RSSCategory: Horror

I.T. (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

September 18, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
I.T. (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

Pierce Brosnan plays Mike Regan, a very-wealthy entrepreneur who is about to start a new enterprise that will make him super-wealthy. But no sooner is his new corporation started then his efforts are hit by an Internet hacker with seemingly unlimited cyber-powers. Regan finds he must fight to save his business and his family. John […]

Read More

The People Garden (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

September 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
The People Garden (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

CAPSULE: Somewhere in this 83 minute mystery story, ‘The People Garden’, there is a mediocre 20 minute film struggling to get out. A 20 something woman goes to Japan to find her missing rock star boyfriend and then to break up with him. The search leads her to a possibly supernatural Japanese forest where her […]

Read More

The Disappointments Room (film review by Frank Ochieng).

September 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Disappointments Room (film review by Frank Ochieng).

So here we go again…another derivative suburban haunted house horror showcase featuring a harried heroine’s beleaguered state of mind from the wicked walls within her household’s creepy confines. The aptly entitled ‘The Disappointments Room’ is the latest flaccid floorboard frightfest that tries to turn its predictable creaks into gloomy gold. Instead, ‘The Disappointments Room’ is yet another redundant […]

Read More

When The Bough Breaks (film review by Frank Ochieng).

September 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
When The Bough Breaks (film review by Frank Ochieng).

The woefully generic ‘When The Bough Breaks’ has the gloss factor going for it to a certain extent. Truthfully, its presentable package of panicky polish includes a stylish suspense piece highlighting an attractive cast involved in familiar dramatic cable-TV inspired shrugs and false jolts. Of course, the creepy cradle falls in the mediocre ‘When The Bough Breaks’ when the […]

Read More

Morgan (film review by Frank Ochieng)

September 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
Morgan (film review by Frank Ochieng)

Following in your film-making father’s footsteps can be perceived either as a credible career choice or an inevitable curse. So the question is put forth to ‘Morgan’ first-time director Luke Scott as he oversees this kinetic but overly familiar choppy and saggy SF horror-thriller.  Of course, Luke is the son of famed ‘Alien’ and ‘Blade Runner’ movie mastermind Ridley […]

Read More

Horror Film Aesthetics: Creating The Visual Language Of Fear by Thomas M. Sipos (book review).

September 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Horror Film Aesthetics: Creating The Visual Language Of Fear by Thomas M. Sipos (book review).

Thomas M. Sipos is likely to cause controversy with his opening chapter to his book, ‘Horror Film Aesthetics: Creating The Visual Language Of Fear’. After all, how do you define ‘horror’ as its likely to vary a lot in any discussion? To my mind, ‘horror’ is an aspect added to any story to send a […]

Read More

Don’t Breathe (film review by Frank Ochieng)

August 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Don’t Breathe (film review by Frank Ochieng)

  There are several contemporary horror showcases that could certainly benefit from co-writer/director Fede Alvarez’s (‘Evil Dead’) edgy home invasion thriller ‘Don’t Breathe’. For starters, Alvarez taps into the suggestive elements of tension without the over-extended need to go overboard. The chills and thrills seem almost organic and unassuming. Sure, there appears to be a simplistic approach […]

Read More

Killer Party (formerly ‘Shower’) (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

August 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Killer Party (formerly ‘Shower’) (2016) (a film review by Mark R. Leeper).

A group of Los Angeles young professionals is having a baby shower for one of their number and, wouldn’t you know it, just when the party is getting going a zombie outbreak spreads to the party neighbourhood and nobody knows who will be the next to zombify and turn on the others. Freshman writer and […]

Read More

Lights Out (film review by Frank Ochieng).

August 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Lights Out (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Although a simplistic and familiar theme is explored involving sinister forces tormenting a child in distress, Swedish director David F. Sandberg brings something chillingly fresh to his horror/psychological offering ‘Lights Out’.  Sandberg, making his feature film debut, delivers an adequate amount of tension and trickery for all things considered ominous in the edginess of darkness. ‘Lights […]

Read More

Under The Dark Water by Roy Eynhallow (book review)

August 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Under The Dark Water by Roy Eynhallow  (book review)

Too many writers, especially those who wonder why no-one wants to publish their books, set their tales within their comfort zones. They write about people like them or people they would like to be. Occasionally, there is an author who is prepared to jump straight in at the deep end. Just to say that Roy […]

Read More

Enjoy scifi? Please spread the word :)