The Outsider – Episode 4: “Que Viene el Coco”

Holly digs up info that starts connecting Terry and other supposed child killers.

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Why SCREAM 2 is Better Than People Are Willing to Admit

One of the better horror sequels, SCREAM 2 takes aim at the sensationalisation of true crime, media exploitation, and yes, even the horror genre and sequels themselves.

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There’s Twice the Psychosis WHEN A STRANGER CALLS BACK

WHEN A STRANGER CALLS BACK: an unexpected sequel that chills almost as much if not more than the original.

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I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER: A Flashy, Slashy, Trashy Good Time

The sweet revenge of a man left for dead comes at the end of a sharp, shiny hook.

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LEFT BANK: A Horror Allegory on the Eternal Return of Existence

What happens when a dark piece of horror all the way through ends with a tunnel of light?

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Get Lost in THE INTERIOR; For Better or Worse

Don’t go into this one expecting horror. At best this is psychological horror, although there’s still not enough to really categorise it as such.

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THE CONJURING 2 Makes the Sequel Mighty Again

As a moderate fan of the first, THE CONJURING 2 – though based on a debunked story – is utterly haunting, holding a high level of tension almost throughout the entire runtime. Be prepared.

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The Childhood of a Leader is One Darkly Vivid View of the Birth of Dictatorship at the Family Level

The Childhood of a Leader. 2016. Directed by Brady Corbet. Screenplay by Corbet & Mona Fastvold. Starring Tom Sweet, Robert Pattinson, Liam Cunningham, Stacy Martin, Bérénice Bejo, Caroline Boulton, Sophie Lane Curtis, Rebecca Dayan, Luca Bercovici, Yolande Moreau, Scott Alexander Young, Michael Epp, Jeremy Wheeler, & Roderick Hill. FilmTeam/Bow and Arrow Entertainment/Bron Capital Partners. Not Rated.Continue reading “The Childhood of a Leader is One Darkly Vivid View of the Birth of Dictatorship at the Family Level”

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The Kettering Incident – Episode 2: “The Lights”

Foxtel’s The Kettering Incident Episode 2: “The Lights” Directed by Rowan Woods Written by Victoria Madden * For a review of Episode 1, “Anna” – click here * For a review of Episode 3, “The Search” – click here Fergus McFadden (Henry Nixon) is out in kayak. He comes across a bunch of dead birdsContinue reading “The Kettering Incident – Episode 2: “The Lights””

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The Hospital: A Dark Bureaucratic Comedy

The Hospital. 1971. Directed by Arthur Hiller. Screenplay by Paddy Chayefsky. Starring George C. Scott, Diana Rigg, Barnard Hughes, Richard Dysart, Stephen Elliott, Donald Harron, Andrew Duncan, Nancy Marchand, Jordan Charney, Roberts Blossom, Frances Sternhagen, & Katherine Helmond. Simcha Productions. Rated PG. 103 minutes. Comedy/Drama/Mystery ★★★★1/2 Arthur Hiller is probably most well known to peopleContinue reading “The Hospital: A Dark Bureaucratic Comedy”

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Robin Hardy’s The Wicker Man: Fever Dream Memories of Christianity and Paganism

The Wicker Man. 1973. Directed by Robin Hardy. Screenplay by Anthony Shaffer; based on the novel Ritual by David Pinner. Starring Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Diane Cilento, Britt Ekland, Ingrid Pitt, Lindsay Kemp, Russell Water, Aubrey Morris, Irene Sunters, Walter Carr, Ian Campbell, & Roy Boyd. British Lion Film Corporation. Rated R. 94 minutes. Horror/MysteryContinue reading “Robin Hardy’s The Wicker Man: Fever Dream Memories of Christianity and Paganism”

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