Retro Review: An American Werewolf in London (1981)

It feels like an age since my last Retro Review, what with the weird time vortex that surrounds Christmas and New Year, but it has only been a month. Given the fact that I was rather disappointed with the last couple of retro reviews, I was a little apprehensive going into this one, but it…

Review: Eli (2019)

Although my cinema slump is still in full flow, Netflix continues to provide enough original content to completely justify a cosy night in on the sofa, snuggled under a blanket with a bag of popcorn in our laps. Our latest watch was the horror Eli, starring Charlie Shotwell (All the Money in the World –…

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…