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EIFF 2019Festival CoverageReviews

Aniara – EIFF 2019

Earth is fucked. We all know that, and Sci-fi is increasingly interested in how to deal with how fucked we are. Aniara, from directors Pella Kagerman and Hugo Lilja, is an epic human-centric look at post-Earth life. Aniara starts off in a well-worn futuristic world where humanity is slowly being evacuated to communes on Mars […]

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DbD 2019Festival Coverage

All the Gods in the Sky – DbD 2019

Tous les Dieux du Ciel (All the Gods in the Sky), from French director Quarxxx, is an incredibly bold piece of genre filmmaking and a spellbinding debut to boot. Nodding carefully to the surrealist likes of David Lynch, the body horror of David Cronenberg, the unfathomable terror of Lovecraft, and the stark realism of the […]

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Reviews

Await Further Instructions

It’s almost impossible for British Horror to deal with class and racism now and not feel coloured by Brexit. Johnny Kevorkian’s second feature film, Await Further Instructions, doesn’t namecheck the political shambles, but

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Reviews

The Predator

It’s been over 30 years since the Predator first stomped onto our screens, yet the inter-galactic hunter hasn’t quite had the success of his contemporaries. Even though the Predators are as instantly recognisable as Alien,

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Articles

Resident Evil The Final Chapter: A Perfect End to a Perfect Romance

It’s no secret that I adore the Resident Evil films. Paul W.S. Anderson’s sprawling multi-million dollar adaptation of the classic Capcom video games has been a rollercoaster of joyous inconsistency and big-budget thrills since its inception back in 2003. Anderson’s franchise full-stop The Final Chapter elicits as buoyant a response as you might expect. 

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DbD 2016Festival Coverage

Antibirth – DbD 2016

Danny Perez’s colourful stoner horror Antibirth is the kind of post 9/11 Rosemary’s Baby update a lot of people will really enjoy. With a cast of cult regulars like Natasha Lyonne, Chloe Sevigny, Meg Tilly, and Marc Webber Antibirth is packed with charismatic, dedicated performances that charm from start to finish.

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Festival CoverageGlasgow FrightFest 2016

The Mind’s Eye – Glasgow FrightFest 2016

The Mind’s Eye, second feature film by Almost Human writer/director Joe Begos, is a substantial step forward from his low-key debut, which we reviewed three years ago at Toronto Film Festival. In those three years, Begos has developed considerably. Where Almost Human felt tacked together by its love, passion, and visual effects, The Mind’ Eye […]

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Blu-rayReviews

V/H/S Viral – Blu-Ray

V/H/S: Viral is the third entry to the popular anthology horror series, a series we’ve had an affection for since its inception back in 2012. The first two films showcased a multitude of styles from across the world with consistently inconsistent quality. The third film comes with the star power afforded by the previous involvement […]

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Blu-rayReviews

Contamination – Blu-Ray Review

Banned by the BBFC in 1984 but not prosecuted, Contamination (AKA Alien Contamination AKA Toxic Spawn) is a relatively tame title on the notorious list of 72 censored films. Director Luigi Cozzi, here operating under the name Lewis Coates, is blatantly compacting successful ideas into one Sci-Fi, adventure, horror, mash-up and it just about works.

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EIFF 2015Festival Coverage

Narcopolis – EIFF 2015

Decriminalisation of drugs and what that would lead to: Justin Trefgarne’s Narcopolis is a dystopian take on a hot topic. For a debut feature this sci-fi political thriller is ridiculously ballsy in its choice of subject matter but often favours the thrill of its twisting adventure over deeper consideration of its core questions. There’s still […]

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