Sunday, 28 October 2012

Silent Hill: Revelation 3D (2012)

I am going to stick my neck out here and say that I absolutely loved Christopher Gans' eerie ghost town mystery 'Silent Hill' (2006). I will even go as far as to say that it is one of my favourite modern horror films. I am no gamer just a very casual retro one who uses this limited time playing mostly 16-bit Sega Megadrive emulation games purely for nostalgic reasons. I have never played the Silent Hill video game series and I knew very little about it and its mythology when I saw the movie adaptation for the first time.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Sinister (2012)

'Sinister' is promoted as being “From the producer of Paranormal Activity and 'Insidious'”. Well this more or less sums up what you will get with Scott Derrickson's film. It is a crossover over of two sub-genres of the horror movie - the found footage and the haunted house.

Friday, 12 October 2012

Cut and Run (1985)

'Cut and Run' is the final part of Ruggero Deodato's so called “Cannibal Trilogy” preceded by the excellent ‘Last Cannibal World’ (1977) and his notorious damning portrayal of Western society, Mondo filmmaking and sensationalized media in general with the potently brutal yet eye wateringly beautiful ‘Cannibal Holocaust’ (1980). That last film would cause Deodato many legal troubles with court battles putting the director’s career on hold for three years due to charges of animal cruelty and the murders of his cast of actors (the former is true, the latter is not).