Category Archives: Mini reviews

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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Pieces (1982) – mini-review

The cover of this tells you almost everything you need to know about this movie. Infamous in horror circles, this is a badly made movie that has some really gruesome and effective gore. It’s difficult to rate, as objectively it’s … Continue reading

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The Wretched (2019) – mini-review

Chuck a bit of Jaws, a handful of Rear Window, a pinch of Invasion of the Bodysnatchers. a little bit of <your favourite teen slasher> into a movie blender, mix together in a well-established way and you get The Wretched. … Continue reading

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Ringu (1998) mini-review

Rewatched this after about an 18 year gap. Not as scary as I remembered it to be, and a lot more stupid. There’s a couple of really clunky exposition speeches that totally passed me by when I watched it before. … Continue reading

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The Void (2016) mini-review

80s throwback body-horror with well done practical effects. Adequate acting (mostly) but this can be forgiven as there are enough ‘eeew’ moments to keep you engaged. 7 S-Points. Facebook mini-review first posted 4th April 2020

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The Platform (2019) mini-review

Taut and claustrophobic. Does a great job on a limited budget. Netflix defaults to dubbed English version, but you can change it to Spanish with subtitles to get the original sound. I really enjoyed this on many levels. Pun intended. … Continue reading

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Parasite (2019) mini-review

Believe the hype. I haven’t seen the colour version, but the black and white is a masterpiece. Funny, shocking, beautiful and ugly. 10 Skelpometer points. Facebook min-review first posted 5th March 2020

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Brain Damage (1988) mini-review

Classic camp 80s schlock with a heavy-handed addiction parable. Some brilliant in-camera effects for the budget. If you like gory, over-the-top horror then this is for you. 8 S-points. Facebook mini-review first posted 23rd February 2020

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Pulse (2001) mini-review

I’m usually a big fan of J-Horror and techphobic dystopia , so this looked perfect for me. It was so disappointing – started creepy with a great premise, but got so messy and confused I got bored. Shame. A lowly … Continue reading

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Good Time (2017) mini-review

Super-tense and great performances. Solid 8 S-points Facebook mini-review first posted 26th January 2020

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