31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 22 – The Forest (2016)

We watched a thought provoking Vice documentary about the¬†Aokigahara Forest in Japan - a notorious spot for suicide - so came into this movie with knowledge of the area and what they may be looking to do with this film. It's an effective horror, with Natalie Dormer standing out as our protagonist Sara Price. She … Continue reading 31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 22 – The Forest (2016)

Review: Personal Shopper (2016)

When a movie is booed at Cannes, we usually take that as a seal of approval. That's what happened to Oliver Assayas' Personal Shopper at the festival in 2016, a haunting and beautiful film that gets under your skin. It's not a horror but there are ghosts. Kristen Stewart's Maureen is a personal shopper to … Continue reading Review: Personal Shopper (2016)

31 Days of Halloween – Day 15 – House on Haunted Hill (1999)

It's another remake on the Halloween watch - this time of the 1959 film of the same name, with Geoffrey Rush playing amusement park mogul Steven Price (a nod to the similar main character of Frederick Loren, played by Vincent Price in the original) who invites five strangers to his wife's birthday party at an … Continue reading 31 Days of Halloween – Day 15 – House on Haunted Hill (1999)

31 Days of Halloween – Day 10 – Ghostbusters (1984)

We got one! Ivan Reitman's classic is the perfect Halloween view, with a huge dose of nostalgic ectoplasm. Nothing can touch the wit and comradery of our heroes Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd), Egon Spengler (we miss you Harold Ramis) and Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson). Throw in our beloved Slimer and Mr … Continue reading 31 Days of Halloween – Day 10 – Ghostbusters (1984)