The Nest

The Nest (The Bewailing) (2021)

The Nest (aka The Bewailing) first published by VODzilla.co The family at the centre of James Suttles’ The Nest is dysfunctional – which is to say that it is like most families. School teacher Beth (Sarah Navrati) may love her young daughter Meg (Maple Suttles) more than anything, but the emergency Caesarean section that she…

Critters

Critters Attack! (2019)

Critters Attack! published by SciFiNow “What is this, 1986?”, teenager Trissy asks Drea (Tashiana Washington). College-age Drea is babysititng Trissy and her younger brother Jake (Jack Fulton), with Drea’s own younger brother Phillip (Jaeden Noel) in tow – and these words were Trissy’s horrified response to Drea’s proposal that they while away their time together…

Howling

The Howling (1981)

The Howling first published by Little White Lies, as part 43 of my Cinema Psychotronicum column “Man is a combination of the learned and the instinctual, of the sophisticated and the primitive. We should never try to deny the beast – the animal – within us.” The speaker is Dr George Waggner (Patrick Macnee), a mild-mannered…

The House of the Devil (2009)

First published by EyeforFilm On stage at the Film4 FrightFest 2009 to introduce his latest feature, writer/director Ti West declared: “It’s a very different film from The Roost.” Yet what The House Of The Devil has very much in common with his batty 2005 debut, apart from the ever-welcome presence of independent cinema’s tallest character…