For Elisa (Para Elisa) (2013)

First published by Grolsch FilmWorks Ana (Ona Casamiquela) is part of a new generation of Spaniards – a Fine Arts student struggling to make ends meets as the recession hits hard, and resentful of the parents who, post-Franco, had it easier. Her sometime boyfriend Alex (Jesús Caba) is similarly cash-strapped, sharing a small house with…

Poltergeist (2015)

First published by TheHorrorShow “They’re here.” Again. Much like a house built on top of the unrestful dead, Gil Kenan’s Poltergeist is haunted by the ghost of Tobe Hooper’s original. Few complained that the 1982 film itself drew much of its plotting from a 1962 Twilight Zone episode called ‘Little Girl Lost‘ (about a child…

Dream Home (2010)

Review first Published by Sight & Sound, December 2010 Synopsis: 30th Oct, 2007, Hong Kong, late night in a swanky building overlooking Victoria Bay. A young woman in overalls enters, and coolly garottes the security guard. Ascending to the top floors, Cheng Lai Sheung murders a further ten people (plus an unborn baby) in two…