Category Archives: Movies

The Beach House (2019) – mini-review

I really enjoyed this low-budget ‘eco-cosmic-body horror by the sea’. Some striking imagery and tripped-out scenes combine in this well put together movie to give a high squirm factor. Avoid if you want everything neatly explained to you though, as … Continue reading

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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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Jesus Shows You The Way To The Highway (2019) – mini-review

Mind-melting, uncategorisable weirdness that started promisingly but ended up getting on my nerves by about halfway through. 5 Skelpometer points for being highly inventive. Available on Amazon Video (free with Arrow Video Channel)

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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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Family Romance LLC (2019) review

This incredible Werner Herzog drama is a feature film that feels like a documentary – it’s not portrayed as such, but the rawness and truth that is on display throughout constantly have you questioning if this is real or not. … Continue reading

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Freaks (2018) review

I first saw Freaks at FrightFest in Glasgow in 2019, and I loved it. It has recently been added to Netflix, so thought it a good time to write a review. However, this is definitely a movie that should be … 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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Days Of The Bagnold Summer (2019) – mini-review

I loved this whimsical comedy about a teenage metalhead and his mum forced to spend a summer together. Both the leads play their parts well, and the supporting cast includes Rob Brydon, Tamsin Greig and Alice Lowe. That alone is … Continue reading

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Snowpiercer (2013) – mini-review

Ignore the plot-holes, enjoy the set-pieces. 7 on the Skelpometer. Snowpiercer is available on Prime Video

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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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