REVIEW: Hellbender (2021)

dir. John Adams, Zelda Adams & Toby Poser A mother and her daughter Izzy (played by directors Proser and Zelda Adams respectively) live out in the woods, keeping to themselves. But as Izzy grows up she becomes aware that there is something more to her family: they have a power that is intoxicating but also,Continue reading “REVIEW: Hellbender (2021)”

REVIEW: Mad God (2021)

dir. Phil Tippett Opening with an operatic score, we cut to what appears to be the Tower of Babel, a conical structure thrust into a blood-red sky with a dark figure atop. In the biblical narrative, the tower was a sign of mankind’s rebellion against God – a collective attempt to touch heaven through humanContinue reading “REVIEW: Mad God (2021)”

REVIEW: We Need to Do Something (2021)

dir. Sean King O’Grady There is something wonderful to be said for a simple story: a single location, a primitive struggle for survival, the complexities of family dynamics condensed into ninety-seven minutes of horror. This is the offer of director Sean King O’Grady’s mid-pandemic feature debut.  After a storm forces a family to seek shelterContinue reading “REVIEW: We Need to Do Something (2021)”

REVIEW: Tin Can (2020)

dir. Seth A. Seth Set during a parasitic outbreak, parasitoligist Fret (Anna Hopkins) must work against the clock to make scientific breakthroughs towards a cure as the world, and those close to her, fall victim to the horrific symptoms. However, whilst out on a break, she is attacked by an unknown assailant and awakes toContinue reading “REVIEW: Tin Can (2020)”