Saint Maud

Director: Rose Glass Starring: Morfydd Clark, Jennifer Ehle, Lily Knight, Lily Frazer, Turlough Convery, Rosie Sansom Written by: Rose Glass Running Time: 84 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 9th October 2020 With the releases of big blockbuster movies seeming to have halted, it’s time the smaller, independent films to take the limelight. One such film is the creepy psychological horror,…

The New Mutants

Director: Josh Boone Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Happy Anderson, Blu Hunt Written by: Josh Boone and Knate Lee Running Time: 94 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 4th September 2020 The New Mutants is the latest in a long line of X-Men spin-off produced by 20th Century Fox. Made over two years ago, this has been…

Parasite

Director: Bong Joon-Ho Starring: Song Kang Ho, Lee Sun Kyun, Cho Yeo Jeong, Choi Woo Shik, Park So Dam, Lee Jung Eun, Chang Hyae Jin, Ji-So Jung Written by: Jin Won Han and (also story) Bong Joon Ho Running Time: 132 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 7th February 2020 Ever since it won the Palm…

The Lighthouse

Director: Roger Eggers Starring: Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe, Valeriia Karaman, Logan Hawkes Written by: Robert Eggers and Max Eggers Running Time: 109 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 31st January 2020 There are not many films that leave you almost gasping for air, but The Lighthouse did precisely that. This bizarre, hallucinogenic feature from Roger Eggers,…

Little Monsters

Director: Abe Forsythe Starring: Lupita Nyong’o, Alexander England, Josh Gad, Kat Stewart, Diesel La Torraca, Nadia Townsend, Marshall Napier, Glenn Hazeldine, Ava Caryofyllis. Written by Abe Forsythe Running Time: 93 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 15th November 2019 (also available on Sky Cinema/Now TV) The zombie comedy is a crowded place. From Return of the…

Doctor Sleep

Director: Mike Flanagan Starring: Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Kyliegh Curran, Cliff Curtis, Bruce Greenwood, Carel Struycken, Emily Alyn Lind, Alex Essoe, Zahn McClarnon Written by: Mike Flanagan and (based on the novel) Stephen King Running Time: 142 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 31st October 2019 Making a sequel to an iconic movie is always going…

Ready Or Not

Directors: Matt Bettinell-Olpin and Tyler Gillett Starring: Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, Mark O’Brien, Henry Czerny, Andie MacDowell, Melanie Scorofano, Kristan Bruun, Nicky Guadagni Written by: Guy Busick and Ryan Murphy Running Time: 95 mins Cert: 18 Release date: 25th September 2019 One of the toughest cross-genre styles in cinema is comedy horror. Many have tried…

Rambo: Last Blood

Director: Adrian Grunberg Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Pez Vega, Yvette Monreal, Oscar Jaenada, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Sheila Shah, Adriana Barraza Written by: Matthew Cirulnick, (also story) Sylvester Stallone, (story) Dan Gordon and (based on the character created) David Morrell Running Time: 89 mins Cert: 18 Release date: 19th September 2019 There is no denying that John Rambo…

Crawl

Director: Alexandre Aja Starring: Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper, Ross Anderson, Jose Palma, Morfydd Clark, George Somner Written by: Michael Rasmussen and Shawn Rasmussen Running Time: 87 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 23rd August 2019 Every summer there is a sleeper hit. A film that no one expects will be successful, usually low budget and usually…

Annabelle Comes Home

Director: Gary Dauberman Starring: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, McKenna Grace, Madison Iseman, Katie Sarife, Michael Cimino, Samara Lee Written by: (also story) Gary Dauberman and (story) James Wan Running Time: 106 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 10th July 2019 If you are a regular reader of my reviews, you will know I have a hate/hate…

Midsommar

Director: Ari Aster Starring: Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, William Jackson Harper, Vilhelm Blomgren, Will Poulter, Ellora Torchia, Archie Madekwe, Hampus Hallberg Written by: Ari Aster Running Time: 147 mins Cert: 18 Release date: 3rd July 2019 Paganism has always been a fruitful topic for horror films, from the days of Hammer to the granddaddy of…

Brightburn

Director: David Yarovesky Starring: Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Jackson A. Dunn, Emmie Hunter, Matt Jones, Meredith Hagner, Gregory Alan Williams Written by: Brian Gunn and Mark Gunn Running Time: 90 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 19th June 2019 It’s hard making a superhero film original nowadays. With Marvel and DC battling it out for supremacy…