Cure (1997)
Film / Horror

Cure (1997)

Somewhat lost on the shadow of its near contemporary, Ringu (1998), the prolific Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Cure was nevertheless a huge global hit when it began to make the rounds of the international film festivals, leading to a belated Stateside theatrical release in 2001. Though Cure and Ringu share many similarities (leading some to erroneously dismiss … Continue reading

Basic Instinct (1992)
Film / Horror

Basic Instinct (1992)

The ‘controversial’ sex-and-death thriller that launched Sharon Stone’s career onto a higher plane and which kept the tabloid scandal-mongers in copy for weeks. In truth, it’s nowhere near as daring and shocking as it’s reputation at the time made it seem and the unnecessary fuss kicked up by gay activist groups regarding the alleged mistreatment … Continue reading

White of the Eye (1987)
Film / Horror

White of the Eye (1987)

  Donald Cammell, an intriguing though far from prolific director (Performance (1970), Demon Seed (1977)), turned his hand to a typically unpredictable and unorthodox psychological thriller with this haunting and brutal film. White of the Eye unfolds in a sinuous, elliptical fashion, opening with a stunning murder set-piece worthy of Dario Argento, before descending into … Continue reading