horror

A Quiet Place Part II

Oh boy here we go, man I’ve been waiting for this movie for so long. One of the longest delayed movies because of the that nasty C word. The C-Virus. Seriously that beer needs to change its name because I hate that word. But as the tide changes, the releases of all these movies that have been held uphas finally started. And A Quiet Place Part II has been right up high on my list of must sees. I ca...

Wrong Turn

The year is 2003. I am 16 years old. Eliza Dushku is at the height of her popularity and trashy horrors about red-neck, inbred hillbillies are making a resurgence in the new millennium with plenty of gore and very few teeth. The original Wrong Turn was a fairly predictable but enjoyable brainless horror featuring the classic horror villains introduced by films like Deliverance, The Hills Have Eyes...

Keep Calm & Carrion

Playing as the bad guy has always been an interesting and appealing approach to gaming. Whether it’s obvious you’re the bad guy from the get go or a twist at the end that leaves your jaw on the ground (and there are a few amazing games that spring this on you in the final few moments of the game but I won’t spoil them here!), there is always something extremely appealing about gaming as a villain....

Come to Daddy

Black comedy is a genre that Kiwis have been successfully pulling off since the early years of Peter Jackson. There is always something about the style of humour the genre lends itself to that goes hand-in-hand with the dryness of New Zealand wit. The NZ Film Commission made a wise decision in supporting first time director Ant Timpson’s feature Come to Daddy. Although it is not strictly a Kiwi fi...

Doctor Sleep

While everyone was eagerly awaiting the arrival of It: Chapter Two (an overly long, only slightly above average sequel), I was getting myself hyped up for writer/director Mike Flanagan’s sequel to The Shining – Dr Sleep. The Haunting of Hill House is one of my favourite shows of all time and Flanagan has quietly been working away on an ever-growing catalogue of horror/dramas to go along with...

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

I haven’t been as blown away by the horror entries in 2019 as I would have like to have been. The year started strong with Jordan Peele’s exceptional follow-up to Get Out. Us really set the bar. Then things sort of fizzled out with terrible entries like Annabelle Comes Home and then the disappointment that was the overly long and CGI saturated It: Chapter Two. I tried not to get too excited ...

Crawl

It’s not the crawling part you have to worry about, it’s the biting and tearing you really must look out for. If you ever find yourself transported into the world of Crawl that is. I guess Crawl is a double reference to the fact that the humans do a bunch of crawling around too… But they do swimming and running and hopping at one point. When one of them gets bitten on the leg. So I gue...

Annabelle Comes Home

Writer Gary Dauberman has certainly got some impressive writing credits under his belt. Having penned the screenplay for both It (2017) and the eagerly anticipated It Chapter Two along with all the previous Annabelle films in The Conjuring universe, means he certainly has the experience and, to an extent, proven track record to make a good movie. Annabelle Comes Home is the screenwriter’s fi...

Child’s Play

As the Pretty Much Geeks’ unofficial horror geek, I was delighted to go along to an advanced screening of Child’s Play – a sort of reboot for the modern era of the 80’s black comedic classic (which admittedly I don’t think I had even seen in its entirety). This film had all the required ingredients for a horrifically funny film – Aubrey Plaza, a doll that kills people...

Pet Sematary

Just when you thought you couldn’t stand to watch another cat video… Just when you had given up on the hope of seeing anything new and fresh when it comes to your favourite feline friend… along comes Pet Sematary! There was only one naughty little furry in the movie but trust me, that’s all you’ll need in this classic retelling of the novel by Steven King. And it is a classic horror st...

Us

In 2017, writer/director Jordan Peele blew audiences away with his cleverly written social commentary horror movie, Get Out. I was late to the viewing party on this one and although I loved it I had sadly gotten caught up in the hype around it so it was never going to exceed my ridiculous expectations. However, Peele certainly made it clear that he is one of the most exciting new voices in modern ...

Mandy

What people say about Mandy : “Mandy is F***ing nuts “Finally a good Nicholas Cage movie “The most insane Nic Cage movie ever made What I say about Mandy : “What? Look, I didn’t like Mandy okay. Yes, I know that heaps of film buffs, critics, reviewers and 2018 Top Ten Youtube lists liked it. Yes, I was super excited about watching it. Yes, it is artistic and interesting in parts and it’s the kind ...

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