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  • Better Watch Out

    Better Watch Out

    ★★★★

    “Safe Neighbourhood” actually screened at last year’s Fantasia Fest, but it’s back this year once again under the name “Better Watch Out”, giving audiences another chance to witness the horrifying possibilities of a Christmas gone wrong.

    As the parents of a kid called “Luke” head out for their Christmas party, they welcome in a babysitter for the evening to keep an eye on him. The classic situation ensues akin to the “New Kid on the Block” episode of The Simpsons,…

  • The Villainess

    The Villainess

    ★★★★

    It has been a long time since we have seen anything quite this good with respect this area of the genre. South Korean action/thriller fans will be satisfied too because while it adopts many of the same characteristics as the previously mentioned films, it retains the South Korean intensity and level of violence that has been missing in recent years.

    From the outset, we are treated to a captivatingly stylish mash-up of POV violence as our assassin makes her way…

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  • Them

    Them

    ★★½

    This French-Romanian horror movie has been lumped in with the likes of Inside, Martyrs and Haute Tension as being a part of the wave of French Horror that shook many people to their core. After watching Them, I can safely say it does not belong with that group of movies.

    For starters, it’s not nearly as gory as those films are, so it sets itself apart from the beginning. The supposed scares in this movie come from the fear of…

  • The Wave

    The Wave

    ★★★½

    Norway’s answer to The Impossible is a paint-by-numbers disaster film that offers no surprises, but is a hell of a lot of fun. Unlike The Impossible, The Wave is a fictional event but rooted within reality as a serious catastrophe that has happened in the past, as a small town sits aside a giant fjord which if disturbed in the most extreme manner causes a huge wave to smash everything to pieces.

    You will be reminded of pretty much any…