Category: movie reviews

BASEMENT OF HORROR: IT COMES AT NIGHT

STORGY’s Basement of Horror continues with the modern paranoid thriller, ‘It Comes At Night,’ starring Joel Edgerton. The question you have to ask yourself is: What lengths would you go to in order to protect your family? A gripping psychological thriller/horror, with sterling performances throughout. Tune in tomorrow for some BIG NEWS! We’ll be unveiling

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BASEMENT OF HORRORS: ZOMBIE TRANSFUSION

It’s that time of the year again when all things creepy and crawly surface from beneath the rotting floor-boards, so in true resurrection fashion we’re bringing back the Basement of Horrors from STORGY’s archives. Unfortunately we haven’t had time to put together a new Basement of Horrors section this year, as we’ve been working hard

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FILM RETROSPECTIVE: SUSPIRIA (1977)

‘Do you know anything about witches?’ Remakes – a good or a bad thing? The case for the prosecution: Get Carter, The Italian Job, Sleuth, Total Recall, Robocop, The Big Sleep, Planet of the Apes, Psycho, Secret in their Eyes, The Ring … the list goes on. The case for the defense? There isn’t one; the team

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FILM REVIEW: The Belly Of An Architect

Movie making is an expensive affair. It helps to have visually appealing locations, which is why any film made in Rome has got a head start. From Bicycle Thieves to The Talented Mr Ripley, from La Dolce Vita to, er, Hudson Hawk, the city of Rome – with its mix of medieval alleyways, renaissance palaces, baroque fountains and fascist architecture –

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FILM REVIEW: Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley (2018) is not the story of Mary Shelley’s life, despite the title. Her life was one long gothic nightmare. She endured untold grief, beginning with her mother (famous proto-feminist Mary Wollstonecraft) who died giving birth to her. She then outlived as a young adult, in a relatively short period time, her half-sister Fanny,

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FILM REVIEW: 2036: Origin Unknown

Ah, Mars. There isn’t a planet in the celluloid Galaxy that gets more attention than the mysterious red world, where countless films have tried to unearth the riddles of what may lie beneath the surface of the terrestrial planet, with its thin atmosphere composed primarily of carbon dioxide. The Martian, On The Red Planet, Mission

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FILM REVIEW: How It Ends

Summary : A series of disasters appears to be hitting the USA. A young man (Theo James) has to get all the way across America to save his pregnant fiancee (Kat Graham) with the help of her ex-militarily father (Forest Whitaker), who hates his guts. Netflix tries its hand at funding an end of the

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FILM REVIEW: In Darkness

There’s a sub-genre of thriller which we might call the ‘blind woman in peril’ movie which generally revolves around the witnessing of a murder. Jennifer 8 and Blink are good examples, though the daddy of them all is late 60’s melodrama Wait Until Dark, which featured Audrey Hepburn as a sight impaired woman, trapped at home, desperately defending herself against

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FILM ARTICLE: Studio 54 The Documentary

Readers who grew up in the 70’s may well remember the historic Camp David meeting – engineered by then President Jimmy Carter – which successfully brokered a peace treaty between Israel and Egypt. Almost 40 years later, the summit’s legacy is impossible to determine; in 2018, peace in the middle-east still seems something of a

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FILM REVIEW: Hereditary

So let me get this started. I’m a huge horror fan. I read it, write it, and watch it. I’m the guy that refuses to watch trailers of upcoming films so I can get an untainted idea of a film while on the escalators coming from the tube or when a double-decker bus crawls past

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