The Lodge

A young couple heads to a secluded lodge to spend the weekend getting high and having sex. You all know what’s coming next; the caretaker turns out to be a bit sadistic and things take a murderous turn. Not the most original concept in the world. The Lodge is a typical low budget horror/thriller, and is the directorial debut of Brad Helmink and John Rauschelbach who obviously wanted to play … Continue reading The Lodge

Them (Ils)

Home invasion horror serves to make viewers paranoid about every little sound they hear from downstairs while they’re snuggled up in bed in the middle of the night. Them is a French/Romanian take on the home invasion horror, which has been a popular sub-genre for a while. Based on a true story, Them is about Lucas (Michael Cohen) and Clementine (Olivia Bonamy) who live happily in their giant country home … Continue reading Them (Ils)

Texas Chainsaw 3D

Texas Chainsaw 3D sees the tables turned for iconic horror villain Leatherface in a clever take on the story that picks up straight after the original film with the police gunning down the Sawyer family at their farmhouse. While fans of the original films have expressed their dismay at the 2013 adaptions’ attempt to rebrand Leatherface as an anti hero, this review comes from someone who didn’t like the original films … Continue reading Texas Chainsaw 3D

Smiley

Smiley is a 2012 psychological slasher film about a mysterious masked man who can be summoned by typing “I did it for the lulz” three times to someone via online video chat rooms (kind of like chat roulette, if you’ve ever used it). He appears behind them and kills them. A bi-polar student who’s still grieving her mother’s suicide falls in with the wrong crowd when … Continue reading Smiley