Bait

Sharks in a supermarket sounds like the punchline to some kind of terrible joke, but for the characters in Australia’s 2012 creature-horror Bait it’s very much a twisted reality. The food chain is tested when a tidal wave lands two huge man eating sharks in a supermarket. A group of survivors left balancing precariously on top of what used to be supermarket shelves have to find a … Continue reading Bait

Unbreakable

Writer and director of The Sixth Sense, M. Night Shyamalan, brings us another supernatural suspense thriller in the form of 2000 film Unbreakable.  Unbreakable is the story of a neighbourhood superhero, who’s power is discovered by a comic book fanatic when he is the unscathed soul survivor on a fatal train wreck. David Dunn (Bruce Willis) learns a lot about himself after he survives the train crash, and is forced to admit … Continue reading Unbreakable

Deep Blue Sea

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all animals stuck in research labs to be tested on could fight back? Well that’s exactly what happens in Renny Harlin‘s Deep Blue Sea when a group of scientists in an underwater facility test on sharks to try and find a cure for Alzheimer’s. Dr Susan McCallister (Saffron Burrows) has been playing around with the brains of living sharks to try and … Continue reading Deep Blue Sea

Dark Tide

Don’t mess with sharks. If the fact that they’re huge, strong and deadly doesn’t put you off enough then Dark Tide just might. Starring the beautiful Halle Berry and French actor Olivier Martinez, Dark Tide follows a woman with some kind of connection with sharks. Making informational videos with her husband on board a ship, we see her swim with the giant fish fearlessly until disaster strikes, you can probably see where … Continue reading Dark Tide

Countdown

Nattawut Poonpiriya’s horror/thriller ‘Countdown’ is a rollercoaster ride full of surprises that promise to keep you guessing until the end. On New Year’s Eve, three Thai flatmates living in New York call upon a drug dealer named Jesus to add a bit of excitement to their New Year countdown. When he arrives however things take an unexpected turn and one by one they are made to confess their sins … Continue reading Countdown

Mariposa: In the Cage of the Night

An innocent girl caught up in a world of horror is the simple story behind Filipino action/drama ‘Mariposa in the Cage of the Night’ (Sa Hawla Ng Gabi). Set in 1994, country girl Maya has been summoned to visit her sister’s friend in Manila about an urgent matter, being told that her sister Mona needs her. However, things are not as they seem, and upon arrival she learns of her sister’s … Continue reading Mariposa: In the Cage of the Night

Lady Vengeance

Lady Vengeance (2005) is the final film of the Vengeance trilogy directed by Park Chan-wook, which includes worldwide classic Oldboy. A series of films that link together only by their themes of revenge, violence and salvation, the ‘Vengeance trilogy’ is not really a trilogy at all, it was simply dubbed this by critics who noticed the thematic links. While Lady Vengeance (also known as Sympathy for Lady Vengeance) is no patch … Continue reading Lady Vengeance

Confessions

Confessions is Japanese drama/thriller that claims to be a psychological thrill ride. When her four year old daughter is murdered by pupils in her class, a grieving school teacher takes it upon herself to do what the legal system will not; punish the murderers. Confessions seems to be confused about which side it wants to take, and gives a multitude of mixed messages about justice. One minute … Continue reading Confessions