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  • Spring

    Spring 2014

    ★½ Watched 06 Oct, 2015 19

    Stevil Intentions – The 2010s Horror Month

    This really isn't going very well.

    The other day when I was complaining on my Honeymoon review about this new brand of horror film where nothing happens for an hour and then it all tries to be spectacular at the end, I obviously was hoping that I was noticing a trend that was just a figment of my imagination. But clearly I was on to something.

    Because here comes Spring. This one tries…

  • 5150 Elm's Way

    5150 Elm's Way 2009

    ★½ Watched 05 Oct, 2015 4

    Stevil Intentions – The 2010s Horror Month


    Well. Just how the hell do I review this film.

    There's no question at all that I appreciate a film like 5150 Elm's Way more than I would the kind of bland shit that makes me…

  • Starry Eyes

    Starry Eyes 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 04 Oct, 2015

    Stevil Intentions – The 2010s Horror Month

    A pretty ropey start to this project is brought to a screeching halt by a film that was always likely to sit well with me.

    I've stated many a time before how I love films that use Los Angeles as a hazy, sun-bleached, woozy backdrop, but almost always that backdrop is in noir or neo-noir films. Yet Starry Eyes takes a page out of the book of Mulholland Drive to do something a…

  • The House at the End of Time

    The House at the End of Time 2013

    ★★ Watched 04 Oct, 2015

    Stevil Intentions – The 2010s Horror Month

    Just what a really rotten Sunday needs - another crap horror film to not improve it one bit!

    The House At The End Of Time is an extremely irritating film that has one remarkable thing about it - it's a Venezuelan horror film. And much like the small amount of South American films I've seen, it does at least try to be something a little bit different. So on that front it deserves…

  • Skypemare

    Skypemare 2013

    ★½ Watched 04 Oct, 2015 2

    Stevil Intentions – Short And Scary

    Shitemare, more like.

    A particularly uninspired horror short which just seems to be little more than excuse to get Cerina Vincent running around in a tight top. The twist is ok but could probably figured out quite quickly if you're not half asleep on a Sunday morning, but otherwise it's entirely predictable and not very good.

    It's also particularly poorly acted, especially by Vincent, who doesn't even seem to possess nearly enough ability for basic 'scream queen' duties. Like I say, not very good.

    You can watch it on YouTube, although I wouldn't bother if I were you, here.

  • Ring 2

    Ring 2 1999

    ★★½ Watched 03 Oct, 2015

    Stevil Intentions – Horror Rewatches

    The history surrounding this follow-up to Ring rather sadly proves to be more interesting than the film itself.

    The original was released alongside a back-to-back filmed sequel called Spiral in 1998. Both released in Japan at the same time, Spiral sunk without trace despite sharing much of the same cast but, perhaps crucially, not the same director. So they had another shot at the sequel, bringing back Hideo Nakata and, once again, a few members…

  • Ring

    Ring 1998

    ★★★★ Rewatched 02 Oct, 2015 2

    Stevil Intentions – Horror Rewatches

    I really wish that Letterboxd had been around when J-Horror and K-Horror were in full swing.

    I regard that period of horror films to be my second horror craze. Seeing Ring back in 1999, it really caught my imagination and got me interested in horror films again, and set me off watching as much as Korea and Japan had to offer, with support from other areas of south-east Asia which also jumped on the bandwagon…

  • Don't Move

    Don't Move 2013

    ★★★ Watched 01 Oct, 2015

    Stevil Intentions – Short And Scary

    Enjoyable short that just has a couple of issues that stop it from being a lot better.

    The general premise of a bunch of people being stalked by a demon of some sort after messing around with a ouija board and, as the title would suggest, trying to avoid being murdered by not moving, is a very novel one. It's certainly one that you could only really do in a short film, it wouldn't…

  • Honeymoon

    Honeymoon 2014

    ★★ Watched 01 Oct, 2015 2

    Stevil Intentions – The 2010s Horror Month

    Not the most promising way to start the month, is it?

    I'm not appreciating this new brand of horror films where nothing happens for an hour and it's completely reliant on the last half an hour for something spectacular to happen that the film ultimately lives or dies by. That Ti West did it in The House Of The Devil and I didn't much like it then and it's happened in some other…

  • Matt Braunger: Big Dumb Animal

    Matt Braunger: Big Dumb Animal 2015

    ★★★ Watched 28 Sep, 2015

    Not the first time I've taken an uninitiated plunge into Netflix stand-up shows lately and not the first time I've emerged pleasantly surprised by what I found.

    In fairness, Matt Braunger: Big Dumb Animals is rather up and down and doesn't flow all that well. Yet he does have a couple of absolutely fantastic bits. The theory on harnessing natural disasters caused by gay sex, as suggested by some religious nutters, for military purposes is a brilliant bit of stand…

  • Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
  • Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

    Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation 2015

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 26 Sep, 2015 2

    Well of course I watched it again. It's been over 3 weeks!

    All I can say is that SPECTRE really is in deep shit. And that this is a brilliant and gorgeous film.