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  • One Cut of the Dead

    One Cut of the Dead

    ★★★★★

    Every so often a film hits you right in the nose and demands your attention, focus and wants to be the center of your everything. ONE CUT OF THE DEAD is one such film.

    I don’t know anything about the behind the camera or crew work, I am simply a film fan who enjoys what is front of me, but that does not mean I can’t appreciate what goes on behind the scenes. OCOTD is like a sneak peek into…

  • Anna and the Apocalypse

    Anna and the Apocalypse

    ★★★★★

    I love horror and I have a soft spot for musicals so when I heard about this film I was all sorts of intrigued. For some reason, I was expecting something fairly average and ended up with a gourmet meal. This is the quintessential genre Christmas film.

    ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE is beautiful to look at, wonderful characters and sets and is an extreme comfort on the eye but that is only the beginning. This film is a musical so…

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  • The Heroin Busters

    The Heroin Busters

    ★★★

    An insanely over the top action film that contains more jumped up action scenes than the entirerity of the eighties in one sitting of 90 minutes. We open with a 5 minute blast of Goblin combining psychedelia, funk and rock to ensure you are wide awake as we watch various seedy city underbellys embracing the drug scene and fighting the cops. There is no speaking in this period, just Goblin. 

    We then get David Hemmings and Fabio Testi leading the…

  • The Silence

    The Silence

    ★½

    I am all for movies using successful formulas, after all we can’t just have one slasher or one found footage film but something as niche as A QUIET PLACE getting a carbon copy less than 12 months later is a bit...desperate? 

    Well the interesting part of this is THE SILENCE stems from a story published in 2015 and this film supposedly began shooting before AQP too. This is unfortunate for all involved as while work was underway, a superior film…

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  • Summer of 84

    Summer of 84

    ★★★★

    SUMMER OF 84 is the film the 2017 version of IT should have been between the Pennywise sections. The kids are brilliant in this, not over the top or over-dramatized, they feel entirely real and mischievous. They get comedy gold lines and enough solid interactions to make you feel fully invested in their journeys.

    The film itself feels like the STRANGER THINGS have moved into THE ‘BURBS with wonderful characters that haven’t felt so likeable since TURBO KID. It is…

  • Hellraiser: Bloodline

    Hellraiser: Bloodline

    ★★★½

    I love the fact this was shown at cinemas, I hate the fact it’s the often forgotten child of the HELLRAISER family. A film that literally spans generations and brings in all the right splashes of gore, surprise and anticipation. Again we are so well done by having Pinhead’s appearance so teased and drawn out, making his entrance like the return of a long lost friend (ok maybe one who will damn your soul for eternity, but you know, we…