Enjoy your stay in... Eden Lodge

Eden Lodge

May 26, 2018 Matt Blake 0

First things first: this is not, repeat not, Eden Lake (whatever the packaging may very deliberately imply). That was a clever film that punched well above its weight and stands up as a classic of modern British horror.

Happy families in Estranged

Estranged

May 10, 2018 Matt Blake 0

Director: Adam Levins Writers: Simon Fantauzzo, William Borthwick Stars: Amy Manson, Craig Conway, James Cosmo There’s something of a history of British films about aristocratic […]

Crisis on the wing in The Carrier

The Carrier

April 23, 2018 Matt Blake 0

Director: Anthony Woodley Writers: Luke Healy, Helen Kingston, Stefan Mitchell, Anthony Woodley Stars: Zora Bishop, Rebecca Johnson, Edmund Kingsley A few years back I wrote […]

A bit of a puzzler: Cryptic, starring Ed Stoppard (centre) and Vas Blackwood (right)

Cryptic

December 28, 2017 Matt Blake 0

Taking two prominent strands of low budget British cinema – gangsters and vampires – and combining them seems like a logical enough step. After all, many would argue that crime is a kind of vampirism, that criminals and vampires share an innately parasitic nature…

We've all had mornings like that... Joanna Ignaczewska in The Scopia Effect

The Scopia Effect

October 29, 2017 Matt Blake 0

If there’s one thing that the makers of The Scopia Effect can’t be accused of it’s a lack of ambition. Whereas most low budget science fiction films try to make the most of their limited resources by reducing their scope – relying on a small number of characters and settings – this does something rather different

Fascinating stuff in Silverhide

Silverhide

October 5, 2017 Matt Blake 0

There’s been a bit of a resurgence in British werewolf movies recently. Over the past year or two we’ve had the likes of Howl and Blood Moon, both of which were reasonably effective, and Silverhide, which quite frankly is not.

Boring boring, boring... The Cutting Room

The Cutting Room

September 8, 2017 Matt Blake 0

OK boys and girls, time for another found footage horror movie. Hey ho, whoop di do and hip hip hoo-sodding-ray, just what the world needs, another found footage horror movie.