Monday, 25 September 2017

2017 Catch Up




Let’s face it, horror movies that pertain to be based on real life events are a little crass, but they don’t go over the line by not using the actual names of those involved as they’re more inspired by the event than actually based on it. Wolves at the Door is also “based on” a true event but what the film does that so crass and repugnant is it uses the "based on real events" card as some sort of shock value right at the end of the film where its revealed its not based on, but an actual retelling of a true story. What appears to be a film that’s only simply based on the Charles Manson murders is actually retelling the Manson family murders of actress Sharon Tate.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Insyriated



The civil war in Syria is the most brutal conflict raging today, so much so it has dominated headlines across the World for the last few years. Such is the disregard for human life, Snipers are paid $100 if they kill a man, $60 for a woman, and $40 for a child. Its all a fun game to some. 

Saturday, 9 September 2017

IT


The town of Derry has a dark secret; adults are vanishing at a rate well over the national average. However, kids are worse. Much, much worse. What’s taking all these kids of the streets? Bill (Jaeden Lieberher) finds himself at the heart of Derry’s dark secret when his younger brother, Georgie (Jackson Robert Scott), also goes missing. Bill and his ragtag group of mates, dubbed The Losers, spend much their life avoiding bullies and trying to find out what why the children of Derry keep vanishing.

Friday, 8 September 2017

Detroit


 
Set during the Summer of 1967, Detroit focuses on a small, but infamous, event that took place during the 1967 Detroit riots. The event in question occurred at the Algiers motel where shots fired from a starting pistol were met with a heavy handed, and racially motivated, police response. We follow several characters, including musician Larry Reed (Aglee Smith), racist police officer Philip Krauss (Will Poulter) and onlooker security guard Melvin Dismukes (John Boyega), on this fateful night.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Valerian and the City of Thousand Planets




Valerian (Dane Da Haan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are a pair of space travelling agents who are drafted into finding the source of radiation in the city of Alpha (home to several millions of alien species). En route to the mission, Valerian dreams of an incredible paradise populated by an intelligent and advanced race of aliens who are eventually destroyed by an unseen race. As the mission goes on, Valerian discovers that the dream and reality are connected.

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Frightfest: Day Five

The final day featured morbid Instagrammers, a twisted Christmas thriller and revenge tale set during Halloween.

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Frightfest: Day Four



Day four includes a violent Australian horror movie, an addiction of which the students are certainly not in control and a bad day at work. Missing is a film called Our Evil which I could not focus on because of fatigue so it is not reviewed here. Sue me.

Friday, 1 September 2017

Frightfest 2017: Day 3

Day 3 includes a local vampire feast, a chilly thriller and the most bloody game ever.