The lost boys

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The Lost Boys is a 1987 American horror comedy film directed by Joel Schumacher, starring Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Kiefer Sutherland, and Corey Feldman between others. The film is about two brothers who move to California and end up fighting a gang of young vampires. The film blends horror, humor, and… Continue Reading

It began without warning

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There’s not much story to “It began without warning”; it’s more about the immediate and intense thrills and the completely unanswered questions, thrown into a quick and tense 5-minute short.  One could imagine that this piece is simply a “proof-of-concept”… Continue Reading

Funny games

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Funny Games is a 2007 psychological thriller film written and directed by Michael Haneke, and a remake of his own 1997 film Funny Games,  which was entered into the 1997 Cannes Film Festival.. The plot of the film involves two young men who hold a family hostage and torture them with sadistic games. Naomi Watts, Tim… Continue Reading

Passion gap

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Passion Gap by writer/director duo Matt Portman and Jason Donald is one of those rare films that make you realize that the human condition is more than a struggle for many and that life across the world isn’t as familiar as… Continue Reading

Brawl in cell block 99

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Brawl in Cell Block 99 is a 2017 American action thriller film written, directed and scored by S. Craig Zahler. In which a former boxer-turned-drug runner lands in a prison battleground after a deal gets deadly. It stars Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Carpenter, Don Johnson, Udo Kier, Marc Blucas and Tom Guiry. It was screened… Continue Reading

Monkey shines

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Monkey Shines is a 1988 American horror film written and directed by George A. Romero, based on the novel by Michael Stewart. The film stars Jason Beghe as Allan Mann, an athlete who becomes a paralyzed quadriplegic and develops a bond with an intelligent service monkey named “Ella”. The film, which was… Continue Reading

Trouble every day

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Trouble Every Day is a 2001 French erotic horror film directed by Claire Denis and written by Denis and Jean-Pol Fargeau. It stars Vincent Gallo, Tricia Vessey, Béatrice Dalle and Alex Descas. Two strangers share a strange and terrible bond in this stylish horror tale that juggles sex and graphic bloodshed.… Continue Reading

Good time

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Good Time is a 2017 American crime film directed by Ben and Josh Safdie. After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Constantine Nikas (Robert Pattinson) embarks on a twisted odyssey through New York City’s underworld in an increasingly desperate-and dangerous-attempt to… Continue Reading

Only God forgives

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Only God Forgives is a 2013 Danish-French neo-noir psychological thriller film written and directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, starring Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Vithaya Pansringarm. Julian (Gosling), a respected figure in the criminal underworld of Bangkok, runs a Thai boxing club and smuggling ring with his brother… Continue Reading

I spit on your grave

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I Spit on Your Grave is a 1978 American rape-and-revenge exploitation horror film written, directed, produced and edited by Meir Zarchi. It tells the story of Jennifer Hills (Camille Keaton), a Manhattan writer whose summer vacation in a riverside cabin goes tumultuous when a group of five men gang… Continue Reading

The neon demon

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The Neon Demon is a 2016 psychological horror film directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, co-written by Mary Laws, Polly Stenham, and Refn, and starring Elle Fanning. The plot follows an aspiring model in Los Angeles whose beauty and youth generate intense fascination and jealousy within the industry. It… Continue Reading

The killing of a sacred deer

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The Killing of a Sacred Deer is a 2017 psychological horror film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, from a screenplay by Lanthimos and Efthymis Filippou. The story is based on the ancient Greek play Iphigenia at Aulis by Euripides. The film follows a cardiac surgeon (played by Farrell) who secretly… Continue Reading

Casualties of war

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Casualties of War is a 1989 American war drama film directed by Brian De Palma, with a screenplay by David Rabe, based on the actual events of the incident on Hill 192 in 1966 during the Vietnam war, in which a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when… Continue Reading

Under the pines by Bodies of water

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Bodies of Water is a band from the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, signed to independent record label Secretly Canadian. The core group consists of married couple David and Meredith Metcalf. However, the band often plays LA shows with five or more additional… Continue Reading

Kynodontas

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Kynodontas (Dogtooth in the english version) is a 2009 Greek film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos about a husband and wife who keep their children ignorant of the world outside their property well into adulthood. The film is Lanthimos’ second feature film and it won… Continue Reading

Shot caller

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Shot Caller is an American crime thriller film directed and written by Ric Roman Waugh, about a family man that is sent to prison after a fatal traffic accident. While inside, he is faced with criminals convicted for far worse crimes than his, so… Continue Reading

Sweetest kill by Broken social scene

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Broken Social Scene is a Canadian indie rock band, a musical collective including as few as six and as many as nineteen members, formed by Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning. Most of its members play in various other groups and solo projects, mainly in the city of Toronto. These associated… Continue Reading

Pokot

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Pokot (Spoor in the english version) is a 2017 Polish crime film directed by Agnieszka Holland. It was selected to compete for the Golden Bear in the main competition section of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival. At Berlin, the film won the Alfred Bauer Prize (Silver Bear). The film is set… Continue Reading

The hitcher

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The Hitcher is a 1986 American road action-horror film directed by Robert Harmon and written by Eric Red. It stars Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Jeffrey DeMunn. Howell plays Jim, a young man who gives a ride to a hitchhiker, played by Hauer. After narrowly escaping death,… Continue Reading

Berlin syndrome

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Berlin Syndrome is a 2017 Australian psychological thriller film directed by Cate Shortland, and written by Shaun Grant, based upon the novel of the same name by Melanie Joosten. It stars Teresa Palmer and Max Riemelt. In the plot, Australian photographer, Clare, meets Andi while holidaying in Berlin.… Continue Reading

Strassenkaiser

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Strassenkaiser is a a road movie through the streets of Berlin, from backyards, parks and bars up to a tower. In an intoxicated Berlin by the summer carnival, there is Noah, a 12 year old boy, non-local, supposed to meet… Continue Reading

Grave

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Grave (Raw in the english version) is a 2016 French-Belgian horror film written and directed by Julia Ducournau, and starring Garance Marillier, in which sringent vegetarian Justine (Marillier) encounters a decadent, merciless and dangerously seductive world during her first week at veterinary school. Desperate to fit in,… Continue Reading

Caligula

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Caligula is a 1979 Italian-American erotic historical drama film focusing on the rise and fall of the Roman Emperor Caligula. It stars Malcolm McDowell, Teresa Ann Savoy, Helen Mirren and  Peter O’Toole between others. It is the only feature film produced by the men’s magazine Penthouse. Producer Bob Guccione, the magazine’s founder, intended to… Continue Reading

Ne le dis à personne

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Ne le dis à person (Tell no one in the english version) is a 2006 French thriller film directed by Guillaume Canet and based on the novel of the same name by Harlan Coben. An innocent man is on the run after he’s accused of murder and his spouse seemingly… Continue Reading

Valerie a týden divů

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Valerie a tide divů (Valerie and Her Week of Wonders in the english version) is a 1970 Czechoslovakian surrealist horror film directed by Jaromil Jireš and based on the 1945 novel of the same name by Vítězslav Nezval.  The film portrays the heroine as living in a disorienting dream, cajoled by priests, vampires,… Continue Reading

London to Brighton

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London to Brighton is a 2006 British film written and directed by Paul Andrew Williams. It is a gritty thriller that follows a prostitute (Lorraine Stanley) and a young runaway (Georgia Groome) on the run to Brighton in a desperate fight to save… Continue Reading