AQUAMAN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Wan Stars: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman, Dolph Lundgren, Temuera Morrison, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Michael Beach, Randall Park, Graham McTavish, Leigh Whannell, Otis Dhanji, voices of Julie Andrews, John Rhys-Davies, Djimon Hounsou. For a long time, DC comics attempts to rival Marvel and its successful Avengers franchise through the creation of its DC Extended Universe with the Justice League have fallen a little flat, and their movies have tended to be dark and dour affairs. The Continue reading

THE NUN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Corin Hardy Stars: Demian Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, Bonnie Aarons. This is the fifth film in the lucrative The Conjuring universe that was created by Australian filmmaker James Wan in 2013, and it centres around the sinister nun Valak, whose unsettling portrait featured in The Conjuring 2. The evil entity of Valak was used by Wan as a bridge to link the horrific haunting at Amityville with the spooky proceedings in Endfield. But the malevolent and menacing otherworldly figure has also haunted Lorraine Warren (Vera Continue reading

LIGHTS OUT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: David F Sandberg Stars: Teresa Palmer, Maria Bello, Gabriel Bateman, Alexander DiPersia, Billy Burke, Alicia Vela-Bailey, Andi Osho, Maria Russell. The best horror films have featured nasty boogeymen that haunt our dreams. In the 80s we had the likes of Michael Myers, Freddie Krueger and Jason Vorhees. More recently we've had the apparitions of The Babadook and It Follows to creep us out. Now director David F Sandberg gives us a chilling creation that plays on our innate fear of the dark and of creatures lurking in the dark with Continue reading

THE CONJURING 2

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Wan Stars: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Frances O'Connor, Simon McBurney, Franke Potente, Madison Wolfe, Benjamin Haigh, Lauren Esposito, Patrick McAuley, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Simon Delaney, Bab Adrian. Having established himself as one of the top directors of horror films working in Hollywood at the moment, James Wan (Saw, Insidious, etc) continues to mine the exploits of real life paranormal ghost hunters Ed and Lorraine Warren in this sequel to the 2013 box office hit The Conjuring. The Warrens made their reputation after Continue reading

INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 3

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Leigh Whannell Stars: Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell, Adrian Sparks. Australian born filmmakers James Wan and Leigh Whannell are certainly beginning to carve out a niche in Hollywood as purveyors of well crafted horror movies that have defined the genre over the past few years. They are best known as the creators of the gory Saw franchise and other formulaic scary films like Insidious and The Conjuring, which have all done well at the box office. However, even hard core horror fans may be Continue reading