The main amount of hype surrounding Bad Times at The El Royale centred around the prophet-like, half-dressed, malevolent presence of Chris Hemsworth but this film is more than being about just one man. Drew Goddard’s follow-up to The Cabin in the Woods, his excellently self-aware horror film, had high expectations of being […]

Bad Times at The El Royale

October has become the month of Horror film watching, it might have been already for everyone else but I’m catching up! With such a wide variety of films and topics available that come under the horror banner I thought that I would take a look at some things that horror […]

Top 5 things ruined by Horror films

There comes a time when horror films start to feel a little bit watered down. #31DaysofHorror has been an eye opener for me over the last couple of years. You watch a metric bucketload of horror films and same tired old beats are recycled over and over again with only […]

The New French Extreme

Stupid decisions. They’re everywhere in films. In all fairness there would be hardly any horror films without characters making insanely stupid decisions but, in the scheme of things, even some decisions in horror films are stupider than others. David Gordon Green’s reboot of the Halloween franchise is an honest attempt […]

Halloween (2018)

Another year comes around and another Cambridge Film Festival takes place. As my local city, this film festival is ideal for me. Not far to travel, a wide variety of films and, after making great friends from my past couple of years attending, a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere (not to […]

Cambridge Film Festival 2018 – 5 Films I’m excited to ...

Firstly I went into this series with little to no expectations of anything exceptional or groundbreaking and how wrong I was. From the first moments of episode 1 I have been enthralled with the characters and their stories, and that is a big part of why this series has made […]

The Haunting of Hill House

Climax was my first Gaspar Noé experience and, for a large part of this film, I was getting along quite well with it. Then something happened and it no longer became interesting any more. It went too far and actually decided to become visually unintelligible. The beginning, well ok not quite […]


What starts out as a very decent premise ultimately falls short of the fear or scare values needed to give this film what it promises. Eldest son and college student Ethan’s (Thomas Mann) embryonic project to explore and hopefully provide wireless electricity goes awry and inexplicably opens a link to […]

Our House

Written and directed by Ross Clarke and based from the novel Dermaphoria by Craig Clevenger, The Chemist is a neo-noiresque mystery based in New Orleans with a central character who has lost their memory. A self-made explosion at a drug-making shack leaves experimental chemist and  disaffected genius Eric Ashworth (Joseph Morgan) […]

The Chemist/Desiree

Devil’s Pass is a found footage style documentary investigating the Dyatlov Pass Incident where nine experienced hikers were found high up in the Ural Mountains, outside their tents and not wearing the appropriate gear and in some cases they looked like they didn’t have the time to get their gear […]

Devil’s Pass