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Spring (2014) Horror movie review – “Stunning, yet ghastly” – (8.5/10).  

Spring (2014) Horror movie review – “Stunning, yet ghastly” – (8.5/10).  2014 ‧ Horror/Romance ‧ 1h 49m “Critic Reviews for Spring”  Tagline: “If you thought your relationship was bad, this review will cheer you up. Stunning, yet ghastly”. The Good  “Frequently adventurous plot”. “Clear sense of character vulnerability”. “Mystery maintained well”. “Shocking”. “Thought-provoking”.  “Evil clearly depicted”. “Relatable”.  “Awkward”.  “Heart […]

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Sun Don’t shine (2012) Horror movie review – “Psychological and atmospheric” – (7.5/10).  

The Good  “Facial expression well used”. “Atmospheric effects used well”.  “Powerful character emotions”.  “Increases in depth throughout”.  “Sound, an effective tool”. “Neglect and rejection feature”. “Psychologically challenging ending”. The Bad  “Starts a little slowly”.  “Not really a Horror”.  “Backstories aren’t painted clearly”.  Introduction  Following a pleasant cycle spin from my new home, I settle down […]

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Four Lions (2010)  “Witty in places, lost my interest at times” – (6.5/10).  

Four Lions (2010)  “Witty in places, lost my interest at times” – (6.5/10).  The Good  “Original plot”. “Action packed”. “Frequent setting changes”.  “Well acted”. The Bad  “Repetitive at times”. “Slow at times”.  Introduction  Whilst I wouldn’t usually review movies in this genre, it was recommended to me by a fellow student at my university, who had […]

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Leckford Estate 2020 vintage – Cox’s apple cider medium dry review – “Some natural variety, but lacking anything impactful” – (8.25/10). 

The Good “Positive sustainability brand message”. “Reasonable value”.  “Practical”. “Natural and pleasant smell”. “Acidity developing well”. “Good natural sweetness”. “Well balanced”. “Full flavour”.  “Natural flavour”. “Smooth taste and aftertaste”. “Some distinctive taste variety”. “Nicely session-able”. The Bad  “No dryness, which was promised”. “Absent of promised carbonation”.  “Bland packaging”. “Acidity lacking initially”. “Thin mouthfeel”.  “No bitterness”. […]

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The Wolf of snow hollow Horror review -“Entertaining, with some tension at times” – (7/10). 

Intro  The Wolf of snow hollow is a 2020 (Comedy/Horror/Mystery) movie, according to IMDb. The Good “Mystery element featured”. “Good use of darkness and effects at times”. “Acting was good”. “Grading used well”. “Music contrasts were effective”. “Clear plot”. The Bad “Lack of close up camera shots”. “Tension often cut too early”. “Predictable plot at […]

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Requiem for a Dream 2000 Horror review “Strong ending as a shocking Horror” – (8/10).  

Intro  Requiem for a dream is a 2000 Drama, according to IMDb. We however reviewed as a Horror, since the Drama features darker themes, and we would argue it meets the criteria for this genre. Impact  Whilst the plot develops slowly, it uses music volume well, along with several stories running simultaneously. There are frequent […]

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Hostel: Part III (2011) – (6.5/10).

Hostel: Part III (2011) – (6.5/10) – “Clear plot with some surprises, better than part II ”.  The Good  “Surprising opening ”.  “Psychological elements”. “Action-packed ending”. “Memorable ending”.  The Bad  “Uncertain genre”.  “Repetitive themes”. “Tension climax limited”. Introduction  On February 26th 2021, I posted my first Hostel horror movie review. Fast forward just over a […]

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Hostel: Part II (2007) Horror movie review 

– (5.5/10) – “Occasional vulnerability, but lacking special effects”.  The Good  “Occasional sense of vulnerability”.  “Slight ending twist”. “Facial expressions used well”. “Volume appropriately changed ”. The Bad  “Lacking visual effects”.  “Lacking lighting changes”.  “Lacking camera shots”.  “Mediocre acting”.  “Slow plot progression at times”.  Introduction  On February 26th 2021, I posted my first Hostel horror […]

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Constantine (2005) Horror movie review – “More fantasy, than Horror” – (6.0/10).

The Good  “Action-packed second half”. “Good acting”.  “Interesting visuals”. “Dramatic scenes”. “Frequent evil manifestations”.  The Bad  “No special effects”. “Minimal tension”.  “Lacking gore”. “Evil manifestations not scary”. Introduction  Constantine is a 2005 Action/Fantasy/Horror movie, according to IMDb. Impact  It was clear effects were absent, and tension wasn’t frequently felt. Whilst surrealism was depicted flamboyantly, tension […]