An interesting meta-cinema experiment. Cut Shoot Kill – movie review

Cut Shoot Kill is an indie horror/thriller written and directed by Michael Walker who made a name for himself with Chasing Sleep starring Jeff Daniels and in collaboration with Lions Gate. After failing a big Hollywood career (so far), Walker stepped back and released Cut Shoot Kill with a smaller budget, independent production companies and … Continue reading An interesting meta-cinema experiment. Cut Shoot Kill – movie review

The Classics of Horror #9 – The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

When I sat through and played The Texas Chain Saw Massacre last night, my expectations were really high. Not only is this film about Leatherface and his psycho-cannibal family an iconic horror movie, but I also remembered watching it a few years ago, and being struck by its powerful scenes. Unfortunately, it didn’t have the … Continue reading The Classics of Horror #9 – The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

Everything wrong with Alien: Covenant (spoiler filled)

Have you ever been let down – big time – by, say, a friend who turned out to be a huge disappointment instead of the amazing person you depicted him/her to be? Well, said friend is Alien: Covenant (2017) for me. I love Alien (1979) and Aliens (1986), I find Prometheus (2012) mentally challenging in … Continue reading Everything wrong with Alien: Covenant (spoiler filled)

Final Destination meets Jacob’s Ladder. Camera Obscura – movie review

A war photographer affected by severe PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) picks up the camera again after more than one year of inactivity due to the terrible things he’s seen and photographed in war zones (presumably Afghanistan, Iraq or Syria). Jack Zeller (Christopher Denham), the titular character of Camera Obscura, is given an old camera from … Continue reading Final Destination meets Jacob’s Ladder. Camera Obscura – movie review

The hunting game we were waiting for. Killing Ground – movie review

Has anyone seen Eden Lake (2008)? It is that British movie starring Kelly Reilly and Michael Fassbender go on a camping trip by the lake and get assaulted by a group of twisted teenagers who turn their love escape into a terrible nightmare. Well, Killing Ground, written and directed by Damien Power, is the Australian … Continue reading The hunting game we were waiting for. Killing Ground – movie review

Classics of Horror #7 – The Last House on the Left (1972)

The Last House on the Left is the first, and probably most, controversial entry on this list. This film – directed by a then-young guy who went on making flicks sank by obscurity (sarcasm alert) such as The Hills Have Eyes (1977), Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), The Serpent and The Rainbow (1988), The People … Continue reading Classics of Horror #7 – The Last House on the Left (1972)

The Classics of Horror #5 – Psycho (1960)

As I previously mentioned in my Rosemary’s Baby review, I have a ‘special’ chapter of The Classics of Horror dedicated to Psycho. My girlfriend and I, in fact, went to watch the screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece at Grosvenor Park – a quiet oasis in the middle of the chaotic Londoner nightlife on a summer … Continue reading The Classics of Horror #5 – Psycho (1960)

The moral is: never trust your colleagues. The Belko Experiment – movie review

When your script revolves around 80 employees locked up into their office building waiting to kill or be killed, the final product could either be extremely satisfying or go terribly wrong. The Belko Experiment is the exception to the rule. Directed by Greg McLean – who made a name for himself with the excellent Wolf … Continue reading The moral is: never trust your colleagues. The Belko Experiment – movie review

Forget about Freddy and Jason, a new slasher will haunt your nights. Lake Alice – movie review

Yes, it will. Lake Alice – a crowdfunded slasher flick directed by Ben Milliken – won’t let you catch sleep anymore. Why? No, not because it’s scary or unsettling or disturbing. Instead, Lake Alice will keep you wide awake wondering how on earth it got made. Recently released straight on Amazon and Netflix, this ‘thing’ … Continue reading Forget about Freddy and Jason, a new slasher will haunt your nights. Lake Alice – movie review

Pranks and revenge. Don’t hang up – review

Don’t hang up (2016/2017) is directed by Alexis Wajsbrot, at his debut, and features a group of teenage pranksters who mock people in vicious and controversial ways to obtain views on a YouTube-like website. As their fame increases, so does the obsession developed towards them by a guy who decides to take his revenge in … Continue reading Pranks and revenge. Don’t hang up – review