Short Film Saturdays: “In2ruders”

Rating: ★★★ 1/2 I recently had the opportunity to attend Big Picture Film Club‘s Conspiracy event in Shoreditch, where five independent short films were screened. I’ll be reviewing all of them in upcoming Short Film Saturdays posts, so make sure you keep an eye out for those! This week, I’m taking a look at In2ruders by Naeem Mahmood. The film explores a much darker side to the music … Continue reading Short Film Saturdays: “In2ruders”

Nature vs Nurture: A review of “Hereditary”

Rating: ★★★★ As the classic saying goes… if you haven’t heard of Hereditary by now you’ve probably been living under a rock. It’s everywhere at the moment; on buses and billboards, plastered over film blogs and magazines, you name it, it’s there. It’s this season’s hottest horror film, with critics even branding it the “scariest thing they’ve ever seen”. Critical reception has been largely positive, which made … Continue reading Nature vs Nurture: A review of “Hereditary”

Not your average neighbourhood: A review of “Unlisted Owner”

  Rating: ★★ 1/2 Found footage has definitely made a home within the horror genre, with titles such as The Blair Witch Project and Paranormal Activity gaining popularity and infamy in recent years. With that in mind, it’s unsurprising that so many horror filmmakers want to jump on the bandwagon as the sub-genre is simple to make and the sense of realism is what makes it really scary for a lot of … Continue reading Not your average neighbourhood: A review of “Unlisted Owner”

Short Film Saturdays: “Family Game Night”

  Length: 11 minutes Rating: ★★★★ 1/2 Nick Ferwerda’s 11 minute horror comedy, Family Game Night, follows the story of your everyday middle-class family as they sit down for some quality family time. You have mum, dad and a son and daughter. It starts out very normal, but soon takes a hilariously dark turn. It sells itself as a horror-comedy, and did genuinely make me laugh out loud … Continue reading Short Film Saturdays: “Family Game Night”

Short Film Saturdays: “Conscientia”

Length: 9 minutes Rating: ★★★ 1/2 After a long hiatus, I’m so happy that Short Film Saturdays is back! Thank you to everyone for your patience, and I’m committed to making it a regular thing this year. We’re kicking off this round with Conscientia, a film that’s simple but packs a mighty punch. The use of silence in this film is particularly unnerving because it’s commonly associated with jumpscares … Continue reading Short Film Saturdays: “Conscientia”

Lucy Goes to Film Screenings: My thoughts on “Charismata”

  Rating: ★★★★ Recently, I was invited to a private film screening in Soho. I’m grateful that I got this opportunity and that I got to talk to some of the people involved with Charismata. It was a lovely evening and I want to say a huge thank you to the cast and crew for having me! I went into Charismata completely blind, all I knew was that it … Continue reading Lucy Goes to Film Screenings: My thoughts on “Charismata”

Personal Essay: Why I’m Proud to be a Horror Fan

   A Q&A with director Adam Green, and freebies from Film4 Frightfest 2013 Sometimes, when you tell people you’re a huge fan of horror films, they give you a look as if to say “…why?”. Some people are a lot more vocal about it and will openly tell you that they find it weird. The fact the genre gets such a bad name is pretty disappointing, and … Continue reading Personal Essay: Why I’m Proud to be a Horror Fan

Short Film Saturdays: “The Last Halloween”

    Synopsis: The city is quiet; the streets, deserted. It doesn’t much feel like Halloween, and yet four young trick-or-treaters – a Ghost, a Devil, a Grim Reaper and a Witch – make their way through the night, door to door and house by house, gathering up an unlikely harvest of kindness amid the devastated wreckage of society’s collapse. In a world where the only … Continue reading Short Film Saturdays: “The Last Halloween”