Film Reviews

JUMPSCARECUT: A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)

You’d have to be living under a rock if you’ve never heard of Freddy Krueger. The murderous, sweater-wearing character is literally the thing of nightmares. Arguably one of the most feared villains of horror, thanks immensely to his nature of existence. Whereas icons like Jason…

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JUMPSCARECUT: The Conjuring 2 (2016)

James Wan’s The Conjuring was a hit with horror fans when it released in 2013 and has since spawned a sequel (with a third film confirmed) as well as two successful spin-offs – Annabelle, of which a third film will release in 2020, and this…

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JUMPSCARECUT: Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

My final review of the JUMPSCARECUT season is a film I’ve been dying to watch for a very long time and one of my biggest cinema sins. Another highly-regarded classic, Rosemary’s Baby is actually a film I knew very little about going in – which…

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JUMPSCARECUT: Sleepy Hollow (1999)

Halloween offers many traditions for folk to sink their teeth into. Costume sparring, annual ghost tours, or even a Pagan gathering (clothing optional) in the forest out back. For me, all Hallows Eve is as nostalgic as Christmas, and everybody (I’m willing to bet) has…

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JUMPSCARECUT: The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

It’s no surprise to any of you that I absolutely adore The Silence of the Lambs. You name the merchandise, I’ve probably got it. I can remember the first time I watched it so vividly, and it’s continued to captivate and transport me ever since….

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JUMPSCARECUT: Halloween (1978) – Evil Turns 40

40 years ago, John Carpenter unleashed an unstoppable evil in theaters that brought terror to the aisles and eventually proved to be a dominating force in the horror genre.  This was the birth of Michael Myers in Halloween.  This is a film that I remember…

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JUMPSCARECUT: The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

Directed by Drew Goddard (who has a film out right now which I highly recommend: Bad Times at the El Royale) and co-written by Goddard and Joss Whedon, The Cabin the Woods is a comedy-horror in a similar vein to the Scream films, in that…

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JUMPSCARECUT: The Exorcist (1973)

After surviving the zombie apocalypse of ‘Dawn of the Dead‘, I decided to ramp things up a notch for my next JUMPSCARECUT review and take on the ultimate horror movie – The Exorcist. Truth be told, I was shit-scared all day in the lead up…

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JUMPSCARECUT: The Black Cauldron (1985)

I am a wuss when it comes to horror films, or anything scary to be honest, so when the idea of taking part in a month of scary films for JUMPSCARECUT came up I was unsure what film I could possibly write about. Then I…

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JUMPSCARECUT: The Evil Dead (1981)

There’s something so incredible about chaos in film. When things suddenly turn into a madhouse of hysteria and gut-wrenching agony, you know you’re in for a wild ride experience. Sam Raimi’s 1981 film, The Evil Dead, delivers the pandemonium on a platter, spewing out eerie…

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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…

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JUMPSCARECUT: Dawn Of The Dead (2004)

As a self-confessed wimp, I usually flat-out avoid all the spooky season shenanigans I see people partaking in. I mean, why would anyone choose to spend the whole month of October watching scary films and not being able to sleep!? But this year, I’m feeling…

Film Reviews, Short Film, Z - 2018

JUMPSCARECUT: Defarious (Short)

Year: 2018 Directed by: Chase Michael Pallante Cast: Janet Miranda, Jason Torres, Sonia Sierra Runtime: 13m 17s “A young woman is tormented by her nightmares and they are beginning to manifest so strongly she becomes disillusioned between the world of her imagination and what is…