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Movie Review – Stigmatized Properties

Other than some anomalies in minor communities, the thought of someone’s death having a negative effect on us is common enough in Asian culture. This is after all, why some of us rather take a detour if there’s a funeral on our route, or perform some form of cleansing after encountering death. The whole 4D […]Read More

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Movie Review – Repossession

Can a haunted story ever work in the sanitised setting of Singapore? REPOSSESSION attempts to do so, painting over colourless cubicles and the confines of an Audi, a tale that funnels urban pressure into a horrific manifestation. If 2018’s CRAZY RICH ASIANS decorated Singapore with cocktails, clubs and the super-elite, here is the behind-the-scenes if […]Read More

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Movie Review – Scare Package

It’s not everyday you can call a horror flick “feel good”, but Scare Package isn’t your everyday horror either. This title combines the winning formula of horror and humour – something many have attempted but failed. Think Creepshow, but elevated in production and script, with less puns, more wit, and plenty of chuckles for all […]Read More

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Movie Review – Sea Fever

Monster films have not had a really fresh rebrand in the last few years, but we have Sea Fever and director Neasa Hardiman to thank for one. This seafaring title is an international production and has benefitted itself by being set in Ireland. While the sea in itself is not new territory for such a […]Read More

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Movie Review – Girl on the Third Floor

Set a house renovation tale within a haunted house and sprinkle in some sexy hauntings – Girl on the Third Floor wants to join the family of new horror like I am the Pretty Thing that Lives in the House and House on Haunted Hill, and largely succeeds. Don Coch (Phil Brooks or CM Punk) […]Read More

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Movie Review – Satanic Panic

Rife with nostalgic treatment, Satanic Panic is clearly an ode to B-movies in the 80s with its campiness and ruler-straight plot. It ladles on the gore, and is delightful for that aspect, but director Chelsea Stardust is clearly a new hand. This directorial debut of hers is clearly uneven, with forgotten gaps and way-too-convenient devices […]Read More

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Movie Review – The Hunt

There’s no timelier piece than The Hunt to create a mockery of all that is politically wrong in the Land of The Free. Because this film by Craig Zobel shows us the two sides to freedom of speech – but gone awry in ways you might not expect. For one, whether you’re a Democrat or a […]Read More

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Movie Review – The Invisible Man

This is not the monster movie you might be thinking about. H.G. Wells might have created this figure in 1897 with a theme of violence, but that is where it just about stops when it comes to similarities. Director Leigh Whannell has updated the story on all fronts – including a suit inspired by existing […]Read More

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Movie Review – Detention

Taiwan’s tenuous relationship with China has always been a sore point to explore in the media. DETENTION’s original incarnation as a video game struck both nerves and gold, for its placement of the time period during the White Terror in the country. The game won rave reviews for its innovative presentation style, beautifully rendered in […]Read More

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BBC and Netflix’s Dracula Series – TV Series Review

DRACULA MINI SERIES (Spoiler Alert) Of the many interpretations of the iconic vampire, this version by Netflix has got to be the most try-hard. It’s a tedious and inelegant piece – one that foils itself by stumbling upon its proverbial foot, tripped up by its amateur handling of the original material, by making literary… well, […]Read More

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