The Moor

The Moor (2023)

The Moor had its world première on Sat 26th Aug at FrightFest in the First Blood strand The Moor begins in Yorkshire, 1996, with an act of transgression and a loss of innocence. Young Claire (Billie Suggett) convinces her even younger – and reluctant – friend Danny (Dexter Sol Ansell) to distract the corner store’s…

Shopper

Personal Shopper (2016)

Personal Shopper first published by VODzilla.co “I’m waiting,” replies Maureen Cartwright (Kristen Stewart), an earnest young American, whenever anyone asks her what she is doing in Paris. One thing is for sure: she is not there just to be the Personal Shopper of the title, a job that she hates almost as much as she fears…

Psychomania

Psychomania (1972)

First published by Little White Lies, as part 18 of my Cinema Psychotronicum column Through the mist, motorcyclists can be seen riding (in slow motion) around an ancient stone circle (in fact in Avebury) – and so the opening sequence of Psychomania, directed by Hammer journeyman Don Sharp (The Kiss of the Vampire; Rasputin, The…

Stomach

The Stomach (2014)

First published by TwitchFilm [mild spoilers] “I just want to be empty,” Frank (Simon Meacock) tells his brother Tom (Ben Bishop). Wide-eyed, bearded Frank is at breaking point. Thanks to his freakish ability to become impregnated with the spirits of the deceased, he was born a medium between the living and the dead. As paying…