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Kat
UK
Interests: horror movies, comic books, criminology, reading, cats, knitting, crochet, cross stitch
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We interrupt our Alien/Predator marathon to bring you the following announcement: Attention readers. This is not a test. This is your emergency broadcast system announcing the commencement of the biennial Purge review, The First Purge. Angrily pointing out plot flaws, assumed stupidity on the part of the filmmakers and horrified... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2018 at Carnography
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"Now wait a second!" I can hear you say. "This isn't the film we were expecting today! Where's Alien3? Where's the film that some say marked the start of the Alien series' descent into mediocrity at best?" Well don't worry people, Alien3 will be coming in a couple of days,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2018 at Carnography
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The idea of a sequel to Alien was discussed as early as the year of its release, 1979. Management changes at 20th Century Fox, however, pushed it to the side for several years. Then David Giler met director James Cameron, who was receiving a lot of attention as he worked... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2018 at Carnography
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July has rolled around once again and we all know what that means - ridiculous heatwaves that turn my cats to puddles and leave me sitting listlessly at the computer desk sweating out 10% of my body weight! And another series review marathon. this time around we're going for something... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2018 at Carnography
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It's been a while since we've done a giallo on this blog, hasn't it? Yes, Dressed to Kill certainly had some giallo elements, between its black-gloved killer and its very stylish imagery, but I'm talking a proper Italian giallo. And I just so happen to have one by Lucio Fulci,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2018 at Carnography
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Now that I've seen Hereditary and pretty much declared it my best horror film of 2018, I've found myself slightly depressed. Part of the reason is that I know it's going to be downhill from this point for the rest of the year, and I can already see an Unfriended... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2018 at Carnography
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It seems like everyone has been hyped up for Hereditary for several months now. From the moment the trailer first hit people were practically screaming about how it was the "scariest film ever!", and more recently, I saw an advert on the side of a bus declaring it to be... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2018 at Carnography
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I've been trying to review this movie for a couple of years now. It's not been hard to track down or anything - it's available on Netflix and I even own a copy on DVD - but whenever I've sat down to actually write the review for The Beast Within,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2018 at Carnography
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Video board games were big in the 1990s. I myself had the Atmosfear boardgame (known as Nightmare in some places) and its three VHS expansion packs (Baron Samedi, who even had a music video at the end of his game), Anne de Chantraine and Elizabeth Bathory. they were awesome games... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2018 at Carnography
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The title of this movie bothers me on a grammatical level. The Strangers: Prey at Night works well enough with the colon, but it also works without the colon as well and that keeps sticking in my mind. The Strangers Prey at Night is a declarative statement, as well as... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2018 at Carnography
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All right, all right. I mentioned it in yesterday's review, it fits with the theme and, at the time of writing this, it's still too hot out for me to go see The Strangers: Prey At Night at the cinema (being of Irish descent, I need something like that 5000... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2018 at Carnography
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With Killing Ground, I've realized that I've inadvertently ended up doing another theme in my last few reviews. And that theme is, Never Leave Your House. Whether it's travelling down a deserted road, going on a hiking holiday in some isolated Nordic woods, or going on a camping trip, bad... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2018 at Carnography
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Here's another film that I wanted to see when it came out last year, but in their infinite wisdom my local cinema chain decided not to show it and so I had to wait until Netflix started streaming it... and then wait a little longer because UK Netflix apparently wasn't... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2018 at Carnography
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Ooh, another Shudder exclusive! And even better, this one's from a director I know - Ryuhei Kitamura, who also directed the wonderful Versus and the surprisingly good Midnight Meat Train (and the WWE Studios film No One Lives, but we shall get to that another time). Since we had such... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2018 at Carnography
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And so we finally, finally come to the latest and (currently) last entry in the Insidious franchise - Insidious: The Last Key. And yes, I've been putting this review off for a while, for reasons I'll get into shortly, but the nagging voice in the back of my head has... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2018 at Carnography
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As I continue to avoid reviewing the (currently) last chapter of the Insidious franchise, let's instead look at the latest bloodless teen horror from Blumhouse, Truth or Dare. My brother actually saw the trailer for this and thought that it "looked good", apparently believing that they couldn't have put all... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2018 at Carnography
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Giant monster movies count as horror movies, right? Well, I have reviewed Cloverfield, and movies like King Kong are considered horror, so... Really though, I'm just looking for a good excuse to review Rampage, and since this is my movie review site/blog, I can theoretically choose to review whatever I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2018 at Carnography
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I have been waiting to see this movie for months, ever since I first saw the trailer for it late last year. A British horror movie from one of the same people behind the TV show The League of Gentlemen? That from the very first trailer promises to mess with... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2018 at Carnography
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I very recently found myself trying to explain to someone that movie reviews, no matter how professional the reviewer, are always going to be at least somewhat subjective. Everyone's got a blind spot, or pet hate that's going to eventually come up in a film that will end up influencing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2018 at Carnography
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Oh hey, it's St. Gertrude's Day, the patron saint of cats and those who love them (and also travellers, gardeners, widows and the mentally ill, among others. I don't think there's a Catholic saint more suited to be my patron if I were still Catholic). Since I've already reviewed Uninvited,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2018 at Carnography
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Here in the UK, up until a year or so ago we had a long-running TV show called Crimewatch UK. The premise of the show was that it would show reconstructions and appeals of unsolved crimes from all over the country that the police needed help to solve, and people... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2018 at Carnography
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We return again to the Insidious franchise, because I will get to the latest entry in this series before April if it's the last review I do (it won't be, but sometimes it feels like it). Of course, Insidious: Chapter 2 ended with ghost Elise still working with Specs and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2018 at Carnography
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I've spent the past several weeks coughing stuff up that wouldn't have looked out of place being chased by Kurt Russell, armed with a flamethrower, around the Antarctic, and as a result, my movie watching and reviewing has taken a bit of a dive. So to get back into things,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2018 at Carnography
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Well then. I suppose we should all be grateful that we got this movie instead of the PG-13 reboot the studio had been threatening us with for some time. Because whatever else you might say about Hellraiser: Judgment (including that it's not suitable for emetophobes or questioning whether Judgment is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2018 at Carnography
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Well, thank you very much, JJ Abrams, for helping to make February more and more my "catch up on films I need to review before I get to the new releases" month. At least I already reviewed 10 Cloverfield Lane in 2016, so I don't have to cover an entire... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2018 at Carnography