Splinter (2008)
Film / Horror

Splinter (2008)

The debut feature film from former visual effects artist Toby Wilkins is a surprisingly lean, no-frills affair that adds a few new wrinkles to the well-worn zombie film. Kai Barry and Ian Shorr’s screenplay doesn’t waste much time in setting up back stories or offering explanations and the film is all the better for that … Continue reading

Elf (2003)
Fantasy / Film

Elf (2003)

How much you enjoy Elf is largely going to depend on your tolerance for Will Ferrell. If you’re a fan, his ridiculous man-child Buddy the elf is going to be endlessly endearing. If not, you’re in for a very long 97 minutes. A moderate critical hit on its first release, it performed remarkably well at … Continue reading

Eden Lake (2008)
Film / Horror

Eden Lake (2008)

Post-Millennial British horror didn’t come more problematic than James Watkins’ Eden Lake (2000), the directorial debut of the co-writer of My Little Eye (2002) and Gone (2007) and writer of The Descent 2 (2009). This grisly tale of working-class-kids-gone-bad pushed a number of buttons, not always ones that perhaps needed to be pressed, and ended … Continue reading