Saturday, 23 April 2016

Friend Request

Warner Brothers, very generously, gave those subscribed to the Frightfest Newsletter the chance to preview the upcoming horror film, Friend Request, for free, an opportunity I eagerly snapped up. Friend Request is another film to add to the canon of Social Media horror films that are slowly gaining an understanding of how the internet is actually used. The most famous example is Unfriended, a horror film set entirely on Skype, which was a hit and used its premise extremely well.

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Batman v Superman

After saving the World from General Zod (Michael Shannon) Superman (Henry Cavill) is regarded as a hero. However, a sizeable minority see him as a threat and Batman (Ben Affleck) is one of them after seeing one of workers lose his legs in the destruction of Metropolis caused by Superman's fight with General Zod. Batman dons his cape and attempts to right Superman's wrongs, igniting a fierce rivalry in the process. Meanwhile, Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) is clearly up to something fishy.