Review: Withnail and I (Robinson, 1987)

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“Straw Dogs”: A Tale Of Juvenile Delinquents, Revenge & The School Playground

Top 10 Films editor Dan Stephens analyses the mechanics of Sam Peckinpah's controversial masterpiece Straw Dogs...

Review: Aliens

The film is a nightmare envisioned on the screen - call it Ripley's nightmare, indeed she's asleep when we first meet her at the beginning and she's asleep when we leave her at the end. It's one of those dreams where you're being chased and you just can't seem to wake yourself...

The Goonies (Donner, 1985)

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The Hitcher (Harmon, 1986)

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Near Dark (Bigelow, 1987)

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Review: Return of the Living Dead (O’Bannon, 1985)

[ad#Google for posts – rect with border] Companion review for Top 10 1980s Horror Films George A. Romero set them free, and now the ‘undead’ refuse to lay silent in the grave. Like his walking-corpse creations, this sub-genre in horror cinema keeps birthing new young and...

Review: Stand By Me (Reiner, 1986)

Stephen King’s stories are extremely difficult to bring to the big screen. Not only because of such things as the complexity of the overall narrative, the multi-character plots, or the lack of a pivotal driving force; but the fact that most of his stories contain ‘horror’ that...