Review: Godzilla vs. Kong

Director: Adam Wingard Stars: Millie Bobby Brown, Demián Bichir, Brian Tyree Henry As far back as a candid 2014 interview with The Dissolve, Adam Wingard expressed his ambitions. Having garnered attention for two of the decade's most purely enjoyable genre flicks (You're Next and The Guest), Wingard openly admitted he didn't want to remain at the … Continue reading Review: Godzilla vs. Kong

Review: She Dies Tomorrow

Director: Amy Seimetz Stars: Kate Lyn Sheil, Jane Adams, Michelle Rodriguez One of the ultimate truisms and taboos in our society is that we're all going to die. It's a natural event; one of the few guaranteed experiences we will all encounter; yet bringing it up in conversation - as evidenced here in Amy Seimetz's … Continue reading Review: She Dies Tomorrow

Stay-At-Home Film Festival: Found Footage

Horror cinema's least forgiving subgenre is the found footage movie. Shoestring budgets that often produce huge returns on minimal investments, though the products themselves are often far from satisfying. Often employing non-actors or unknowns in order to sell their fragile realities, a rookie performance can shatter the whole illusion. These flicks live or die on … Continue reading Stay-At-Home Film Festival: Found Footage

The Best Films Of The Decade

I posted a list like this, broken out into 5 parts, earlier this year, then took it down again. I was triggered by a couple of other publications that dared to make their lists so early. This is an updated version. Long, but snugly housed all in the one post. It just requires a lot … Continue reading The Best Films Of The Decade

25 Best Horror Films Of The Decade (So Far)

Though we're only a year and a half from bringing the decade to a close (at which point there'll be plenty of lists like this), the release of the impressive A Quiet Place spurred the decision to tally up the best horror films to have been released since 2010, according to The Lost Highway Hotel. So if … Continue reading 25 Best Horror Films Of The Decade (So Far)

Review: The Guest

The Guest is the latest baby from filmmaking duo Simon Barrett and Adam Wingard, most notable for gifting us last year's phenomenally entertaining home invasion horror You're Next. That movie (which all genre fans should give some time over to) saw them breaking away from the more navel-gazing productions that had carried their names before. As usual … Continue reading Review: The Guest

Review: You’re Next

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 and for their contribution to The ABCs of Death. Asserting themselves … Continue reading Review: You’re Next

Review: V/H/S 2

When the first V/H/S movie gatecrashed its way into the UK earlier this year it felt, for better or worse, like a shot in the arm for the horror genre. A nasty, scuzzy compendium of video nasties, it was a showcase for the rush of new talent bursting through. And whilst it didn't all work all … Continue reading Review: V/H/S 2

Review: V/H/S

Fuck you, Paranormal Activity. Seriously, the phenomenal success of Oren Peli's dismal micro-budget found footage movie in 2007 has opened the floodgates for a slew of creatively moribund shaky-cam horror flicks, each more abysmal than the last. Not to mention that movie's own exasperating perpetuation (another sequel is on its way, obviously). And whilst Peli … Continue reading Review: V/H/S