• Terrifier

    Terrifier

    This film is violent, brutal and unrelenting. It's a simple formula, dispensing with things like motives, and instead focusing on keeping the dread, bloody and body count flowing.

    Some fantastic practical effects here, gore fans will not be disappointed by what Art The Clown brings to the show.

    The cast all do a great job, and while the usual few "why didn't you do this?!" moments happen, it's a great horror flick that is worthy of your time.

  • The Bye Bye Man

    The Bye Bye Man

    This movie's tagline should have been "Don't touch it, don't watch it, don't touch it, don't watch it".

  • Victor Crowley

    Victor Crowley

    ★★

    Sadly, after a very fun horror/comedy series of films - this is easily the worst of them all.

    Hatchet movies were never supposed to be serious, but this goes into ridiculous territory. Good comedy has been replaced by absurd characters & dialogue and set pieces that look like they came off a cheap TV show.

    Lots of practical effects is the only plus, but the death scenes are just downright silly. The kills in the Hatchet films (especially the first) were…

  • Prophecy

    Prophecy

    ★★★½

    Eco-horror and monster-movies are some of my favourites. Here, we have a combination of the two - I really didn't need any other information to sell me on this.

    A great entry into the eco-horror genre, with very effective practical effects given the budget and particularly the time it was made in.

  • Growth

    Growth

    ★★★

    The cast did a pretty decent job given the material they were given, and while the overall story got stretched a bit thin for the runtime, this was a good little creature feature.

    Some of the CGI effects are a bit basic, but overall they do a good job and great to see them also using some practical work especially for the blood and gore effects.

  • The Hunted

    The Hunted

    ★★

    This could have been very good. The setup was great, the location & premise likewise, but the end falls flat on its face.

    It's not terrible by any means, but don't expect too much.

  • The Final Wish

    The Final Wish

    It's rare when I switch a movie off because I've seen some terrible horror movies, and yet it is hard to think of one as boring and completely without merit as this one.

    An interesting concept with utterly terrible execution - the dialogue between characters felt like the director yelled 'action' and just told the actors to make up lines on the spot. No chemistry between any of the characters, just cliche snippets of conversation. Aside from the introduction (which…

  • Pet Sematary

    Pet Sematary

    ★★½

    I think the biggest problem with this remake (though I like the few changes from the original) is that it's too short. It really needed another 10-15 minutes of interaction between the characters, particularly Judd & Louis.

    No one in the film comes across as particularly likeable, and once the third act kicks in, I didn't really care what happened to any of them due to how little fleshing out was done. I liked the cast, especially Jason Clarke & John Lithgow,…

  • Annabelle: Creation

    Annabelle: Creation

    ★★★½

    The difference between Annabelle and Annabelle: Creation is like night and day.

    I enjoyed the Conjuring movies, and wanted to watch Annabelle to see what they would do with the story - but it was such a disappointment. The worst thing a horror movie can do is be boring, and the first Annabelle was just that.

    Creation is a much more enjoyable movie, and while it still relies on jump scares, there are a few good moments in there, and…

  • Chernobyl

    Chernobyl

    ★★★★½

    Chernobyl is an absolutely gripping series, and it could have easily been twice as long. While it takes a few liberties with the facts for the purposes of dramatisation, it's never done to push an agenda.

    This is a very well told story, with a superb cast and well worth a watch for anyone with an interest in the subject, or history in general.

  • Pokémon Detective Pikachu

    Pokémon Detective Pikachu

    First I want to state that I don't know anything about Pokémon (aside from a few characters, mostly because of memes and media references), never watched, read or played it.

    Having said that - this is a pretty decent movie. It has amusing moments, some of the CGI is really well done, and even had me laughing on occasion.

    It's not a deep movie by any stretch, but if you want to shut off your brain for 90 minutes and watch something light hearted, there are far worse movies you could pick.

  • The Wraith

    The Wraith

    A solid action movie with a superb rock & metal soundtrack.