Tag Archives: Horror

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

10 Cloverfield Lane

10 Cloverfield Lane is an intense drama that covers a multitude of genres, including drama, thriller, comedy, horror and science fiction.  The film opens with a young woman, Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) contemplating ending a relationship.  She then leaves her engagement ring and keys in the apartment and drives in solitude down long and winding country roads.  The music is loud and almost overbearing with little natural background noise and with no words spoken.  Her ringing cell phone and fiance’s voice are the first real sounds heard.  Michelle has run away after a minor argument (a sure indication of an abused childhood).  Shortly after, the sudden loud noise of a car crash shocks the audience out of their reverie of a broken relationship and Michelle wakes up, handcuffed and in a basement – a drip attached to her arm and a splint on her knee. Continue reading

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The Witch (2016)

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The Witch takes place in 17th Century New England and follows the story of a Pilgrim family who have left their home in Northern England to set up life in the New World.  But they are asked to leave their new religious community, and they travel with their belongings loaded on to one cart, to a remote farmland on the edge of the woods.  Soon after their arrival, their crop fails and the family’s new born baby vanishes from the care of the oldest daughter, Thomasin.  From here on in, the family begins to deteriorate as accusations of witchcraft, religious obsession and grief overtake their lives.  Continue reading

The Visit (2015)

The Visit is a horror film written and directed by M.Night Shyamalan, the man who brought us exquisitely clever films such as The Sixth Sense, Signs and Unbreakable.  The premise of the film is that two children go to stay at their grandparents house and find out they are a touch peculiar, something which immediately has parents (and probably children) smirking. Continue reading