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Little Shop of Horrors Review

There might not be a more highly-regarded composer and songwriter in modern Hollywood than Alan Menken. For many people my age, his songs in Disney films were the soundtrack to our childhoods, and the late-80’s revival of Disney’s fortunes owes a lot of its success to Menken’s songwriting. Of course, he didn’t do this alone,…

Alien Review

When it comes to great directors, very few have a perfect record. Stanley Kubrick may have been a masterful filmmaker, but he also made Eyes Wide Shut, Steven Spielberg has War of the Worlds, and Quentin Tarantino has Death Proof. No-one is perfect, much less film directors. Ridley Scott is a great example of this.…

The Invisible Man Review

Anyone remember the Dark Universe? That ambitious shared cinematic universe idea based off the old Universal monster properties? The franchise that was knee capped after one terrible film? You don’t? Can’t say I blame you. Well, this is the attempt to subtly bring that idea back, a co-production between Universal and prolific horror producers Blumhouse,…

The Lighthouse Review

Remember last week, in my Honey Boy review where I talked about a film baffling me? How it can be a good or bad thing? Well, I didn’t expect to be left feeling that way twice within seven days. The Lighthouse first came onto my radar (is that a pun? Let me know, because I…

The Nightingale Review

Horror fans of the last few years might recognise the name Jennifer Kent. Her previous film, The Babadook, was a success both critically and commercially (comparatively anyway) and instantly put her on the radar of fans and critics alike, and made her next film one to watch. That next film materialised as this, The Nightingale,…

Black Christmas Review

Horror remakes really are ten-a-penny. There seems to be no once-profitable franchise that is so dead it can’t be revived for one more round, and they are almost always universally terrible. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves, eh? What this film is, is a holding pattern. Blumhouse can’t seem to resist when a new…

Doctor Sleep Review

Any director who willingly follows-up a film made by Stanley Kubrick is, to my mind, either monumentally brave, or self-destructive to a worrying degree. Not only are you following a classic, you’re following a classic made by one of the best to ever stand behind a camera. Having said that, it’s not a baseless sequel;…