What better time to revisit Beetlejuice than on it's 30th Anniversary. The film has recently been given the 4K remaster treatment and been playing in cinemas around the country, making this the perfect opportunity to dig it up, blow off the cobwebs, and reevaluate its place in cinema.
During the annual short film showcase at Mayhem Film Festival this year, the wide display of upcoming talent struck me. One of the most memorable and entertaining was Kevin Sluder's Heartless: a modern-day retelling of Edgar Allen Poe's classic story The Tell-Tale Heart. Here at Review Avenue, we were lucky enough to interview said director.
Framed is the definition of unbearable; a video-release film that will get lost amongst the hundreds of others like it. But at least it succeeds in placing the viewer in the shoes of its characters - It's torture.
The Nun does nothing to break the habits of the genre conventions and commits one of the the cardinal sins of horror: it gives us a wholly unnecessary and unsatisfying backstory to a monster that worked so much better as an ominous, sinister Sister.
Manchester’s independent horror film festival Grimmfest has announced the films set to screen at this year’s event – and it promises to be the darkest, deadliest line-up to date. Now in its 10th year, Grimmfest will be celebrating the past with a selection of old favourites as well as promoting the next generation of horror. Let’s […]