Tag: Thriller

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Ma

A lonely woman befriends a group of teenagers and decides to let them party at her house. Just when the kids think their luck couldn’t get any better, things start happening that make them question the intention of their host. Octavia Spencer • Diana Silvers • Juliette Lewis Jesus. I think the main thing I took away from this film is that Ma and … Read More Ma

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Greta

Everyone Needs a Friend. Greta (2018) A young woman befriends a lonely widow who’s harboring a dark and deadly agenda toward her. Starring: Isabelle Huppert • Chloë Grace Moretz • Maika Monroe  *Minor spoilers* Huh. Knowing this is directed by The Crying Game’s Neil Jordan, you would naturally go in expecting a high quality thriller. What you actually get is an enjoyable, yet ultimately … Read More Greta

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True Story

More based on a true story action in the form of this murder mystery starring a man I want to cuddle and a man I want to slap the shit out of. Let’s see if you can tell which is which from my words. True Story (2015) When disgraced New York Times reporter Michael Finkel meets accused killer Christian Longo – who has taken … Read More True Story

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The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer

The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer is a book I read a lot when I was a teen. I was thrilled to find a copy in HMV the other day when I also bought Rosemary’s Baby in a delicious 2 for £5 offer. I re-read it over last weekend and found it just as sinister and creepy as ever. I think I had forgotten … Read More The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer

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Suspiria

Suspiria (2018) While I half fucking loved this and half hated it, I do believe this is one of the most interesting films of the year and therefore a success in my eyes. The remake of Dario Argento‘s 1977 original is completely different to its counterpart, in style and in conclusion but it’s still beautiful and grating. I can safely say that Suspiria (1977) … Read More Suspiria

Hold The Dark (Film) Review

Jill and I have settled on a Free for All month for November because December will most likely be Shit Christmas TV Movies month. Look, we’re not machines and thinking of themes every month is hella difficult. So movies from our wish lists it is. My pick this week is by one of my favourite directors and the screenplay is by Macon Blair so colour … Read More Hold The Dark (Film) Review

I Wish I Knew How To Quit Boo – A Spooky Reading List

I’m finding it hard to hang up my Halloween hat and move on this year. It’s been such an awesome month. November will be just as cool – it’s birthday month! – but I don’t want to turn my back on spooky things just yet.

The Most Assassinated Woman in the World (Film) Review

Or La femme la plus assassinée du monde (original title) Not much preamble today but I will say this. This film is very French and very confusing. Beautiful though. *Minor spoilers* The Most Assassinated Woman in the World (2018) IMDB Synopsis Paula Maxa is the Parisian Grand Guignol Theatre’s leading lady, famous for being murdered on stage every day. But is there a link … Read More The Most Assassinated Woman in the World (Film) Review

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A Simple Favour

A Simple Favour (2018) *Minor spoilers* This film is by far my favourite lately, if not all year – and there have been a pile of really good films so far. It just appeals to my bitchy nature with its zingy dialogue, incredible appearance and genuinely tense thriller vibe. It will be hard to talk about this without dropping #spoilers so I’m going to … Read More A Simple Favour

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Searching

Searching (2018) This morning I learnt that there’s a name for films using this all-on-the-screen format and it’s “Screen life”. So not only is this an interesting film, it’s also been highly educational. Kinda. Anywho, Searching is a very tense thriller in which David Kim (the gorgeous John Cho) fights tooth and nail to find his daughter Margot (Michelle La), who has mysteriously disappeared. As … Read More Searching

Skyscraper

Skyscraper (2018) IMDB Synopsis A father goes to great lengths to save his family from a burning skyscraper. *Spoilers* This film does exactly what it says on the tin. Dwayne Johnson is Will Sawyer, a security expert (with a past) who is currently consulting in Hong Kong for ambitious Zhao Long Ji (Chin Han) on the tallest skycraper in the world. It really is … Read More Skyscraper

The First Purge

The First Purge (2018) IMDB Synopsis After the rise of a third political party, the New Founding Fathers of America, an experiment is conducted, no laws for 12 hours on Staten Island. No one must stay during the experiment yet there is $5,000 for anyone who does. *Spoilers* So this is where The Purge began, huh? As an experiment introduced by rich white folk … Read More The First Purge