‘Sorry About the Demon’ Review: Emily Hagins [Shudder Saturday]

Just by the title, Sorry About the Demon, the lighter tone of Emily Hagins’ film is set. Continue reading “‘Sorry About the Demon’ Review: Emily Hagins [Shudder Saturday]”

‘Crystal Lake Memories’ review: Dir. Daniel Farrands [Shudder Saturday]

Comprehensive is definitely a word that can be used to describe Daniel Farrands’ documentary, Crystal Lake Memories. Clocking in at just over six and a half hours, the film is an in-depth deep-dive into every chapter of Friday the 13th, including the television series and reboot. Continue reading “‘Crystal Lake Memories’ review: Dir. Daniel Farrands [Shudder Saturday]”

Non-Horror Films of the Year

So far in my round up of 2022 I have written about my favourite festival debuts and my favourite horror films. Now, I am turning my attention to films outside of the horror genre. With cinemas back to business as usual, post pandemic restrictions, 2022 has been an incredible year for movies. Streaming services have also managed to snag some excellent independent films, and the output across both cinemas and platforms have had film fans spoiled for choice. Here is a list of films I wholeheartedly endorse.

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Horror Films of the Year

2022 has been an excellent year for horror films. Independent horror has been thriving thanks to support from platforms like Shudder, and mainstream audiences have flocked to cinemas in their masses to get scared in the dark. With so many horror movies on the market it felt only fair to create a separate end of year list made entirely of genre movies. All of those listed have premiered either in cinemas or on streaming platforms in the UK during 2022.

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Festival Films of the Year

This year I have been lucky enough to cover a ton of film festivals. 2022 marked my first time covering Sundance, SXSW, Soho Horror, Brooklyn, and Celluloid Screams. In addition to these new festivals, I once more covered Glasgow, FrightFest, Grimmfest, Fantastic Fest, and Fantasia. Having attended so many festivals I have been utterly spoiled with movies, and creating a list of just ten has been near impossible. To level the playing field somewhat, I’ve honed in on films I caught at film festivals that have yet to be released in the UK.

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Would You Die? A Horror Movie Podcast

Host Austin Torres presents the weekly podcast Would You Die? The show features a new guest each week wherein they discuss their favourite horror monsters and villains. The conversations cover why the guest likes the chosen villain, their general feelings around horror as well as whether or not they would survive an encounter with their chosen foe.

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