Film bits and bobs

Painless (2012)

Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks “The children know no pain, thus making them very dangerous, and incapable of surviving in the outside world. We, therefore, must teach them what … Continue reading

September 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

Terror Cotta 2014

First published by Grolsch FilmWorks Buried in the wee hours of the Terracotta Far East Film Festival, the Terror Cotta Horror All-Nighter is the perfect intersection of Asian and genre … Continue reading

June 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cheap Thrills (2013)

Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks “You know, Craig, I once broke a guy’s arm for $80 – while his daughter watched,” says ex-con debt collector Vince (Ethan Embry). “You think … Continue reading

June 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Haunter (2013)

First published by Grolsch FilmWorks “History doesn’t repeat itself,” declares the sinister Pale Man (Stephen McHattie) in Vincenzo Natali’s Haunter. “It rhymes.” This is certainly true for Lisa Johnson (Abigail … Continue reading

April 3, 2014 · 1 Comment

Wake In Fright (1971)

First published by Grolsch FilmWorks If the principal theme of Ted Kotcheff’s overlooked 1971 masterpiece Wake In Fright (aka Outback) is the thin line that exists between civilisation and bestiality, … Continue reading

March 7, 2014 · 1 Comment

Blair Erickson on the secrets of Banshee Chapter

Interview first published (in shorter version) by Grolsch FilmWorks Banshee Chapter has certainly shaken up the horror circuit with its potent cocktail of twentieth-century history and gonzo fiction, of hallucinatory … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Banshee Chapter (2013)

Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks Given that the last FrightFest title to feature banshees was 2010’s dull Raimi ripoff Damned By Dawn, the title alone of The Banshee Chapter might … Continue reading

January 27, 2014 · 4 Comments

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks “The world of investing can be a jungle,” states the slick corporate advertisement with which The Wolf of Wall Street opens, “Bulls, bears, danger … Continue reading

January 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Rick Rowley cleans the record on DIRTY WARS

I spoke with director Rick Rowley about his feature documentary Dirty Wars for a piece in Grolsch FilmWorks; for those interested, here is a much longer version of the interview. … Continue reading

November 29, 2013 · 2 Comments


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