Review: Host

Director: Rob Savage Stars: Haley Bishop, Jemma Moore, Emma Louise Webb Horror filmmaking has long been at the forefront of social commentary and trends (sometimes even leading the charge), so it seems perfectly legitimate that the first high profile film of the lockdown age comes from the more ghoulish end of the cinematic spectrum. New … Continue reading Review: Host

Review: Searching

Director: Aneesh Chaganty Stars: John Cho, Michelle La, Debra Messing The horror series Unfriended beat Aneesh Chaganty to the punch with the laptop-based variant of found footage cinema, but that shouldn't diminish how impressive some of the achievements are here. Searching is a new mystery thriller which wholly takes place on a computer screen, the narrative unfolding … Continue reading Review: Searching

Review: Blair Witch

Director: Adam Wingard Stars: James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez, Brandon Scott What is it about watching the young being preyed upon in horror movies that we find so enduring, so morbidly entertaining? Time and again we are drawn back to the well, often through perpetuating franchises. A Nightmare On Elm Street. Friday The 13th etc. And now Blair Witch, … Continue reading Review: Blair Witch

Review: The Gallows

Dude. Seriously. Dude. When I saw the trailer for The Gallows I was totally stoked, bro. I mean, here was a horror movie that looked like it was doin' it right, yeah? Most trailers these days for horror movies show way too much, yo. But this one? Duuuude. Just that one, long, lingerin' shot of the girl … Continue reading Review: The Gallows

Review: The Sacrament

Ti West's latest arrives on UK shores after a seemingly long delay and even then it's been doomed to straight-to-video obscurity. And while this is the story for a slew of horror films - a genre which has embraced (out of necessity?) on-demand viewing formats - it seems a disservice to West, whose name has become synonymous … Continue reading Review: The Sacrament

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