughes The glimmer of originality sparked in The Boy is stripped away here in favour of morphing the story into a standard creepy doll haunted house movie. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2020
4/5 EMMA. (2020) Kat Hughes Anya Taylor-Joy commands the screen is this lavishly constructed, quintessentially British, film that wears it's heart, and charm on its rather fancy sleeves. EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2020
5/5 Parasite (2019) Kat Hughes A deep and complex narrative, rich in social commentary, is intricately wrapped within layer upon layer of different complementary genres and tones. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2020
3/5 Impetigore (Perempuan Tanah Jahanam) (2020) Kat Hughes Although a solid genre film, Anwar spends the bulk of Impetigore trying to match up to the adrenaline-charged opening, with varied results. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2020
3/5 () Kat Hughes A rather silly and mostly fun horror comedy that plays as an amusing Scooby Doo spin on a mash-up of Brotherhood and American Horror Story. EDIT
Posted Dec 15, 2019
4/5 The Perished (2019) Kat Hughes With echoes of Hellraiser and Don't Look Now, The Perished is a brilliant study of motherhood, trauma and the breakdown of communication, told through the medium of gore. EDIT
Posted Dec 15, 2019
2/5 Black Christmas (2019) Kat Hughes Not quite the absolute train-wreck that it could have been, Black Christmas is nonetheless a rather disappointing update that would have benefited from embracing its true slasher-film nature. EDIT
Posted Dec 15, 2019
4/5 The Wolf's Call (2019) Kat Hughes Easily the best submarine movie since Crimson Tide, The Wolf's Call is a strong action-thriller that will keep you riveted. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2019
4/5 The Nightingale (2018) Kat Hughes A juggernaut of emotion, beauty and brutality, The Nightingale is a haunting and, at times, harrowing tale. It marks a chilling cinematic return for Kent, and this emotionally charged revenge story again singles her out as a voice to watch. EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2019
4/5 Frozen II (2019) Kat Hughes Destined to make bucket loads of money, Frozen II is a faithful and respectful sequel that will delight audiences everywhere. Prepare to catch Frozen fever once more. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2019
2/5 Trick (2019) Kat Hughes This is a film that feels like it was made a couple of drafts of the script too early. Trick entertains the viewer, at least during its opening act, but fails to engage them overall. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2019
3/5 Scare Package (2019) Kat Hughes With an onslaught of gore and comedy from the get-go, Scare Package knows exactly what the audience wants - blood, guts and inventive kills - and gives it to them in spades. A perfect new addition to the anthology family. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2019
4/5 We Summon the Darkness (2019) Kat Hughes A hip young cast and compelling narrative combine to make We Summon the Darkness a vibrant and cool blend of Funny Games and Scream. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2019
5/5 Swallow (2019) Kat Hughes Sheer cinematic perfection, it's hard to find a debut feature as expertly constructed as this. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2019
4/5 Doctor Sleep (2019) Kat Hughes A modern King triumph that not only stands up to what has gone before, but builds upon it too. Doctor Sleep is a very different movie to The Shining, but has enough of its predecessor's DNA rooted within to make it a worthy sequel. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2019
3/5 Countdown (2019) Kat Hughes A solid mixture of Final Destination scale, red-herring deaths, and a Ring-like ticking time-bomb, Countdown is an admirable hybrid of these films for the current tech savvy generation. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2019
4/5 Extra Ordinary (2019) Kat Hughes A fun, heart-warming and genuinely funny film, prepare for belly laughs and warm fuzzy feelings. Buoyed by great comedic, chameleon-like performances, and a rich fictional world, Extra Ordinary is extraordinarily charming. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
3/5 Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Kat Hughes When viewed as a standard action film, removing all Terminator references, Terminator: Dark Fate makes for an action-packed crowd-pleasing but disposable popcorn flick. As a direct sequel to Terminator and T2 it flounders. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
4/5 Dementer (2019) Kat Hughes Simultaneously hyper-real and hallucinatory, Dementer is quite unlike anything you've seen before. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2019
3/5 The Shed (2019) Kat Hughes RIP sparkly moody vampires, as The Shed takes them back to the monstrous beings they have always meant to be. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2019
3/5 Isabelle (2018) Kat Hughes At first glance, Isabelle seems to be a fairly generic affair, but its careful and considerate handling of a traumatic experience helps catapult it apart from its peers. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2019
4/5 Werewolf (Wilkolak) (2018) Kat Hughes A well written and superbly acted tale, Werewolf deals with the aftermath of World War II survivors in a new and intriguing way. Settle in for a darkly haunting tale of survival made all the more brutal by its nuggets of truth buried within. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2019
3/5 3 From Hell (2019) Kat Hughes Though not the best in the series, 3 From Hell does a great job of continuing the story of the Firefly family, offering a new character and direction for potential sequels to explore. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2019
4/5 A Serial Killer's Guide to Life (2019) Kat Hughes Killer dialogue, characters, and performances combine with witty humour to make A Serial Killer's Guide to Life a classic in the making, one that is all killer, no filler. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2019
4/5 Nomis (2018) Kat Hughes A strong feature debut that, whilst not reinventing the wheel, does showcase the acting prowess of its cast and may cause your heart to momentarily stop. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
4/5 Volition (2019) Kat Hughes An intricately structured compelling science fiction tale that offers up some interesting ideas and debates, Volition catapults the Smith brothers to the top of the filmmakers-to-watch list. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
4/5 Tales from the Lodge (2019) Kat Hughes Tales From the Lodge is a super clever hybrid of comedy and horror, thriller and anthology. Destined to be a future British comedy classic, Tales From the Lodge delights and deceives with wonderful and unexpected results. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
3/5 Stalked (2019) Kat Hughes A solid idea that loses steam towards the end, Stalked taps into every mother's worst nightmare and dwells on it for as much tension as it can get. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
3/5 Black Ops (2019) Kat Hughes Stairs demonstrates Paton's passion and hunger for the science-fiction genre, and it'll be interesting to see what he can really do when he gets let loose with a much bigger budget. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
3/5 () Kat Hughes A well-researched documentary, The Magnificent Obsession of Michael Reeves is an informative and interesting film that celebrates the life of a remarkable man. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
3/5 () Kat Hughes Halloween Party has a lot going for it: some great dialogue, insane ideas (vagina spiders folks), and some genuinely likeable lead characters. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
3/5 () Kat Hughes The Barge People is a fun attempt to create a British Hills Have Eyes,or Texas Chainsaw Massacre. It doesn't fully pay off however, thanks to falling into the same pitfalls as the very films that it's trying to pay homage too. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
4/5 Death of a Vlogger (2019) Kat Hughes With goosebumps inducing scares, Death of a Vlogger explores a tried and tested sub-genre in a new dynamic way. Graham Hughes very well might have created Paranormal Activity for the vlogging generation. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
4/5 Sadistic Intentions (2019) Kat Hughes A solid debut feature, Eric Pennycoff demonstrates a unique voice with this Linklater meets the occult romantic horror. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
4/5 () Kat Hughes An interesting and diverse range of short films, For We Are Many races along at a breakneck pace. With several sections worthy of feature film expansion, this is a treasure trove of demonic delights. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
4/5 Eat, Brains, Love (2019) Kat Hughes Utterly charming, Eat Brains Love is this generation's answer to Idle Hands. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019