26th Sep2023

Fantastic Fest 2023: ‘The Fall of the House of Usher – Episodes 1 & 2’ Review

by Jim Morazzini

Stars: Bruce Greenwood, Mary McDonnell, Carl Lumbly, Mark Hamill, Kyliegh Curran, Carla Gugino | Created by Mike Flanagan When I read that Mike Flanagan (The Haunting of Hill House, Ouija: Origin of Evil) was planning to turn The Fall of the House of Usher into an eight-hour mini-series for Netflix I did a major double […]

20th Oct2021

‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

It may seem strange to call a story that at first appears to be a retelling of The Turn of the Screw to be a love story; but The Haunting of Bly Manor is a show that slowly burns into your subconscious, before introducing something that will stay with you for quite some time. When […]

08th Oct2021

‘Midnight Mass’ Review (Netflix)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Zach Gilford, Kate Siegel, Rahul Kohli, Kristin Lehman, Samantha Sloyan, Igby Rigney, Annarah Cymone, Annabeth Gish, Alex Essoe, Rahul Abburi, Matt Biedel, Henry Thomas | Created by Mike Flanagan Netflix and Mike Flanagan have brought back event TV for horror fans in the best way. With The Haunting of Hill House and The Haunting […]

08th Nov2019

‘Doctor Sleep’ Review

by Alex Ginnelly

Stars: Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Kyliegh Curran, Cliff Curtis, Zahn McClarnon, Emily Alyn Lind, Selena Anduze, Robert Longstreet, Carel Struycken, Catherine Parker, James Flanagan, Met Clark, Zackary Momoh, Jocelin Donahue | Written and Directed by Mike Flanagan Doctor Sleep can never quite find what it wants to be. Stuck between an adaptation of Stephen Kings novel […]

31st Oct2019

Competition: Win a ‘Doctor Sleep’ merch and film bundle!

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the release of Doctor Sleep, in the UK cinemas on 31st October, we’ve teamed up with Warner Bros to offer one lucky winner an exclusive prize… Doctor Sleep continues the story of Danny Torrance, 40 years after his terrifying stay at the Overlook Hotel in The Shining. Directed by horror auteur Mike Flanagan […]

02nd Oct2017

‘Gerald’s Game’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, Henry Thomas, Carel Struycken, Kate Siegel, Chiara Aurelia, Gwendolyn Mulamba | Written by Jeff Howard | Directed by Mike Flanagan Mike Flanagan has been on a pretty successful run when it comes to horrors. With Absentia, Oculus, Hush and Ouija: Origin of Evil, it is fair to say he has […]

01st Mar2017

‘Ouija: Origin of Evil’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Elizabeth Reaser, Lulu Wilson, Annalise Basso, Henry Thomas, Parker Mack, Halle Charlton, Alexis G. Zall, Doug Jones, Kate Siegel, Sam Anderson, Chelsea Gonzalez | Written by Mike Flanagan, Jeff Howard | Directed by Mike Flanagan When a horror film does well enough an inevitable sequel is churned out to make more money, and this […]

09th Apr2016

‘Hush’ Review

by John Squires

Stars: Kate Siegel, John Gallagher Jr., Michael Trucco, Samantha Sloyan, Emma Graves | Written by Mike Flanagan, Kate Siegel | Directed by Mike Flanagan Horror movies centered on home invasions are much more likely to terrify me than ones about ghosts and zombies, and that’s mostly because, well, there’s nothing unrealistic about the idea of someone breaking into […]

30th Jun2014

‘Absentia’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Katie Parker, Courtney Bell, Dave Levine, Morgan Peter Brown, Justin Gordon | Written and Directed by Mike Flanagan [NOTE: With the film set for a UK Blu-ray release on July 7th, here’s a reposting of my review of Absentia from its original 2012 DVD debut] Tricia’s husband Daniel has been missing for seven years. […]

08th Jun2014

‘Oculus’ Review

by Jack Kirby

Stars: Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites, Katee Sackoff, Rory Cochrane | Written by Mike Flanagan, Jeff Howard | Directed by Mike Flanagan Creepy kids have been a staple ingredient of horror films for a long time and recent examples of the genre such as the Insidious films, Dark Touch, Mama and The Quiet Ones show that our fear […]

17th May2014

Dead By Dawn 2014: ‘Oculus’ Review

by Guest

Stars: Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites, Katee Sackoff, Rory Cochrane | Written by Mike Flanagan, Jeff Howard | Directed by Mike Flanagan Review by Scott Clark of Cinehouse If you’re a horror fan, chances are you’ve come to peace with the fact your viewing career will be a long and arduous journey punctuated with few notable ventures. Luckily, […]