At first, Scream seems like your typical teen-slasher movie. Even the character set-up is based on the six archetypes placed in almost all teen-horrors: the virgin, the party girl, the hot boyfriend, the asshole, and the geek (the virgin's secret admirer). The story also sticks with that basic plot of ‘anonymous murderer in a small town’, so Scream initially appears to lack any originality.
The Shape of Water unravels like a dark 60s fairytale. There is the lonely female protagonist (Sally Hawkins), her cursed love interest, and then, of course, the villain Colonel Richard Strickland (in the shape of Michael Shannon). Elisa, a mute cleaner who works at a top-secret lab, discovers what appears to be an amphibian creature... Continue Reading →
Yes, the title of this article doesn't resemble the usual 'Follow your dreams' ideologies, but this is the whole premise of The Disaster Artist and I like it. It's the truth. From birth until adulthood, we are told to excel at what we love in order to be valued within society. But why can't we... Continue Reading →
Stephen King once said 'Fiction is the truth inside the lie,' but what if the truth is unutterable? The story of Gerald's Game is just that. Thankfully for us, King was the one who told it.
Looking back on the film today, I wonder what message Candyman was attempting to convey. Even as a child, I knew Candyman was different from any other horror movie villain I'd seen. Unlike Freddy Krueger, Candyman had experienced love in the past and was tortured and killed because of it.
Small changes were made to all the characters, physical and in regards to their backstory, but Mike's changes were significant enough to have left a lot of fans with a sour taste in their mouth.
Each child has a fear and Beverly's is puberty. Although the boys also have concerns about growing up and becoming men, Beverly's transition is far more traumatic and confusing; she is a girl after all. Not only does she get her period, which is a messy and life-changing experience for any young girl, she is also enduring the physical effects of pubescence which consequently make her appear differently to the outside world.
This film will make you want to be a kid again, even if it does mean being chased around by a salivating clown. Speaking of which, Bill Skarsgard plays a captivating and bizarrely charismatic Pennywise - it was impossible to look away. It's quite rare to absorb both terror and comedy in a single dose,... Continue Reading →