horror

Uncovering Curiosities: Andres Baiz’s THE HIDDEN FACE

The Hidden Face begins like most haunted house movies. A young couple move into a large country house and soon things start to go bump in the night. You’ve seen it all a million times before, but just as soon as you think that this Spanish [...]

November 26, 2020

Uncovering Curiosities: Stuart W. Bedford’s GOOD TIDINGS

Good Tidings is a down and dirty low budget horror from director Stuart W. Bedford. This British has high aspirations, taking elements of classic horror movies like Halloween and Texas Chainsaw Massacre, John Carpenter’s classic siege movie [...]

November 23, 2020

Uncovering Curiosities: Kevin Greutert’s JACKALS

With an creepy opening ripped straight from John Carpenter’s Halloween (with a touch of Michael Mann’s Manhunter), Jackals gets off to a good start. This 2017 home invasion/siege movie gives you everything you could want from a genre film [...]

November 21, 2020

Notebook Reviews: RAVENOUS

Antonia Bird – 1999 A bizarre and darkly comic horror-western, Antonia Bird’s Ravenous is a uniquely entertaining slice of cinema. The film features some great set-pieces and the first hour is stunning – it loses some momentum [...]

November 18, 2020

FrightFest 2020 Review: THE STYLIST

Movies In Focus was hugely impressed by director Jill Gervargizian’s short film, The Stylist when I first saw it back in 2016. It was a a highly effective short, filled with dark humour, impressive visuals and strong production design. [...]

November 6, 2020

FrightFest 2020 Review: RELIC

  On the surface, Natalie Erika James’ Relic is a horror film – and for all intents and purposes it is. But there’s much more to unpack in this richly layered piece of genre cinema. Horror films always work best when they’re using the [...]

November 6, 2020

FrightFest 2020 Review: BROIL

Director Edward Drake’s Broil is one of the most infuriating films which Movies In Focus has seen in a long time. Broil is hansdomly shot, well acted and it features a stunning musical score from Hugh Wielenga. However, its plotting and [...]

November 6, 2020

FrightFest 2020 Review: BLOOD HARVEST

Blood Harvest (aka The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw) is a curious horror film from writer-director Thomas Robert Lee. It’s a well acted genre piece which starts slow but it gains momentum as it goes along, offering-up enough intrigue to keep its [...]

November 6, 2020

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