HALLOWEEN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: David Gordon Green Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Will Patton, Andi Matichak, Haluk Bilginer, Nick Castle, Rhian Rees, Jeffereson Hall, Toby Huss, Dylan Arnold, Drew Scheid, Virginia Gardner. Set forty years after the events of the original, David Gordon Green’s take on John Carpenter’s classic genre defining slasher film from 1978 works effectively as a direct sequel. This new Halloween pretends that those other nine or so increasingly crappy and ridiculous sequels and Rob Zombie’s 2007 remake didn’t exist, and is all the more Continue reading

SLENDER MAN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Sylvain White Stars: Joey King, Julia Goldani Telles, Jaz Sinclair, Annalise Basso, Javier Botel. The term “creepypasta” is one I’d never heard of before, but apparently it was created to describe internet spread urban legends. One of the more notorious was that of the so-called Slender Man, a boogieman that was created by Eric Knudsen under the pseudonym of Victor Surge in 2009. The character went viral on social media, You Tube and the internet and became part of the consciousness of adolescents. The slender man of the title Continue reading

HEREDITARY

by GREG KING Director: Ari Aster Stars: Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro, Ann Dowd. We’ve recently seen a number of horror films that have effectively relied on suspense and a creeping sense of dread rather than out right gore to scare audiences – films like It Follows, It Comes At Night, the recent A Quiet Place, etc - and now we get Hereditary. Following its screenings at the Sundance Film Festival in January where it has been acclaimed as one of the scariest films of all time, Hereditary reaches our screens, but it seems that it has Continue reading

TRUTH OR DARE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jeff Wadlow Stars: Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey, Violett Beane, Hayden Szeto, Nolan Gerard Funk, Sophia Taylor Ali, Sam Lerner, Landon Liboiron, Gary Antony Williams, Tom Choi, Morgan Lindholm, Aurora Perrineau. The familiar drinking game that played a small role in the recent comedy thriller Game Night takes on a more deadly and supernatural touch in the latest film from producer Jason Blum, whose production company specialises in low budget films like the Paranormal Activity and Insidious series. Blumhouse Productions knows its Continue reading

A QUIET PLACE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: John Krasinski Stars: John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Cade Woodward. In a quiet place, no one can hear you scream? A well-made, tense and suspenseful horror film from director John Krasinski (best known for his work on the US version of tv sitcom The Office), A Quiet Place is also as scary as hell. Not since last year’s Don’t Breathe has the use of silence been such an effective and potent cinematic tool for creating edge of the seat tension and a palpable sense of dread. A Continue reading