By Nicholas Barham It’s not often that a campy B-movie premise is adopted and turned into a perfect A-list movie worthy of accolades. But that is exactly what happened in 2018 upon the release of Overlord, an action-horror war film directed by Julius Avery, and produced by J. J. Abrams.
By Nicholas Barham Godzilla is one of my favourite foreign film franchises. The films are essentially giant monster mash-ups with lots of action, interesting characters, and amazing destruction set-pieces. Each film pits at least two giant monsters (known as “kaiju” in Japan) against each other; with the fate of cities, and sometimes the world, hangingContinue reading “Top Ten Kaiju of the Godzilla Franchise”
By Nicholas Barham While 1932s White Zombie may have been the very first zombie movie, it is inarguable that George A. Romero’s 1968 classic Night of the Living Dead kick-started cinemas obsession with the shuffling undead. Night of the Living Dead is a bona-fide classic that tells the simple tale of a group of survivorsContinue reading “Film Review: Night of the Living Dead (1968)”
By Nicholas Barham Once it was human… even as you and I! The Fly (1958), tagline The Fly (1958) blends classic science-fiction and monster horror to create a truly timeless masterpiece. Directed by Kurt Neumann and screenplay by James Clavell, The Fly tells the terrifying tale of science gone wrong. Dr André Delambre (played byContinue reading “Film Review: The Fly (1958)”
By Nicholas Barham The first trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home has just dropped, and it’s fair to say that fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are excited. If you recall the end credit scene of Spider-Man: Far from Home, then you will know that Peter Parker has not only been exposed as Spider-Man toContinue reading “Spider-Man: No Way Home, Trailer Rundown”
By Nicholas Barham If you’re looking for thrills, chills, and lots of bloody kills, then you have come to the right place! Hatchet is a movie that harkens back to the glory days of the slasher genre. Written and directed by Adam Green, Hatchet follows a supernatural killer, known as Victor Crowley, as he stalksContinue reading “Movie Review: Hatchet”
By Nicholas Barham If you are looking for a movie that perfectly blends action, intrigue and drama then let me introduce you to Let the Bullets Fly, original title: 让子弹飞 (or Ràng Zǐ Dàn Fēi in pinyin), a blockbuster action comedy written and directed by Jiang Wen.
By Nicholas Barham Spoiler alert: I discuss the plots of some old films I have a confession to make, in my teens I developed a fixation with slasher films. Slasher films were my introduction to the horror genre, an edge-of-your-seat thrill-ride experience as you watch the killer stalking the hapless victims who inevitably die inContinue reading “Slasher Films: The History of a Genre”