Film bits and bobs

The Diabolical (2015)

First published by Little White Lies “Not again.” This opening line – coming after the camera has reeled unnaturally (POV-style) through a darkened house, after electrical devices have started and … Continue reading

October 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hellions (2015)

First published by TheHorrorShow “I understand you may be feeling a wide range of emotions right now – and that’s very normal.” We may be wondering, though, just how normal it … Continue reading

September 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Hallow (2015)

First published by TheHorrorShow Adam Hitchens (Joseph Mawle) is a man conflicted. He has just moved, with his wife Clare (Bojana Novakovic) and their baby Finn, from London to the … Continue reading

September 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hate Crime (2013)

First published by TheHorrorShow “Today’s a special day isn’t it?… Is it Hannukah?…Could it be Passover?” Middle-aged, middle-class Dan (Greg Depetro) is videoing the family birthday party of his youngest … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sleep Tight (2011)

First published by LittleWhiteLies Much like Jaume Balagueró’s telemovie Films To Keep You Awake: To Let and his shakicam shockers [Rec] and [Rec]2 (both co-directed with Paco Plaza), Sleep Tight (Mientras duermes) concerns characters locked in an apartment building with an … Continue reading

March 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

Body (2015)

Review first published by Vérité “It’s the big house on… oh my god, there’s blood everywhere… he can’t be dead… please, please.” Body opens with audio only: a very distressed … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

White Settlers (2014)

Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks “It was Peel House, not really a castle, more of a fortification. It was the site of atrocious battle between the Scots and the … Continue reading

August 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Deadly Virtues (2014)

Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks A figure (Edward Akrout), his face obscured, walks in a leafy suburban street at night. He pauses, significantly, to tie his shoelace (in a … Continue reading

April 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

You’re Next (2011)

Review first appeared in Sight & Sound, September 2013 Synopsis: A student and her older professor are murdered in their woodland love-nest by strangers who leave the message “You’re next” … Continue reading

September 6, 2013 · 6 Comments

You’re Next (2011)

Review first published by movieScope When affluent, retirement-age Paul (Rob Moran) and Aubrey Davison (Barbara Crampton) and their mostly feckless adult scions all converge on their fixer-upper country estate for … Continue reading

August 29, 2013 · Leave a comment


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