Film reviews and more

Day: 24 August 2014

FrightFest 2014: ‘The Shining’ review

★★★★★ Stanley Kubrick’s horror masterpiece The Shining (1980) is one of those rare films that has found itself submerged into the public consciousness across several generations. Continually parodied in popular culture, from The Simpsons to Family […]

FrightFest 2014: ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ review

★★★★☆ Familiarity, they say, breeds contempt, as has clearly become the case with the Nightmare on Elm Street cycle. There have been nine entries in the iconic series to date (each increasingly weaker as time has […]

FrightFest 2014: ‘The Mirror’ review

★★☆☆☆ It’s films like The Mirror (2014) which make one despair about the current state of films in general, and more specifically those which try to pass themselves off as horror. This new chiller by British […]