The Darkest Hour (2011) Review

The Darkest Hour? Damn right! Only it’s not just an hour this sci-fi/horror nonsense will darken in your otherwise idyllic world. Trying adding another twenty nine minutes to that and you’ll be closer to the truth. What starts out as a frothy... Read more

Sometimes They Come Back (1991) Review

When Stephen King’s book Carrie received the big screen treatment, becoming both a critical and box office success, studios were keen to cash in and buy up the rights to any other King material regardless of their quality. For every The... Read more

Demons (1985)

Demons (1985)

Rating: 8.0 from 10

University student Cheryl (Natasha Hovey) is travelling by train alone on the West Berlin underground. She is on her way to meet her friend Kathy (Paola Cozzo). She gets freaked out when she realises she is not alone on the platform and that a... Read more

Basket Case (1982) Review

Basket Case (1982) Review

Rating: 8.0 from 10

For all those old enough to remember Basket Case was a landmark film for any spotty adolescent’s trek through the video cassette boom that unleashed all sorts of grisly offerings into the homes and young minds of those parents not quite... Read more

Feast (2005) Review

Feast (2005) Review

Rating: 8.0 from 10

You know how it is…you’re sat in a bar minding your own business, overhearing inane conversation from the lowlifes frequenting the venue that evening, when all of a sudden a bloodied hunk of a man burst through the door. Only in this... Read more

The Boogeyman (1980) (AKA The Bogey Man)

A certain amount of affection is levied in reviewing The Boogeyman as it was a key movie in terms of my formative years.  With its provocative video cover of a priest (played by Llewelyn Thomas) holding a crucifix out front as blood drips down... Read more

My Amityville Horror (2012) Review

There cannot be many, reading this review, that are unfamiliar with the alleged haunting that occurred at 112 Ocean Avenue, Amityville in 1975. I imagine that they would also be familiar with that for subsequent years there has been... Read more

She Who Must Burn (2015) Review

She Who Must Burn (2015) Review

Rating: 8.0 from 10

She Who Must Burn opens with a nurse asking a gentleman waiting silently in reception, whether he has an appointment. He doesn’t answer. The nurse informs the doctor that there is a man waiting without an appointment. The doctor comes... Read more

The Bloodstained Butterfly (1971) Review

The Bloodstained Butterfly starts promisingly when Françoise Pigaut (Carole André), a young female student, is murdered in a city park during a thunderstorm. Her body is discovered the next day by two young children. So far so good, but then... Read more