Review – ‘Willy’s Wonderland’

Remember video game Five Nights at Freddy’s, in which a couple of animatronics go haywire in some Chuck E. Cheese sorta looking family restaurant? Well, you could say this is the unofficial movie adaptation of that game. Who better than Nicolas Cage to fight these robotic bastards that are supposed to look cute, but are …

Review – ‘Saint Maud’

There’s a rosary pinned beside Maud’s bed of one, an open bag and neatly arranged possessions give the façade of an organised life and maybe mind. When Maud (Morfydd Clark) prays to God, it is slow and concise and it sounds more like a chat. Like He’s on the other end of the line, like …

Review – ‘Wrong Turn’

In 2003, Constantin Film presented a ‘The Hills Have Eyes’-esque inbred cannibals horror fright fest titled WRONG TURN. Five sequels and 14 years later, Alan B. McElroy, writer of the original film, has penned down his very own reboot. This edge-of-your-seat survival horror follows six friends from New York who after fixing a flat tire …

Hulu Review – ‘Bad Hair’

Bad Hair — In this horror satire set in 1989, Bad Hair follows an ambitious young woman (Elle Lorraine) who gets a weave in order to succeed in the image-obsessed world of music television. However, her flourishing career comes at a great cost when she realizes that her new hair may have a mind of …

Hulu Review – ‘Books Of Blood’

Bennett (Yul Vazquez), shown. (Photo by: Courtesy of Hulu) Hulu gets ready for Huluween by dropping horror-infused content all month long. Based on Clive Barker’s acclaimed and influential horror anthology Books of Blood, this feature takes audiences on a journey into uncharted and forbidden territory through three uncanny tales tangled in space and time. Brannon Braga’s feature directorial …

Review – ‘Hail To The Deadites’

Steve Villeneuve directs his very own documentary feature about the Deadites – it’s what the fans of the Evil Dead-franchise call themselves. He uses archival footage, interviews with the cast, crew, collectors, freaks, geeks and videos created by the fans, to put together a tribute to the movie Stephen King once called “the most ferociously …

Review – ‘Sputnik’

Where most sci-fi horror films bring the alien on board a spaceship to wreak havoc, ‘Sputnik’ decides to take the action with them to good old planet Earth. This Russian creature feature could easily be described as ‘Arrival’ meets ‘Life’, but stands on its own two feet with its somber cinematography and terrific performances. “A …

Review – ‘No Escape’

(L-R) Keegan Allen as Cole and Ronen Rubinstein as Alexei in the horror/thriller film “NO ESCAPE” a Vertical Entertainment release. Photo courtesy of Vertical Entertainment. If you thought splatter films had gone extinct, think again. Soft-splatter film ‘No Escape’ doesn’t redefine the horror sub-genre, but tries to popularize it with the use of social media …

TIFF20 Review – ‘Shadow In The Cloud’

The first half of Roseanne Liang’s first feature in almost a decade, plays like an atypical World War II movie with a serious The Twilight Zone-vibe. WAAF officer Maude Garrett (Chloë Grace Moretz – ‘Greta’) gets assigned to a dodgy B-17 Flying Fortress carrying the name “The Fool’s Errand”, where she is custodian of a …

TIFF20 Review – ‘New Order’

Mexican filmmaker Michel Franco’s most ambitious film to date, is set during violent protests in Mexico City, where society and classes get overturned to the point of no return. The unapologetic opening sequence sets the tone, soon opening the gates of hell, creating the most shocking political twists. A never-ending anxiety inducing dystopian nightmare ensues. …