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Every now and then, we cineasts need to mix it up a bit. Always watching the same kinds of films from the same genre will inevitably become repetitive. I mean, I love horror (everybody should), but I also enjoy genre and art house films (in my opinion people who enjoy art house films should be [...]

‘Trashy’. ‘Cheesy’. ‘Clichéd’. Chillerama has not been given an easy ride by reviewers. And maybe they’re right to jump to these conclusions – but Chillerama wasn’t made to win any prizes or to impress with beautiful cinematography or great acting. This project was made for the simplest of reasons: four film nerds coming together to [...]

If you read the name Scott Stewart in the opening sequence of a film you shouldn’t watch it. I haven’t seen Legion, but I don’t think anyone has ever said anything good about the film. I tried to watch his film Priest, but I had to turn it off after 10 minutes. This guy is [...]

In 2005, a teaser for an upcoming film did the rounds on the internet. It showed pictures of a swamp, various indecipherable noises and the voice of a little girl telling the story of a man named Victor Crowley. The response to the clip was positive and one year later the film, entitled Hatchet, was [...]

Without theatre, cinema would be nothing at all – so in my view it’s always important to be thankful for theatre and its legacy. Before the invention of film and television, books and theatre were the only comparable means of storytelling entertainment; and these had worked well for thousands of years. Nowadays, if a play [...]

So, let’s talk about the best film of 2014. Yes, it’s a horror movie. No, it’s not typical. It’s neither a big budget flick nor an indie horror. …It is, quite simply, an experience: art house mixed with horror. The film I’m talking about is, of course, Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin – have I [...]