Run Up To Halloween- Day 7
I know I’m actually pretty late on this one, the festiveness of Halloween has caught up on me. So number on on my list is a bit of a no brainer…. It’s Halloween so crack out Halloween. Even the sequels are not too bad, and for once…a remake I actually really, really enjoyed. But it’s the 1978 original I watch every year at Halloween. Obvious reasons. ...
Run Up To Halloween- Day 6
This film has to be on my list of films to suggest for Halloween because it’s the first proper horror film I ever watched, it scared me so much I had to check under my bed for months* afterwards to make sure Mrs Voorhees wasn’t under there with an arrow. Like many successful horror films, Friday the 13th spawned numerous sequels and crossovers. I choose this original one though...
Run Up To Halloween- Day 5
I think that my favourite zombie film of all time is 28 Days Later. I know it “should” be a Romero classic or something, and this is rather modern (well…actually it’s nearly ten years old, unbelievably) but it was the first time I’d really felt terrified of zombies. They’d been creepy, gross and scary yes, but this film made them a powerful force where...
Run Up To Halloween- Day 4
I think it’s time for a proper classic scary movie on my list. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was banned in Britain until 1998 when it was finally released with an 18 certificate. I remember when it was broadcast for the first time on TV around 1999 because I stayed up and watched it. We had family over at the time so I was sleeping on the sofa in the living room, this worked out well for...
Run Up To Halloween- Day 3
Halloween is fun, which is why not all the films I’m going to suggest are going to be scary. Like today’s, huzzah! Hocus Pocus I’m not sure if this film will have the same effect if you didn’t watch it as a kid, but who knows. I watched it last year for the first time in a while and it was still excellent. It has the perfect setting for a film about witches on...
Run Up To Halloween- Day 2
Shutter Today’s suggestion was brought to my attention by my good friend Ilan who lent me the DVD a few years ago. I watched this film in the dark on my own and I was so creeped out I had to go and sit in a brightly lit room by the fire immediately after it finished. It’s hard to find a film that will haunt you like Shutter does without it going for cheap tricks, Shutter builds up...
Peter: Portrait of a Serial Killer
Here is my review of an interesting take on the story of Peter Sutcliffe, The Yorkshire Ripper.
Run Up To Halloween- Day 1
I’m going to do a horror suggestion each day leading up to Halloween, while they may not all be “horror”, they will certainly suit the tone. I think I should start it off with the greatest film ever made, The Lost Boys. If you want a massive insight to the film then you need to check out my celebration of it for Den Of Geek. But in brief, why is this the greatest film ever...
Parks and Recreation
I’m sure you’re aware that I think the greatest TV show on at the moment (comedy series definitely anyway) is Parks and Recreation so I wrote a little thing for Den of Geek about why it should come to the UK properly. Click on the link here and it would be great if you could tweet it/facebook it/share/comment so that it doesn’t get forgotten about. I’ll proper love you...
Family Stone- Worst film ever?
I usually do this thing where I pick a bad film and find one good thing about it. One thing that makes it watchable, one scene that gets a laugh. I was just sat here thinking about what films are truly bad and The Family Stone popped into my mind. I really can not stand this film, it is all kinds of awful. And it sadly has two actors in it I really love, Paul Schneider and Luke Wilson. I tried...
If there's one horror film you should watch
…this year it has to be The Woman. Basically, since this film was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival it’s receievd a crap load of controversy. People have deemed it “disgusting” and one guy had to be removed for getting up and shouting that it should be burnt and banned at the screening, here he is: As I say in my review, hype can...
Stake Land Interview & Review
Here’s an interview I did with Stake Land director Jim Mickle, the review can be viewed here. An Excellent film, good vampire films are hard to find these days so this one surprised me.
Some Guy Who Kills People
If there was one film I would recommend to anyone after my weekend at the fabulous Grimm Up North festival it would be Some Guy Who Kills People. Why? Well head on over to my review for HorrorTalk here I promise you this is one to keep your eye on. But check out the trailer below:
I finally got round to watching Drive tonight, apparently it was my last week to catch it in the theatres so I pretty much had one last chance. I really loved it, the style was pretty mesmerising, that ’80s look with the pacing of a classic 1970’s action film; elongated and thoughtful it was all really powerful. Along with the style, the soundtrack was just flawless and is so far...
Grimm Up North- Final Day Round Up
Here is my quick round up of what happened on the last day of the horror film festival Grimm Up North. I had a really excellent time, saw some great films and met some really cool people so I would recommend anyone who missed it this year to check it out next time! Check back for bigger reviews.
Grimm Up North- Day Three Round Up
Well, the festival is officially over today boo, but here is my quick round up of yesterday’s events, a day when I saw both the best and worst films of the weekend. I’m super sad it’s over now as it has been a blast. Will post my round up of the fourth day soon!
Grimm Up North- Day Two Round Up
Here is a quick look at some of the stuff I saw yesterday at the Grimm Up North Festival. More reviews up later, this is a quick over view! Click to view!
Grimm Up North- Interviews
I am having a blast at this year’s Grimm Up North festival, keep a check on HorrorTalk to see my progress and updates. Yesterday they premièred Retreat and I got the excellent opportunity to interview the director Carl Tibbetts and producer Gary Sinyor which you can read below I then had the even awesomer chance to interview the absolutely lovely Yvette Fielding who was opening the...
Grimm Up North
Tonight is the gala opening of the Manchester Horror Film Festival, Grimm Up North! I hope to see a good turn out for it. Tonight the evening will be hosted by Yvette Fielding and there will be a preview screening of the very cool looking Retreat starring Thandie Newton, Cillian Murphy and Jamie Bell with a Q&A with Director Carl Tibbets and producer Gary Sinyor afterwards. It’s...
Ah hello there, it’s been a while since I’ve posted a review so here you go. I recently watched iCrime for HorrorTalk, it’s a bizarre little film about the seedy underbelly of Hollywood. It’s not a horror film…but I kind of enjoyed it…kind of. Read my review here and watch the trailer here: