A little homage to Dario Argento's Creepers in The Duke of Burgundy

The Duke of Burgundy

January 14, 2017 Matt Blake 0

At some point in the mid 1970s, narrative became king in cinema. The lyrical, semi-improvised and let’s be quite honest self-indulgent European art cinema made way for more muscular, focused productions from the likes of Scorsese and Coppola.

Julian Glover almost makes watching Nazi Vengeance worthwhile

Nazi Vengeance

December 5, 2016 Matt Blake 0

I would really like to give a positive review of Nazi Vengeance, after all it (a) doesn’t despite the title, feature yet more zombie nazies (zombezies), which is a good start and (b) it was filmed almost dead on my doorstep.

Amy Comber in Low


November 14, 2016 Matt Blake 0

Low is a fairly good example of the recent micro-budgeted horror films which have recently been springing up in the UK. Good in that it exemplifies many of their strengths and failures, and good in that it’s one of the more interesting and better made of its type.

The Drummond Will

Drummond Will, The

November 3, 2016 Matt Blake 0

The Drummond Will is a comedy thriller that taps into the ambiguous relationship that we have with the countryside in Britain, throwing in a little bit of the Coen Brothers and a large dash of Withnail and I for good measure.

Spooky goings on in Blackwood


October 16, 2016 Matt Blake 0

Blackwood is the kind of tasteful, competent ghost story which would fit in comfortably with the assorted productions being made by the revived Hammer Films.

Dark Touch

Dark Touch

October 11, 2016 Matt Blake 0

Dark Touch is a kind of ghost story which isn’t really a ghost story, a poltergeist movie with elements of Carrie thrown in for good luck.

Jemma Dallender, Joshua Dickinson, Nate Fallows in The Mirror

The Mirror

August 25, 2016 Matt Blake 0

The 2014 film The Mirror is essentially a remake of From Beyond the Grave, a 1974 portmanteau film based on stories by R. Chetwynd-Hayes.