metalbeast has written 3 reviews for films rated ★★★★★ .

  • Alien

    Alien

    ★★★★★

    There isn't much to say about Alien that hasn't already been said.

    42 years on, and it is still the finest example of sci-fi horror ever put to film. For me, this film does not age - the spectacular special effects are still effective and terrifying to this day.

    The cast does an exceptional job of portraying every day life of a space crew of regular people. They're not soldiers, nor are they super heroes. Their reactions to what happens are very believable.

    An absolute masterpiece of cinema.

  • An American Werewolf in London

    An American Werewolf in London

    ★★★★★

    I have lost count how many times I have watched this film, yet on every repeat viewing it still brings a smile to my face.

    A great werewolf tale, with a talented cast giving it their all, and some quality humour and witty banter between the characters. The horror is achieved through clever framing rather than jump scares, and of course those wonderful practical special effects.

    It's amazing that in the *38* years since this movie was released, there hasn't…

  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★★

    There's not much to say about The Thing that hasn't already been said.

    This is THE benchmark when it comes to sci-fi horror. Solid acting, an atmospheric setting and absolutely superb practical special effects that still put modern high-budget films to shame.