Film Review: IN SEARCH OF DARKNESS (2019)

IN SEARCH OF DARKNESS *** UK 2019 Dir: David A Weiner. 264 mins There’s no doubting the affection behind this four hour celebration of 1980s horror: the title design is lovingly modelled on Carpenter’s THE THING, the synth score (by Weary Pines and New Retro Wave) is a spry homage to the period’s soundtracks and … Continue reading “Film Review: IN SEARCH OF DARKNESS (2019)”

Film Review: THE STRANGERS: PREY AT NIGHT (2018)

THE STRANGERS: PREY AT NIGHT **** USA 2018 Dir: Johannes Roberts. 85 mins This long-gestating sequel, although boasting the same “based on true events” tag, shuns the grimness and slow-burn terror of its predecessor in favour of briskly paced 80s slasher-style cat-and-mouse thrills. After a nicely creepy stranger-in-bed pre-titles frisson typical of its inspiration, we … Continue reading “Film Review: THE STRANGERS: PREY AT NIGHT (2018)”