30 Days Of Night

30 Days Of Night (2007)

30 Days Of Night first published by EyeforFilm Since their very first on-screen appearance, cinematic vampires have proven surprisingly flexible when it comes to their own prescribed conventions. Count Orlok in Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922) may have been drawn directly from the pages of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, but in FW Murnau’s film neither garlic nor…

WAZ

WAZ (aka WΔZ, aka w Delta z, aka The Killing Gene) (2007)

WAZ (aka WΔZ, aka w Delta z, aka The Killing Gene) first published by Film4 Summary: Tom Shankland’s feature debut is a bleak and bloody noir where New York’s darkest streets are trodden by a haunted detective and a tormented killer.  Review: “There are shades of fuckin’ grey.”  So declares grizzled detective Eddie Argo (Stellan Skarsgård) in…

Triangle

Triangle (2009)

Triangle first published by Film4 On-stage with writer/director Christopher Smith (Creep, Severance) at the Film4 FrightFest 2009 to introduce the world premiere of Triangle, lead actress Melissa George seemed to commit the near-criminal faux pas of revealing a major spoiler. In fact this apparent clanger, while certainly not a red herring, did not and could…

Triangle

Triangle (2009)

Triangle first published by Sight & Sound, Nov 2009 Review: “He cheated Death – no, he made a promise to Death that he didn’t keep. I studied it, but I can’t remember it.”  Standing before a painting of the Greek god of winds Aeolus, aboard an ocean liner bearing the same name, Sally (Rachael Carpani) tries…