The Borderlands (2013) Review

"I'm not usually a fan of 'Found Footage' movies....a poorly focused hand-held camera does nothing to enhance plausibility. It just pisses people off."

Drag Me to Hell (2009) Review

"Drag Me to Hell shares the Evil Dead series' affinity for farcical physically ruinous violence and psychological punishment. Over the course of the film Christine is scratched, strangled, gummed/licked, and has all manner of bodily fluids projected onto her."

The Sentinel (1977) Review

"Despite often being considered as something of a hack director, Winner does an admirable job of effectively building tension through scenery. As the story progresses, and the focus changes to the apartment building, Winner makes good use of ornate Gothic ornamentation and shadowy corridors to create dread."

Apostle (2018) Review

"Apostle is the honest sort of folk horror film. It understands that folk horror taps into the insecurities of the modern world and seeks comfort in the barbarism and ancient traditions of more brutal times and societies. There's no need for it to offer the carrot of paganism, only the stick."

Begotten (1990) Review

"What makes Begotten a truly unique film, is that for all its simplicity it achieves what most religious horror films fail in their overly ambitious approach. Faithful to the 'silent movie' there's no spoken dialogue, but there are no captions either (discounting a vaguely expository opening).

Regardless, Begotten is effective because it focuses on the non-human. God, Mother Earth and the Son of Earth are frightening spectres, but what happens to them is equally horrific."

Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) Review

"Part of Halloween III’s appeal is how it's essentially a smorgasbord of everything that was great about horror from that era.

The whole affair has an incredibly seedy vibe, and, as mentioned previously, reminds me of a time when I would sneakily stay up till 2am - on a school night no less - to watch the films I would never normally be allowed to watch. "

Dagon (2001) Review

"Gordon carries the film at a deliberate pace, piling on the unsettling imagery straight-away, from the shadowy façade over the gloomy town to the grey-faced inhabitants with bags under their eyes and webbed hands....this isn't somewhere that's going to throw out the welcome mat, or at least one that's not made of human skin. "

A Dark Song (2016) Review

"A Dark Song is a horror film for people who don't normally like horror films.

There is the mood of the horror movie - gloomy house, foreboding welsh country, and the occasional disquieting noise - without the excessive gore and cathartic intensity."

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