Movie Reviews

REVIEW: Dredd (2012)

Dredd is a 2012 sci-fi action film written by Alex Garland (The Beach, 28 Days Later, Ex Machina, Annihilation) and stars the always amazing Karl Urban (Lord of the Rings, The Boys, Thor: Ragnarök)...

REVIEW: 13 Assassins

13 Assassins is a 2010 Japanese samurai film directed by the brilliant Takashi Miike – best known to western audiences for his cult horror The Audition and twisted crime epic Ichi the Killer.  The...

REVIEW: A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place is a 2018 horror film directed by John Krasinski – the man once known as Jim from The Office. The story follows a father (Krasinski) and mother (played by Krasinski’s real...

REVIEW: A Quiet Place Part II

A Quiet Place Part II picks up from the shocking events of the 2018 horror film directed by John Krasinski. Following the death of Lee, the Abbott family move through the land still decimated...

MOVIE REVIEW: Mortal Kombat (2021)

MORTAL KOMBATTTTTTTT! *techno music plays* I am an absurdly huge fan of the Mortal Kombat universe, up to and including doing a book-long parody of the franchise in my Tournament of Supervillainy novel. I...

REVIEW: Godzilla vs Kong Movie

It felt a bit strange to pay a hefty £15.99 for a movie that I was going to watch at home, but in this time of pandemic lockdowns I wanted to see the kaiju...

REVIEW: Zack Snyder’s Justice League

Zack Snyder’s Justice League is a film that I was approaching with mixed feelings. The DC Cinematic Universe has a reputation as something of a train wreck. Both Batman vs. Superman and Justice League‘s...

MOVIE REVIEW: Johnny Mnemonic (1995)

I can’t help but think about all the wonderful cyberpunk movies I’ve watched over the years: Robocop, Strange Days, Cyborg 2 (okay, that’s more of a guilty pleasure but so is this). The hands...

REVIEW: Camp Ghoul Mountain Part VI by Jonathan Raab

Camp Ghoul Mountain Part VI is something I’ve rarely encountered in my years of reviewing books: a horror comedy that works. Better still, it’s a horror comedy that focuses on slasher movies and specifically...

MOVIE REVIEW: Halloween (1978)

Halloween (1978) is one of those rare movies that can literally be considered a candidate for the “greatest horror movie ever made.” It isn’t necessarily the first slasher movie, there’s Black Christmas (1974) and...