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  • The Reckoning

    The Reckoning

    I wanted to like this film so much. Dog Soldiers & The Descent are among my favourite horror films, and I regularly re-watch them.

    Sadly, this movie - while beautifully staged & shot - is a mess. The overall story is ok, but it stumbles in so many ways, and things that seem important are either left unresolved, or just teased without having any effect on the outcome and seem to serve as mere padding.

    In one scene particularly (involving the rack),…

  • Alien

    Alien

    ★★★★★

    There isn't much to say about Alien that hasn't already been said.

    42 years on, and it is still the finest example of sci-fi horror ever put to film. For me, this film does not age - the spectacular special effects are still effective and terrifying to this day.

    The cast does an exceptional job of portraying every day life of a space crew of regular people. They're not soldiers, nor are they super heroes. Their reactions to what happens are very believable.

    An absolute masterpiece of cinema.

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  • Zombie Flesh Eaters

    Zombie Flesh Eaters

    The overall plot is typical of the 70s & 80s Italian gore movies - in that some scenes are downright silly. Being chased by zombies and you fall down? Let's have a kiss. That sort of thing.

    It doesn't take away from this being an enjoyable zombie flick, with some good cinematography and great Euro-synth music playing at all the right moments. Starting out as a mystery adventure and devolving into survival horror with a voodoo theme, it's a great way…

  • Sublime

    Sublime

    ★½

    I watched this yesterday and gave it 2 out of 5, but it was bugging me, and I had to adjust my score to 1.5.

    The problem with Sublime is that it doesn't have anywhere near enough substance to carry it for the 113 minute runtime. The moment you work out what is actually happening, it just turns into an exercise of staring at the clock until the end.

    This is a psychological thriller with an interesting premise and set…