Bodied

Bodied (2017)

Bodied first published by SciFiNow “This is the one you’ve been waiting for…”, goes the first line heard in Bodied, reflecting the precise thoughts of those of us who have been waiting six long years since Joseph Kahn’s postmodern meta slasher Detention (2011) knocked us sideways  – or 13 years for those lost folk who missed…

FrightFest 2011 Diary: Day 4

First published by Little White Lies Diary Day 4 – Sunday, 27th August  Today saw FrightFesters agonising over Andy Nyman’s torturous Quiz From Hell, and then being mildly disappointed by a showcase of ten international horror shorts. From the latter the best were probably the hilarious fake trailer Demonitron: The 6th Dimension (spoilt only by…

Torque

Torque (2004)

Torque first published by Movie Gazette (that was 2004 – I now disown the expression ‘guilty pleasure’) Review: Kurt Russell has devoted an entire career to being something of an also-ran in the world of cinematic heroes. He may be cleverer than Arnold Schwarzenegger, taller than Sylvester Stallone, and more articulate than the pair of them, but…

Detention

Detention (2011)

First published by LWLies “Life moves pretty fast,” as cinematic high schooler Ferris Bueller once memorably observed, “If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you might miss it.” That, however, was way back in 1986, before the Internet, before texting, before Generation Z. So while Detention may include its own Ferris…