A painfully average film, its classic horror status somewhat baffling. Purchase to complete your Stephen King collection.
A non-linear approach wears thin, initial intrigue giving way to frustration as the story continually dances away with the cuts.
John Cusack as Edgar Allan Poe is immensely watchable, but the story is downgraded to a bog-standard thriller.
A superbly crafted piece of dark cinema and well worth a watch. Just brace yourself for the final act; it’s a bit of a jolt.
This 40th anniversary edition, hosting a plethora of extras, is surely one of the year's most essential releases.
The dumbing down of the violence to tiresome torture porn, robs it of its parallel to David Sumner's psychological shift.
A required watch for fans of Frank Darabont, creator of The Walking Dead, if only to see what a difference 20 years can make.
Believes itself brutal, when in reality a small number of strong images are tied loosely together with a basic story.
Florencia Colucci is superb, easily shouldering the film. Also impressive is some genuine creepiness courtesy of clever lighting.
A mixed bag and too ambitious for so early in a career, however Guillem Morales should be noted for the future.
A confused affair that is a bizarre mishmash of clashing styles, with the barest of subplot revealed in just one line of dialogue.
A timeless and sublime masterpiece that presents an incredibly intelligent and moving picture of psychological struggle.
Low budget, not particularly well acted and with a basic script, yet somehow, this film manages to elicit goosebumps.
A great example of how the first-person horror subgenre works its magic, but it also highlights some of its core flaws.