Category Guest Reviews

Unfriended – Review by Christian Robshaw

Christian Robshaw sits down with the often impressive Unfriended… Found footage is a dying trend in 21st Century horror, and good riddance to it. It’s ugly, distracting, contrived, and somehow, from Blair Witch through Paranormal Activity to Cloverfield, the protagonists are unlikeable even as characters in horror films go. Fortunately though, Unfriended isn’t a found footage […]

The Dirk Diggler Story – Review by Christian Robshaw

Today Christian Robshaw from Mediocre Batman joins us to talk about Anderson’s first, rarely discussed film… Paul Thomas Anderson’s Goodfellas-of-the-porn-world success, Boogie Nights, was years in the making: Anderson conceived of a biographical epic based on a fictionalised version of legendary porn star John Holmes – renaming him “Dirk Diggler” – in the late 1980s when he […]

There Will Be Blood Review by Zoë Zermatten

“I have a competition in me. I want no one else to succeed. I hate most people.” – Daniel Plainview SYNOPSIS: The film follows the rise to power of Daniel Plainview – a charismatic and ruthless oil prospector, driven to succeed by his intense hatred of others and desperate need to see any and all […]

The Last Showing – Review

Christian presents his final FrightFest review, appropriately its of The Last Showing… If the horror genre were a person, you’d probably find their sense of humour smug and self-serving. Yes, when horror films include jokes, they’re usually one of two things. Either we get faux-B-movies where the central joke is the fact that the film […]

The Green Inferno – Review

Christian Robshaw is back for this penultimate FrightFest review… Let me start this review by saying that I’m a big fan of the original Cannibal Holocaust; and that, perhaps if that weren’t the case, I wouldn’t be quite so critical of The Green Inferno. But then, this isn’t entirely my fault: Eli Roth has been […]

Wrong Turn 6 – Review

Rumsey’s FrightFest correspondent Christian Robshaw reflects on Wrong Turn 6… Wrong Turn is the longest-running ongoing horror franchise, a fact that probably says more about horror franchises today than it does about Wrong Turn, a series whose basic premise draws from better horrors such as Deliverance, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Hills Have Eyes, […]

Tarantino’s 50th – Inglourious Basterds (Written by Rebekah Haynes)

And so here’s this site’s final day celebrating Tarantino’s 50th birthday. Here we have a great review of Inglourious Basterds written by Rebekah Haynes of ireviewalotofpointlessthings! Please do head on over to this site – I only discovered it relatively recently and am already a big fan! You think that by now we would be […]

Tarantino’s 50th – Django Unchained (Written by Cinematic)

I’m sure that many of you know Cinematic, and those of you who don’t should really go and make your introductions. This is another great site, and I’m very grateful for the Django Unchained review that’s been contributed to this celebration of Tarantino’s 50th birthday. Please head on over and check out the site here […]

Tarantino’s 50th – Discussing Why Tarantino Likes Unbreakable (Written by Mettel Ray)

And now Mettel from Mettel Ray Movie Blog brings you a great post on Tarantino and one of his favourite films – Unbreakable. As always, this is a great work from her so be sure to read on, and if you don’t already know her site, head on over there after! A big thank you […]

Tarantino’s 50th – Reservoir Dogs (Written by Christian Robshaw)

The first review in today’s celebration of Tarantino’s 50th birthday is the somewhat controversial review of Reservoir Dogs provided by my good friend Christian Robshaw. Many thanks to him for contributing this post! Please stop by his sites Writers in a Single Sentence and Mediocre Batman. They are both worth checking out! It’s astonishing, on […]