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Horror

The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

The Purge: Anarchy    18 Jul 2014

R 103 minReleased

6.5
IMDB: 6.5/10 125 votes

I didn’t much care for the original Purge movie. It had issues but my main problem was the intruders, the people besieging the house, hanging out on the front lawn. For that, they cast a bunch of catwalk models who were about as intimidating as a bowl of cold soup. Sorry, but if Rhys Wakefield shows up on your lawn with a bunch of young girls threatening your family, merely opening the door should see them off. ...

Wolf Creek 2 (2013)

Wolf Creek 2 (2013)

Wolf Creek 2    17 Apr 2014

Not Rated 106 minReleased

6.1
IMDB: 6.1/10 159 votes

The original is a bit notorious, and aside from being pretty effective as a horror movie, it sparked minor uproar. Too effective for some pansies. Roger Ebert famously said of the movie: “It is a film with one clear purpose: To establish the commercial credentials of its director by showing his skill at depicting the brutal tracking, torture and mutilation of screaming young women … I wanted to walk out of the theatre and keep on walking.” ...

The Dyatlov Pass Incident (2013)

The Dyatlov Pass Incident (2013)

Devil's Pass    28 Feb 2013

R 100 minReleased

5.7
IMDB: 5.7/10 447 votes

Renny Harlin’s filmography varies wildly in quality, ranging from fantastic action films (Die Hard 2, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Deep Blue Sea) to borderline unbearable dreck (Driven, 12 Rounds). After showing a slight glimmer of hope with the mildly competent 5 Days of War, Harlin is back in the doldrums with Devil’s Pass (also known as The Dyatlov Pass Incident). Bewilderingly, this is actually a found footage horror picture, looking to cash in on the Blair Witch Project phenomena about ...

World War Z (2013)

World War Z (2013)

World War Z    21 Jun 2013

PG-13 116 minReleased

7.0
IMDB: 7.0/10 551 votes

This movie didn’t impress upon release. It was a bit too cookie cutter and the 3D actually worsened the visual experience. A 3D Blu Ray with a harder cut and 1080p 3D transfer has now been released. Does it alleviate the problems? We’re here to find out. But first a breakdown of the movie. It isn’t a guy movie, it’s a family movie one might be tempted to see and then regret. As ...

The Meg (2018)

The Meg (2018)

The Meg    10 Aug 2018

PG-13 113 minReleased

5.9
IMDB: 5.9/10 104 votes

When I first heard that they were making a movie titled “Meg” I thought it was one of those pussy romantic comedies which women make, force & blackmail their men to watch all in the name of spending “Quality Time” together. All the while not realizing that the man they’re with is losing testosterone by every single individual second they’re forced to watch that cinematic garbage. But when I found out “The Meg” was a movie starring Jason Statham versus a ...

Mandy (2018)

Mandy (2018)

Mandy    14 Sep 2018

Not Rated 121 minReleased

6.6
IMDB: 6.6/10 680 votes

In short, a haunting and visually striking, admirably uncompromising revenge horror flick, that gives Nic Cage an increasingly rare opportunity to shine in a film which is actually worthy of him showing up. Also with a good supporting cast and quietly amusing sense of humour. Nicolas Cage and Andrea Riseborough play Red Miller and Mandy Bloom, a couple whose lives are destroyed following a chance encounter between Mandy and a mini bus full of Jesus freaks, real weirdo hippy types, who ...

Trench 11 (2018)

Trench 11 (2018)

Trench 11    11 Sep 2018

Not Rated 90 minReleased

5.4
IMDB: 5.4/10 129 votes

Rossif Sutherland, son of Donald Sutherland, stars in the passable, World War I adventure/horror film, “Trench 11”. The movie is directed by Leo Scherman, who worked with David Cronenberg as an assistant trainee director on “Existenz” (1998). “Trench 11” is distributed by Toronto-based Raven Banner Entertainment, who specialize in edgy genre films. The movie is set in 1918 France, during the closing days of World War I. At Battalion Headquarters, British Intelligence officers, Major Jennings (Ted Atherton) and Dr. Priest (Charlie ...

Jigsaw (2017)

Jigsaw (2017)

Jigsaw    27 Oct 2017

R 92 minReleased

6.1
IMDB: 6.1/10 892 votes

Those Saw movies used to be good, at least the first one. There were so many sequels I don’t really remember if I enjoyed any, maybe the second one wasn’t too bad. The ‘matter of time’ part has passed and now there is another one out there. Ideally, this kind of update comes when someone offers a premise that is too good to resist, but in this case it’s just another case of the money being too ...

The Ritual (2017)

The Ritual (2017)

The Ritual    09 Feb 2018

TV-MA 94 minReleased

6.3
IMDB: 6.3/10 659 votes

The Ritual opens with a group of men in their 30’s discussing a potential ‘man’s trip’, a suitable getaway/holiday. They consider Ibiza and Amsterdam, but conclude that these are boring venues for 20 year olds. Vegas is another option, sort of like The Hangover, and another unique idea is to go hiking through a trail in the Swedish wilderness. And so begins Netflix’s new movie, which rips off Predator, The Blair Witch and The Wicker Man. Based on ...

The Predator (2018)

The Predator (2018)

The Predator    14 Sep 2018

R 107 minReleased

5.4
IMDB: 5.4/10 879 votes

The Predator is not the corrective surgery we were hoping for when we first heard that Shane Black would direct an all new movie. The franchise was first soiled by Paul W.S. Anderson with AvP in 2004, followed by two more movies that were also unsatisfactory. But what kind of fate is this, where Shane Black himself creates the worst movie of the whole series? One that’ll probably kill the whole thing off as we know it? From ...