Film bits and bobs

The Mind’s Eye (2015)

First published by EyeforFilm Filmmakers love to look back to the movies that were the bread and butter of their formative years, helping make them who they are today – … Continue reading

March 24, 2016 · 1 Comment

Turbo Kid (2015)

First published by TheHorrorShow At the centre of François Simard, Anouk Whissell and Yoann-Karl Whissell’s improbable New Zealand-Canadian co-production Turbo Kid is a toy: a vintage 3D optical View-Master showing images of … Continue reading

September 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

The House of the Devil (2009)

First published by EyeforFilm On stage at the Film4 FrightFest 2009 to introduce his latest feature, writer/director Ti West declared: “It’s a very different film from The Roost.” Yet what … Continue reading

August 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Demon’s Rook (2013)

First published by Grolsch FilmWorks Little Roscoe, a ‘special’ kid with a fondness for sketching devils in crayon, is taken away one night by the good demon Dimwos (John Chatham) … Continue reading

March 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Cold In July (2014)

Review first published by FilmLand Empire The opening image of Cold In July shows a barren wilderness, until the camera pulls back revealing both a picture frame, and the domestic … Continue reading

July 2, 2014 · 1 Comment

You and the Night (Les rencontres d’après minuit) (2013)

Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks By night, everything becomes obscured, abstracted, reduced to invisible concepts. It’s a time for intimate liaisons, supernatural hauntings, criminal activities, midnight movies and deep, … Continue reading

June 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Straight-to-Video Horror Masterpieces of the 1980s

First published by Grolsch Filmworks   The whole concept of direct-to-video did not really exist until the 1980s. Before then, if you wanted to watch a movie, you either paid … Continue reading

March 21, 2014 · 2 Comments

Hobo With A Shotgun (2011)

Review first appeared in Sight & Sound, August 2011 Synopsis: Dreaming of starting up his own lawnmowing business, an aging Hobo rides the freight train to Hopetown, only to discover … Continue reading

May 16, 2013 · 7 Comments


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