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JUMPSCARECUT: Bad Romance

October is synonymous with a few things: autumn leaves, pumpkin-spiced everything, Halloween, the return of The Walking Dead on TV, and more horror movies than you can wield a knife at. Not everyone has a stomach for gore or the mettle for scares though. If…

Film Reviews

REVIEW: Anna and the Apocalypse (2018)

“What if High School Musical had zombies?” When Anna and the Apocalypse was first conceived, this was the pitch. 8 years later, this zom-com Christmas musical is taking the film festival world by storm – and met with uproarious laughter and applause as the Grimmfest…

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JUMPSCARECUT: The Voices (2014)

Jerry (Ryan Reynolds) is a man. A man who hears voices – ‘The Voices‘. When he accidentally kills the woman of his dreams, Fiona (Gemma Arterton), he must decide whether he is going to listen to his malevolent cat, Mr. Whiskers, or his benevolent dog,…

Articles, Articles + Interviews, Film Reviews

Grimmfest 2018: 10 Must-Sees!

GRIMMFEST, Manchester’s Festival of Horror, Cult and Fantastic Film, scheduled to take place from Thursday 4th October to Sunday 7th October at the ODEON Manchester, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The line-up was announced on Monday 3rd September, and this year promises “the darkest, deadliest…

Film Reviews, Z - 2018

REVIEW: The Escape (2018)

“It’s just a phase.” What happens when ennui gives way to something more annihilating? When the uninspiring daily routine crushes the sense of self? Writer-director Dominic Savage’s empathetic character study focuses on a young stay-at-home mum, Tara (Gemma Arterton), as she is consumed by a…

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Cinema Etiquette Is Dead

If film is my religion, then the cinema is my place of worship.  I can’t remember a time I didn’t adore watching movies.  My mum will tell tales of how I would be transfixed by Fantasia while still in my baby walker, asking to immediately…

Drama, Film Reviews, Horror, Mystery

REVIEW: Mother! (2017)

‘Mother!’ is the latest film written and directed by American auteur Darren Aronofsky, director of ‘Black Swan’ and ‘Requiem for a Dream’, about a couple whose relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home.  At least, this is what the official synopsis and…

Comedy, Film Reviews, Horror, Z - 2017

REVIEW: Little Evil (2017)

Horror is one of the most polarising genres – some people are staunch horror fans, watching even the most bargain basement of offerings; others will write off any film with even a whisper of horror.  Horror, when done well, reminds us of our greatest fears…

Fantasy, Film Reviews, Horror, Mystery

REVIEW: Death Note (2017)

When Adam Wingard’s live-action US-set reimagining of ‘Death Note‘ was announced, I had mixed feelings.  Excitement at the prospect of another film from one of my favourite genre directors (The Guest is in my top 10 of all time, a criminally underseen B-movie flick).  But also…

Film Reviews

REVIEW: The Fundamentals of Caring (2016)

‘The Fundamentals of Caring’ is an American comedy-drama indie film that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 29, 2016, and was released on Netflix, as a Netflix Original, on June 24, 2016.  Adapted from the novel ‘The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving’ by Jonathan…

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REVIEW: Psycho (1960)

First, let me say this: I am, or at least was, a Hitchcock virgin. As an avid movie watcher, even I have long considered this a travesty. My limited knowledge of Alfred Hitchcock films is enough to indicate that I would probably love them. Typically…