Comedy, Film Reviews, Horror, Shudder

REVIEW: Boys From County Hell (2021)

British and Irish genre comedies are going to be under the shadow of Edgar Wright’s seminal rom-zom-com Shaun of the Dead (2004) for some time to come, even though we’re approaching that film’s *cough* twentieth anniversary (I’m sorry). Joe Cornish’s less well-known Attack the Block…

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REVIEW: The Banishing (2021)

Borley Rectory is a name that lives in infamy in the UK and has birthed countless books and films, after being given the moniker of The Most Haunted House in England by ‘psychic researcher’ Harry Price. Price becomes the character Harry Reed (Sean Harris) in…

Film Reviews, Horror, Shudder

REVIEW: Jakob’s Wife (2021)

The potential horrors of married life are on full display before first blood is even drawn in Travis Stevens’ ever so slightly fresh bite at the vampire genre, Jakob’s Wife. Familiar faces of scare-fests, Barbara Crampton and Bob Portal play Anne and pastor Jakob Fedder;…

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REVIEW: Slaxx (2021)

On concept alone, Slaxx seems absurd and daft. However, underneath the seams of this concept is a horrific story of the faults of ‘fast fashion’ and the harsh price of the fast-paced demand of the fashion industry. Although, the film may encourage debate about whether…

Film Reviews, Horror, Shudder

REVIEW: Sator (2021)

The woods are alive, with whispers from Sator. Not sah-tore the accented billionaire with an obsession for temporal damnation — this is say-tur who is believed to rule every part of and haunt everything in an undisclosed U.S. forest. According to tape recordings heard throughout…

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REVIEW: Lucky (2020)

Sometimes an audience’s reaction to a horror film is as familiar as the elements they’re frightened of. Urging the final girl to call the police or get out of the house are pleas that will never age, so as long as a villain is wandering…

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REVIEW: Son (2021)

It’s very rare for a horror to startle your core, as if you’re being jolted awake from the mundanity of mainstream releases. Ivan Kavanagh’s engaging feature Son does just that, and periodically checks to make sure you’re awake with more oomph than a Netflix reminder….

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REVIEW: The Reckoning (2021)

Neil Marshall’s name is synonymous with the horror genre and for good reason. For many, his previous works Dog Soldiers and The Descent sit proudly in the pantheon of the best British horror films of the century. In 2019, Marshall was given the opportunity to…

Film Reviews, Horror, Shudder

REVIEW: The Queen of Black Magic (2021)

If for any reason you don’t come to the conclusion that director Kimo Stamboel’s latest effort is a horror film, don’t fret. In the vicinity of 30 seconds, The Queen of Black Magic (Ratu Ilmu Hitam) greets you with a genre staple — top-down shots…

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REVIEW: Anything for Jackson (2020)

‘Tis the season to be attempting to open the gates of the spiritual realm according to Shudder’s latest subversive yuletide offering. With a consistently impressive horror selection, including this year’s innovative lockdown flick Host, the streaming service is going from strength-to-strength. From director Justin G…

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REVIEW: Spiral (2020)

The horror genre is riddled with characters that look to be losing the plot to outsiders, but are in fact jeopardising their sanity to uncover the darker truth: pod people, devil worshippers, gremlins flying economy. Seeing heroes unravel to escape an evil threat has always…