Grimmfest 2015: Howl

A werewolf movie by the director of The Seasoning House turned out to be a pleasant surprise on the penultimate night of Grimmfest 2015. Paul Hyett’s sophomore effort is an old fashioned monster movie with blood, guts and some very British humour. (more…)

Crimson Peak

Crimson Peak

Apart from seeing the odd poster dotted around I didn’t know much about Guillermo Del Toro’s latest film until the day before its release. I didn’t even watch the trailer but read a very brief synopsis. I figured if it’s a ghost story I should probably know as little as possible. (more…)

He Never Died

Grimmfest 2015: He Never Died

Jack is a loner, only venturing out of his flat to play bingo at the local church hall, eat alone at the local diner or to buy mysterious white bags from a medical student’s car boot. He wanders through his existence quietly throwing deadpan looks at the people he meets and passing blunt, dry-witted comments. However, his world is thrown into chaos when his daughter comes to stay and the violent past he tries so hard to contain suddenly comes back to haunt him. (more…)

The Hallow

Grimmfest 2015: The Hallow

I am a huge fan of The Crow and its mythology, so ever since Corin Hardy was announced as director of the reboot I have wanted to see his debut feature. It has received very positive reviews at various film festivals across the globe and was chosen as the opening gala screening at Grimmfest 2015. The screening was introduced by Hardy and its star Joseph Mawle and so with expectations high, the cinema darkened and we were transported to rural Ireland. (more…)