thriller

Notebook Reviews: ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13

John Carpenter – 1976 John Carpenter‘s Assault On Precinct 13 is a taught and well-made thriller. This low budget siege film is hugely entertaining and a masterclass in tension. Assault On Precinct 13 is one of Carpenter’s finest [...]

January 22, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Donald Cammell’s WHITE OF THE EYE

White Of The Eye is one of the craziest films that I’ve ever had the pleasure to watch. This serial killer thriller from maverick director Donald Cammell is a total mind-bender. It’s great. David Keith and Cathy Moriarty play a couple living an [...]

January 4, 2021

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

Gimmfest 2020 Review: MONSTROUS

Monstrous is a film which straddles multiple genres. Ostensibly a horror movie, it’s a credit to director Bruce Wemple and writer (and star) Anna Shields that it also works as a thriller and a romantic drama. There have been dozens of [...]

October 13, 2020

Uncovering Curiosities: Mickey Keating’s DARLING

Writer-director Mickey Keating’s Darling is an impressive little psychological horror/thriller with a lot to recommend. Shot in stark black and white, Keating’s 2015 thriller has been compared to Hitchcock and early Polanski, however I feel [...]

August 25, 2020

Teaser For Dave Franco’s Directorial Debut THE RENTAL

Here’s the teaser for Dave Fanco‘s directorial debut, The Rental. It’s just sixteen seconds long, but you get a good feel for the tone of the piece. The full-length trailer The Rental will be dropping on Thursday at 8:00 a.m. PT. [...]

June 16, 2020

Review: Will Patton Is Great In The Dramatic Thriller HAMMER

Writer-director Christian Sparkes’ Hammer is an intriguing dramatic thriller which works well despite its limited scope. The film is anchored by a wonderfully rich performance by the great Will Patton, a long-standing supporting actor who is given [...]

June 14, 2020

Watch The Gripping Short Film GRIEF Online

Movies In Focus was impressed by Brock Bodell and Daniel Perry’s, short film Grief (you can read a review here). With a running time of less than 14 minutes, the horror/thriller manages to deliver a lot of emotional and visual turmoil and it [...]

April 8, 2020

Review: Horror/Thriller GRIEF Delivers A Lot In 14 Minutes

Written and directed by Brock Bodell and Daniel Perry, Grief is a tense and well-crafted short film. A dramatic horror/thriller, the film focuses on Kevin and Esther (Tyler Cooke and Lindsey Garrett), a couple who had their son abducted the previous [...]

April 8, 2020

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