Displaying items by tag: horror Sunday, 21 July 2019

A Quiet Place (2018)

Published in A
Sunday, 08 April 2018 09:26
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Horror themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    It's sound.

  • Starring

    John Krasinski

  • Directed by

    John Krasinski

  • Running time

    90 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People and animals are attacked/killed by alien creatures, grabbed, thrown to the ground, pursued, stalked. Creatures are shot. Children fall into a corn silo and almost suffocate. Objects knocked over/dropped/smashed/clawed. Burning objects. Loud bangs. Screaming, yelling, crying, roaring, arguing. Blood/gore: Corpse in grave (bloody wound/entrails seen). Animal attacked/dragged (blood and fur seen). A woman steps on a nail (bloody foot, bloody nail, bloody step, bloody footprints). Bloody head, face, handprint, shirt, baby (newborn), blood spatter, bloody wounds. Dead fish. Oxygen mask, IV drip.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    (None.) Hugging, kissing, caressing. Pregnant woman/labour scene.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    (None.) Bottles of pills on shelves; a child consumes pills.

  • LANGUAGE

    Religious references (prayer, crucifix).

  • THEMES

    Survival, family, monsters, sound, deafness, communication, childbirth, pregnancy, death of a child, grief, soundproofing.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead child/sibling, dead spouse/parent. Scary spider-like monsters with big teeth, scaly skin, long legs and slime. Flock of birds, raccoons. Sign language. Fish caught/steamed/eaten. Full moon, waterfall, fireworks. A baby's crib resembles a coffin.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Terrifying, surprising, allegorical, warm-hearted, heartbreaking, crowd-pleasing, tense, fun, nerve-shredding, tight, thrilling, smart, unexpected, enjoyable, no-nonsense, lean, creepy, solid, effective, spare, different, foreboding, violent, high-concept, riveting, near-silent, disquieting, immersive, careful, strategic, vibrant, urgent, innovative, original, suspenseful. Exceptional creature design, subtle/clever/economical storytelling, strong/non-spoken/marvellous/subtle/remarkable/eloquent performances, first-rate/blunt/efficient direction, airtight script.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Some convenient plot developments, creatures don't seem quite as omnipotent/dangerous as in early scenes, intrusive score.

The Snowman (2017)

Published in T
Saturday, 28 October 2017 03:32
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Let it go.

  • Starring

    Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jonas Karlsson, Michael Yates, Ronan Vibert, J.K. Simmons, Val Kilmer, David Dencik, Toby Jones, Chloë Sevigny, James D'Arcy, Genevieve O'Reilly

  • Directed by

    Tomas Alfredson

  • Running time

    119 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are slapped, pushed, hit with objects, stalked, garrotted, kicked, thrown to the ground, held/pinned down, grabbed, maimed (finger cut off), bound, gagged, shot, stabbed with a fork. A woman deliberately drowns herself, a man falls through ice and drowns. A woman beheads a chicken (graphic). Flashback re-enactment of man shooting himself in face. A dog is shot at, a man fires a gun to frighten birds. Door kicked, pills thrown, break and enter. Yelling, screaming. Blood/gore: Decapitated corpse, decapitated head, bloodied corpse, detached finger. Birds/chickens feeding on human corpses. Syringes in necks. Bloody feathers, blood spray (decapitation), bloody graze, bloody gash, stab wound. Photo of corpse with decapitated limbs/blood on snow and clothing. Photo of alleged shooting suicide victim (missing face/blood spray on wall/bloody objects). Collapsed man. Frozen limbs. Blood tests mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple in bed together (man appears to be masturbating). A woman straddles a man on the floor (kissing, caressing, foreplay). A man takes a photo of a woman's breasts. A man makes a masturbation/orgasm gesture. Exposed breasts. Nude statues. Woman in nightwear, man in underwear, man in bath. A woman cautions a man "You're not going to try and sleep with me?" Affairs, infidelity, unwanted/illegitimate pregnancies, paternity, infertility mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (a victim is injected in the neck with an unknown sedative; Diazepam, Valzetat). Alcohol (spirits, wine, champagne). Smoking. Reference to underage drinking. Detected drugs, addict mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, balls. Name-calling (drunk, halfwit, pr*ck, idiot, suicidal maniac, creep, drunk, etc). Religious exclamations (Jesus Christ, how the hell, Jesus, etc).

  • THEMES

    Murder, serial killing, paternity, illegitimacy, police detective work, missing persons, father figures, abortion, family values, drowning.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Missing mother, dead father, dead women. Dead uncle, dead child, estranged wife, estranged fathers mentioned. Horses, birds, tank fish, chickens. A child wears a creepy donkey mask. Fur worn. Full moon. Fireworks. Based on the novel by Jo Nesbø.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Serviceable, watchable, chilly, classy, polished. High-caliber international talent, excellent supporting cast, magnificent landscapes, gruesome images.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Laughable, dreary, lifeless, ponderous, cold, pedestrian, turgid, humourless, flaccid, choppy, damp, bleak, uninteresting, clichéd, nonsensical. Countless plot holes/contrivances/inadequacies, silly/unwieldy/unfeasible EviSync machine, wayward/bizarro/dubbed performance by Val Kilmer, zero on-screen chemistry, clunky dialogue, perfunctory characterisation, wearily familiar plot, increasingly silly red herrings, weird non-sex sex scene, methodical/yawnsome direction, anticlimactic ending, lacking tension; release is unfortunately timed amid the Weinstein debacle.

Happy Death Day (2017)

Published in H
Monday, 09 October 2017 06:11
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  • Rating

    M: Horror themes, violence, sexual references and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Tree branches.

  • Starring

    Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Rachel Matthews, Charles Aitken, Jason Bayle, Phi Vu, Donna Duplantier, GiGi Erneta, Tenea Intriago, Rob Mello, Cariella Smith

  • Directed by

    Christopher Landon

  • Running time

    96 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, stabbed (knife/glass shard), pursued, grabbed, hit with objects, tackled, thrown/slammed against walls, throat-grabbed, doused with liquid, drowned, shoulder-charged, hair-pulled, hit by a bus, handcuffed, hit by a car, set alight (explosion), neck-snapped, poisoned, kneed, head-banged/head-slammed, kicked out of a window. People trip over, hit their head, stub toe, fall through a window (fatal). Objects thrown/smashed. Knife blade held at throat. News article about a serial killer (gunshot wounds, dead officer, first degree murder mentioned). Screaming. Blood/gore: Dead bodies. Blood spatter, blood spray on window/walls, bloody knife, small cut on forehead, bloody mouth, blood smear, pooling blood. Injection (needle in arm). Knife protruding from victim. Neck snapping sounds heard. Bandaid on wound. Curtain with giant skull image. A man collapses from tiredness, fainting. Chest x-rays.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A student and teacher initiate sex in an office (kissing/caressing) before being disturbed. Nude female (rear view). A young males sits at a computer ready to watch m-m pornography. Kissing (m-m/m-f), hugging, bum-slapping. Girl in bra. A female college student wakes up in a boy's dorm room (possible sex implied). Cleavage, skimpy workout gear. Walk of shame. Comic reference to penis size. Blow-up doll in background. Condom, tongue down someone else's boyfriend's throat, masturbating mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (bong, Tylenol pills taken). Alcohol (intoxication, college students drink from plastic cups - alcohol implied). Gambling (poker). Binge drinking, [being] totally out of it last night, pills, weed, wasted, high mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    A handful of s-words, crap. Name-calling (d*ckhead, sneaky little biatch, whore, douchebag, crazy b*tch, losers, weirdo, heifers, dumb*ss, space b*tch, slut, pussy, chunkers, stupid, dumb, clumsy, tool, etc). Slang and actual terms for genitals (vagina, d*ck, balls, etc). Religious exclamations (my God, thank God, what the hell, oh my God, etc). A character speaks in a mock "reatrded" voice. Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Murder, birthdays, second chances, infidelity, guilt, cheating husbands, teacher-student relationships, college life, father-daughter relationships, serial killers, jealousy, roommates, living life to the fullest.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead wife/mother mentioned. Relationship breakup. Hospital setting. Power blackouts. Vomiting, burping, farting. Taxidermy bear.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    tbc

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    tbc

It (2017)

Published in I
Monday, 11 September 2017 11:28
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong horror themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Step right up.

  • Starring

    Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Bill Skarsgård, Nicholas Hamilton, Jake Sim, Logan Thompson, Owen Teague, Jackson Robert Scott

  • Directed by

    Andy Muschietti

  • Running time

    135 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are attacked by the thing they fear the most (clowns/woman with distorted face/mummy/zombies/headless creature/leper, etc), bitten, stabbed, slashed, grabbed, covered in trash, thrown to the ground/through the air/against objects/down a well, shoulder-charged, ridiculed/teased, near-hit by car, pursued, elbowed, restrained, punched, hit with objects, impaled through head/down throat, dragged, covered in black goo, slapped, face-grabbed, tangled in hair, throat-grabbed, pushed, kicked, bludgeoned, shirt-grabbed, whipped with chains, throat-slit. A young boy is shot in the head, sheep are shot/slaughtered (mostly off-screen), a boy orders another boy to hold a cat up for target practice, a father shoots the ground near his son's feet to teach him a lesson. News articles report Easter explosion that killed 88 children (bodies on ground/burning building/debris/severed head in tree seen), missing children, missing townsfolk (91 vanished people), body found by canal, bar burned down. Objects creak/move by themselves. A boy bumps his head and falls over, characters fall over a bridge/down an embankment/through floorboards. Doors kicked in, bottle shot, objects dropped/smashed. Creepy hands appear around doors. A character says his brother is going to kill him, characters say "kill him/kill them all", "I'll feast on your flesh; I feed on your fear". A boy plays a arcade game where character's street fight. Screaming, yelling, roaring, growling, arguing. Shoplifting. Blood/gore: A freakish character appears to feed off a child's face. Floating bodies (children), floating heads (they all float). Decaying child in casket, hanging half-torso, scalp begins to break apart. Arm ripped (bitten) off, broken arm, arm in plaster cast, arm snapped back into place. Very bloody hands/noses/stomach/gashes/cuts/stump/arm/clothing/faces/heads/mouths/foreheads/lips/shin/grazes/scratches/bite marks/hair/objects; blood spray, blood spatter, pooling blood, smeared blood, dried blood, blood spots, dripping blood, words written in blood, bloody handprint. A bathroom is sprayed/covered with blood and gore. Detached limbs, hanging bodies (obscured by curtain), burning rooms seen. A butcher's apron is covered in blood. Children slice their palms and hold hands (blood oath). Characters with scary yellow eyes, eyeballs that move unusually, milky-white eyes, layers of sharp teeth, missing heads/limbs, misshapen heads/bodies, decaying skin, maggot-infested flesh, creepy laughter, contortionism, long sharp claws, shapeshifting; room full of marionettes/clowns covered with sheets. Gunshot wound in centre of forehead, bandages. Giant pile of dead children's personal belongings. Decomposed body covered in worms and maggots, staph infection, aneurysm, AIDS epidemic, trail of bloody clothes, chewed-up hand, skin melted down to the bone mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A father behaves in a predatory manner toward his daughter (incest implied). Kissing, hugging, ogling, flirting, crotch-grabbing. Children go swimming in their underwear. Characters discuss circumcision. Innuendo and joking references to masturbation ("tickle your pickle"), birth control ("saving it for your sister"), sex ("inside your mother"), genitals ("beaver trap"), virginity, oral sex ("blow your dad"). A female character is rumoured to be sexually active ("who did she do? Who didn't she do.")

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (bottles of beer/spirits). Smoking (cigarettes). Drugs (many prescription pills, asthma inhaler). Junkies, cocaine, crackhead house mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, p*ss, pee, d*ck, wang, vagina. Name-calling (slut, loser, f*ggot, goons, egg boy, t*ts, retarded, sissies, b*tch, dipsh*t,dirty, monsters, insane, paper man, fags, etc). Religious references and exclamations (I swear to God, damn, oh my God, what the hell, dear God, hell hole, etc). Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Scary clowns, fear, losers, bullies, missing children, horror, stuttering, brothers, abusive fathers, hypochondriac mothers, mind tricks, murder, patricide, pacts, friends, monsters.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead brother/son. Dead fathers (patricide). Missing (presumed dead) daughter. Dead parents (fire) mentioned. People call "help me, please". Synagogue, butcher shop settings. Clowns, balloons, thunder, flickering lights, ghostly apparitions, haunted/abandoned house, black lava-goo. Cat, sheep, flies, rat, caged hamster. Taxidermy animals on walls. Drool, burping, spitting, whispering, coughing, vomit. Post-credits audio.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Bold, intense, grim, grisly, graphic, brutal, disturbing, well-paced, hilarious, scary, gorgeous, impressive, twisted, chilling, heartbreaking, exciting, sobering, fun, effective, lively, satisfying. Excellent/solid casting, strong performances, relatable/memorable characters, creepy/shocking/upsetting/effective opening scene, snappy dialogue, inventive score, old-school approach, terrific conclusion; a masterful adaptation of the novel.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Serviceable, unsurprising, familiar. Slightly repetitive/overstretched, not exactly terrifying, occasionally scattered, uses straightforward/obvious horror tropes, loses rhythm, the more we see Pennywise the less scary he becomes.

Berlin Syndrome (2017)

Published in B
Tuesday, 08 August 2017 00:09
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong themes, violence and sex scenes.

  • The pitch

    Aussie Stockholm in Berlin.

  • Starring

    Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt, Matthias Habich, Emma Bading, Elmira Bahrami, Christoph Franken, Lucie Aron

  • Directed by

    Cate Shortland

  • Running time

    116 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are kidnapped, forced into boot/trunk of car, pushed, hit, slapped, held on floor, dragged by hair, stabbed in hand with screwdriver, trapped in flat, near-hit by car, threatened with death by axe, beaten to death with crowbar, thrown onto bed and tied by hands and feet, burned (hand on stove). Controlling behaviour (writing 'mine' on shoulder/photographing woman without her permission/posing woman for photographs/washing woman in shower/threatened with killing or kidnapping other people - including children - if woman raises alarm/grooming hair and nails/blaming/shaming). Choking demonstration (man's hand around woman's throat). Objects thrown at window to smash glass, chair slapped out of hands, breaking door open. Smashing bottles heard off-screen. Person left without electricity, food and water to freeze/starve. Blood/gore: Parent found dead on couch; body groomed. Body disposal (burning in industrial bin). Blood on hands/clothes/face; blood spatter, mopping up blood, blood dripping on floor from bag of meat. Broken bloody fingers seen then re-broken to reset. Hole in hand; wound bandaged/bandaged hand. Cuts, bruising, ligature marks on ankles, blistering from burn. Child crying from broken leg. Reference to having 12 stitches, mention of infection, implied urination/defecation. Animal skulls on wall.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sex scenes (explicit), implied sex scenes, oral sex. Kissing, flirting, handholding, caressing faces and bodies, playing with hair. Woman thrusting/gyrating. A teacher watches student with sexual interest then blames them for provocation ("you made a spectacle of yourself"). A woman is accused of throwing herself at men. Artwork of entwined couples. Nudity: Nude female (rear/side views), exposed breasts, shirtless man, nude buttocks (male and female). Woman pulling on underwear under towel. Couple undressing one another, woman in bra/lingerie. A man forces a woman to pose in lingerie. Students in tight gym clothes.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, beer, wine). Smoking (cigarettes).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words. Religious references. Misogynist behaviour (man washing area where woman touched him, anger at woman for using his coffee mug).

  • THEMES

    Kidnapping, sexual abuse, one-night stands, Stockholm Syndrome, foreign travel, backpacking, victimisation, recklessness, regret, photography, art.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead father. Urination/defecation implied (wetness on plastic sheet kept under restrained victim). Power blackout. Creepy abandoned houses. Dog barking at gate (jump scare). Reference to separated parents. Subtitles. Based on the novel Berlin Syndrome by Melanie Joosten.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Psychological, complex, satifsying, taut, effective, patient, rewarding, kinky, elegant, intense, arresting, harrowing, creepy, small, queasy, dark. Daring/low-key/bold/underplayed/courageous/passive/cool/constrained/honest/brave/mesmerising/miraculous performance by Teresa Palmer, menacing/clenched performance by Max Riemelt, first-rate/dazzling cinematography, inventive/selective/unsettling score, careful production design, aloof tone, nerve-shredding tension, well-earned scares, brutal/bloody violence, steamy sex scenes, slinky/insidious rhythm, pristine tech credits.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Over-inflated running time, unlikely/hasty ending, feels manipulative at times, ineffective attempt at providing backstory for Andi.

Alien: Covenant (2017)

Published in A
Thursday, 18 May 2017 22:13
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong science fiction themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    The MU-TH-UR of science-fiction franchises returns.

  • Starring

    Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Amy Seimetz, Nathaniel Dean, Alexander England, Benjamin Rigby

  • Directed by

    Ridley Scott

  • Running time

    122 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters suffer a jaw ripped off by alien's tail, hand torn off, nail through chin, foot caught in door. Hatching alien explodes through chest. Characters (people/synthetics/aliens) are shot, set alight, torn in half, impaled, tackled, thrown, decapitated, hit by objects, thrown into wall, punched, kicked, stabbed, maimed, slashed, cut, dangled over the edge of a launching spacecraft, face-hugged, bitten by aliens, sucked out into space. An alien punches through the back of person's head and out the other side. Gunfire causes ship exlosion, flash bomb set off, objects knocked over. Spaceship damaged by solar flare (objects knocked over/people fall down/fires/vomiting, sirens sounding), a storm causes dangerous entry into a planet's atmosphere. Aliens break glass windows with their heads, aliens burst out of bodies, power core violently ripped out of synthetic's neck. Story heard of a ship that disappeared ten years ago. Reference to virus causing ship to crash resulting in pathogen killing people or using them as incubators. Screaming, arguing. Murder mentioned. Blood/gore: A wispy smoke-like creature enters people via their ears or noses causing illness (paleness, sweating, dizziness, vertigo, coughing, fatigue, breathlessness, bleeding from mouth/nose, spitting blood, violent shaking) before creature claws its way out of the host's back. Person dies and falls over as baby alien starts ripping into their body and feeding on them. Bloody faces, clothes, bodies, window; pooling blood, blood spatter on walls, people bleeding, puncture wounds on arms, organs. Blood spat into face, alien and blood spurting out of person's mouth. Burning person crawling out of wreckage after an explosion. Burned corpse (body trapped in burning cryogenic tube). Convulsing, coughing. Alien and human autopsied corpses, giant bug samples seen, drawings of human muscular system. Removal of deceased embryos from cryogenic stasis/bloody fluid underneath storage units. Acid burn from face-hugger on person's cheek (wound dressed with skin patch), bandages, skin seals, synthetic stapling cut on cheek. Cities with bodies of population preserved in black/ash-like material. Dead bodies/reference to 47 colonists, 16 embryos and 1 crew member. Funeral scene, grave site.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A woman is forcibly kissed while being pinned down (attempted rape implied). A nude couple are interrupted having sex in the shower (breasts visible). Kissing (m/f, m/m), flirting, hugging. Cleavage, clingy t-shirt. Flirty language ("behave yourself with my wife"). Reference to synthetics loving humans.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits). Smoking (cigar, cigarettes).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words. Slang for genitals. Religious references and exclamations (Jesus, what the hell, God damn, damn it, Devil, etc). Reference to urination ("I gotta take a leak").

  • THEMES

    Science fiction, space travel, synthetics, androids, angst, death, grief, faith, deadly pathogens, cryogenics, hyper-sleep, colonisation, the God complex, solar flares, spaceship maintenance.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead spouses/colleagues/friends. Funeral scene (body jettisoned into space), grave site. Big scary aliens with leathery skin, sharp teeth, slimy skin and drool. Spitting, vomiting.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Satisfying, fresh, vital, intelligent, tense, well-crafted, fast-paced, thrilling, creepy, stylish, ambitious, fascinating. Elegant/spare opening, gross-out/disgusting/gruesome/gory/spectacular deaths, fabulous/twisty ending, convincing performances, stunning/grandiose visuals, superb effects, hilarious/fleeting cameo by James Franco, lovely/powerful score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Familiar, routine, long, tropey. Suffers some lag in the second act, a little too much exposition, some random/underdeveloped characters, some disposable/uninspiring action-movie theatrics.

Get Out (2017)

Published in G
Friday, 21 April 2017 00:37
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Run rabbit, run.

  • Starring

    Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Marcus Henderson, Betty Gabriel, Lakeith Stanfield, Stephen Root, Lil Rel Howery

  • Directed by

    Jordan Peele

  • Running time

    104 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide (shotgun). People are shot, strangled, dragged, kidnapped, put into a car boot/trunk, tied up, bludgeoned, hit with objects, sliced, stabbed, impaled, neck-grabbed, slammed against wall, kicked, near-choked, stomped on, hit by a car, eye-gouged. Car hits tree (fatal), car wing mirror shot. An animal is hit by a car, an insect is swatted. Burning object, smashed crockery. Screaming. A man describes how his mother died/was left bleeding by the side of the road. Hitler, Jeffrey Dahmer, detached heads, terrorist, abduction, brainwashing, slavery mentioned. Blood/gore: Craniotomy (cutting into scalp, removing parietal bone, removing brain matter, exposed brain seen). Bloody heads/hair/face/mouth/teeth/hand/bullet wound/car/objects/clothing/carpet; nosebleed, bucket of blood. Bloody fur, crying/pain sounds of dying animal heard. Man in wheelchair, breathing tube, man on surgical table, IV drip. A man nicks himself shaving. Blood gushing from mouth (bitten tongue), seizures, anxiety, epileptic, transplant mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A woman feels a man's biceps. Shirtless man, girl in underwear. Kissing, hugging. Photograph of pregnant belly. Licking/jiggle your balls, suck your d*ck, hooking up with a girl, sex slaves mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, spirits). Smoking (cigarettes). Sedate you mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, n-word, a-word. Name-calling (elderly b*tch, douchebag, crazy, dirty dog, etc). Religious exclamations (oh my God, thank God, oh Lord, what the hell? etc). Obscene finger gestures. Casual racism and jokes about racism.

  • THEMES

    Racism, hypnosis, therapy, psychology, meeting the parents, triggers, new relationships, photography, blindness, tea drinking, family, slavery, mad science, cults.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead family. Dead mother (hit and run), estranged father mentioned. Dog, deer. Taxidermy deer head on wall. Toenail collection, IBS, vomit, throwing up mentioned.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Fantastic, race-conscious, thrilling, satisfying, scary, memorable, funny, satirical, potent, fearless, searing, no-holds-barred, twisted, trenchant, slow-building, creepy, crowd-pleasing, disturbing, enlightening, entertaining, stunning, smart, ambitious, effective, unnerving, masterful, relatable, dark, fresh, sharp, challenging, hilarious, unpredictable, bold. Terrifying premise, inspired/venomous script, naturalistic dialogue, expert pacing, delightful twists, occasional jump-scares, disconcerting score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Teaser trailer gives away too much.

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)

Published in R
Monday, 30 January 2017 09:16
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong horror themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Could do with some more flesh.

  • Starring

    Milla Jovovich, Iain Glen, Ali Larter, Shawn Roberts, Eoin Macken, Fraser James, Ruby Rose, William Levy, Rola, Ever Anderson

  • Directed by

    Paul W.S. Anderson

  • Running time

    106 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People/zombies are punched, kicked, choked (plastic bags/ropes), shot, decapitated, beaten, electrocuted, dragged behind a vehicle, thrown from a moving vehicle, knocked off a motorcycle, bound, elbowed, head-butted, trampled, sliced, maimed, blasted/thrown through the air, crushed, bludgeoned, strangled, stabbed, hit with objects, slammed into walls, threatened with torture, burned alive, attacked/eaten by zombie animals, used as bait, stomped on. Weapons: handguns, shotguns, automatic weapons, machine guns, rockets, rifles, nail guns, vehicle spikes, knives, needle, chain, catapults, flaming barrels, grenades, land mines. Explosions, fireballs. Vehicles chases/crashes, burning vehicles, tanks, crushed airplane. Cities in ruin, burning building. Child with gun. Images of nuclear mushroom cloud, famine, medical procedures, war, skeletons. Murder of 7 billion people mentioned. Blood/gore: Bodies seen hanged/decomposing/strung up/burning/split into pieces. Body parts, decapitated heads in tank, hand reaching into stomach cavity. Blood spray, spitting/dripping blood, blood spatter, bloody cuts, gore spatter, chainsaw covered in gore, bodies sliced into segments, blood dripping down wall, zombies biting people, zombie eating hand. Scars, bandages, scratches, bruising, limping, person in wheelchair. Cracking of bones heard, injection seen. Child choking, CPR performed. Objects protruding from heads, eyes, hand. Person threatened with needle at neck.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting. Shirtless zombies, cleavage, bare midriff. Naked bodies hanging up.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits). Anti-viral vial. A woman drinks an unknown medication.

  • LANGUAGE

    B*tches. Name-calling. Rude gesture. Religious references.

  • THEMES

    Zombies, zombie armies, mutants, artificial intelligence, humanity, apocalypse, extinction, religious fanatacism, cloning, cryogenics, survival, viral infection.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Hospital scene - dying child. Funeral scene. Zombies and mutant animal zombies/creatures (tentacles, sharp teeth, no skin, bones/muscles/ligature visible, mouths splitting into quadrants with fangs, wolves, dogs, dragons, dinosaurs). Fast-paced editing, shaky hand-held camerawork. Audio after end credits.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Intense, chaotic, brazen, bizarre, fan-friendly, satisfying, hallucinatory, enjoyable, ridiculous, violent, idiotic, gory, fun. Kinetic/balletic/athletic/intense/charismatic/fierce performance by Milla Jovovich, non-stop action, climactic finale.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Unambitious, staid, predictable, brainless, recycled, exhausting, repetitive, incomprehensible, messy. Dark/murky/rote/incoherent action sequences, thin plot, convoluted storyline, fleshless characterisation, unconvincing special effects, hammy dialogue, ear-splitting music.

Underworld: Blood Wars (2016)

Published in U
Tuesday, 06 December 2016 11:27
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence, blood and gore.

  • The pitch

    Bloody hell.

  • Starring

    Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Lara Pulver, Charles Dance, Tobias Menzies, Bradley James, Alicia Vela-Bailey, Daisy Head, Trent Garrett

  • Directed by

    Anna Foerster

  • Running time

    91 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are punched, kicked, elbowed, kneed, stabbed/sliced (swords/knives/spears/objects/stars), impaled, shot (handguns/automatic weapons/assault rifles/arrows), killed, bitten, exsanguinated (needles/bites/strung up/drained), hit with objects, headbutted, shoved/slammed into and through walls, thrown, throat-grabbed/choked, poisoned, garrotted, drowned, tackled over a cliff, run through with sword, neck-broken, throat-slit, head-slammed into wall, burned to ashes, hung upside down/bloodlet, strapped to table, beheaded. Vampire children shot/killed, vampires burning/exploding in sunlight. References to armies/war/assassinations, people referred to as Death Dealers. Car chase, motorcycle crash, burning cars. Explosives used to get through door. Blood/gore: Dead bodies, cocooned bodies, charred remains, partial skeletons, ashes, werewolf skull, severed head. Lots of blood spatter, pools of blood, bloody faces/heads/mouths/chins/throat/hands/clothing/cuts/gunshot wounds/needle tip, people covered in blood, blood bags, spurting blood, drinking blood. Head sliced in two, skin sliced with scalpel to extract bullets, objects protruding from head/eye, blood pouring from slit throat. Arm cut off, body parts broken/twisted, monster ripped apart, werewolf sliced in two (organs and bones visible), face exploded, throat torn, hand plunged into person's back and spine ripped out. Close up of needle inserted/extracted from flesh. Person bites own wrist to feed vampire. Veins beneath skin become visible/red. Urns of ashes. Scan showing bullet burrowing into body. Scars. Blood restarting a dead person's heart mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sex scene flashback (brief), oral sex. Flirting, kissing (m/f, f/f), woman running hand up man's back. Women in revealing/transparent clothing, cleavage. Shirtless men. Sex lives mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drinking blood.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word.

  • THEMES

    Vampires, blood, healing, werewolves, the supernatural, mother-daughter relationships, teleportation.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Mother dying giving birth mentioned. Estranged mother/daughter. Vampires, werewolves.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    (tbc)

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    (tbc)

Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)

Published in O
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 06:47
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Supernatural themes.

  • The pitch

    Oui! Oui! Ja! Ja!

  • Starring

    Lulu Wilson, Annalise Basso, Elizabeth Reaser, Henry Thomas, Packer Mack, Doug Jones

  • Directed by

    Mike Flanagan

  • Running time

    99 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are possessed, hit with objects, stabbed, thrown/bent backwards, restrained, mouth-grabbed, hanged, teased by school bullies, grabbed, pursued, dragged, throat-grabbed. A shadowy creature rams a fist down a child's throat. A child climbs up a wall/walks upside down on a ceiling/speaks in others' voices. A woman presses her fingernail into a boy's palm. Objects are slammed with fists, knocked over, burned. Objects move by themselves. Screaming, arguing, demonic whispering. Man hit and killed by drink driver mentioned. Thumping/banging sounds. Torture room seen. Nazi Germany, concentration camps, human experiments mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses. Bloody elbows, fingers, objects, head, nose, writing. Skeletons, skulls. Peeling skin. Suturing. Mouths stitched/sealed up. Characters with white/milky eyes, sealed mouth, long/open mouths, glowing eyes, dark/inky skin, long fingers. Shadowy creatures, dark arms/hands. Cutting out tongues, sealing mouths to conceal screams, cancer, heart attack mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting. A teen couple kiss. A woman warns a boy not to touch her daughter. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine). Teens drink an unknown alcoholic drink (let's assume it was spirits). Loved one hit by drink driver (fatal) mentioned. A child swallows painkillers.

  • LANGUAGE

    A-word, b*tch, cr*p. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations (God, Heaven, Christ, what the hell, the devil; Bible quotes, prayer).

  • THEMES

    Seances, scams, evil presences, ouija boards, spirit possession, widowers, single parenting, 1960s, first kisses, nightmares, psychiatry, sisters, mother-daughter relationships.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead mother, dead sister, dead boyfriend. Dead wife, dead father/husband mentioned. Basement, lunatic asylum settings. Foreclosure notice. Palm-reading. Fortune telling, tarot, exorcism mentioned. End-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Chilling, nerve-racking, smart, stylish, artful, self-aware, refined, calculated, satisfying, frightening, scary, inventive, horrifying, surprising, emotional, unsettling, suspenseful, fun. Impressive/strong performances, top-notch jump scares, nuanced/likable/convincing characterisations, psychologically complex, old-fashioned storytelling, impeccable/sumptuous/elegant/autumnal cinematography, perfect set design/costumes, clever credit sequences.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Becomes a little silly/fomulaic/clichéd toward the end.