Funny how most of our free-for-all choices veer towards the weird, wonderful and macabre. This week is no exception as we explore the unusual delicacy of human flesh.
Makes you think: is there really a fringe faction out there chowing down on their fellow man?
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I don’t really know how to intro these posts anymore. “This is a film we’ve watched, here’s what I thought” is about the gist of it.
This week’s choice by Jill though is very special, I’ll give it that.
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Baby birds, monsters and the perfect family veneer are the gist of this week’s film.
Continue reading “Hatching review” →
We’re back with a Free For All month which will no doubt include mostly horror because honestly, does any other genre matter? While there’s no guarantee it will all go according to plan, I do know that our next few choices appear to be incredibly oddball which has always been the backbone of the Collab.
Continue reading “Piggy review” →
Friendship, eh? Some might argue it’s the most important thing in life. In order to survive this cesspool, we need like-minded allies to keep us cackling and lend an understanding ear when needed. This week’s film focuses on the dissolution of a long-term friendship for no discernible reason, which has to be the ultimate head fuck.
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More Awards-worthy talking this week with this rumination on life after tragedy and horror. Which might not sound exactly fun but hey, not all our films can be about lesbian mermaids, unfortunately.
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We’re back after a lovely December hiatus with Awards films (or those that could find themselves nominated this coming awards season). Whether this tasty black comedy actually finds itself in receipt of a statuette remains to be seen but it should be praised – not only for Anya’s ethereal central performance but for the reasons I’ll outline poorly below.
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It’s unusual not to have Florence Pugh twirling in circles in a flower crown, honestly but sometimes you have to keep an open mind. I won’t give away my view of this psychological thriller in the first paragraph, but I will say that, if you’re looking for a film about sainthood and the concept of martyrdom, maybe watch Martyrs (the original) instead.
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I never need an excuse to crack out the horror, obviously but this world is a trash fire and the only feasible release I can see right now is of the unhinged variety.
Thankfully, we didn’t have to look too far for our next dose of the deranged, although sadly it wasn’t Jill’s first or even second choice. Apparently, even in the year 2022, the UK is still behind the US in terms of some film releases.
But we move. Whether we like it or not, we have to move.
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The old and infirm seem to be having a renaissance in horror right now (see X most recently) and I for one am here for it.
Getting older is a terrifying prospect in itself but juxtapose that with attractive young people, a creepy AF setting, zero chill – and you get something like this German horror film.
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Us: “Halloween is over…”
Amazon Prime, releasing the new Hellraiser without fanfare: “You sure, hun?”
This week we finally get to grips with a new Pinhead, a whole new slant on the puzzle box and ponder the yassification of our beloved Cenobites. And it feels like a very exciting time to be alive. Horror this year, in my humble opinion, has been pretty good so where does this baby fit into it all?
Well, grab your whips and chains – and let me excite you.
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It’s with sadness we kiss goodnight to our wonderful month of horror movies, safe in the knowledge we’ll no doubt watch at least one next month and then the month after that. Because you can’t keep a set of spooky bitches confined to just one holiday.
This week we spend time in the high desert searching for a missing person and ponder the eternal question: “Why are you going back, you bloody idiot?”
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