Category Movies

Review: The Mummy

My dissertation was based around horror stories – why we tell tales that scare us and give us the creeps. At one point I talked about the great horror stable that was Universal Studios, back in its 30’s – 50’s heyday. The characters, stories and imagery they gave us are iconic – their legacy was and remains strong – so it’s not a surprise that the studio is now plundering that rich heritage to bring us a new roster of films inspired by those early features

I ❤ Rick Baker

           

Two Important VR Shorts for 2017

2017 is shaping up to be VR’s biggest and most important year yet. It comes off the back of a record breaking 2016, a year that saw around $1.8bn of funding for VR / AR companies. The figure has been steadily increasing over the last few years and one would expect 2017 to beat last year’s total.

Dark 80s Synth

Whenever I work, I tend to have on some kind of noise – silence reminds me too much of an assembly hall during exam time. But I’ve found I keep drifting towards walkthroughs of old console games and soundtracks from familiar movies. For the most part I listen music and it’s usually the soundtracks that have come […]

Christopher Reeve as Superman

As an 80’s kid, certain things held true for me; Roger Moore was Bond, He-Man taught us all important life lessons and Christopher Reeve was Superman.

Movies: 10 great horror movies to watch for Halloween weekend

Forget Christmas, tomorrow is the big one! And since it falls on a Saturday this year, Halloween can last all weekend! This means that you have all weekend to binge on horror movies, comics, games or whatever you fancy – however you fancy getting your fix. For me, it’ll be movies. I’ll be watching some […]

Sketches: Halloween’s Dr. Loomis

I was watching Halloween recently and admired (not for the first time) Donald Pleasence’s performance of Dr. Loomis. Loomis brings Haddonfield the message that Michael Myers has come home and that death will be stalking every street corner on Halloween night. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen this film but the speech Loomis gives […]