All posts by Jamie Carruthers

Jamie is a writer, critic, and all-round genre fan who lives in Liverpool with his two cats, Lucifer and Goblin.

Night Caller

Both authentic and reverent of the genre’s greatest hits, Night Caller is as gleefully distasteful as the films that inspired it.

/ May 13, 2022

We’re All Going to the World’s Fair

A delirious trip into the culture of the terminally online, with a sense of unease that's repellent and deeply relatable.

/ April 29, 2022

The Sacred Spirit

Interesting and intense directorial choices find the sweet spot where absurdity, anxiety and satisfaction coexist in harmony. 

/ April 13, 2022

Agnes

Peppered with deadpan comedy, Agnes is a film of two halves that examines faith, loss, and what it truly means to be possessed.

/ April 4, 2022

The Exorcism of God

Creepy set pieces compound sequences that build to crescendo and do not relent, while quiet moments offer little solace.

/ March 27, 2022

The Beta Test

A cautionary tale for the post-Weinstein generation that lampoons the futility of Hollywood’s facile approach to money-grubbing in all of its glory.

/ March 18, 2022