Love and Monsters review: a sweet and uplifting fairytale

There’s a cardinal rule in moviemaking, do what you want to people, but whatever you do, DO NOT hurt a dog. Something, I feel, the filmmakers for this (new to Netflix) movie Love and Monsters, kept in mind, but those that made John Wick (2014) did not. But before we get to this aforementioned dog, let’s set the scene. Love and Monsters is a post-apocalyptic comedy, of sorts.

A Quiet Place: a horror masterclass

Left to right: Emily Blunt and Millicent Simmonds in A QUIET PLACE, from Paramount Pictures.

The ‘what if’ question is often a good way to start the process of creating a story for a writer. To come up with a meaty concept. In A Quiet Place it’s: what if alien type monsters arrived on earth and could hunt us based on the tiniest sounds we make? So with the inevitable… Continue reading A Quiet Place: a horror masterclass

Top 10 alternative fairytale movies

Be warned, if you’re not down with your witches, pixies, fairies and whatnot, this list will appear strange and confusing to you. That being said, away from your Cinderella and Snow White classics, here’s an alternative take on the best the fairytale genre has to offer that you might find refreshing. 10. Stardust (2007) Based… Continue reading Top 10 alternative fairytale movies

Trailer park: monster, soldier, secret service

Time for a quick look ahead at the trailers of some films coming up. If you’re unfamiliar, I do these little ‘trailer park’ blogs from time to time of upcoming films that I’d like to see. For this one, I’m focusing on one out now and two out soon: a gritty historical action tale, an… Continue reading Trailer park: monster, soldier, secret service

If you go down to the woods today…

Hands up, who likes a bit of horror? Let’s be honest, who doesn’t? Even the meekest amongst us doesn’t mind a good scare from time to time, it gets the blood going. Well, sorry to burst your bubble, but The Cabin in the Woods is probably more entertaining than scary, perhaps because what starts as… Continue reading If you go down to the woods today…