Horror

The Invisible Man

The story begins with Cecilia (Elisabeth Moss), the main actress and movie lead, carefully escaping from a mansion on the shore, and from the man lying next to her. She makes her way through a lab, just to point out to the audience that the owner must be a genius, and foreshadowing what is to eventually come when we get to see, or not see, where the suit is kept. Managing to disable the various se...[Read More]

Swamp Thing: Episode 1

The opening scene to DC’S Swamp Thing does a wonderful job of setting the tone for the viewer. Opening in a dark, eerie swamp at night with 3 guys in a boat, an unnerving setting at the best of times, but further enhanced by the wonderful opening score.  The score coupled with the unnatural atmosphere created within the scene work beautifully together to established the swamp itself, not only as a...[Read More]

Close to the Sun (Console Review)

Since it is the spooky season of Halloween it is only fitting that I try out games that fir the theme of this time of the year. Close to the Sun certainly fits the bill and I got to experience the first three chapters of this somewhat short story. Now, three chapters is not long, so of course it would seem short, but the first two chapters were exceptionally brief. Imagine if an 800m race turned i...[Read More]

IT: Chapter 2

No, I didn’t crap myself but please read on anyway. Much of the story we already know because this is classed as a remake from the original IT that was released in 1990. What I do love about the remake is that the movie was separated into two chapters. I can understand that many people watching the first chapter would always be drawing comparisons, and who wouldn’t? I typically don’t like remakes ...[Read More]

Layers of Fear: Legacy Coming to Switch

Rejoice fans of both horror and Nintendo, for Layers of Fear will be coming to the Nintendo Switch. Following on from last year’s announcement where Bloober Team revealed that Layers of Fear would be coming to Switch in 2018, we can now reveal that Layers of Fear: Legacy will debut internationally in quarter one of 2018. The Switch version will include the critically acclaimed “Inheritance” DLC, w...[Read More]

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

Like many of the Indie or cancelled horror games of recent years (see Outlast, Amnesia, Silent Hills, SOMA, Penumbra, Layers of Fear, Alison Road etc etc), RE7 has switched to a first person perspective, a move that originally slightly worried me. It seemed like an attempt to take advantage of the cancellation of Silent Hills and given their track record of trying to force Resident Evil in to a st...[Read More]

The Strain: Season 3

The  Strain started as a filler show while I waited on more episodes of Walking Dead and Ash vs Evil Dead, but it bloomed to be more exciting than both of those shows. For the unaware, this is a zombie show but with a Blade 2 twist. We have The Vampire Master with his Nazi co-horts in one corner, and a Holocaust survivor and his band of New Yorkers looking to kick ass and cure the virus in the oth...[Read More]

The Exorcist (TV series)

The  Exorcist TV series is technically more of a sequel to the classic movie rather than a reboot or reimagining and continues the trend of movies being turned into TV shows, 12 Monkeys, Fargo, Hannibal, Bates Motel, Damien (The Omen) and Limitless to name a few. While a lot of these shows turn out well it can be a hit or miss move, as shown by Bad Teacher and School of Rock both having had terrib...[Read More]

Slasher

Can you Survive the executioner? Slasher follows the story of Sarah Bennett, who moves back to Waterbury, the town she was born and into her family home. Shortly after however, people start to die. “Everyone in this town has a past, not everyone has a future.”