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Kat
UK
Interests: horror movies, comic books, criminology, reading, cats, knitting, crochet, cross stitch
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It's the last day of my unofficial found-footage week, and we're finishing off with another standout from the subgenre. And while Barry Levinson of all people might not have been someone you might have expected to make a horror mockumentary, you do have to admit that his film, The Bay,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2017 at Carnography
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I originally had a different film planned for today, but when I saw that this was available on Shudder I knew I had to change my plans. After all, in what has turned out to be a week of looking at various found-footage films, it would be remiss of me... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2017 at Carnography
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We return once again to the Saw franchise, where we've now reached the fourth film in the series; the appropriately-named Saw IV. But at the end of the last film, Jigsaw and his apprentice Amanda both ended up very dead, so where can the series go now? John Kramer, the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2017 at Carnography
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In my review of Noroi: The Curse yesterday, I mentioned that a lot of found-footage movies in recent years follow the same basic formula - a team of paranormal investigators head in to a haunted hospital or prison or mental asylum or shopping centre to film an episode of their... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2017 at Carnography
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You'll have to forgive me today if this review goes into strange places; I'm writing it after seeing Blade Runner 2049 at the cinema - a beautiful 2 hour 37 minute movie that nethertheless left my brain slightly fried from all the sumptuous cinematography and set design and all the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2017 at Carnography
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During last year's attempt at the October Horror Movie Challenge, I reviewed the Spanish-language found-footage [rec], which I personally think was pretty bloody good. So it makes sense to review the first sequel in that series, [rec]2, this year. We start off exactly where the last film ended, with reporter... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2017 at Carnography
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Back we skip again to the Saw franchise once more, and I hope you all have your notebooks and infographs ready because Saw III is where the important but complicated plot points start to be introduced or revealed - not to mention characters who might seem incidental right now but... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at Carnography
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You would not believe how long I had to wait before I was finally able to see this movie. I first heard about it all the way back in Christmas 2016, but had to wait until around April 2017 before it even got a UK release, Then, after having posters... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2017 at Carnography
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Now come on. You all knew as well as I did that the moment I learned of this film's existence, I was going to review it at some point. A movie about a mutant cat that has a smaller, angrier cat living inside its mouth that emerges whenever it feels... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2017 at Carnography
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Time for a palate cleanser, I think. After the wet paper towel that was the Flatliners remake, it's always good to look at how a proper sci-fi/medical horror film does it. And so here we are with Scanners, a David Cronenberg film. In the near future of the early 80s,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2017 at Carnography
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Look at this. I do one remake movie before I do the original and suddenly I'm doing it all the time. Everything out of order, backwards, inside-out, sideways... What have I become? Regardless, I'd better get this review of Flatliners done before my OCD explodes my brain through the medium... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2017 at Carnography
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We return to the Saw franchise for the first sequel in the series, appropriately enough named Saw II. After the runaway success of the first movie, and the rise in popularity of the so-called "torture porn" subgenre (and whether or not the early Saw films deserved to be included in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2017 at Carnography
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By writing this review, I'm afraid I've condemned you all to death. Sorry about that. But if it makes you feel any better I'm likely dead as well; killed by a film plot that effectively tells you not to think of pink elephants under threat of death. Forget House by... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2017 at Carnography
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Since I so recently reviewed the new version, I should really be efficient and do the 1990 TV version now. So here we are with the "original" movie version of Stephen King's IT; the one that launched a generation's coultrophobia (although personally it was the bleeding photograph that did it... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2017 at Carnography
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Later on this month - apparently on my birthday, in fact - the latest chapter in the Saw franchise, Jigsaw, comes out. That, plus the fact that October is Horror Movie Challenge month and I'm determined not to get interrupted in my attempt this year, made me decide to cover... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2017 at Carnography
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Being the stubborn kind of person that I am, I still haven't seen Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan (or Noah, but I'm led to understand I dodged a bullet there). I have, however, seen The Wrestler, and that movie alone was enough to elevate Aronofsky to the level of "director to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2017 at Carnography
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Is this perhaps the most anticipated horror film of this year? After seven years of waiting and no less than three different directors and screenwriters, there were certainly a lot of people waiting to see how this turned out. Add to that the entire generation who were traumatised by the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2017 at Carnography
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I'm breaking one of my own rules here with this review, as I've not yet actually watched the first Annabelle film. But I have watched the CinemaSins episode on the first movie, and Annabelle: Creation is a prequel rather than a sequel, so I figure it all works out in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2017 at Carnography
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There is some debate (at least between my brother and I) as to whether or not a film can be both a horror and a thriller. My argument is that yes, they most certainly can, and I point to such films as Psycho and The Silence of the Lambs (and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2017 at Carnography
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I like symmetry. It might be an OCD thing, but I don't care. So when I was randomly watching videos on YouTube the other day and came across a copy of a TV movie I saw in the mid to late-90s, that just so happened to share the same name... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2017 at Carnography
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It was a bad weekend for cinematic legends this week. As well as George A Romero, the actor Martin Landau, who won an Oscar for his portrayal of Bela Lugosi in the movie Ed Wood, also sadly passed at the age of 89. Landau's acting career spanned from 1957 till... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2017 at Carnography
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RIP George A Romero. The iconic horror director and creator of the 1968 Night of the Living Dead and the (original) series that came from it, died this weekend at the age of 77. It was Romero's zombie film that gave us the modern perception of the undead as shambling,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2017 at Carnography
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At last, we have reached day eight and the final (for now) film in the Howling franchise - The Howling: Reborn. There's no Clive Turner attached to this film either, so we can at least breathe a sigh of relief knowing we're unlikely to see any line dancing, country and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2017 at Carnography
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Clive Turner makes his return to the Howling franchise with Howling VII: New Moon Rising, writing, producing, directing (after wresting control from the original director Roger Nall), starring and editing. So I think it's safe to say that this film, even more than the others he left his mark on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2017 at Carnography
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Howling VI: The Freaks was actually the very first Howling film I saw, way back in the mid-90s. I recorded it off late-night TV one night, and watched it with a mixture of awe and bewilderment. Having never seen any of the other films in the series at this point,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2017 at Carnography