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Kat
UK
Interests: horror movies, comic books, criminology, reading, cats, knitting, crochet, cross stitch
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Everyone knows who Peter Jackson is - he's the guy who directed the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and The Hobbit trilogy, not to mention the 2005 King Kong remake. He's one of the biggest and most successful directors in Hollywood today. But of course he didn't come from nowhere,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Carnography
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This review got a little delayed, because while I watched The Windmill Massacre a week or so ago, all the detailed notes I made on the film for the review got "accidentally" thrown away during a rather botched house cleaning (along with the DVD case for the film and a... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Carnography
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If you followed my reviews of the previous Predator movies over the summer, you might have noticed that I'm a bit of a geek when it comes to this franchise. I mean, I even had some of the Dark Horse novels when I was younger. So this latest addition to... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Carnography
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Nunsploitation is a funny little subgenre. It existed almost entirely in the 1970s, and almost always involved nuns living in a convent some time in the Middle Ages getting all hot and bothered as a result of demonic influence, repressed sexuality or a bit of both. Some films might also... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2018 at Carnography
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Well here's a blast from the past. Way back in the distant days of 2015, I reviewed a little film called Contracted. The film was about a young woman, Sam, who contracts a necrotic STI after being drugged and raped at a party, and told the story of how Sam's... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2018 at Carnography
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It's time for another one of my guilty pleasure movies. I know full well that, objectively, Maximum Overdrive is a terrible movie... but somehow I keep on enjoying it whenever I watch it. I think it's one of those movies that's developed a cult following by virtue of being so... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2018 at Carnography
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This movie and I got off on the wrong foot - literally. Partially it was the fact that the only time my local cinema was showing it was at 9 pm at night, and partially it was because I was recovering from breaking two toes and (probably) one of the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2018 at Carnography
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Well, this is a bit of an anti-climax. I was all set to have The Meg as my centrepiece for this whole Shark Week (2: Shark Harder) thing... and then they go and announce that it's going to be a bloodless PG-13 (or 12A in my neck of the woods).... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2018 at Carnography
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We hit bottom a lot earlier than the last Shark Week, after yesterday's offering of Deep Blue Sea 2. So while we're down there, let's continue torturing this metaphor and take a look at 47 Metres Down (yeah, I've got nothing better. Not every opening paragraph can be a work... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2018 at Carnography
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Are we really this hard-up for original ideas that we're having to plumb the depths of the sharksploitation subgenre? Deep Blue Sea was an above-average but by-the-numbers 90s horror movie involving super-intelligent sharks, Thomas Jane, LL Cool J and that one Samuel L Jackson scene that everyone's seen. It was... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2018 at Carnography
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From two sets of toothy predators to another... Welcome to Shark Week 2: Shark Harder. In preparation for The Meg coming out later this week, we're having another week of sharksploitation movies, and since we started off the last Shark Week with the granddaddy of them all, Jaws, it's only... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2018 at Carnography
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We have finally reached the final film of this journey through the Alien and Predator franchises, and what a tangled and convoluted journey it has been. But here we are with Alien: Covenant, the latest film from Ridley Scott in the Alien franchise and the second film in a new... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2018 at Carnography
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And so, we return to exclusively Alien part of this series with Prometheus, which also returned Ridley Scott to the franchise as well. And if you're trying to follow continuity here's where it gets really complicated: Prometheus is a prequel to the four standalone Alien movies, but has no connection... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2018 at Carnography
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After the films of the last few days, Predators has come as quite a welcome relief. Oh, I'm not about to start claiming it's the best film in the series or a triumph of 21st-century filmmaking, because it's not, but for what it is, it's entertaining enough - a clear... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2018 at Carnography
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The basic moral of "The Monkey's Paw" is something that I come back to many times when I'm reviewing films, particularly long-awaited ones. "Be careful what you wish for." After the sanitised PG-13 disappointment of the first AVP movie, the people behind the next film decided to make it R-rated,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2018 at Carnography
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You know, it's quite possible to draw comparisons between AVP: Alien Vs Predator and that other fan-fantasy crossover, Freddy Vs Jason. Both films were born from a brief shot originally meant as an in-joke; both took a decade or more to actually reach the screen, and both turned out to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2018 at Carnography
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After the ending of Alien3, you'd have been forgiven for thinking that the Alien franchise had come to a logical end - or at the very least, that Flight Lieutenant Ellen Ripley's role in the franchise was over. But if you've been here a while, you'll also most likely remember... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2018 at Carnography
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The Alien franchise went downhill rather quickly, didn't it? We had two superb films in Alien and Aliens, and while those two films were very different from each other thematically, they were both rightfully lauded and enjoyed by their audiences and built a solid universe for the franchise to theoretically... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2018 at Carnography
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Yeah, yeah, I know. This got severely sidetracked, didn't it - so much so that I'm going to have to go into August to make sure it's finished. In my defence, I had some real life stuff happen to me this month that really messed up a lot of my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2018 at Carnography
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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