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Playing God with these Monsters – How to Fix the Dark Universe

With The Mummy having settled into our cinematic stomachs for well over two weeks now, and seeing as it’s attracted less than a stellar reception (rocking a disappointing average of […]

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The Mummy Review – The ‘Dark Universe’ Needs a Few Bandages to Bring Itself Back to Life after this Lukewarm, yet Innocently Fun, Start

If there is one trend that has really surged into the blood stream of the film industry, it’s the so-called ‘Cinematic Universe’. Marvel, DC, Fox, they’ve all jumped aboard the […]

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In Space, No One Will Hear Star Wars Fans’ Scream: Why the Alien Franchise needs to Lead Science Fiction filmmaking

WARNING: SPOILERS FOR ALIEN: COVENANT AHEAD Following the release of Alien: Covenant and Ridley Scott’s assertion that he’d like to continue building this franchise, it would seem to take precedence, […]

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Alien: Covenant Review – Ridley Scott’s Creative Genius Bursts Through the Chest of this Wholly Unique Sci-Fi Headtrip

If there is one thing that any film fan can agree on, it is that Sir Ridley Scott is the science fiction master of contemporary American filmmaking. With his masterworks […]

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Get Out Review – Be Prepared for Racism to Get Out of Here

Jordan Peele is a name synonymous with American comedy, in his dual partnership with Keegan-Michael Key. So when you see his name attached to a wide release, you’d expect something similar in this regard. Yet, with Get Out, Peele […]

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A Cure for Wellness Review: Verbinski’s cinematic asylum is full of crazy scares and psychological style

Gore Verbinski, now there’s a name you don’t hear as often as you should. The man responsible for bringing us the genuine scares of The Ring, the David Lynch levels of bonkers that […]

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6 Alternative Christmas Films

It is at this time of year which one begins to truly get into the “Christmas spirit”. This usually entails putting up some tinsel, getting the jumpers out, drinking mulled […]

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My Favourite Found Footage Frightfests

Love them or hate them, found footage horrors have cemented their spooky position in 21st century cinema, and for me they capture something of the filmic zeitgeist of my generation. […]

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Trans (mis)representation in ‘The Silence of the Lambs’

2016 marks 25 years since the release of Jonathan Demme’s horror classic, The Silence of the Lambs. The film follows FBI trainee, Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster), on the hunt for […]