Film bits and bobs

Jason Blum interview

First published (in a slightly shorter version) by Grolsch FilmWorks The founder and CEO of Blumhouse Productions, in 2005 Jason Blum produced one of the most profitable films of all … Continue reading

April 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Clown (2014)

Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks In October of 2010, a trailer appeared on YouTube for a horror film named Clown – expressly, as the title card at the end showed, “An Eli Roth … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

It Follows (2014)

Review first published by Little White Lies In a single, sinuous take, the camera circles a middle-class suburban street as panicky-looking-teenager Annie (Bailey Spry) runs out of her house, constantly looking over her shoulder … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · 3 Comments

Undead (2003)

Review first published by Movie Gazette René (Felicity Mason) may have just been crowned beauty queen in the small Queensland fishing community of Berkeley, but with the loan sharks circling … Continue reading

February 13, 2015 · 3 Comments

Video Nasties, Draconian Days and censorship’s living history

First published by Film Divider “How little historical memory we have! The next time there’s a panic, we won’t remember how stupid the last one was, and how people got … Continue reading

July 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

Oculus (2014)

Review first published by Film4 Synopsis: Mike Flanagan (Absentia) realises a long-gestating horror project in feature-length form, as a brother and sister face evil – and themselves – in an … Continue reading

June 13, 2014 · 3 Comments

Absentia (2011)

Review first published by Little White Lies “When the mind can’t deal immediately with trauma, with grief, guilt – it’s sometimes easier to create something to help us process it.” … Continue reading

June 11, 2014 · Leave a 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

Dream Home (2010)

Review first Published by Sight & Sound, December 2010 Synopsis: 30th Oct, 2007, Hong Kong, late night in a swanky building overlooking Victoria Bay. A young woman in overalls enters, … Continue reading

April 30, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Borderlands (2013)

Review first published by FilmDivider The cocky audiovisual technican Gray (Robin Hill), has asked a local villager for directions to the parish church where he has work to do, and … Continue reading

March 28, 2014 · Leave a comment


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