The Harbinger – Shudder

https://youtu.be/MDQJ5M6RKRw Written and Directed by Andy Mitton United States/ 2022/ 87 mins ★★★★ Covid-19 as a narrative tool isn’t entirely new; most expressionist mediums have taken to picking at the still-open wound of the Pandemic in various ways, but there’s a trickier minefield to navigate where the horror genre is concerned. Here Covid-19 isn’t strictly … Continue reading The Harbinger – Shudder

Wolf Manor

https://youtu.be/y0snyYvBhsw Directed by Dominic Brunt Written by Joel Ferrari and Pete Wild ★★★ The continuing grasp of British horror-comedy already claims zombies, a smattering of vampires, ghoulies, and even a few too many killer sheep. Well, now it is the turn of a beast of old, a lycanthropic laugh infusion in the form of Emmerdale actor and … Continue reading Wolf Manor

Jinnistan – Traverse Theatre

Written by Taqi Nazeer Directed by Niloo Farr Khan ★★★★ The Jinn, or perhaps you’re more familiar with the term Djinn or anglicized and generic term Genie, are beings of near-impenetrable veils, unlikely to ever be seen but always felt. The power and faith behind these pre-Islamic spirits are no less revered or impactful than … Continue reading Jinnistan – Traverse Theatre

Host – Living Record Festival

Written by Sam Essame Directed by Lisa Millar In a world where our implicit trust within technology leads to ease, there’s always an element of concern – of something lurking in the coding of a digital realm that might be trying to find a way out. Mingling the difficulties of homeschooling in a Pandemic era … Continue reading Host – Living Record Festival

Dracula: The Untold Story – Imitating the Dog

Based on the original novel by Bram Stoker Written and Directed by Andrew Quick and Pete Brooks ★★★★★ Conceptually, an alternate reality in which histories vilest, most callous monsters were stopped before their atrocities were committed isn’t a rarity – but seldom is it performed well, or with a degree of regard and understanding of … Continue reading Dracula: The Untold Story – Imitating the Dog