Review: The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

Director: Michael Chaves Stars: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, John Noble The eighth film to emerge in this franchise since James Wan kicked it off in 2013, the laboriously titled The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It goes hard embracing the hoariest tropes that make popcorn horror movies easy pickings for criticism, and catnip for punters after … Continue reading Review: The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

Review: Spiral: From the Book of Saw

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman Stars: Chris Rock, Marisol Nichols, Max Minghella The Saw franchise has evolved (devolved?) over the years. It's easy to forget that the wheels and gears and 60 second timers that typified the later installments were all-but-absent in James Wan's taught first film. Jigsaw himself, John Kramer (Tobin Bell), was killed off at … Continue reading Review: Spiral: From the Book of Saw

Ranked: The Saw Films

After months of lying dormant, biding their time, the nation's cinemas are poised to reopen. And while the awards season giants are queuing up to draw extra revenue following their spurious streaming debuts, there's also a scant smattering of new releases hotting up the listings. Among the most wryly amusing (hopefully) to arrive on opening … Continue reading Ranked: The Saw Films

Review: Annabelle Comes Home

Director: Gary Dauberman Stars: Katie Sarife, Madison Iseman, Mckenna Grace  Ah, back again. The franchise offshoot that just won't die. Annabelle is a weird one. A series centred on an evil doll from The Conjuring which is completely inanimate, yet acts as a conduit for a cumbersome demon that wants to suck your soul out. The first … Continue reading Review: Annabelle Comes Home

Ranked: The ‘Chucky’ Films

Since 1988 Don Mancini has been writing the 'Chucky' movies; a horror franchise that grew - somewhat improbably - out of original flick Child's Play directed by Tim Hunter. Arriving after the slasher boom, Child's Play is one of several high-concept horror ideas dotted around the late 80's and early 90's, a time when the … Continue reading Ranked: The ‘Chucky’ Films