Rupert Evans in The Canal

The Canal

June 1, 2017 Matt Blake 0

British ghost stories tend to break down into two basic types. On the one hand, you have your ‘gothic’ haunted house horrors, which are generally set in enormous country piles and often – although not always – in the past.

Not exactly Wings of Desire... Godforsaken

Godforsaken

May 11, 2017 Matt Blake 0

Although it never quite manages to overcome the limitations of its budget, Godforsaken is a step up from other films of similar means because it’s skilfully shot, features an excellent soundtrack by Deborah Mollison (who also scored East is East) and acting of a much higher calibre than usual.

Pollyanna McIntosh in Let Us Prey

Let Us Prey

April 5, 2017 Matt Blake 0

The unfortunate PC. Rachel Heggie (Pollyanna McIntosh) chooses possibly the worst day possible to start a new job at an end-of-nowhere outpost in rural Scotland.

Forget Jurassic World, it's Killersaurus!

KillerSaurus

March 21, 2017 Matt Blake 0

You have to frankly applaud anybody who tries to make a dinosaur movie on a budget of half a takeaway pizza and a couple of postage stamps. So the writer / director Steve Lawson – a familiar figure in the world of contemporary British horror thanks

It's not exactly Wolf Creek... Dartmoor Killing

The Dartmoor Killing

March 16, 2017 Matt Blake 0

One of the problems faced by British filmmakers – or more particularly English filmmakers – when making a horror movie is that, to be honest, it’s very difficult to think of anywhere… out of the way.

Kalahari calamari in Monsters: Dark Continent

Monsters: Dark Continent

March 3, 2017 Matt Blake 0

Monsters: Dark Continent got a bit of a pasting when it was released; inevitable, really, considering that it was a sequel to a film which both critics and audiences had taken an unexpected shine to.

Napoleonic zombies in Fallen Soldiers

Fallen Soldiers

February 21, 2017 Matt Blake 0

Considering that the world and it’s dog (and even the dogs favorite stick) are bored to tears with Nazi zombie films, Fallen Soldiers does a neat trick by giving us, well… Napoleonic zombies