Film bits and bobs

The Cabin In The Woods (2012)

First published by Little White Lies “This is awesome!” So declares Curt (Chris Hemsworth), as he first enters his cousin’s old log cabin for a weekend of fun with four … Continue reading

September 8, 2015 · 4 Comments

Sinister (2012)

First published by Little White Lies Just when you think the whole shakicam subgenre has come to its natural end, ‘found footage’ finds a way to haunt its viewers (both … Continue reading

June 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

Berberian Sound Studio (2012)

First published by Little White Lies No-one saw it coming. Defying all predictability, Peter Strickland’s debut Katalin Varga (2009) was an English film telling a Romanian (and Romanian-language) rape/revenge story set to eclectic soundscapes … Continue reading

June 8, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (2011)

First published by Little White Lies If Franz Kafka’s 1915 novella The Metamorphosis begins with Gregor Samsa waking from troubled dreams to find himself transformed into a monstrous bug, then Tom Six’s The … Continue reading

April 30, 2015 · 4 Comments

The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2010)

First published by Little White Lies “It’s a very sick film, we know that, we tried our best to give you everything you need.” This was how, at the Film4 … Continue reading

April 30, 2015 · 5 Comments

Scream 4 (2011)

First Published by EyeforFilm In the mid-Nineties, when horror had all but disappeared from the multiplexes, Wes Craven’s Scream came along to cast a wry, critical eye back over what viewers had … Continue reading

March 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994)

Little White Lies #56 (Nov/Dec 2014) was presented as though it had been written and published exactly two decades earlier. Here (in slightly lengthened form) is my contribution to that … Continue reading

March 22, 2015 · 4 Comments

Carver (2008)

Review first published by EyeforFilm As Franklin Guerrero Jr’s low-budget, straight-to-video Carver opens, we watch a terrified woman, tied up in a shed, begging a large, goggled man not to … Continue reading

March 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sadik 2 (2013)

Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks Sadik 2 is a film of two halves (and four discrete headed chapters). In its first half, six young men and women, all with troubled … Continue reading

February 14, 2015 · Leave a comment


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