Holidays (2016)
Film / Horror

Holidays (2016)

The horror anthology film enjoyed something a resurgence in the 2010s (The ABCS of Death and V/H/S franchises, The Theatre Bizarre (2011), Southbound (2015), Tales of Halloween (2015), XX (2017) et al). Holidays takes that intermittently popular genre trope, the holiday themed horror film, and manages to celebrate no fewer than seven of them in … Continue reading

Terroir (2014)
Film / Horror

Terroir (2014)

John Jopson’s Terroir is the film that targets the horror fans/wine lovers demographic that surely no-one from either camp ever asked for. The title refers to the numerous environmental factors that can affect a crop and is an arcane aspect of wine making that, conveniently, sounds a but like “terror.” We learn all this through … Continue reading

Sinister (2012)
Film / Horror

Sinister (2012)

Scott Derrickson’s slick chiller – a step up from his lacklustre Hellraiser sequel Inferno (2000), exorcism drama The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005) and his terrible The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) remake – benefits from solid performances and a few small wrinkles in well-worn ideas. It was successful enough to warrant a sequel, … Continue reading