Thanks to Shudder and Soda & Telepaths I managed to get my hands on the first two episodes of the new season of Slasher: Flesh and Blood, so go read my review where I talk about them. I don’t know if I’m going to get to do the entire series, here’s hoping because it looks like a really good season that’ll be a lot of fun.
So because it’s about time I got back on the saddle, I went off and wrote a review of the campy slasher flick Vicious Fun over on Soda and Telepaths. You know the drill, head on over there and read it so that I can look as good as possible
…I couldn’t think of a witty subtitle.
Point is that I wrote another review on Soda & Telepaths about the strange little horror film Caveat and that review is full of reasons why you should watch it
Yep, another review on Soda and Telepaths to start the month off and this time I reviewed the lost oddity The Amusement Park, and it is a good review that you should read because I do the good writing
Released: 11th March
Seen: 10th May
When picking what I want to review I have several ways of choosing. Sometimes it’s just “Oh, this is new, looks like that’s what we’re doing” but by roughly this point in the year there’s a long backlog of films that I missed because they release hundreds of films a year, I’m one person and I have other things to do. Sometimes I pick based on the film length, I might have enough time to watch and review a 90 minute film but don’t think I could sit through a 2 and a half hour film in whatever state I’m in… and then sometimes I see a film with a title like Stay Out Of The F**king Attic and the sheer abruptness of the title makes me curious.Continue reading “Stay Out Of The F**king Attic (2021) – Subtle… too subtle”
Over on Soda & Telepaths I did a writing thing about an upcoming Shudder release called Fried Barry… it’s an interesting film with a shot that physically hurt me in the penis place, so enjoy that.
Another writing for Soda & Telepaths, this time about the Shudder horror flick Shook. It’s a fun flick with a couple of problems, including one MAJOR issue but go and read because I judge my self worth by views
Released: 14th January
Seen: 19th January
If you were to make a list of locations that horror movies take place in, The Woods would probably be somewhere near the top of that list. Something about being in the great outdoors, surrounded by trees and being far away from modern civilisation lends itself well to a horror scenario. Films like Cabin in the Woods, Evil Dead and Friday the 13th have all shown that surrounding a bunch of young people by a seemingly endless amount of trees and leaving them to deal with some form of serial killer can create a terrifying ordeal… you can also have films like Hunted, that work on some level but not as many as it should.Continue reading “Hunted (2021) – Little Blood-Red Riding Hood”
Released: 19th November
Seen: 20th November
So, fun fact, I was meant to see a film very similar to this about a year ago. When I went to the Sydney Underground Film Festival one of the films that I was meant to see was called Friedkin Uncut, a documentary about the director of The Exorcist. For some reason the film was pulled a few days before the screening and I never got to see it. At the time I could’ve gone to another film that was screening at the same time but instead I chose to just skip it and go to my next film of the day (since that day I had four other films to see).Continue reading “Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on The Exorcist (2020) – Possessed by Potential”
Released: 8th October
Seen: 12th October
Ever since The Exorcist, the horror genre has treated the idea of demonic possession in a fairly standard way. Introduce a likeable protagonist, have her start behaving strangely, find some way to isolate her and bring in some priests, oops she’s actually the devil and now they have to yell bible verses at her until she returns to the likeable protagonist stage. Along the way some characters might die, some others might have a crisis of faith but in general, that’s the way exorcism movies have gone. It’s very rare for someone to try a new tactic in the exorcism genre of film but fortunately for us, the people behind The Cleansing Hour tried something new and did a great job of it.Continue reading “The Cleansing Hour (2020) – This House Is Cleansed”