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Countdown Review

There are probably some confused UK readers right now wondering why I’m reviewing an afternoon letters-and-numbers game show, but rest assured, I am not. Although frankly, I wish I were. Now and again a film will come along with an interesting concept, but with no idea how to effectively use it, just like this one,…

The Conjuring Review

There are a few recurring comments throughout a few of my reviews. Recently a prominent one was about the 80s, but one that has recurred a fair amount over the entire history of my website has been my takes on horror movies. Since I started reviewing, my views on the genre have softened after seeing…

Gremlins Review

I’m carrying on the loose theme of ‘alternative Christmas films’ today with this film. It’s another one I hadn’t seen until recently as well, so no one can accuse me of not broadening my horizons at least. As I said in my Bad Santa review, I think there’s a sizeable market for this kind of thing. After…

The Lost Boys Review

So last week I reviewed a film from the 80s considered by many to be a classic, and may have dropped hints in that review that it wasn’t my favourite period; and so to carry on that point, one of my correspondents (thank you, Ian) sent me this film to review. I knew of this…

Zombieland Review

There are few things in popular culture more over-done than Zombies. They’ve been everywhere for what seems like an eternity, be it video games, films, books; nowhere is same from the shambling horrors, and like many people, I am truly sick of the sight of them. There can’t be that many things left to do…

Halloween (1978) Review

Throughout October, I’ve been looking at a genre that I haven’t given much thought to in the past, that being the Horror genre; there’s no better time of the year to look at some spooky films than this month after all, and we now arrive at the film whose name derives from the holiday that…

The Shining Review

When I put out a vote on my social media to pick my next review, I deliberately picked horror films, with it being October now, and I must admit, this film was a last-minute addition. I wanted four horror films, and more to the point, four horror films in my collection, with an already established…

The New Mutants Review

For a while, it seemed like this film was never going to come out. After being filmed back in 2017, it has subsequently had FIVE different release dates, facing several different setbacks along the way, including, but not limited to, a studio takeover, and a global pandemic. Considering that this was filmed at the same…

Four Corners

Consciousness was returning, they opened their eyes to blinding lights and thumping heads. Questions were all swimming in their minds, barely formed but still there, as their vision adjusted to the brightly lit room, and the dull thump in their heads subdued.   There were four in total. All were gagged, so they couldn’t cry…

Train To Busan Review

Well, I couldn’t have picked a more appropriate film for the current times, could I? There I was, watching a virus spread through the population, causing panic and hysteria, then I turned off the news, and put on Train To Busan instead. Entirely obvious jokes aside, I had picked up Train To Busan as a recommendation from my…