Tag: Slasher

Initiation

Despite some shortcomings, Initiation, particularly in the wake of #MeToo, should be applauded for tackling these issues with gravity.

/ May 24, 2021

The Wind

A highly enjoyable, atmospheric thriller that unfortunately tails off into a mere breeze instead of building into the raging, frenzied tempest it could have been.

/ April 12, 2020

Do You Trust Me?

Roger Spottiswoode’s Terror Train is an effective comment on social order, teaching that trust in our hierarchy is a dangerous assumption.

/ March 31, 2020

The Strangers: Prey At Night

Offering the same taut suspense as its predecessor, there is much to enjoy in this terrific exercise in nerve-wrecking tension.

/ August 27, 2018

Lake Bodom

Masterfully blends suspense with breakneck violence to produce what is perhaps one of the best teen slashers of the 21st century.

/ May 18, 2017

Some Kind of Hate

Beautifully filmed, with a bleak karmic mantra that makes for a frequently intense viewing experience.

/ May 6, 2016

Cub

For a first-time feature, Cub is a multi-faceted approach that proves too ambitious, let down by incomplete narrative.

/ August 1, 2015

Killer Mermaids

Coming from a confused premise, Killer Mermaids is an empty affair that lacks subplot and character arc.

/ June 28, 2015

Discopath

With its retro-sleaze appeal and synth score, it perfectly emulates the gritty atmospheres of exploitation shockers such as Maniac.

/ May 4, 2015

Stage Fright

A ludicrous blending of musical comedy with slasher flick that sets itself up as an over-the-top, camp romp, but sadly never quite nails it.

/ January 24, 2015

Camp Dread

Tries to pass itself off as self-aware, but in the end it is, disappointingly, a rather vacuous and plodding mess.

/ June 23, 2014

Hatchet 3

The body count is huge, the dialogue abysmal, the story perfunctory at best, yet the enthusiasm ensures it's never tiresome.

/ March 28, 2014

FrightFest: Hansel and Gretel – The 420 Witch

Incredibly fun with some fantastic gore, but falls just short of its own expectations.

/ August 23, 2013

Christmas Evil

A classic in its own unique way, embraced now for 30 years by those who savour off-beat films that foil expectations.

/ December 21, 2012

Some Guy Who Kills People

Wants to be a comedic horror film with hidden depths, but the horror is scarce and the humour largely average.

/ November 8, 2012

Stitches

Lacklustre, featuring little by way of horror or indeed comedy, relying on thinly spread visual gags over real thought.

/ October 26, 2012

The Watermen

A stalk-and-slash film with very little stalking or slashing, little happens until the inevitably contrived conclusion.

/ June 6, 2012

Rabies

The central story is drowned in subplot after subplot, red herrings running amok to the point of frustration.

/ November 22, 2011