Gavin Rye

Gavin Rye

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  • Caveat

    Caveat

    ★★★★

    Caveat came out of nowhere for me. I'd heard very little until it dropped on Shudder and I really hope word of just how good this is gets out. Isaac is given a job to look after a troubled girl on a house on an island. He soon finds out that he needs to be put on what amounts to a lead in order to restrict him access to certain parts of the house. Then thing's get strange.

    I've just…

  • Rejuvenatrix

    Rejuvenatrix

    ★★★½

    If ever a film was more tailor-made for a Vinegar Syndrome release. This feels like it would fit right in with their catalogue and would make a nice double bill with The Immortalizer. Here, we have a rich old actress that is funding a doctors research into reversing the ageing process. I did really like how this goes a little against the grain with the woman herself being the one pushing the doctor to do tests on her, rather than…

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  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

    ★★★★

    I'd been looking forward to this since I saw a sneak preview of some footage at frightfest. I felt it could go either way, either I was going to be really absorbed in the film and love it, or I was going to find it to be a pretentious and just really not get it. It seems that most reviews of this seem to fall in one of those categories and I was glad to find it absolutely superb.
    The…

  • Jacob's Ladder

    Jacob's Ladder

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I've seen Jacobs Ladder a few times now and the thing I noticed the most this time around, was the fact that the fact he is actually dead is alluded to so often. It's an obvious observation, but one I hadn't taken note of quite so much on previous watches. I don't recall the first time I saw the film, but I can't imagine I saw the ending coming.

    Also on this watch, I really took in the grimy New…