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Kat
UK
Interests: horror movies, comic books, criminology, reading, cats, knitting, crochet, cross stitch
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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
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Here's some advice. Don't schedule a carpet fitting the same week as getting a Smart Meter fitted in your home, and only weeks after getting a complete house cleaning (which went so terribly, terribly wrong to boot). Don't do all this especially in the same month as you're trying to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2018 at Carnography
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!Yeah, let's just go and throw that schedule right out the window, shall we? I'm completely off my plans now and pretty much making things (or at least what movies get reviewed next) up as I go along. So let's take a look at a movie I managed to catch... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2018 at Carnography
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Two days into October and I'm already throwing my carefully-planned-out schedule (I practically colour-coded it and everything) right out the window because I decided to watch films out of order (because I was too lazy to get up off the sofa). But since nothing is date-sensitive, it doesn't actually matter... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2018 at Carnography
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Goodness me, is it October already? That means it's time for the October Horror Movie Challenge once again. Last year I managed to get halfway through the month before it all went pear-shaped; let's see if I can beat that record this year. And of course, we'll continue the tradition... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2018 at Carnography
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I missed out on seeing today's film, The Boy, in the cinema when it first came out - partly because I wasn't in a position to see it and partly because I took one look at the trailer and pretty much figured out what was going to happen in the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2018 at Carnography
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If I were to make a horror movie based on any nightmares I've had, it would come out either looking like the movie mother! or like an episode of Sesame Street gone very, very wrong (including a dream where a man who looked like David Jason circa 1984 cuts off... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2018 at Carnography
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I think, after the last couple of films reviewed nearly scared me into total insomnia, that we need to look at some lighter horror fare. So, of course, my mind goes straight to zombies - and Nazi zombies at that. Today we're taking a look at Norwegian Nazi zombie horror-comedy... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2018 at Carnography
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As I said in my review of the first Hell House LLC movie, I came to this series very recently after pointedly ignoring it for some time, thinking it was just another generic found footage "investigation into a scary house goes terribly wrong" movie - and how very wrong I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2018 at Carnography
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Here we are, yet again, with another film I initially ignored for a while. I'd see Hell House LLC pop up on Amazon Prime, and I'd read the synopsis, but I never thought to actually watch it because I assumed it was just another low-budget found footage movie among many,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2018 at Carnography
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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 Sep 18, 2018 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 Sep 17, 2018 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 Sep 15, 2018 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