Gaia

Gaia (2021)

Gaia had its UK première at FrightFest 2021 Sometimes you wait for one movie involving fungal fear and freakery to come along, and several arrive at once. The latest cycle probably started with Naughty Dog’s 2013 video game The Last Of Us, Corin Hardy’s The Hallow (2015), Colm McCarthy’s The Girl With All The Gifts…

Monsters

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)

Godzilla: King of the Monsters first published by Little White Lies Michael Dougherty is perhaps best known for directing and writing Trick ‘r Treat (2007) and Krampus (2015) – both horror features coming with a good deal of festive black humour – but he also helped write the big-budget blockbusters Superman Returns (2006) and X-Men…

Crow

Crow (2016)

“Why are we called Crow, dad?” “You see, the Crow, son, it’s a sign, it’s an omen for change. There’s Crow, and reverse Crow. And light-dark merge, and inside, outside, they come together. There’s no such thing as time. Just a void. Do you understand, son? Good lad. That’s why we’re the Crow tribe.” If…

Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke (1997)

Princess Mononoke first published by EyeforFilm Master animator Miyazaki Hayao may have long been admired in his native Japan, but it was only with his seventh directorial feature, Princess Mononoke, that an English-speaking mainstream started to take notice of his genius. Why was this, rather than any of his earlier films, the first to be released…

Leviathan (2013)

First published by Grolsch FilmWorks “He maketh the deep to boil like a pot: he maketh the sea like a pot of ointment. He maketh a path to shine after him; one would think the deep to be hoary. Upon earth there is not his like, who is made without fear.” Not every commercial fishing…