Michael O’Shea’s “The Transfiguration” Is Brave, Original & Thought Provoking

There is no doubt The Transfiguration is a powerful piece of filmmaking both in terms of approach and subject matter...
Posted On 20 Apr 2017

Review: Once Bitten

Long before the Twilight saga Jim Carrey was turning into a bloodsucker while simultaneously looking for love. The year was 1985. The film was Once Bitten.

The History and Influence of Hammer Films

Hammer is remembered today for its horror films, which is to be expected since the genre produced their most iconic films and characters, but is did start out making dramas and comedies, and also period-action films. Horror movies didn’t even register as half their output. As a...

Review: Fright Night

Writer-director Tom Holland’s post-modern vampire film celebrates the traditional conventions of the genre with its tongue firmly pressed against its cheek. The self-referential humour brilliantly updates the vampire film while perfectly playing to the popular sensibilities of...

Top 10 Modern Vampire Films

The vampire: that harbinger of everlasting life and eternal damnation. From the cloaked gothic majesty of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” to the down and dirty night-crawlers of Kathryn Bigelow’s “Near Dark”, vampire’s have formed the basis for more literary and cinematic horror than any...

Near Dark (Bigelow, 1987)

Companion review for Top 10 1980s Horror Films & Top 10 Modern Vampire Films A classic that frequented the sort of top 100 polls that read: ‘The Best Films To Rent You’ve Never Heard Of’, Near Dark wilted soullessly in the caverns of cinema’s black hole, yet this gem from 1987...