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…

Mon

Mon Mon Mon Monsters (Guai guai guai guaiwu!) (2017)

Mon Mon Mon Monsters (Guai guai guai guaiwu!) first published by VODzilla.co As if the title were not signifier enough, Mon Mon Mon Monsters (Guai guai guai guaiwu!) announces itself as a creature feature right from its opening scene where a hobo, wandering into the basement of an old building for shelter, is attacked by…

Rizen: Possession

The Rizen: Possession (aka The Facility) (2019)

As films like Deathwatch, The Devil’s Rock, the Outpost franchise, Frankenstein’s Army, Overlord and many others amply demonstrate, films pitched as ‘trapped in a bunker with infernal abominations’ form a (literal) subgenre, exposing the monstrousness of the military mentality. Falling neatly into this category, Matt Mitchell’s original The Rizen (2017) showed cold warriors struggling to…

Army

Frankenstein’s Army (2013)

Frankenstein’s Army first published by Grolsch FilmWorks “Everybody’s sick. The Nazis! The Communists! Capitalists! Everyone. The sickness cannot be cured, so it must be cut out.” The speaker is Dr Viktor Frankenstein (Karel Roden), explaining his solo surgical strike against all sides in the Second World War. A German who was interned in the concentration…

Hunter

The Head Hunter (aka The Head) (2018)

Shot largely in Portugal, but with Norway and California’s Mammoth Lakes providing a few of its stranger landscapes, The Head Hunter (aka The Head) unfolds in a mythic time and place where men clash with trolls and other imaginary aggressors. On the King’s orders (delivered as messages on arrows), a hulking, bearded, Viking-like warrior (the…

Dark

The Dark (2018)

The Dark first published by SciFiNow Out on the periphery of a rural community, in an area known ominously as Devil’s Den, there is a derelict house – long ago a family’s home – storied among locals as a place where curious trespassers end up “torn to pieces”. It even draws the odd ghoulish tourist from…

Quiet

A Quiet Place (2018)

A Quiet Place first published by Little White Lies In Guy Maddin’s 1992 retro-surrealist Alpine melodrama Careful, the expression of any emotion risks bringing an avalanche down on the mountain town of Tolzbad, and so all the locals must repress their desires or face the deadly consequences. John Krasinksi’s A Quiet Place might seem a million…

The Ghost Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore (2016)

First published by TheHorrorShow As a train careers through the dark, Jeremy (Jonathan Rigby), Laura (Claire Louise Amias), Miranda (Jamie Birkett) and Freddie (James Swanton) all find themselves guests at a mysterious costume party on board. While their chosen callings (respectively a financier, a politician, a gossip journalist and a paedophile rocker) mark them as…

FrightFest 2010 Diary Day 3

FrightFest 2010 Diary: Day 3

FrightFest 2010 Diary Day 3 first published by Little White Lies Diary – Day 3, Saturday 28th August  Includes: Cherry Tree Lane; The Tortured; 13 Hrs; I Spit On Your Grave; Monsters; Dream Home Cherry Tree Lane You might know Cherry Tree Lane as the address where magical nanny Mary Poppins swept in to sort out a family’s domestic problems…