Watched at the weekend - bumper Halloween edition...
It Follows - obviously one of the big hitters of recent horror, enjoyed this as much second time around as the first. Beautifully shot and exceptionally scored. Maika Monroe is superb as the lead - hopefully after this and The Guest she gets some better roles than the recent Independence Day effort. Properly creepy despite only having a 15 rating and virtually no gore, this goes to show what you can do with a genuinely good idea. Be interesting to see what David Mitchell (not that one) produces next. 8/10
The Cabin In The Woods - a horror fan's meta wet dream. Treats the many horror tropes with real affection and has an engaging storyline and cast to boot. The final 15 minutes of this is an excellent source of inspiration if you were struggling for Halloween costume ideas. 8/10
The Descent - annoying that Neil Marshall seems to have settled into being a big time TV gun for hire these days as this and Dog Soldiers are both genuine recent horror classics (I'll ignore Doomsday for the time being). A film of two halves obviously, the first about the horror of loss and the fear of tight spaces, and then a more traditional, although very effective, peril film in the second. 8/10
Watched some short stuff too - these are all in the public domain so I've also linked them.
It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown - haven't watched any Peanuts stuff for absolutely years, but enjoyed this very much. Forgotten just how surreal it can get. Watched this with my three year old who managed to sit through the whole thing but I think she found it a but boring so it's probably not quite as fast moving as modern cartoons. 7/10
Night Of The Slasher - entertaining single shot short poking fun at the tropes of the traditional slasher/final girl scenario. 8/10
Bedfellows - very short film that manages a proper creepy scare in its two minute run time. 8/10