Black Christmas (2006) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I saw Santa killing mum under the mistletoe This Christmas slasher film is an updated version of a 1974 film by the same title. This 2006 version is directed and written by Glen Morgan, with an additional writing credit for Roy Moore who wrote the screenplay to the 1974 original. Like it's 1974 predecessor, and… Continue reading Black Christmas (2006) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Krampus (2015) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Underappreciated cult classic which surely has to become a yearly tradition When families are forced to spend time together in close proximity at Christmas things often go wrong. People argue and tempers fray. Imagine then, if a Austro-Bavarian Christmas demon attacks your neighbourhood because it has been summoned due to the gloom emanating from your… Continue reading Krampus (2015) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Die Hard (1988) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

One Tower, One Terrorist Plot, One Man. The bar by which other action films are judged. An outstanding action/thriller film from 1988, whose power still serves as a benchmark for which other action films to be judged by today. Directed by John McTiernan, with writing by Roderick Thorp, Jeb Stuart, and Steven E de Souza;… Continue reading Die Hard (1988) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

A Christmas Horror Story (2015) ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Last Christmas, I tore out your heart... During a routine Christmas family visit to my parents, I convinced my dad and my wife to watch this film with me, knowing that their film tastes aren't that far away from my own depravity. So in true family Christmas film style we gathered around to watch what… Continue reading A Christmas Horror Story (2015) ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Santa Claus: The Movie (1985) ⭐⭐⭐⭐

As poor as I remember it being as a child, which is poorer than the orphan Joe! A family, fantasy, adventure, Christmas film from 1985 - which has been repeated on commercial TV nearly every year that I can remember since the 80's. While some people think of this film with fondness and happiness, I… Continue reading Santa Claus: The Movie (1985) ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Miracle on 34th Street (1947) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Happy Holidays A fantastic Christmas film - it's been remade and updated, but for me there's nothing like the original 1947 version for a good feel-good film. Look... it's Santa, I mean Saint Nick, no I mean Kris Kringle Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) turns up to the Macy's Christmas parade only to be hired by… Continue reading Miracle on 34th Street (1947) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Curse of the Werewolf (1961) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Reed used to be a werewolf but he's okay nooooooooooooowww! 😉 Under the glow of a full moon if you hear a howl, it might just be Oliver Reed taking lycanthropic form in Hammer Films’ classic 1961 film “The Curse of the Werewolf”. Brief Description: An adopted boy terrorizes the inhabitants of his local town… Continue reading The Curse of the Werewolf (1961) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Fantasy Island (2020) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Welcome to fant... actually... Welcome to Hell! When a group of people turn up to a resort called Fantasy Island they are under the pretense that their stay will be the best holiday of their lives. While staying as guests on Fantasy Island, their deepest desire will play out in reality and they will get… Continue reading Fantasy Island (2020) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Ready Player One Inspired by a Brian Lee O'Malley comic this film is a nerdy, yet super hip film, that is visually stylish and entertaining. It was released in 2010 and directed by Edgar Wright who has also made fun films like "Baby Driver" (2017), as well as the Cornetto trilogy - ("Shaun of the… Continue reading Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Mothertown (2014) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Low budget blood and guts in the potteries - alreet duck A super fun, extremely low-to-no budget zombie film set in Stoke-on-Trent by local film maker John Williams. Something got into the water and has infected the populous, survivors run for cover (or to the nearest pub too) to escape the flesh-eating hordes of Staffordshire… Continue reading The Mothertown (2014) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐