Locke.

Locke.

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Slasher Completionist and all year round #horror nut.

Favorite films

  • Rise of the Guardians
  • Dog Soldiers
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • Blade Runner

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  • Fear Street: 1666

    ★★

  • Fear Street: 1978

    ★★★

  • Fear Street: 1994

    ★★

  • Black Widow

    ★★

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  • Baskin

    Baskin

    ★★★★

    I’ve wanted to watch this one since it was first bouncing around festivals four or five years ago, but it wasn’t until April of this year that Severin Films released a UK friendly BluRay package for it and so now I finally got the chance to sit down with this.

    Was it worth the wait? Well, the answer is complicated.

    I want to refer you to my review of The Ritual as in a lot of ways, the two films…

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    ★★★★★

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

    Not a proper review, I was just going through my Facebook Memories and saw my Dad having a rare geek out moment over this film. My Dad is an inward geek, but doesn't often outwardly fly the flag.

    During *that* moment, he turned to me, bright eyed and said, "Look, it's fucking Darth Vader... Darth bloody Vader."

    Don't really remember much else about the film, I'll need to watch it again but this was a nice memory to be reminded of and so I am giving it five stars for that reason.

    — Locke.

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  • Fear Street: 1666

    Fear Street: 1666

    ★★

    So, as this little experiment comes to an end (for now - much like the killers, I can see this being back for more)... I still don't see the point of it.

    On paper it is a deliciously ambitious idea, taking effectively a season of TV, turning it into a trilogy of movies, released a week at a time. Releasing them in reverse order and tapping into a different era and type of horror for each movie. I love the…

  • Fear Street: 1978

    Fear Street: 1978

    ★★★

    This still isn't great, but it is much better than the first film, leaning far more heavily into what makes a slasher good in the first place. It still has little of the magic that made the clear inspirations become so beloved, but I certainly felt like I watched more than one long trailer, this time.

    It still struggles to really find it's own purpose for being, but I couldn't help but snuggle into that comfy familiarity of a camp…

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  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler

    ★★★★★

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

    While Lou Bloom's story may not be the most original, the quality of Nightcrawler's filmmaking sets it above and beyond pretty much all of the others. Stylishly filmed with a blend of film and digital, this is an impossibly smart and endlessly on point satire that effortlessly weaves around the usual traps and pitfalls of this genre and carries us, utterly invested, through to the end.

    It also helps that Lou is played beautifully by the man of a thousand…

  • Kingsman: The Secret Service

    Kingsman: The Secret Service

    ★★★★

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

    My backlog of films is so large it almost defies comprehension and I decided I could probably put Kingsman on the back burner. I've had it since release day, it's a hot commodity right now and until writing this review I figured I'd said all I had to say about the title. But I was wrong.

    To get it out of the way, if I was to have any criticisms of Kingsman at all, it would be the pace. Many…