Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005) Review

Many critics felt that, for no other reason than Paul Schrader is involved, that his version, made prior, would be a cast improvement on the Renny Harlin version that replaced his. And it would be lovely to say that Schrader’s take was an... Read more

Only God Forgives (2013) Review

Did you see director Nicolas Winding Refn’s superb Drive or his evocative and violent Valhalla Rising or the tour-de-force that was Bronson? And that’s before we even consider the excellence of his Pusher trilogy! Winding Refn’s career CV is... Read more

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) Review

This update is an effective re-imagining with enough meat on the bones to keep both newcomers and fans of the original happy. It was very pleasing to hear an audience scream in terror for an hour and a half, very pleasing indeed. The last time... Read more

The Fury (1978) Review

Following the sensational box office and critical success of 1976’s Carrie big things were expected of De Palma’s next flick. Based on the novel The Fury by John Farris, who also adapted it for the big screen, De Palma’s film unfortunately... Read more

The Birds II: Land’s End (1994) Review

Considered to be generally awful by everyone that has seen it, The Birds II: Land’s End is a television movie sequel to the Hitchcock classic and stars Brad Johnson, Chelsea Field and Tippi Hedren (but not in a reprise of her original role)... Read more

Exorcist: The Beginning (2004) Review

The Exorcist – The Beginning had a troubled production. When original director Paul Schrader turned in his finished movie, the producer – who performed the butcher job on the third Exorcist movie – said it wasn’t the... Read more

Carnival of Souls (1998) Review

A very liberal remake of the 1962 chiller, executive producer Wes Craven’s version takes the notion that our lead – Alex Grant (Bobbie Phillips) – has had a car accident but has yet to establish that she has died. Where this... Read more

Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990) Review

Given the angle taken by the third instalment, it’s a wonder that Norman is out again so quickly given that he was incarcerated for twenty-two years prior to Psycho II. But here he is out again and phoning up a talk radio station letting the... Read more