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Movie Review – Spiral: From the Book of Saw

Chris Rock, the iconic multi-hyphenate comedian, is sharp. His rapid fire delivery and signature tone of voice serves up refreshing candour with a touch of weary resignation. It’s with this pitch that SPIRAL hopes to angle itself for a new generation – horror served with some gritty levity from Rock – something that the chance […]Read More

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Movie Review – Possessor

Cronenberg. The surname itself signals that Possessor is going to be deeply provocative. Son of David Cronenberg, Brandon Cronenberg, is fully realising every bit of his family’s legacy with Possessor. The sci-fi horror checks all the heritage hallmarks – body horror, unflinching gore, ethical conundrums and brutal delivery – all somehow still wrapped in a […]Read More

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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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