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.

George Blagden and Shaun Dooley in Blood Moon

Blood Moon

June 29, 2017 Matt Blake 0

One of the most positive developments in the world of cinema over the past few years is the resurgence of the western genre. At one point last year cowboys seemed to be literally falling out of the sky: Slow West, Salvation, The Dark Valley, The Hateful Eight and so on.

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