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  • Black Christmas

    Black Christmas

    ★★★★★

    I’m a massive fan of the original Black Christmas, it’s in my top 5 favourites. I was really expecting to hate and dismiss the remake, but it took me by surprise. I absolutely love it. I’ll try and explain why. 

    It’s completely different to the original, and takes the bare bones idea only, concentrating a lot more on the Billy character and adding back story to his rambling menacing phone calls. The film has a gleefully wicked and camp sense…

  • The Dance of Reality

    The Dance of Reality

    ★★★

    Bonkers.

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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…

  • Black Mirror: White Christmas

    Black Mirror: White Christmas

    ★★★★★

    I don’t usually put anything from TV on here, but for Black Mirror: White Christmas I’ll make an exception as it’s become annual Christmas viewing for me. 

    The anthology style I loved as it adds to the dark edge of the fantastic show, and to me made it cinematic. Superb writing as usual from Charlie Brooker. Rafe Spall and John Hamm are excellent.