A Lonely Place to Die (2011) | Review
Official Synopsis: A group of five mountaineers are hiking in the Scottish Highlands when they discover a young Serbian girl buried in a small chamber in the wilderness, becoming caught up in a terrifying game of cat and mouse with the kidnappers.
Granted I was somewhat biased with this one from the start, being set in Scotland, although given that I really had no idea what to be expecting (didn’t even know the supposed genre) it was a pleasant surprise that it turned out to be a half-decent […]
Review Added: September 15th, 2011
Tagline: Out here, there's no place to hide.
I wasn’t expecting great things from this movie. I was told it would be a grim discovery followed by a thrilling chase through the highlands, so I was expecting Horror. It was definitely more of a thriller though which was good because it was unexpected. Maybe [...]
One Day (2011) | Review
Official Synopsis: After spending the night together on the night of their college graduation Dexter and Em are shown each year on the same date to see where they are in their lives.
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King – one of the most famous and successful movies of recent times – is infamous for having a number of endings. One Day manages to feature around double that, tacked on to a story revolving around two weak […]
Review Added: September 14th, 2011
Tagline: Twenty Years. Two Lives.
Ok, so I read the book and I wasn’t sure what to be expecting from the film. I think this review might be one of the first ones where me and my opponent differ somewhat, as he made it fairly clear he didn’t enjoy it. Having read and [...]
Fright Night (2011) | Review
Official Synopsis: A teenager suspects that his new neighbour is a vampire.
It’s been a little over 25 years since the original Fright Night was released and, unlike Back to the Future, Hollywood has deemed that this one was in need of a remake, rather than a re-release. As fond as I am of the original, and as […]
Review Added: September 14th, 2011
Tagline: You can't run from evil when it lives next door.
Having not seen the original I was not sure what to expect from this film and so I went in with little expectation and as a result I enjoyed it. The thing I liked most about this film ( apart from David Tenant in his stage [...]
Apollo 18 (2011) | Review
Official Synopsis: Decades-old found footage from NASA's abandoned Apollo 18 mission, where two American astronauts were sent on a secret expedition, reveals the reason the U.S. has never returned to the moon.
There’s nothing massively original about this movie, just as it’s quite predictable, but I still enjoyed what was served up – it manages to be an effective docu-Horror with a conspiracy element, working well thanks to the enforced isolation of the desolate space setting. It’s December […]
Review Added: September 6th, 2011
Tagline: There's a reason we've never gone back to the moon.
I shall begin by saying I wasn’t keen to see this film but it was better than I thought it was going to be. It had very much what I would call that paranormal activity ‘camcorder’ feel. Where they try to tell you it’s a true [...]
Kill List (2011) | Review
Official Synopsis: When a British soldier (Maskell) returns home from Kiev, he joins an old friend as contract killers. His disturbed past surfaces as he spins out of control during jobs and ominous employers raise the stakes.
To be blunt I’m finding it slightly difficult to start writing about this movie, mainly as I can’t quite decide on what I’m supposed to take from several elements of it – given that the two possible interpretations takes each make this an entirely different type […]
Review Added: September 5th, 2011
Tagline: They are bad people. They should suffer.
I had no expectations of this film going in. probably because I knew we were going to be going to see Conan after. I had read the plot synopsis and wondered how much of the alleged ‘horror’ was going to actually be present, and there wasn’t [...]