All posts tagged thriller

Less of a blast than its predecessor, but not quite a bomb – Sicario 2

Sicario was perhaps one of the best films of 2015 – receiving critical and public praise and a slew of Oscar nominations. Screenwriter Taylor Sheridan has since continued his successful career in Hollywood with […]

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

Disturbing, astonishing and beautifully written, The Woman in the Window has been deemed the thriller of 2018. With the recent calamitous fervour surrounding Gone Girl and The Girl on the […]

Peril at End House by Agatha Christie

“A classic whodunnit, Christie is the queen of crime!” – CUB’s perfect summer detective read   The first accident: a heavy picture that falls on Miss Buckley’s bed. The second […]

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

“ A powerful and poignant read about familial relationships – a CUB must-read!”   In a small town in Ohio in the 1970s, Lydia Lee is the favourite child of […]

Breaking In: A Tired Re-Tread of The Home Invasion

After V for Vendetta was a hit with critics and audiences, one would think that director James McTeigue was destined to have a strong career. Alas, it appears that he […]

Truth or Dare Review – Blumhouse’s Latest Horror Film is Not So Much Daring, As It Is a Game of “Guess the Cliché”

Having championed and spearheaded creative horror films such as Get Out and Lights Out, Blumhouse Productions has gained a welcome reputation for distributing a successful stream of reasonably budgeted horror […]

Thoroughbreds Review – Sociopathy Gets the Teenage Treatment in Cory Finley’s Chillingly Charming Debut

The teen-centric crime thriller has been a surprisingly popular sub-genre for many years. Films like Heathers, Alpha Dog, Brick and Elephant have all focused on teenage characters involved in criminal […]

A Quiet Place Review – Silence is Golden in John Krasinski’s Terrifying Cat-and-Mouse Thriller of Breathless Whispers

Star of the U.S. remake of Ricky Gervais’ The Office and rom-coms ranging from It’s Complicated to License to Wed, you wouldn’t look to John Krasinski to direct a nail-biting, […]

The October Men by David Impey

David Impey’s newly released and debut novel The October Men “A tense and complicated sci-fi thriller that will keep you engaged and stay with you even after you close the […]