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.

The Witch

Commitment to authenticity creates a genuinely foreboding, oppressive climate that engulfs The Witch and its characters.

/ July 25, 2022

Friend of the World 

Packed with big ideas that outshine its minimal budget, this Troma is daring, interesting and resolutely not for everyone.

/ June 17, 2022

The Prey: Legend of Karnoctus

For fans of action with a twist of gore and a knowing wink, the laugh-out-loud Prey has a genuine sense of fun at its heart.

/ June 6, 2022

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