Thorns

Thorns (2023)

Thorns had its world première on Sat 26th Aug at FrightFest As a probe satellite floats over a planet darkened by eclipse, the Iron Mountain Observatory back on Earth picks up its signal, leading resident astronomer Dr Malik (Bo Shumaker) to host – or to believe that he is hosting – a dreadful parasite, which…

Hellbound

Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)

Hellbound: Hellraiser II first published by VODzilla.co “Was I right? Is it terrible?” This question, asked at the very centre of Tony Randel’s Hellbound: Hellraiser II, articulates the greatest anxiety that can be experienced about a sequel to a much beloved film. The original Hellraiser (1987), Clive Barker’s directorial debut adapted from his own 1986…

Hellraiser

Hellraiser (1987)

Hellraiser first published by Movie Gazette At its best, horror is one of the most subversive and confronting of film genres, able to tap into our deepest reservoirs of fear and anxiety and bring them oozing to the surface. Yet in the deeply conservative period of the mid to late eighties, horror’s well risked running bone-dry,…