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  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★★½

    If you're looking for a horror movie with jump scares and buckets of blood and gore steer clear of Hereditary. This offering from Ari Aster uses psychological horror and suspense and takes you on a 127 minute long trip of terror.

    It reminded me of 'The Babadook', with the central theme of grief and death impacting the family, in addition of the mother being the one most seemingly affected by the loss of her loved one/s. Also when the supernatural…

  • Animal World

    Animal World

    ★★★★

    In one word - wow! I'm a fan of Asian cinema, and decided to catch the late afternoon screening at my local cinema of the latest sci-fi/action/drama offering by Han Yan. Based on a manga, 'Ultimate Survivor Kaiji' this adaption of the comic brings to life in dazzling colours, vivid imagery and over the top CGI a tale of luck, fate, and hope on board the ship named 'Destiny', where people on board are participants in a four hour game…

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  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★★

    "The Thing", made in 1982 is arguably the best sci-fi/horror movie since the 1979 "Alien". Paranoia is the central theme, with the characters having no idea if they will mutate into The Thing! The Thing is the epitome of evil. Assimilating and infecting dogs and people into a DNA evolution of an alien who mimics the appearance of the person previously un-infected gives an unsettling sense of dread as you try to analyse the next person is who will evolve…

  • Beyond the Darkness

    Beyond the Darkness

    ★★★½

    Joe D'Amato has hit the nail on the head with this Euro-sleaze flick. Ultra-violence, sex scenes, cannibalism, necrophilia and disturbing scenes ticks the boxes for classic Italian extreme horror.
    Brief synopsis - Frank, a taxidermist is controlled by the evil Iris in their house of horrors. Frank is in love with his dead girlfriend, and can't let her go, so he digs her up from her grave and does his taxidermy work on her. Unknown to Frank, Iris is after…