Film bits and bobs

The Hexecutioners (2015)

First published by TheHorrorShow The road to death can be easy or hard. In the past, different cultures have tried to ease this inevitable transition with rituals designed to expiate … Continue reading

April 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Martyrs (2008)

First published by Film4 Synopsis: Pascal Laugier’s controversial second feature is an ultraviolent revenge thriller with a brutally transcendent twist that makes uneasy witnesses of us all. Review: Following on from its … Continue reading

July 4, 2015 · 3 Comments

Inferno (1980)

First published by Little White Lies If Dario Argento’s supernatural classic Suspiria is a danse macabre set in a ballet school in Germany, its sequel Inferno turns for inspiration to the melodramas and murders found in … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

Vital (2004)

Review first published by EyeforFilm Thanks to his use of dream-like narratives and body horror, outsider auteur Tsukamoto Shinya is often regarded as Japan’s answer to David Lynch or David Cronenberg, but in fact his many … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · 4 Comments

The Harvest (2014)

Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks What greater signifier could there be of all-American normality than a baseball game? The Harvest opens with a Little League match in the weekend … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · 2 Comments

Shadow (2009)

Review first appeared in Sight & Sound, June 2011 Synopsis: Iraq War veteran David is cycling in an Alpine hinterland known as The Shadow. Stopping at a mountain chalet with … Continue reading

May 16, 2013 · 1 Comment


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