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Who is the Better Slasher Freddy Krueger or Michael Myers?


Tis truly moments like these when I ask myself the profound question: Who do I like better Freddy Krueger or Michael Myers? Both characters had drastically different MOs. And like all great characters in fiction they are defined by their enemies (Nancy and Laurie respectfully). And both have surpassed being mere film slashers to become … Continue reading

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The Scariest Movie Not Found in the Horror Section


It’s Hallowe’en. You want to watch a scary movie so you head down to the video library and mosey on over to the horror section. Sadly, everyone who got out of bed before noon beat you to the punch and rented all the good ones. Now what? Well, not every scary movie is a horror … Continue reading

‘An American Werewolf in London’ Retro Review

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Director: John Landis Starring: David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Griffin Dunne Plot: Two American students are backpacking through the moors of Northern England when they get attacked by a werewolf. Jack is killed whilst David wakes up in a hospital. Plagued by nightmares, he finds himself being overcome by a strange force. Review: The werewolf is … Continue reading

‘Insidious’ DVD Review

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Director: James Wan Starring: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne Plot: A family move into a new house only to be unnerved by the strange going-ons that plague their child. The internet movie community have my thanks, because I would’ve walked straight past this one in the video library. It looks like about fifty other films currently … Continue reading

‘Final Destination’ Review Round-Up


In a couple of days the most recent and one of the most popular of the ‘Final Destination’ movies will arrive on DVD. So let’s take the time to look back at the spectacular dismemberment the series has given us in the past… Final Destination Director: James Wong Starring: Devon Sawa, Ali Larter, Kerr Smith … Continue reading

Review: Paranormal Activity 3


by DARKNITE125 By now we horror movie fans have figured out the formula of the Paranormal Activity franchise, at night people film themselves and scary things happen all of a sudden to provide a good fun jolt to the audience, nothing spectacular but it makes for a fun movie night when seen with people who … Continue reading

‘Hercules Returns’ Movie Review

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Director: Des Mangan Starring: Bruce Spence, David Argue, Mary Coustas, well built Italians. Plot: When a disheartened media executive decides to quit him job at Australia’s biggest multiplex chain to open an old-school cinema, his former boss (a media mogul who looks suspiciously like Rupert Murdoch) attempts to sabotage his opening night. Review: This is … Continue reading

Classic Scene #3: “One Does Not Simply Walk into Mordor…”

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One Does Not Simply Walk into Mordor The Fellowship of the Ring (Jackson, 2001) The Scene After their ordeals on the road to Rivendell that saw them chased down by the Ringwraiths, the Hobbits rest in the Elven haven. Before returning to the Shire, Frodo (Wood) joins Gandalf the Grey (McKellen) at the council of … Continue reading

Websites We Like: ‘Hyperbole & A Half’


Hyperbole and a Half I don’t read many blogs. It’s nothing personal, but time is limited and there’s only so much internet I can look at. On an unrelated note, I love you very much for visiting my tiny little corner of the web. Out of the blogs I do consistently make the time for, … Continue reading

Top 10 Tracking Shots


Anyone who has attempting to complex tracking shot can tell you that it is one of the trickiest and rewarding feats in film-making. Balancing both technical, performance and logistical factors, a good tracking shot needs to be meticulously planned and rehearsed. The invention of the steady cam has made a substantial difference, allowing film-makers to … Continue reading