As a huge fan of the Saw series and suitably entertained by ‘Jigsaw’, my hopes were high for ‘Spiral: From the Book of Saw’. The 9th movie in the Saw franchise, Spiral is directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, who also directed Saw 2, 3 and 4, all of which I must say are quite terrific. […]
When I first saw the poster of Hunter Hunter, I thought this would be a man vs beast movie, with the beast (a wolf in this case) happily devouring the man and his family during the climax. There was nothing like that. The wolf is an important part of the story though. Hunter Hunter (don’t […]
“I’m thinking of ending things. Once this thought arrives, it stays. It sticks. It lingers. It’s always there. Always.” The portentous foreshadowing from these very first sentences spoken by the unnamed protagonist of the titular novel by Ian Reid seeks to prepare you for the psychological nightmare that lies ahead. Yet it does not. I’m […]
Most horror movies are an escapist fantasy in which we seek visceral thrills through monstrous creatures, psychopath killers and paranormal hauntings. But those that explore the harsh realities of life – like Natalie Erika James’s directorial debut Relic – are the ones that deliver an uncomfortable emotional punch and hit us right in the gut. […]
The Indian film industry doesn’t have a particularly impressive track record of making good horror movies. The total number of horror movies made till date in India that are actually a decent watch can all be included in a single listicle titled ‘Top 20 horror movies from India’. So when I heard about a period […]
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