Retro Review: The Shining (1980)

Considering the recent release of Doctor Sleep, the sequel to the 1980 film The Shining, I figured this was as good as time as any to cross this classic horror off of my list. First off, a quick reminder of my self -imposed rules… Should be a first time viewing. More than 5 years since…

Retro Review: Return of the Living Dead (1985)

This month I am treating you lovely lot to a double ‘Retro Review’ feature as we quickly followed up our first-time watch of the 1968 film Night of the Living Dead with the 1985 film, Return of the Living Dead. Director: Dan O’Bannon Starring: Thom Mathews, Beverly Randolph, Don Calfa, James Karen, Clu Gulager Awards:…

Retro Review: Night of the Living Dead (1968)

It’s time for another ‘Retro Review’ and this month’s film, chosen by Mark, was George A. Romero’s 1968 classic – Night of the Living Dead. If you are new to my ‘Retro Review’ series, here’s a little reminder of my self-imposed rules. Must be a first time viewing Must be more than 5 years since…

Review: Ready Or Not (2019)

I first watched this film back in early September at an advanced screening but my blogging slump meant that it’s been sitting, half-written, in my drafts for a month! So better late than never, here is my thoughts on the comedy-horror, Ready Or Not. The film sees young bride, Grace, (Samara Weaving) about to marry…

Retro Review: Psycho (1960)

Hello All, welcome to the second film in my ‘Retro Review’ series. Just to familiarise yourself with the rules I have set myself: Must be a first time viewing More than 5 years since original release Must watch in full Some of you may be shocked and surprised to find out that this was not…

Review: Brightburn (2019)

As some of you may know by now, horror is not my genre of choice but one sure-fire way to pique my interest is to add a superhero element. If you throw James Gunn into the mix then I am sold. As a result, I was quietly excited about Brightburn, which despite being directed by…

Review: Pet Sematary (2019)

If you’ve read some of my other stuff, you may already know that horror is one of my least favourite film genres. Whilst I do enjoy a good psychological thriller, more often than not horror films have no plot and an abundance of unnecessary jump-scares. Thankfully, the ‘King of Horror’ , Stephen King seems to…

Review: Us (2019)

Whilst I love a good psychological thriller, I am not a fan of stereotypical jump-scare films that have little-to-no plot. This means that the horror genre is a little bit of minefield for me, and one that will usually get pushed to the side in favour of a less hide-under-my-coat film. That being said, Jordan…