On the final night of the inaugural Scream Asia Film Festival, horror fans were treated to the melancholy aspects of supernatural tropes with the short film Hana and feature They Who Are Not Seen.
Director Yuki Kumagai combined his love for pop idols, quirky detectives and zombies to come up with his delightful horror-comedy Tokyo Living Dead Idol.
One is never sure about a Lars Von Trier film as the auteur is able to deliver genius and self-indulgence (are they mutually exclusive?), sometimes in the same movie. This certainly applies to Von Trier’s latest opus – the psychological horror that is The House That Jack Built.
The inaugural Scream Asia Film Festival got off to a rollicking good start with the premieres of Zombiepura (world) and Overlord (Asian).
Loosely based on Shirley Wilson’s classic 1959 novel of the same name, this Netflix series is a tour-de-force from writer-director Mike Flanagan and possibly one of the best of its kind this year.
Welsh director Gareth Evans – best known for The Raid – is the person behind Apostle, a period religious horror film starring Dan Stevens (of Legion fame).
We are a week away from the opening film of Scream Asia Film Festival. Here’s one I omitted from my must-see list – Hana.
Let’s sum up this 80s-channeling revenge shlock-horror flick – Mandy is a gory, bloody, surreal, LSD-fuelled heavy metal arthouse nightmare. And I mean that in the best way possible.
Korean monster movie Monstrum is a competent genre flick with an interesting plot somewhat spoiled by its own premise.
Continuing my rundown of the movies I am looking forward to at the upcoming Scream Asia Film Festival. Read Part 1.
Finally! A genre film festival in Singapore, we can call our very own!
Curated by local filmmaker Eric Khoo with South Korean film programmer Jongsuk Thomas Nam and organised by mm2 Entertainment, Scream Asia Film Festival promises to be exciting, ground-breaking and of course, terrifying!
By and large, reboots of scifi movie franchises that began in the 80s, have not had a great track record.
Ari Aster’s debut feature Hereditary has been hailed as one of best new horror films in recent times. Does it justify all the praise that it has received?
A bit late to this graphic novel but considering the responses to recent geek movies The Shape of Water and Annihilation, the moment seemed appropriate for quick thoughts about Providence.
Thanks to the idiocy of Paramount Pictures, Alex Garland’s Annihilation adaptation was only released in Singapore today via Netflix! Thus, geeks in Singapore are denied the opportunity of watching this imaginative scifi horror movie in all its visual glory. Well, fuck you Paramount!
Guillermo Del Toro’s critically acclaimed The Shape of Water is a throwback in more ways than one and yet a touchstone perhaps of things to come.
Black Mirror is back to reflect the impact of technological changes on a near future world.
2017 was a very eventful year for geek movies in general. Geek franchises like the MCU and Star Wars demonstrated their wide-ranging popularity with the masses whilst (sometimes) dumbing down story content in the process.
As geek franchise movies devolve further and deeper into formulaic cash-grabs, it is left to the scifi adaptation to provide us geeks with edgy, artistic material to savour and meditate on.
It was a little instructional to binge watch this 2nd season to Netflix’s 80s scifi homage Stranger Things after catching the risible Thor: Ragnarok. If nothing else, Stranger Things 2 demonstrated that the golden age of scifi movies was definitely the 80s.
Before the release of Prometheus (2012), director Ridley Scott insisted that the movie was NOT a prequel to his hit 1979 movie, Alien. Of course, this was all misdirection on Scott’s part as Prometheus was clearly a prequel to Alien.
Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discover what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world, whose sole inhabitant is the synthetic David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.
Fund manager Seok-woo and his daughter Su-an are travelling from Seoul to Busan onboard the KTX. But the train is overrun by zombies which kill several of the train staff and other passengers. Seok-woo is in the fight of his life to survive and to save Su-an.
Stranger Things is a 8-part Netflix original series set in Indiana 1983, where a young boy vanishes into thin air and a mysterious girl with strange powers suddenly appears at about the same time. Directed by The Duffer Brothers and starring Winona Ryder, David Harbour & Matthew Modine.