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JeruZalem (2015)

First published by TwitchFilm.com In Marc Forster’s World War Z (2013), the Jerusalem sequence – which was in fact not even shot in Jerusalem – offered a clumsily Islamophobic allegory of local … Continue reading

January 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015)

Review first published by Sight & Sound, January 2016 Synopsis: Deer Field County, California, present day. After a janitor accidentally unleashes a zombie from a laboratory, teen boy scouts Ben, … Continue reading

January 17, 2016 · 4 Comments

What We Become (2015)

Longer version of piece published by Sight & Sound as part of coverage of the Cult programme at the London Film Festival 2015 Sorgenfri, the municipality of Greater Copenhagen which is … Continue reading

November 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Don’t Grow Up (2015)

Longer version of piece published by Sight & Sound as part of coverage of the Cult programme at the London Film Festival 2015 “My future? I dunno.” Although it starts and … Continue reading

November 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Desert (aka Zombie Desert, aka What’s Left Of Us) (2013)

First published by Grolsch FilmWorks Microphones on a house’s barred window capture the amplified buzzing of flies, and birdsong, and shuffling footfalls, and a strange death-rattle wheeze. A blonde woman, … Continue reading

March 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

Pontypool (2008)

Review first published by Film4 Synopsis: In parochial Pontypool, a shock jock probes, prods and provokes the end of the world (as we know it). Cult Canadian filmmaker Bruce McDonald (Roadkill, … Continue reading

March 9, 2015 · 4 Comments

[REC] Apocalypse (2014)

Review first published by FilmLand Empire Let’s rewind. In the mid Noughties, when both the zombie and the shakicam subgenres of horror had not quite reached their peak, a duo … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

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

Re-Animator (1985)

Review first published by FilmLand Empire “I’m dead,” declares medical student Dan Cain (Bruce Abbott), lying beside his girlfriend Megan Halsey (Barbara Compton) in a state of post-coital exhaustion. When … Continue reading

January 17, 2015 · 3 Comments

Dead Snow 2: Red Vs. Dead (2014)

Review first published by Film Divider “The Sequel You Did Nazi Coming,” reads the poster tagline for Dead Snow 2: Red Vs. Dead (Død Snø 2) – and it is absolutely true. … Continue reading

January 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

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