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Kat
UK
Interests: horror movies, comic books, criminology, reading, cats, knitting, crochet, cross stitch
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"You all keep talking about the city like it's their prison. It's not. It's their kingdom." I feel I need to give a small caveat at the start of this review: I am not a particularly big fan of Zach Snyder as a director. Now don't get me wrong -... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2022 at Carnography
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As of today, I've temporarily exhausted all the films I'm willing to see at the cinema for the time being (unless I get a case of cabin fever and decide to see Cruella, aka The Devil Wore Dalmatian). And today's film, A Quiet Place Part II, has certainly been anticipated... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2021 at Carnography
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Let's be upfront here: this review will contain spoilers. The biggest spoiler of all is that yet again I am disappointed and Spiral: From the Book of Saw does not involve a Jigsaw apprentice Battle Royale (I imagine it would be like Robot Wars/Battlebots but with a lot more blood).... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2021 at Carnography
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I will be the first to admit that, as much as I might try to broaden my horror horizons, quite often I’ll fall back into old/bad habits – and genres – if given half a chance or if I’m having a bad day. Or it’s Thursday. Certain things – like... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2021 at Carnography
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Exists is a 2014 found-footage, lost-in-the-woods-with-Bigfoot horror film from Eduardo Sanchez, which means that any jokes I could make about maps being kicked into creeks or people looking for Josh in the darkness would just be the lowest of the low-hanging fruit. So let’s see if we can avoid that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2021 at Carnography
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The first Child's Play made $44 million on a budget of just $9 million, and so it should come as no surprise to learn that a sequel was given the green light almost immediately. A change in studio ownership put things on hold for two years, however, when the new... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2019 at Carnography
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July has rolled around again, and this time it was a lot easier to pick which franchise to review. After all, with a remake/reboot/reimagining having just been released, it would probably be a crime not to look at the Child's Play franchise - a franchise featuring a killer doll that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2019 at Carnography
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I admit, when I originally heard that they were doing a remake of Dario Argento's Suspiria, one of my favourite films of all time, my reaction was a little like Donald Sutherland's at the end of the 1978 Invasion of the Body Snatchers - ie. I might have pointed and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2019 at Carnography
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We've had several of sci-fi, horror and Lovecraft director Stuart Gordon's films on this blog before - From Beyond, Dagon and (non-Cthulhu related) Dolls - and so I think we can safely say that he's one of the few directors who really "gets" Lovecraft's work and filming the so-called "unfilmable".... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2019 at Carnography
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It's the last day of February and also the final entry in the Children of the Corn series, praise be to Eris and to He Who Walks Behind The Rows (it never helps to hedge your bets, that's all I'm saying). And of course, the franchise decided to wait until... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2019 at Carnography
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It's been a while since my Catholic school education and my Christian Theology A-Level, but I am reasonably sure that Genesis comes before Revelation. Quite a fair bit before, in fact. Perhaps the bible of He Who Walks Behind The Rows does things in reverse though, because here we are... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2019 at Carnography
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Into just about every horror franchise comes a time when a remake will eventually be made (with so far the only exceptions we've covered being Hellraiser, Paranormal Activity and the Alien/Predator franchises, and the remake vultures have been circling Hellraiser for some time now). The Children of the Corn series... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2019 at Carnography
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I know, I know. It's February; this series was supposed to have been over and done with way back in January... but my mental health took a dive back then and it really didn't help that whenever I tried starting things back up, this was the movie that confronted me.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2019 at Carnography
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What does it say for a film franchise when I find myself excited for the 6th (and not 666th; archivists of the future hopefully don't get too confused with that) entry of the series because it promises the return of one of the few good characters (and actors) from the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2019 at Carnography
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I was dreading watching today's movie, Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror, because even after only five days the premise of these films is already wearing painfully thin. Then I took a look at the cast list. Eva Mendes? Alexis Arquette? Fred Williamson? Kane Hodder? David Carradine?! My... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2019 at Carnography
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From this point on I'm going into the Children of the Corn series blind, as I've never actually seen any of the films beyond the third one. I'm not really sure why that is - perhaps my 90s brain decided after seeing Urban Harvest that nothing could possibly top what... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2019 at Carnography
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Confession time: Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest was actually the first film of all the Children of the Corn films that I saw, thanks to that local video store well-stocked with b-movies from my teenage years, and so for a long time it held a special place in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2019 at Carnography
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It's actually mildly impressive that it took a whole eight years for a sequel to Children of the Corn to come out (although I am disappointed that its French title wasn't Horror Kid 2). But it wasn't until 1991 that Trans Atlantic Entertainment was formed with the purpose of producing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2019 at Carnography
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Happy New Year and Happy 2019! The time has come once again for a franchise review marathon, and this time the hypothetical wheel has spun and landed on the Children of the Corn franchise, which started back in 1984 and was originally based on a short story of the same... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2019 at Carnography
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Welcome to December, the time of year when I really ramp up my efforts to see as many 2018 films as I can before the end of the year. Unfortunately, unless the Cinema Fairy visits my local multiplex(es) and sprinkles enough magic dust to make them show Suspiria and/or The... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2018 at Carnography
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Death House is one of those movies that I find difficult to pin down to a specific year of release. IMDB and Wikipedia list it as 2017, sure, but most other places list it as 2018 and it certainly didn't get a general release until this year. But since I'm... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2018 at Carnography
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It's time for an experiment. After hearing me complain about the upcoming (at the time) film Unfriended: Dark Web for about the umpteenth time, my brother suggested that I watch the trailer and then write the review (or at least the plot synopsis) based solely on that, and then see... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2018 at Carnography
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While Ghostwatch will always hold a place in my heart as the BBC drama that inadvertently terrified me and a generation and was at least partly responsible for kindling the fascination with found footage and mockumentary horrors and the way in which certain publicity methods and media, in general, can... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2018 at Carnography
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In the last millennium, when dinosaurs roamed the Earth and VHS was the (only) way to watch your movies at home, I spent a lot of my summer holidays helping out at the TV repair and video rental shop of one of my cousins, where I was both fascinated and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2018 at Carnography
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My carpets have been fitted, and so I can finally move everything back into place and get back to some semblance of a schedule. And just in time too, as today is the release of the long-awaited Halloween movie - released exactly 40 years after the very first one came... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2018 at Carnography