Review: You’re Next

Director: Adam Wingard Stars: Sharni Vinson, Barbara Crampton, Amy Seimetz Rumbling out of the mumblecore movement (or a splinter of it dedicated to horror referred to as, wait for it, mumblegore), writer/director partnership Simon Barrett and Adam Wingard have caught some limelight recently for their work in short film, providing notable sections for the V/H/S movies …

Why I Love… #53: Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht

Year: 1979 Director: Werner Herzog Stars: Klaus Kinski (Count Dracula), Isabelle Adjani (Lucy Harker), Bruno Ganz (Jonathon Harker), Roland Topor (Renfield), Walter Ladengast (Dr. Van Helsing) Genre: Horror In 1976 Werner Herzog reportedly had his actors hypnotised for their performances in his somnambulist movie Heart Of Glass. But for his 1979 remake of F.W. Murnau's silent masterpiece …

Review: Elysium

Director: Neill Blomkamp Stars: Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Matt Damon The year is 2154. Earth is overpopulated and under-resourced. Los Angeles looks like a cross between a war zone and a never-ending shanty town. The poor are the population. Up above, orbiting the Earth, the rich minority live in comfort aboard space station Elysium; a …

Why I Love… #52: The House Of The Devil

Year: 2009 Director: Ti West Stars: Jocelin Donahue (Samantha), Greta Gerwig (Megan), Tom Noonan (Mr Ulman), Mary Woronov (Mrs Ulman), AJ Bowen (Victor Ulman), Dee Wallace (Landlady) Genre: Horror In theory The House Of The Devil shouldn't work. In theory, this is the kind of walk down misery lane that plagues modern horror, keying into past glories …

Review: Red 2

Director: Dean Parisot Stars: Mary-Louise Parker, Bruce Willis, John Malkovich Red was fun. Something of a sleeper hit, it managed to travel by word-of-mouth, offering light-hearted action backed with a spitfire script and some very appealing characters. Evidently it did enough business to make a sequel commercially viable, which ought to be good news for …