Fantastic Fest 2010: RED HILL Review

Red Hill is a straightforward modern revenge western that provides plenty of slick thrills and pacey action, with racial undertones and perhaps the most startling animal appearance of the year...if that's even a category. Police officer Shane Cooper (True... More »
By James Dennis   
  

TIFF 2010: MONSTERS review

Gareth Edwards' Monsters is a low-budget science fiction production with big ideas, shot in some of the poorest parts of the world, and a story that revolves around a catalysmic event that's changed the planet as we know it.... More »
By Matthew Lee   
  

Frightfest 2010: WE ARE WHAT WE ARE review

We Are What We Are is a film that tries to humanise seemingly ordinary people who do monstrous things, but it fails to do a good job of this for two main reasons; all of its subjects are neither... More »
By Matthew Lee   
  

Frightfest 2010: another MONSTERS review

(We like a few different editorial voices chiming in on a film here at Twitch, and my good friend Thomas - who was kind enough to drive me to London and get us a place to stay for Frightfest weekend... More »
By Matthew Lee   
  

Frightfest 2010: OUTCAST review

Colm McCarthy's Outcast is a low-budget British genre production that manages to be visually attractive, relatively naturalistic and features some wonderfully deft plotting which, while relatively predictable, still carries a refreshing level of moral ambiguity. It treats its fantasy... More »
By Matthew Lee   
  

Frightfest 2010: THE PACK review

Franck Richard's The Pack is grim. Perhaps too grim. It's a gleefully nasty, fairly distinctive little Gallic zombie flick that's beautifully shot and scored with some solid effects work and great performances. It's just the director arguably pushes the... More »
By Matthew Lee   
  

Frightfest 2010: 13 HRS review

Is 13 Hrs [sic] a film? It's a serious question. Jonathan Glendening's haunted house slasher flick feels more like a cheap and cheerful piece of late-night British genre television, only with more blood and guts thrown in than even... More »
By Matthew Lee   
  

Frightfest 2010: THE TORTURED review

If you could film a stereotypical right-wing American couple's worst nightmare, and the fallout that ensued, you'd have Robert Lieberman's The Tortured. It's an ugly, banal little production, part unrepentant torture porn, part clumsy, incomprehensible moralising, and attempting to... More »
By Matthew Lee   
  

Frightfest 2010: F Review

Johannes Roberts' F is a masterful, fresh take on the sub-genre of 'hoodie horror', featuring be-hooded kids laying siege to a school after hours. It's not the first British film to demonise today's youth, with the likes of Eden Lake... More »
By James Dennis   
  

Frightfest 2010: HATCHET 2 Review

Film4 Frightfest opened for business last night with Adam Green's Hatchet 2, the sequel to his career making 2006 retro slasher. The good news for fans of the original is it's very much more of the same; a crowd pleasing,... More »
By James Dennis   
  

Fantastic Fest 09: THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE (FIRST SEGMENT) Review

Tom Six's The Human Centipede is the bastard child of Takashi Miike and David Cronenberg - a deeply disturbing and shockingly original piece of work, one sure to develop a fierce and vocal cult for the Dutch director and his... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

TIFF Review: MARTYRS

Like Nacho Cerda's Aftermath, Pascal Laugier's Martyrs is destined to acheive instant notoriety worldwide thanks to its unflinching, shockingly realistic depiction of some truly unsavory behavior. Also like Cerda's Aftermath, Martyrs will no doubt be lumped in with a... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
 
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