The Cured (2017)

the cured posterZombie virus horror without zombies…for the most part.

Stars: Ellen Page, Sam Keeley, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor
Director: 
David Freyne

Synopsis: The Maze virus, a zombie like infection, has had a cure developed with one draw back being that people remember everything they did while being infected. As they re-join society, the uninfected citizens start protesting and rioting and demanding that it not happen for fear of re-infection which in turn causes rebel groups of cured to rise against them. Following the paths of recently cured Senen (Sam Keely), who goes to live with his sister-in-law (Ellen Page) and her son, and Conor (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) we see that while they may be cured, the impact on what has happed affects them each in very different ways. Continue reading “The Cured (2017)”

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Cam (2018)

Cam posterThe scariest part? Someone out there could probably make this happen.

Stars: Madeline Brewer, Patch Darragh, Melora Walters
Director: 
Daniel Goldhaber

Synopsis: Online cam girl Lola, aka Alice, is striving to get into the top listed girls online. When all appears to be going in her favour and the rank is on the up, her account becomes locked and seemingly taken over by someone who looks exactly like her and is on a course to steal her entire identity. Continue reading “Cam (2018)”

Bird Box (2018)

bird box posterAnd the award for best children’s names goes to this film

Stars: Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich 
Director: 
Susanne Bier

Synopsis: An unseen entity attacks the human race causing the majority of people to imagine such horrors that they are driven to suicide. 5 years after the initial attack, a young mother and her two children must find a way, while blindfolded, to a rumoured safe zone all the while being hunted by the unseen beings and other immune humans who want to force them to remove the blindfolds and see. Continue reading “Bird Box (2018)”

Overlord (2018)

mv5bmjexmju1njuwn15bml5banbnxkftztgwotazotgwnjm@._v1_The first 10 minutes are honestly almost as good as the opening of Saving Private Ryan!

Stars: Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Mathilde Ollivier
Director: 
Julius Avery

Synopsis: Following a group of solders who are behind enemy (German) lines during World War 2 on the eve of D-Day. Their mission is to destroy a German radio tower to prevent communication and allow the beach landing to happen. While there, they discover mission people, horrible mutations, weird crazy Nazi experiments and lots of death. Continue reading “Overlord (2018)”

Happy Death Day (2017)

Death DayIt’s Groundhog Day but with murder

Stars: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine
Director: 
Christopher Landon

Synopsis: College student, Tree (Jessica Rothe), is forced to relive her birthday over and over again and while most people would think that’s a great thing, it also happens to be the day she is murdered by a mysterious killer. Each death resets the day which means Tree must die countless times while she tries to figure out who the killer is. Continue reading “Happy Death Day (2017)”

The Boy (2016)

poster-780Just reaffirming my strong dislike for dolls and the urge to never have them in my house.

Stars: Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans, James Russell 
Director: 
William Brent Bell

Synopsis: Escaping a failed relationship and abusive ex-boyfriend, Greta (Lauren Evans) travels from America to England in order to be an in home Nanny for the son of an older couple. Upon arriving, she discovers that the child is actually a porcelain doll, yet it’s treated as though it’s a real child with a specific list of daily rules that are meant to be followed. Naturally upon the departure of the couple, Greta ignores the doll and the list until unexpected events start to happen causing her to believe that the doll may in fact be alive. Continue reading “The Boy (2016)”

Slaughterhouse Rulez (2018)

mv5bmjexmju1njuwn15bml5banbnxkftztgwotazotgwnjm@._v1_Honestly, naming your school Slaughterhouse is basically asking for trouble.

Stars: Asa Butterfield, Margot Robbie, Simon Pegg, Michael Sheen
Director: 
Crispian Mills

Synopsis: Don Wallace (Finn Cole) starts the new school year at an elite private school full of rich snobs, bullies, a love-sick teacher and a principal who take money from a company to allow them to build a fracking site on the school grounds. Naturally the fracking company drills too deep and releases some sort of horrible being, causing bloody chaos at the aptly named Slaughterhouse School. Continue reading “Slaughterhouse Rulez (2018)”

Velvet Buzzsaw (2019)

buzzsawFamous art piece or not, I will never stick my hand into any sort of random hole and this movie shows my very sensible reason why.

Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Zawe Ashton, Toni Collette, Natalia Dyer, John Malkovich
Director: 
Dan Gilroy

Synopsis: In the competitive land or art and art critics, a woman working within a top studio discovers a large number of paintings by an unknown artist in her building. Anyone who lays eyes on them is instantly drawn in and suddenly they are the talk of the town and everyone must have one. Popularity soars until people start mysteriously dying and it becomes apparent that the paintings may not be just oil and canvas after all. Continue reading “Velvet Buzzsaw (2019)”

Suspiria (2018)

suspiriaSo, dance school anyone?

Stars: Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Doris Hick
Director: Luca Guadagnino

Synopsis: Susie (Dakota Fanning) is a young woman from Idaho who has dreamed her whole life of attending an elite dance school in Berlin and when her dreams finally seem to be coming true, she quickly realizes that the head teachers are not the simple happy women they pretend to be. This alongside some mysterious disappearances and suspicious events at the school, it looks like not everything is just about dance at the academy. Continue reading “Suspiria (2018)”

Halloween (2018)

 

Halloween 1Michael Myers is back!!

Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak
Director: 
David Gordon Green

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40 years, to the day, after the events of Halloween 1 & 2…..he’s back! Returning to the town of Haddonfield where it all began Michael Myers continues his killing spree while ultimately tracking down the one victim (and her family) who has eluded him, Laurie Strode. Yes both The Shape and Jamie Lee Curtis, the scream queen herself, are back and yes it had been 40 years so we find that Laurie Strode is now a paranoid, lives alone in a cabin with a shooting range full of mannequins and a panic room to beat all panic rooms, grandmother who is estranged from her daughter and occasionally her granddaughter. But with the return of the man in the mask, the revenge she has always dreamed of and trained for may finally be hers. Continue reading “Halloween (2018)”