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

Review: Happy Christmas

I'm not a responsible person. I don't have any dependants. I live in rented accommodation. Like Greta Gerwig in Frances Ha, I have the sneaking suspicion that everyone around me has figured out how to be an adult ahead of me. And I'm in my thirties now. At some point, I suspect, being an adult … Continue reading Review: Happy Christmas

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

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