ANALYSIS: Cop killer / Killer cop – in defence of SPIRAL (2021)
Spoilers Is the latest instalment of the 00s goreno franchise actually great? Tim Coleman makes the case… When Spiral: From the Book of Saw was released earlier this year – ostensibly the 9th entry in the infamous “torture porn” saga – it was greeted with mixed reactions. Whilst some praised it as “the most political…
ANALYSIS: Are we ready to play another game? Yes Gore-No?
Five strangers sealed in a filthy bedroom. The voice from a tape recorder explains their predicament and what they must do to survive. A dilapidated bed is thrown aside to reveal a grave of spent, broken syringes. The key is somewhere inside. One of their number, Amanda, is mercilessly hauled into the shards and starts…
TOP 10: Moments from the SAW-VERSE
Spoilers Traps! Torture! Twists! It’s fair to say that when the original Saw sliced onto screens in 2004 it helped usher in a new era of horror cinema: gone were the polished 90s slashers with smart meta-scripts and glossy teen leads; this was post-millennial terror, a reaction to the 9/11 attacks, wars in Afghanistan and…