Dark Forest (Canada 2017) Dir: Roger Boyer Dark Forest is an ultra low budget Canadian horror flick that riffs of those well worn staples of 80’s stalk and slash pictures, namely woods, twentysomething girls and a mad killer. Playing of these tropes, the first half of the film is a very slow burning affair thatContinue reading If You Go Down To The Woods Today…Bad Things Will Happen!
Good morning fellow film fiends! This week’s bulletin will be a tad shorter than previous posts as life has been a bit hectic in the past week, which has impinged on my viewing time. I have however been able to watch the first episode of new Netflix show, Altered Carbon, based on Richard K Morgan’sContinue reading Newsblast 12/02/18
Get Out (US 2017) Dir: Jordan Peele Daniel Kaluuya, Alison Williams, Bradley Whitfield, Catherine Keener The explicitly political horror film is a rare beast. Over time, the genre has justifiably gained fame as a vehicle for societal allegories, even if these were attached to certain films in hindsight by critics looking to give their copy more resonance. I’mContinue reading Meet the (Brain Stealing) Parents
Hail movie brethren! What fresh terrors have stalked the grey wastes of The Stricken Land in the week past? Read on… Do you feel suitably let down by the really not very good Alien prequels? Sate your disappointment by watching Life (2017), a great little outer space chiller from the makers of Deadpool. Ignoring theContinue reading Newsblast 05/02/2018
I love a good list. In true High Fidelity style I’ve decided to make top ten lists a semi regular feature on the site, and to kick off, here is my inaugural top ten horror films. The criteria for making the cut was that the film had to have had an immediate visceral impact onContinue reading Top Ten Horror Films
Good morning film fiends! Here is the first of what I intend to be a weekly bulletin featuring all the best sci-fi/fantasy/horror film related content that I’ve come across on my internet forays during the preceding week. Keep those beady eyes peeled(!) on your inboxes or social media feeds for future Newsblasts from thestrickenland.com! InContinue reading Newsblast 29/01/18
Over the last couple of days I’ve found myself tweeting with an Australian chap by the name of David Black, frontman for a theatrical horror rock band called Darkness Visible and all round horror film fan. It turns out that David is deep in production of his own hosted horror show Horror House, which isContinue reading Upcoming – Horror House TV show!