Sundance London: The Greasy Strangler Review

Gruesome murders. Explicit, disgusting sex. And a whole lot of grease.┬áThe Greasy Strangler takes huge dollops of bad things, and serves them up in a thrillingly original feast that tastes so, so good. You know how it is – when you’re a 40-something single man living in a static caravan with your geriatric father, serving…

The Nightmare Review

Everyone is afraid of something. Clowns, heights, peanut butter getting stuck to the roof of your mouth. But what if the source of fear existed within your own head? And what if you couldn’t move to escape from it? Rodney Ascher’s original and chilling documentary The Nightmare looks at the phenomenon of sleep paralysis, and finds…

Sundance 2015: The Witch

Repeat after me, ‘Do you know about The Witch?‘ Got it? Good. You’re going to be hearing and saying this phrase a lot in the coming months, as the best film at Sundance 2015 terrifies the world. The first feature from the dazzlingly talented Robert Eggers, The Witch is the story of a family living…

The Guest Review

One moment at the beginning of Adam Wingard’s The Guest captures the forte of the film very well. Anna Peterson (Maika Monroe) is questioned on David, the titular visitor to her family abode. She tersely replies, ‘I said he seemed nice, I didn’t say I liked him’. It is on this distinction between charm and…