Review: V/H/S/94

Directors: Simon Barrett, Chloe Okuno, Timo Tjahjanto, Jennifer Reeder, Ryan Prows Stars: Anna Hopkins, Kimmy Choi, Kyal Legend For me, personally, there was a mini horror renaissance around 2012/2013 when I started to discover the genuinely diverse and even subversive scope of independent horror movies that were bubbling beneath the surface, spurred on by the …

Review: The Night House

Director: David Bruckner Stars: Rebecca Hall, Stacy Martin, Vondie Curtis-Hall Showing nationwide in multiplexes, The Night House isn't the easily-digested Friday night thriller it sorta kinda looks like it is. It's tougher than that. Moodier. Actually, downright morose. It takes you places and makes you think about depressing things. Death, mainly, and the paralysing fear that …

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 …

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 …