Category Archives: Movies

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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The Vast Of Night (2019) – mini-review

Highly unusual take on the 50s ‘alien panic’ trope. Some impressive film techniques throughout but this movie didn’t connect with me. Maybe I need to revisit it with different expectations. 6 S-Points. The Vast Of Night is on Amazon Prime

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Save The Green Planet (2003) – mini-review

A mental mash-up of genres that keeps you guessing throughout. Whilst there are some great scenes the multiple movie styles never seem to fully gel. Worth seeking out on DVD if you like Asian oddities. 7 on the Skelpometer. IMDB … Continue reading

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Blood Machines (2019) review

Blood Machines is billed as ‘A Shudder Series’ which I guess it is, but that is a series of 3 episodes, with a total runtime of around 50 minutes. Whilst it is visually and stylistically arresting with an interesting central … 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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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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TerrorVision (1986) review

I found this movie thanks to a great list on Reddit provided by u/TomberryServo entitled ‘Trashy, sleazy, gory and void of any artistic merit.’ I couldn’t ignore that now, could I? TerrorVision lays all its cards on the table right … Continue reading

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Bacurau (2019) – review

This beguiling, baffling, brilliant film is set in the very near future in the town of the title, which we learn is in southern Brazil.  The first scene involves one of the main characters Teresa (Bárbara Colen) travelling as a … 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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