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Joyride 2001 movie review – “Tense, entertaining, with a twist at the end. Not dated one bit …” (8.5/10) 

Joyride 2001 movie review – “Tense, entertaining, with a twist at the end. Not dated one bit …” (8.5/10).  The Good  “Effective tension-building”. “Good storyline”. “Twist at the end”. “Not dated”. “Light comedy”. The Bad  “Only one source of evil”. “Characters weren’t the most interesting”. Intro  Joyride is a 2001 Action/Mystery/Thriller, according to IMDb. Horror […]

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Kopparberg Spiced apple cider review “Distinctive, but dull” – (6.5/10). 

The Good “Practical”. “Natural and warming smell”. “Some character”. “Somewhat natural taste”. “Well balanced”. “Fairly smooth taste”. “Pleasant aftertaste of cinnamon”. The Bad  “Unclear band message”. “Dull bottle design”. “Expensive”. “Carbonation too light”. “Weak tang”. “No dryness”. “Lacking sweetness”. “No bitterness”. “Weak taste”. “Thin mouthfeel”. Note: Virus present when sampling  Packaging  Kopparberg is a town […]

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Jennifer’s body 2009 movie review – “A good Halloween film” – (6.5/10). 

Jennifer’s body 2009 movie review – “A good Halloween film” – (6.5/10). Introduction  With Halloween fast approaching, we all need a good Horror fix !! Jennifer’s body is a 2009 Comedy/Horror, so fits the bill.  Style  The movie was told from the perspective of the main character and immediately was action packed. The scene was […]

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Bolt from the Blue Smoothie (9.0/10) – “Session-able balance”. 

The Good  “Taste has character”. “Near perfect acidity”.  “Good balance”. “Nicely session-able”. “Natural taste throughout”. “Pleasant fruity and tangy aftertaste”. “Good medium mouthfeel”. “Smooth throughout”. “Fresh and natural scent”. “Cheaper than many others”. The Bad  “Lacking sweetness”. “Initially weak flavour”. “Disappointing brand message”.   Packaging  Bolt from the Blue smoothie costs £2.15 per 330ml bottle (65p […]

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Pulpt Flare superior south west cider review – “Well balanced, with some character” – (7.5/10).  

Pulpt Flare superior south west cider review – “Well balanced, with some character” – (7.5/10).  The Good  “Bright colours, youth branding”.  “Attractive and informative packaging”. “Pleasant and natural, fruity smell”. “Carbonation light, as promised”. “Natural flavour”.  “Distinctive taste”. “Nicely session-able”. “Well balanced”. “Mostly smooth”. “Distinctive tangy aftertaste”. The Bad  “Thin mouthfeel”. “Carbonation level too light”.  […]

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Innocent Berry light review –  “Clear brand message, but became overpowering” -(8.75/10). 

The Good  “Low in calories”.  “Competitive cost”.  “Pleasant fruity taste”. “Natural fruity tang”. “Fruity sweetness”. “Pleasant thicker texture”. “Initially pleasant aftertaste”. “Very good full mouthfeel”. “Strong flavour”. “Bottle looks nice superficially”. “Natural fruity smell”. “Clear brand message”. The Bad  “Smell fades too quickly”. “Not session-able”.  “Acidity became overpowering”. “Aftertaste becomes overpowering”. “Taste becomes harsh”. Introduction  […]

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Invigorate smoothie (8.75/10) – “Good branding, good flavour”.

Invigorate smoothie (8.75/10) – “Good branding, good flavour“.  The Good  “Brand message is good, with accurate nutrition facts to support”. “Clear and visually appealing packaging”. “Natural smell”. “Nice fruity flavour”. “Ideal subtle tang”. “Moderate mouthfeel”. “Flavour balanced throughout”. “Good level of natural sweetness”. “Initially good aftertaste”. “Natural taste throughout”. “Aftertaste lasted well”. “Relatively affordable”. The […]

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 The Hunt Horror (2020)  “Odd opening, but clarity and excitement by the finale”.  – (7.5/10). 

Intro  Our Horror posts are back with The Hunt. The Hunt is a 2020 (Horror/Action/Thriller) movie.  Impact  The Hunt began with a slightly odd scene, which didn’t feature anything particularly scary or Horror-related. The opening was therefore a little underwhelming, until gore began to feature more frequently. Tension-building was rather absent at times, but this […]

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Energise smoothie review (9.0/10) – “Tastes similar to more expensive drinks”.

Energise smoothie review (9.0/10) – “Tastes similar to more expensive drinks”. The Good  “Pleasant smell”. “Tastes similar to more expensive drinks”.  “Well balanced”. “Natural fruity flavour”.  “Quite affordable”.  “Sufficient sweetness to balance”.  “Acidity not overpowering”.  “Pleasant fruity aftertaste”. “1 of your 5 a day”. “Session-able”. “Smooth taste and aftertaste”. The Bad  “Not full-flavoured”. “Mouthfeel a […]

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Innocent Berry protein Smoothie Review “You get what you pay for …. A lot …. (8.5/10). 

Innocent Berry protein Smoothie Review “You get what you pay for …. A lot …. (8.5/10).  The Good  “Natural taste and smell”. “Well balanced”. “Session-able”.  “Full bodied”.  “Smooth taste and aftertaste”.  “Full flavoured”.  “Acidity not overpowering”.  The Bad  “Way too expensive”.  “Smell’s too weak”.  “Acidity a little too strong on the aftertaste”.  Intro  If you’ve […]

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Soft drink reviews return !! (Innocent Mangoes, Passion fruits, Apples) review –  “Fragrant, Full-flavoured, and Nutritious“ – (7.5/10).

Soft drink reviews return !! (Innocent Mangoes, Passion fruits, Apples) review –  “Fragrant, Full-flavoured, and Nutritious“ – (7.5/10). The Good  “More nutrient content than Innocent Strawberries & Bananas”.  “Good brand message”. “Smooth and natural smell”. “Natural taste and aftertaste”. “Natural tang present”. “Full flavoured”.  “Full mouthfeel”. The Bad “Expensive”.  “Not enough sweetness”. “Unbalanced”. “Acidity overpowering”. “Not […]

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Soft drink reviews return !! (Innocent Strawberries & Bananas) review – “Natural, fruity, too tart for me” – (7.0/10).

Soft drink reviews return !! (Innocent Strawberries & Bananas) review – “Natural, fruity, too tart for me”  – (7.0/10). The Good  “Natural, sweet smell”. “Environmental impact considered”.  “Clear brand message”.  “Full mouthfeel”.  “Smooth taste”. “Well-balanced taste”. “Natural tang evident”. The Bad “Unbalanced aftertaste”. “Harsh tart aftertaste”.  “Most expensive smoothie, especially in small size”! “Lacking sweetness in […]

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 Godzilla vs Kong “Too long for it’s plot complexity”- (6/10). 

 Godzilla vs Kong “Too long for it’s plot complexity”- (6/10).  Intro  Whilst I enjoyed the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, it’s now time for interesting movies to help pass the time. This review makes a change from my usual Horror posts, although features some elements of a good Horror. Godzilla vs Kong is a 2021 (Action/Sci-fi/Thriller) movie.  […]

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The Old Guard “Good concept and conclusion” – (6.5/10).

Intro  Whilst I am enjoying the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, exciting movies still help pass the time. This review makes a change from my usual Horror posts, although features some elements of a good Horror. The Old Guard is a 2020 (Action/Adventure/Fantasy) movie, available on Netflix as of July 2021. Impact  As a Horror, the start […]

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Tokyo Olympics 2020

Tokyo Olympics  Sudden strength sumo … 1000 marathons in 1000 days …. A trail of body and religion  When will the limit come ?  Matsuri’s are many  Entertainment, games and religion. An oasis for the body  Sushi from Servi Sushi, Sashimi, Shoyu, Miso, Natto,  A diverse land of rich and nutritious food, and flavour ! […]

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Sea Fever 2019 (Horror/Drama/Mystery) review – “Confused genre, but retains attention better towards the end“ – (6/10). 

Intro  Sea Fever is a 2019 (Horror/Drama/Mystery) movie.  Impact  The opening clearly sets the scene and introduces the main characters, however the plot appears simplistic and takes a while to progress, leaving the viewer awaiting action … The unusual featured after a while, with effects using lighting and sound well.  Whilst the film featured several […]

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Zombieland: Double tap (2019) Horror review – “Not a Horror, watchable as an action, due to improvements towards the end though” – (5.5/10).

Zombieland: Double tap (2019) Horror review – “Not a Horror, watchable as an action, due to improvements towards the end though” – (5.5/10). Intro  Zombieland: Double tap is a 2019 (Action/Horror/Comedy) movie.  Impact  Narration provided a clear understanding of events. The plot emphasised Comedy, which wasn’t bad at times, but fell flat too often to […]

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The Strange House 2020 crime movie review – “A well thought out film with humour and darker themes, not a Horror though” – (6.5/10).

The Strange House 2020 crime movie review – “A well thought out film with humour and darker themes, not a Horror though” – (6.5/10). Intro  The strange house is a 2020 Netflix crime movie.  Impact  Although it isn’t classed as a Horror, it had the setup of a classic Horror film. The opening featured many […]

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Deep Blue Sea 2 – “Full of action, but no entertainment or Horror. Deep Blue Sea 3 is much better.” – (5/10).

Deep Blue Sea 2 – “Full of action, but no entertainment or Horror. Deep Blue Sea 3 is much better.” – (5/10). Intro  Get your Friday started with this Horror review of Deep Blue Sea 2 !! Deep Blue Sea 2 is a 2018 Action/Horror/Sci-fi movie.  Impact  The film opening was action-packed, with camera shaking […]

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Inches “Medium apple” cider review – “Characterful, natural and good value, well done Bulmer’s ”… (9.25/10). 

Inches “Medium apple” cider review – “Characterful, natural and good value, well done Bulmer’s ”… (9.25/10).  The Good  “Fairly practical”.  “Good value”.  “Good backstory”. “Well explained “Green” USP”.  “Attractive bottle design and colour scheme”.  “Natural smell, as promised”.  “Well balanced”.  “Natural flavour”.  “Surprisingly full flavoured for ABV”.  “Lack of harshness”.  “Apples really sing”. “Natural flavour […]

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Deep Blue Sea 3 (2020) movie review – “Not realistic or shocking, had plenty of action for light entertainment though” – (6.0/10). 

Deep Blue Sea 3 (2020) movie review – “Not realistic or shocking, had plenty of action for light entertainment though” – (6.0/10).  Intro  What better way to spend your lighter evenings than by watching a Horror ?  Okay, walking in the sunshine with friends is good, but you can’t beat a good solitary thrill … […]

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Woodgate reserve 2019 West Country vintage Cider review – “Not unpleasant, but a bit too tart, particularly on the aftertaste”- (6.0/10).  

Woodgate reserve 2019 West Country vintage Cider review – “Not unpleasant, but a bit too tart, particularly on the aftertaste”- (6.0/10).   The Good  “Light carbonation”. “Good price “Good practicality”. “Medium mouthfeel”.  “Sessionable” The Bad  “Harsh taste”. “Too acidic”. “Limited scent”. “No dryness”. “Acidic aftertaste” “Not enough sweetness”.  “No uniqueness”.  “No backstory or website”.  “Unbalanced”. “Not […]

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Sweetheart (2019) (Adventure/Horror/Mystery) review – “Started slowly, but built up well to a good climax” -(8/10). 

Sweetheart (2019) (Adventure/Horror/Mystery) review – “Started slowly, but built up well to a good climax” -(8/10).  Intro  What better way to spend your lighter evenings than by watching a Horror ?  Okay, walking in the sunshine with friends is good, but you can’t beat a good solitary thrill … Enjoy the Horror “Sweetheart” review here […]

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American Mary 2012 (Drama/Horror) review –  “A bit gory at first but the storyline became ever more powerful and shocking throughout” – (6.5/10). 

American Mary 2012 (Drama/Horror) review –  “A bit gory at first but the storyline became ever more powerful and shocking throughout” – (6.5/10).  Intro  What better way to spend your lighter evenings than by watching a Horror ?  Okay, walking in the sunshine with friends is good, but you can’t beat a good solitary thrill … […]

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Bloodline 2018 (Crime/Horror/Thriller) review – “Suspenseful and gory, slow in parts“ – (7/10). 

Bloodline 2018 (Crime/Horror/Thriller) review – “Suspenseful and gory, slow in parts“ – (7/10).  Intro  What better way to spend your lighter evenings than by watching a Horror ?  Okay, walking in the sunshine with friends is good, but you can’t beat a good solitary thrill … Enjoy the Horror “Bloodline” review here … Bloodline is […]

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Dismissed 2017 (Drama/Thriller) review – “More Action, than Thriller, could’ve been developed more”- (6/10). 

Dismissed 2017 (Drama/Thriller) review – “More Action, than Thriller, could’ve been developed more”- (6/10).  Intro  What better way to spend your Lighter evenings  than by watching a Thriller ?  It may be a change from my usual Horror reviews, but let’s see how dark it gets 👻… Enjoy the Horror “Dismissed” review here … Dismissed is a […]

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Thatchers Vintage 2020 review “Naturally sweet and fruity cider, very similar to Thatchers Gold cans”. – (8.25/10). 

Thatchers Vintage 2020 review “Naturally sweet and fruity cider, very similar to Thatchers Gold cans”. – (8.25/10).  The Good  “Good value”. “Practical”.  “Good bottle design”.  “Sweet and natural smell”. “Some level of dryness”.  “Sweet and natural full flavour”.  “Pleasant aftertaste”.  “Easily sessionable”. “Smooth taste”. “Full mouthfeel”.  The Bad  “Aftertaste weak”.  “Nothing unique about the character”.  […]

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Thatchers Vintage 2020 review “Naturally sweet and fruity cider, very similar to Thatchers Gold cans”. – (8.25/10). 

Thatchers Vintage 2020 review “Naturally sweet and fruity cider, very similar to Thatchers Gold cans”. – (8.25/10).  The Good  “Good value”. “Practical”.  “Good bottle design”.  “Sweet and natural smell”. “Some level of dryness”.  “Sweet and natural full flavour”.  “Pleasant aftertaste”.  “Easily sessionable”. “Smooth taste”. “Full mouthfeel”.  The Bad  “Aftertaste weak”.  “Nothing unique about the character”.  […]

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Happy Death Day 2U (2019) review – “Few funny moments, interesting concept” (6/10). 

Happy Death Day 2U (2019) review – “Few funny moments, interesting concept” (6/10).  Intro  What better way to spend your St. Patrick’s day afternoon than by watching a Horror ?  Yes, I know you’re reading this way after that, but it was relevant as I wrote this, so give me the benefit of the doubt […]

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Prom Night (2008) Horror/Mystery review “Lightly enjoyable Horror”- (6.5/10).

Prom Night (2008) Horror/Mystery review “Lightly enjoyable Horror”- (6.5/10).  Intro  Had a long week ?? Unwind with the Horror “Prom night” review here … Prom night is a 2008 (Horror/Mystery) movie.  Horror Impact  Sometimes it’s the simple things… The film wasn’t for those into complex, or exciting storylines. It’s low budget, as you’d expect. Gore […]

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The Pact 2012 Horror review – “Worth a watch, but not particularly scary”-(6/10).

Intro  Had a long week ?? Unwind with the Horror “The Pact” review here … The Pact is a 2012 (Horror/Mystery/Thriller) movie.  Horror Impact  The Unusual opens the show, with odd camera shots and music. Clever camera movements are used to increase tension without revealing anything.  The plot identifies how individuals notice things, increasing paranoia […]

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Hostel (2005) “Too little too late, but could’ve been helped by better tension earlier on” – (5/10).

Hostel (2005) “Too little too late, but could’ve been helped by better tension earlier on” – (5/10).  Intro  Had a long week ?? Unwind with the Horror “Hostel” review here … Hostel is a 2005 (Horror) movie.  Horror Impact  Weird tones were apparent from the off, provided by Eerie sound effects and unusual, damp settings. […]

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The Babysitter: Killer Queen (2020) Horror review- “Light humoured, with occasional good effects“ (7.5/10).

The Babysitter: Killer Queen  (2020) Horror review-  “Light humoured, with occasional good effects“ (7.5/10).  Intro  Had a long week ?? Unwind with the new Netflix Horror “The Babysitter: Killer Queen” review here … The Babysitter: Killer Queen is a 2020 (Comedy/Horror) movie.  Horror Impact  The start of the movie was exactly the same as the original, begging […]

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The Babysitter (2017) Horror review- “More action than Horror, stay tuned for the sequel”- (7.0/10)

The Babysitter  (2017) Horror review-  “More action than Horror, stay tuned for the sequel”- (7.0/10). Intro  Had a long week ?? Unwind with the new Netflix Horror “The Babysitter” review here … The Babysitter is a 2017 (Comedy/Horror) movie.  Horror Impact  Vulnerability is quickly established with the main character in an unusual environment, with a clear sense […]

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Deliver us from Evil Horror review (2014)- (6/10). All the tricks in the book, not shown in the best way for a Horror”.

Deliver us from Evil Horror review (2014)- (6/10). All the tricks in the book, not shown in the best way for a Horror”.  Introduction  With the clinically extremely vulnerable now beginning to get vaccinated, why not kick back with a Horror film to enjoy the progress !! Deliver us from Evil is a 2014 (Action,Adventure,Crime) […]

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Sinister Horror movie (2012) – “Takes the audience out of its comfort zone, shockingly” (7/10).

Sinister Horror movie (2012) – “Takes the audience out of its comfort zone, shockingly” (7/10).  Intro  With the extremely vulnerable now beginning to get vaccinated, why not kick back with a Horror film to enjoy the progress !! Sinister is a 2012 (Horror/Mystery/Thriller) movie, according to IMDb. It’s available on Netflix.  Horror impact  Immediately highly […]

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Our House Movie (2018) (5/10) – “Not terrible, but a bit tedious”.

Introduction  Had ANOTHER long week ?? Unwind with the new Netflix horror “Our House” review here … Our House is a 2018 (Drama/Horror/Mystery), according to IMDb.  Horror impact  The opening sets an interesting tone for the film, with some unexplained events. Sound and lighting could be used far more effectively though. Tension isn’t apparent at […]

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His House (2020) (6.5/10) – Horror review

“Psychological and challenging Horror. Not chilling, but had a message”.  Intro  Had a long week ?? Unwind with the new Netflix Horror “His House” review here … His House is a 2020 (Drama/Horror/Thriller) movie.  Horror Impact  The premise and background of the film cleverly increases the vulnerability of the characters. Themes such as poverty and […]

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Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014) “Extremely boring, and certainly not scary” – (3/10).

Intro Happy new year everyone ! By the time you see this post, you’ll be one week into 2021. I must say, this coming year doesn’t have much competition, so I’d certainly hope it goes slightly better than 2020. The one true constant though, will be regular posting to my blog. I’ll consistently provide reviews […]

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Pledge 2018- (5/10) Horror movie review – “Promising start, but becomes monotonous”.

Intro  Pledge is a 2018 (Horror/Mystery/Thriller) movie, according to IMDb. Hopefully this film will spread some light on why you shouldn’t be concerned about missing parties during COVID, too much … Horror Impact  The first scene possessed a few elements of a good Horror. Unfortunately many of the elements seen, weren’t repeated later on. These […]

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The Domestics Horror review (2018) – “Little bit of comedy, bit of action, nothing scary” – (6.5/10).

The Domestics Horror review  (2018) “Little bit of comedy, bit of action, nothing scary” – (6.5/10).  Introduction  Ho-ho-hope you have a Jolly safe Christmas with this early Horror review, live on Christmas Day !! 🎄:) According to IMDb, The Domestics is a 2018 English (Action/Horror/Sci-fi) movie.  Horror Impact  Immediate action and war themes were evident. The […]

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The Tunnel (2011) Horror review (8/10) – “Shockingly real, but slow in parts”.

The Tunnel (2011) Horror review (8/10) – “Shockingly real, but slow in parts”.  Introduction  According to IMDb, “The Tunnel”, is a 2011 Horror/Mystery/Thriller movie.  From the off, the tunnel provides unique music and sound effects. It also possesses frames that detail the evidence of something very real and scary, and entices you into a captivating […]

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Henry Westons Medium dry “cloudy” vintage cider review – (8.75/10) “Tangy and woody offering. Not unique though”.

The Good  “Good value for the range”.  “Practical”.  “Nice bottle design”.  “Light carbonation, as promised”.  “Good level of acidity”.  “Woodiness clearly apparent”.  “Full flavoured”.  “Pleasant mouthfeel”.  “Sweetness apparent”.  “Fruity and natural smell as promised”.  “Well balanced”.  “Smooth”.  The Bad  “Not quite sweet enough”.  “Mouthfeel not as thick as promised”.  “No bottle backstory”. “Dryness barely noticeable”.  […]

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Ghost stories 2017 Horror review “Bit slow, funny though” (7/10).

Ghost stories 2017 Horror review “Bit slow, funny though” (7/10). Introduction  Ghost stores features 3 Horror stories as told by a mystery investigator. It is a film currently on BBC iPlayer and is a 2017 Horror/Drama.  The Good  Light-hearted and varied.  Multiple stories to prevent boredom.  Enough background information to keep things realistic.  Element of […]

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Devil (2010) Horror movie review “More of a mystery than any other genre”- (7/10).

Devil (2010) Horror movie review “More of a mystery than any other genre”- (7/10).  Introduction  Devil is a 2010 Horror, Mystery, Thriller movie according to IMDb.  Good points  Clear narrative on opening and conclusion.  Unusual camera angles to put you on edge.  Mystery element present throughout. Evil manifestations present.  Lighting and sound effects used.  Never […]

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10,000 views !!!!

10,000 views !!!! – (Thanks, and my most popular posts ever) … For the entertainment connoisseurs amongst you, 10,000 views won’t even seem a significant milestone. Many famous you-tubers  have over a million subscribers, and I am sure there are many far larger blogs than ours too.  This isn’t the point of this post… For me, […]

Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead (2008) movie review – “Entertaining, with more elaborate Horror mechanisms than the original” (8.5/10). 

Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead (2008) movie review – “Entertaining, with more elaborate Horror mechanisms than the original” (8.5/10). The Good  “Story links to the prequel”. “Good contrast from happy to sad scenes”. “Clear expectations”. “Manipulation used well”. “No dull pauses”. “Sense of being followed”. “Frequent gore”. “Emotional and physical torture used well”. “Twist at […]

Innocent Tropical defence review – “Smooth, thick, and creamy”- (7.75/10). 

Innocent Tropical defence review – “Smooth, thick, and creamy”- (7.75/10). The Good  “Colourful bottle design”. “Refreshing smell”.  “Fruity taste, suggesting banana”. “Developing acidity”. “Nicely session-able”. “Flavour fruity and natural throughout”. “Pleasant tangy aftertaste”. “Thick mouthfeel”. “Full flavour throughout”. “Smooth and creamy texture”. The Bad  “Brand message a little unclear”. “Way too expensive”.  “Weak smell”.  “Sweetness […]

Berry Set Go !! Smoothie review – “A bit too watery” (6.25/10).  

Berry Set Go !! Smoothie review – “A bit too watery” (6.25/10).  The Good  “Natural and fresh smell”. “Natural flavour throughout”. “Fruity and tangy aftertaste”. “Reasonable flavour strength”. “Smooth and tangy taste”. “Session-able”. “Taste quite fruity”. “Developing fruity tang”. The Bad  “Not fully balanced”.  “Unclear brand message”. “Bland branding”. “Mouthfeel too thin”. “Weak smell”. “Taste […]