Category Archives: Horror

Malevolent (2018) – mini-review

Underdeveloped, underfunded, overacted. A tepid and bland mash-up of a ghost story and torture-porn. The most effective thing in the whole movie is a jump-scare before the main titles. Florence Pugh is OK in it. Celia Imrie is not. There’s … Continue reading

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After Midnight (2019) – mini-review

This is an odd little film which is both brilliant and frustrating in equal measure. It is an indie cross between drama / horror / comedy / romance that for me doesn’t quite hit the mark although there were scenes … Continue reading

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Scare Package (2019) review

Scare Package, available to stream on Shudder, is a multi-director horror-comedy anthology which sets out to subvert nearly all of the recognisable cliches in a meta(meta) way. Whilst there are some sequences and gags that hit the mark the jokes … Continue reading

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Tetsuo – The Iron Man (1989) – mini-review

Truly bizarre. Incredible use of sound and imagery to conjure up a nightmare world – has to be seen to be believed. A Skelpometer rating of 8, but with a ‘this is weird AF’ disclaimer! Tetsuo is available on both … Continue reading

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Girls With Balls (2018) – mini-review

Another piece of nonsense that I enjoyed watching. This French comedy-horror isn’t anything groundbreaking, and there appears to have been a bit of the story left on the cutting room floor but it hits the right spots – there are … Continue reading

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Galaxy Of Terror (1981) – mini-review

I rather enjoyed this Roger Corman piece of nonsense – some great gooey deaths and fantastic over-acting made this a treat. 7 S-Points. Galaxy Of Terror is available on Prime Video

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Forbidden World (1982) – mini-review

I usually like low-budget horror / sci-fi nonsense, but I found this a bit tedious. A lowly 4 on the Skelpometer for this Roger Corman Alien rip-off. Forbidden World is available on Prime Video

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The Bar (2017) – mini-review

This Spanish dark comedy is a highly enjoyable and prescient look at what happens when a bunch of strangers are locked-down in a confined area. Let’s just say that the best of humanity isn’t to the fore! 8 S-Points. The … Continue reading

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Bone Tomahawk (2015) – mini-review

A superb horror-western that runs at 132 minutes but never feels like it, even with the slow and steady pacing that it employs. Kurt Russell is magnificent and there are some truly shocking moments, even for the hardened horror fan. … Continue reading

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Demons (1986) – mini-review

Superior grade mid-80s gonzo/schlock italo horror. Not for the uninitiated! Makes very little sense but there is a ‘horror movies don’t make people horrific’ subtext. Perhaps. 8 S-points. Available on Shudder

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