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Covenant with an Alien devil

Okay guys, you owe me an apology. All of you. Every last one of you owes me an apology and I’m not going to shut up about it until you deliver. Each and every one of you. Alien Covenant has been collectively disparaged by critics new and old to the point I gave up on […]

In Love with In Bruges

I didn’t have a clue what to expect from In Bruges. I didn’t even know what that meant! Luckily, I wasn’t alone, as the character voiceover in the opening minutes admits he too has no clue what Bruges is. Turns out it’s in Belgium. Now we know. There is so much going on here it’s […]

It Comes at Night

Major spoilers ahead. It Comes At Night is uncomfortable. No other way around it. It isn’t particularly scary, but it’s as uncomfortable and unnerving as the scariest movie, and perhaps more so. So doesn’t that make it horror? I’d say so. A different kind of horror. No monsters, really. Except ourselves. Perhaps. IMDB user Joshua […]

In celebration of the Arrival of an excellent film

I have to hand it to Netflix for once. I don’t generally get much use out of their predictive algorithms, but when Arrival was suggested for my DVD queue I took the bait and am very grateful I did. I hadn’t heard of the film before so I went into it my favorite way – […]

Spooky time again

A crisp chill brushes up against your spine in the long shadows. The golden October sunlight rapidly turns purple and the night settles upon us again. Your back tightens and your shoulders shudder as a rustle behind you seems personal, stalking, creeping closer… I love Halloween and the horror film season is back! My regular […]

Verdict

Ladies and Gentlemen of the jury… There will be spoilers, but as these films are decades old, if you haven’t seen them yet I’m not concerned about ruining them for you if you insist on reading ahead first 😉 That’s the trouble with classics, I guess – that everyone is always spoiling them! I discovered […]

Halloween roundup

It’s that spooky time of year again and I have formulated my latest opinions, so listen up. For starters, I want to update some of my opinions. The Witch, in particular, is much better than I first believed. I wrote here that I did not expect to be talking about The Witch in five years. […]

The Conjuring 2 – Movies Should Not Suck

Okay, it didn’t actually suck. Completely, anyway. I did not particularly care for the Saw franchise. I did not really like the Insidious franchise. Maybe I am not a James Wan fan… I loved The Conjuring so much I thought we were turning over a new leaf in modern horror. (See the relevant paragraph here.) […]

Jupiter, Queen of the planet

Ok folks, I’m back and I’m pissed. Again. I know it is award season – don’t bother me about that shit. Who cares? This post has nothing to do with the awards. Nor has it anything to do with any of the lousy movies I have watched, or tried to, recently, only to sink further […]

Devil gets a Pass

Devil’s Pass had been staring me in the face from my Netflix queue for a few months now. Admittedly it probably ended up there in no small part for its provocative cover image: I had almost no positive expectations for this film at all, so what follows is most certainly a result of the lack […]