Tag: thriller

Million Eyes: Extra Time by C.R. Berry

Wow, what a ride! That is the first thing I think of after reading Million Eyes: Extra Time by C.R.Berry. This compilation of short stories is set in the universe of Time Travel where conspiracies are explained through the lens of time travelers changing time to suit their purpose. It is part of a trilogy whose

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FILM REVIEW: Welcome Home

There’s an insidious undertone at the end of Welcome Home implying that by renting a property through Airbnb, you’re essentially opening yourself to an online cabal of voyeuristic peeping toms that want nothing more than to see you in all your naked man-boobied glory, taking a shower or swimming in a pool. Or murdering someone. Perhaps the

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FILM REVIEW: Widows

Does it take a non-American filmmaker to make a truly American film? Does an outsider’s eye see more keenly? Past efforts by outsiders like Alfred Hitchcock, John Schlesinger, and Roman Polanski provide compelling evidence for this argument, and now British director Steve McQueen’s latest film Widows can be added to that list. The story goes

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FILM ESSAY: Hold The Darkness

Darkness at the Edge of Town Jeremy Saulnier’s latest film, Hold the Dark is his most overt Western so far. His previous films, the murky revenge Blue Ruin, and punks vs Nazis masterpiece Green Room have flirted with the genre before, taking inspiration from the westerns of the 70’s (Green Room’s origins can be traced

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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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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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BOOK REVIEW: Autonomous by Annalee Newitz

Artificial Intelligence is clearly on our minds right now, more than ever before. In television, HBO’s Westworld, now in its second season, probes deep philosophical questions of moral choice and what defines humanity in a world where increasingly nothing is “real”. In the realm of video-games, Detroit: Become Human similarly engages with the emerging complexity

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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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BOOK REVIEW: The Cutting Edge by Jeffery Deaver

Jeffery Deaver, is an international bestselling author and has won many accolades for his work, including the Lincoln Rhyme Thrillers such as this. His writing style is easy to read and sucks you in – in an instant. A violent torture and murder of a diamond cutter, an engaged couple collecting their ring and a

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FILM REVIEW: A Quiet Place

Not every horror film should reinvent the wheel. A great horror film can come with the baggage and tropes from decades of cinema, and likewise, bad can come from trying something new. A Quiet Place, the third film by John Krasinski (from the US version of The Office), wants you to think that it’s doing

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