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The Descent: Part 2 – Film Review

The Descent: Part 2 – Film Review
For those unable to resist the urge to revisit the characters they enjoyed the first time around, The Descent: Part 2 might provide enough entertainment with lowered expectations – there’s enough mushy grue and action to stave off boredom, and it’s certainly not the worst sequel in the...

[REC] 2 – Film Review

[REC] 2 – Film Review
An early tense scene or two aside, there’s not much to recommend [REC] 2 to those who loved the taut, unsettling, high-tension scares of the original. Shocks that were intense and terrifying in their sparse use the first time around are rehashed, overused and overexposed to the point of dilution and...

Creepy Kids Double Feature: The Children (2008) & Orphan (2009) – Film Review

Creepy Kids Double Feature: The Children (2008) & Orphan (2009) – Film Review
To celebrate Halloween, enjoy a Double Feature review of The Children and Orphan. Just keep a kebab skewer handy in case of attack from homicidal pre-pubescant trick-or-treaters....

Paranormal Activity (2007) – Film Review

Paranormal Activity (2007) – Film Review
If the suggestive and unnerving scares of Blair Witch wriggled under your skin like nothing else, then you’ll no doubt stumble home from seeing Paranormal Activity shaken and uneasy, rushing to turn all the lights on and avoiding wandering upstairs alone for days....

Assassination of a High School President (2009) – Film Review

Assassination of a High School President (2009) – Film Review
Brett Simon’s film is oozing with visual style, riddled with quirky and incredibly fun characters, an endearingly geeky turn from lead Reece Thompson and enough genuinely funny jokes to offset the toilet humour. There’s a lot to love here, it’s just unfortunate that its weighted down by an...

Tormented (2009) – Film Review

Tormented (2009) – Film Review
Marketed as Skins with exponentially more teen disembowings, Tormented follows the spoilt and malicious teens blessed with popularity at Fairview High in the aftermath of bullied kid Darren Mullet’s suicide. Not long after the funeral, the clique who tormented Mullet starts getting not-so-mysteriously...

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li (2009) – Film Review

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li (2009) – Film Review
Street Fighter’s biggest crime isn’t that it’s wretchedly written. What’s more criminal is that a film containing such colossal weirdness as a baby delivery by stomach punch has no right being this boring....

Sex Drive – Film Review

Sex Drive – Film Review
Sex Drive has more than enough smarts and heart to earn it a place with the stronger films it aspires to, managing to feel more like the John Hughes-era ‘80s coming-of-age comedies it pays homage to than the 3rd rate gross-out trash that litters the shelves today....

Cold Prey (Fritt Vilt) – Film Review

Cold Prey (Fritt Vilt) – Film Review
Cold Prey is, on the whole, a tremendously taut, incredibly enjoyable slasher film bolstered by strong performances and uncharacteristically intelligent writing...

Lost Boys 2: The Tribe – Film Review

Lost Boys 2: The Tribe – Film Review
It’s a film destined to leave Lost Boys fans wondering what they did to deserve the spleen-punch that is this movie, yet not decent enough to entertain newcomers as a standalone film. Though it does meet the Philip J. Fry criteria for the best movie ever: “It has a vampire and an explosion!” Well, an...

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