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

Review: Suburban Gothic

Excision, directed by Richard Bates Jr., is one of my favourite modern horror films, and one of my favourite films of the decade so far, regardless of genre. A confident and daring sneak attack, it masked its subversive nature in wry humour and a colour palette that recalls American Beauty more than American Mary (another modern favourite, whose … Continue reading Review: Suburban Gothic

Review: Excision

Before you skim down to the score at the bottom of this one, be warned that you are not ready for Excision. In one sharp, calculated, grotesque fell swoop, first time feature director Richard Bates Jr. has crafted a film to make you sit up and pay attention... or run screaming for the exits. A lot of … Continue reading Review: Excision