Month: July 2018

At its best, the horror anthology serves as a delicious amuse-bouche of scares. Ideally, the spread will feature complementary flavours and textures but in life, you rarely get exactly what you want. Mick Garris’ new horror anthology, Nightmare Cinema, is frankly a mix of good and bad. Featuring five filmmakers and six short films, Nightmare
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Aristocrats – aren’t they the worst? Entitled and elitist; cruel and often willfully sadistic. They’re more than wealthy, more than powerful – they believe the right to rule runs in their very veins. That’s what separates them from mere Bond-style supervillains. Anyone can claw themselves up to fortune or position, but you can’t buy class.
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‘First-time feature director’ can be a loaded term. It often implies inexperience – yet Jenn Wexler has not only written, directed and produced two short films (Slumber Party and Halloween Bash), but also produced several stylistically and thematically arresting indie titles by other directors, like Mickey Keating’s Darling and Psychopaths, Robert Mockler’s Like Me and
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“I came here to have a serious discussion with you, not to be psychoanalysed,” complains Ethan Lightman (Thomas Mann) to his semi-estranged girlfriend Hannah (Nicola Peltz), about halfway through Anthony Scott Burns’ Our House. The line marks an important transition. For up until this point, Our House has followed young adult Ethan, his teenaged brother
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In the great tradition of the horror anthology, Nightmare Cinema is the newest entry in the sub-genre. With a wraparound story featuring Mickey Rourke as the ominous Projectionist, this international collection of shorts brings together some of the greatest talents of horror. ‘The Projectionist’ is directed by Mick Garris, who also contributed a short called
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“I’m an old soul.” Rachel (Rachel VanDuzer) blurts out these words in Justin McConnell’s Lifechanger to cover her strange declaration to fellow drinker Julia (Lora Blake) that she has been frequenting the bar since the Seventies. After all, young Rachel cannot possibly be a septuagenarian. She also, confusingly, introduces herself to Julia by a false
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Josh Holloway sci-fi Colony has been cancelled after three seasons By Jonathan Hatfull 22-07-18 267 For anyone wondering why USA Network’s sci-fi drama Colony wasn’t at Comic-Con, there’s some bad news. Deadline reports that the show, created by Carlton Cuse and Ryan Condal, has been cancelled and that the upcoming Season Three finale will serve
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Cult favourite Wynonna Earp will be back for a fourth season By Jonathan Hatfull 22-07-18 3,997 Syfy has given fan-favourite TV show Wynonna Earp a fourth season order just a week after the third season premiered to the delight of Earpers everywhere. THR reports that the series, created by Emily Andras, may not have been
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Hulu’s new Castle Rock featurette goes looking for the inspirations for King’s haunted town By Jonathan Hatfull 21-07-18 2,628 While Hulu’s Castle Rock still doesn’t have a UK air date or broadcaster (seriously?!?), there’s a fun new featurette for all us Stephen King obsessives that explores the inspirations for every corner of his iconic and
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