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  • The Nest

    The Nest

    ★★★½

    Hoop-Tober IV: The Final Chapter #86

    If, like me, you spent a large part of the 1980s engrossing in the works of James Herbert, Shaun Hutson, Guy N Smith and their ilk, ravenously consuming stories of giant or man-eating or indeed giant man-eating rats, slugs, crabs, lizards, insects and all manner or assorted creatures, then this is the movie for you.

    While it is very much in the vein of similar movies, I'm particularly thinking here of the likes of…

  • Pin

    Pin

    ★★★½

    Hoop-Tober IV: The Final Chapter #85

    After the death of their parents in a car accident the Linden, Leon and Ursula, children are left to raise themselves in the family home which they share with the only survivor from the car crash, Pin.

    Pin used to work with their father, a doctor, and when I say work with, he used to sit on his consultations. And when I say sit in, that's all he did because Pin is an anatomical…

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  • Beware the Slenderman

    Beware the Slenderman

    ★★★

    The story of how two pre-teens, both of whom appear to be delusional and one of whom has been diagnosed as schizophrenic attempted to murder a friend of theirs believing that they are acting under the instructions of Slenderman.

    The thing that lies at the heart of their delusion and what makes it so difficult to break is exactly the same thing that lies at the heart of religious beliefs and that is the inability of anyone to disprove the…

  • Live and Let Die

    Live and Let Die

    ★★★★

    007 Rank-A-Thon

    At last a realistic Bond villain, at least in terms of his aims and the method by which he's setting out to achieve it, flooding the US with a couple of tons of opium (it sounds much more charming than heroin) which will be given away for free thereby knocking out all the competition in one fell swoop. I'm not sure it would actually work out like that but it's not completely unrealistic and what's more the price…