Overlord (USA 2018) Dir: Julius Avery Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Mathilde Ollivier, Pilou Asbæk I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that the war and horror film genres should be natural bedfellows, and given that World War II is indelibly etched into both British and American popular culture it’s surprising that the many crossContinue reading A Thousand Year Reich Needs Thousand Year Soldiers
Halloween (USA 2018) Dir: David Gordon Green Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, James Jude Courtney, Nick Castle The 1980’s saw saw the horror genre dominated by the slasher movie; cheaply produced, formulaic shockers revolving around gormless American teenagers being despatched by mysterious masked killers using inventive but increasingly contrived methods of dealing death.Continue reading The night He came home…again
Now its thirteenth year, Mayhem is Nottingham’s premier (only?) film festival dedicated to horror, sci-fi and cult cinema. Held every October at the excellent Broadway cinema, this year I managed to squeeze in the time to get to four showings, only a couple of days after getting back from Grimmfest in Manchester. Apologies for theContinue reading Mayhem Film Festival 2018 review
A Quiet Place (2018) US Dir: John Krasinski Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds Several months after the world’s human population has been decimated by blind extra terrestrial creatures that hunt by sound, the Abbott family continue to survive on their isolated farm. When their youngest son Beau is killed by one of the creatures,Continue reading What kind of people are we if we can’t protect our children?
Now in its tenth year, Grimmfest is the premier horror film festival in the north of England, and the organisers were kind enough to grant press passes to The Stricken Land so we could report back on the many delights the festival had to offer. Held at the Odeon Great Northern the centre of Manchester,Continue reading Grimmfest 2018 Review
Dogged (2017) UK Dir: Richard Rowntree Sam Saunders,Toby Wynn-Davies, Tony Manders, Debra Leigh-Taylor Sam (Saunders), a university student returns to his middle class parents home, a remote tidal island called Farthing to attend the funeral of Megan Lancaster (Abigail Rylance-Sneddon), the 11 year old daughter of family friends who has mysteriously perished from a cliffContinue reading Paranoia was the first warning…
4/20 Massacre (USA 2018) Dir: Dylan Reynolds Jamie Bernadette, Vanessa Rose Parker, Jim Storm, James Gregory For lovers of Mary Jane, the twentieth day of April has become the one day of the year marked for activities involving a certain plant related substance. Legend has it that the date was picked due to numerous malignContinue reading Inhale. Exhale. Scream.