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  • The Ritual

    The Ritual

    ★★★

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

    Effective and enjoyable if very familiar horror film with a great cast of characters, Rafe Spall is always excellent. 

    I found the final act slightly disappointing as I thought the reveal could have had a meaner (gorier) and darker edged.......I thought the monster looked a bit silly to be honest, did we really need to see so much of it? I found it more scary in glimpses. 

    Overall though it’s worth a look.

  • Trick 'r Treat

    Trick 'r Treat

    ★★★★

    Wickedly good fun Halloween horror anthology. The school bus segment I found particularly dark and highly entertaining. It’s become annual October viewing in my house.

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  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★★

    I first saw The Thing on TV when I was a kid back in the mid 80s. I wasn't really prepared for what I was about to see. 

    Its one of the few films that literally kept me up at night, the first horror film that I ever found truly horrifying and upsetting...Ever since then I've had a complete passionate respect for the film, for the genre and Mr Carpenter himself....who did not deserve all the flack and unfair criticism…

  • The Snowman

    The Snowman

    Astonishingly awful. 

    I’m not sure what Tomas Alfredson was thinking with this film, the direction i’m afraid to say is almost amateurish....There are bizarre sequences with highly talented actors obviously not fully knowing what they are supposed to be doing, behaving in very odd and to my mind overly hammy ways....I’ve no idea what Val Kilmer was doing there, I’m not sure Alfredson knows either.

    The plot is highly muddled and confused to say the least, it seemed to me…