Ant

Dead Ant (aka Giant Killer Ants) (2017)

Dead Ant (aka Giant Killer Ants) first published by SciFiNow This fourth feature from Ron Carlson (All American Christmas Carol, 2013; Tom Cool, 2009; Midgets Vs. Mascots, 2009) opens with a before-and-after sequence: a young woman buys peyote from Native American Bigfoot (Michael Horse) and his diminutive sidekick Firecracker (Danny Woodburn), with a warning of…

Monstrum

Monstrum (Mulgoe) (2018)

[Please note that this review of Monstrum (Mulgoe) contains spoilers from the third paragraph onwards.] In monster movies, individual and societal anxieties assume prodigiously destructive form, so that, as well as embodying and spreading panic, they can also be vanquished or at least contained and accommodated – but nonetheless, they still retain their metaphorical power,…

Cloverfield (2008)

First published by musicOMH In a Manhattan apartment, Jason Hawkins (Mike Vogel) and his fiancée Lily (Jessica Lucas) are throwing a surprise going-away party for Jason’s brother Rob (Michael Stahl-David). Rob is about to leave for a job in Japan, in spite – or perhaps because -of  his confused feelings about not-quite girlfriend Beth (Odette Yustman)….

Host

The Host (Gwoemul) (2006)

The Host (Gwoemul) first published by EyeforFilm If Bong Joon-ho’s Memories of Murder (2003) was the last serial killer movie in which the detectives were all bumbling farmboys and the crimes were left unsolved, it was probably the first, too. For it is Bong’s special talent to distort both genre and reality by forcing them into unlikely partnerships –…