How Does The Ghost Stories Film Build On The Play?

I was lucky enough to see the European premiere of Ghost Stories (Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman, 2017) at the 2017 London Film Festival and it easily became one of my favourite horror films. It's a multilayered text which seems to effortlessly glide to it's conclusion. I was unaware until attending the premiere that there …

Frozen II And The Legacy It Bears (Spoilers)

Well, at last the long awaited sequel to Frozen is out! I was quite excited for the sequel, I thought the trailer looked really good, and although I want to see more original stories from Disney, I thought this film could be really good. And it was...kinda. The animation was completely gorgeous and I loved the character …

Is Hot Fuzz a Folk Horror?

While rewatching one of my favourite films, and having listened to a lot of The Evolution of Horror recently, it suddenly occurred to me that Hot Fuzz (Edgar Wright, 2007) is basically a folk horror film, just with a comedic overlay. Folk horror is a dark genre, which usually derives it's horror from haunted forests, …

The Flaw With Zombi Child (Spoilers)

Living in London, I've been lucky enough to go to the London Film Festival every year since 2016. As expected with a film festival, while I've seen some fantastic films there, I've also seen some that I really struggled with. This year, the film I struggled with the most was Zombi Child (Bertrand Bonello, France, …

What I Saw At The London Film Festival 2019

This is my fourth year visiting the London Film Festival, and I enjoy and experience more year upon year. This year was my most frantic festival ever, due to having a full day at the Festival and seeing two films after returning to London from Scotland. Why I Saw The Films I Did I wanted …

How I Would Fix The Conjuring 2

The Conjuring 2 (James Wan, 2016) is a good film. It's good, but it's incredibly confused. There are so many different stories within the plots that none of them are done justice. This is so frustrating for an otherwise great film, so while watching it recently, I thought out how I would 'fix' The Conjuring …

Did IT Chapter Two Live Up To The Hype? Spoilers

I love IT. I've written about it before. I read the 1000 page long book in 3 days when I was 14. I've even sat through the terrible 1990's miniseries and I absolutely loved It (Andy Muschietti, 2017). The first chapter was done so well, and even though I knew a second half would inevitably …

How To Visit The London Film Festival

The London Film Festival is a fantastic fortnight with dozens of events available for you to see. Taking place in the first two weeks of October, this festival celebrates film mainly around the Leicester Square area, although there are cinemas in the Kensington and Soho areas. There are so many films to see over the …

My First Experience at FrightFest London

On Friday 23rd August I went to FrightFest London, a horror film festival. 2019 was the festival's 20th anniversary year which is why it was so special that I was able to go! While there were a vast array of films being presented, due to time constraints I was only able to see three films …

Annabelle Comes Home: A Film Too Far?

Honestly, when I decided to see Annabelle Comes Home (Gary Dauberman, 2019), I was fully expecting it to be a luckluster end to the Annabelle films. I was not expecting it to be good, and I was looking forward to laughing at how bad it was. But I thought it was...actually pretty good? There will …