Film Review: May The Devil Take You

@RenZelen reviews...Director: Timo TjahjantoWriter: Timo TjahjantoStarring: Chelsea Islan, Pevita Pearce, Samo Rafael, Ray Sahetapy, Karina Suwandhi, Hadijah Shahab, Ruth MariniReviewIndonesia's Timo Tjahjanto first appeared on the horror scene as one half of duo The Mo Brothers before co-directing the Safe Haven segment of anthology V/H/S 2 with The Raid's Gareth Evans. His new feature May... Continue Reading →

Movie Review: Hereditary

@RenZelen reviews...Director: Ari AsterWriter: Ari AsterStarring: Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro, Ann Dowd, Mallory Bechte, Zachary ArthurReviewThere isn’t much I haven’t already seen when it comes to horror films. I’ve been watching them ever since I was old enough to get away with it, or even before (on one occasion I got... Continue Reading →

Movie Review: Midnighters

@RenZelen reviews...Director: Julius RamsayWriter: Alston RamsayStarring: Alex Essoe, Perla Haney-Jardine, Dylan McTee, Ward Horton, Andrew Rothenberg, Joseph Anderson, K.C. FaldaszReviewThey’re counting down to midnight on New Year's Eve and a pretty young woman searches in vain for her husband on a crowded dance floor. She finds him outside, alone with thoughts, and with a kiss... Continue Reading →

Movie Review: The Ritual

@RenZelen reviews...Director: David BrucknerWriters: Joe Barton, Adam Nevill (novel)Starring: Rafe Spall, Robert James-Collier, Sam Troughton, Arsher Ali, Paul Reid, Maria Erwolter, Kerri McLeanReviewThe Ritual, adapted by Joe Barton from Adam Nevill’s 2011 bestseller, is now a feature film directed by David Bruckner (who aficionados may remember contributed ‘Amateur Night’ to the anthology horror film V/H/S).The... Continue Reading →

Movie Review: The Killing Of A Sacred Deer

@RenZelen reviews...Director: Yorgos LanthimosWriters: Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis FilippouStarring: Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Barry Keoghan, Raffey Cassidy, Sunny Suljic, Alicia Silverstone, Bill CampReviewLike the Greek myth that inspired the title, Yorgos Lanthimos’ latest feature, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, concerns itself with the consequences of transgression and the meting out of justice. The film is... Continue Reading →

Movie Review: Ghost Stories

@RenZelen reviews...Directors: Jeremy Dyson, Andy NymanWriters: Jeremy Dyson, Andy NymanStarring: Andy Nyman, Martin Freeman, Alex Lawther, Daniel Hill, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Nicholas Burns, Jill Halfpenny, Emily Carding, Derren Brown ReviewIt’s a while since we’ve seen a cinematic anthology of horror tales, but Ghost Stories revives that tradition with a trio of supernatural stories in the style... Continue Reading →

Movie Review: Sicilian Ghost Story

@RenZelen reviews...Directors: Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio PiazzaWriters: Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio PiazzaStarring: Julia Jedlikowska, Gaetano Fernandez, Corinne Musallari, Andrea Falzone, Sabine Timoteo, Vincenzo AmatoReviewIn Sicilian Ghost Story - their follow-up to 2013’s prize-winner Salvo - co-directors Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza evocatively interweave the richness of a dark fairy tale with the brutal reality of a true... Continue Reading →

Movie Review: Midnighters

@RenZelen reviews...Director: Julius RamsayWriter: Alston RamsayStarring: Alex Essoe, Perla Haney-Jardine, Dylan McTee, Ward Horton, Andrew Rothenberg, Joseph Anderson, K.C. Faldasz ReviewThey’re counting down to midnight on New Year's Eve and a pretty young woman searches in vain for her husband on a crowded dance floor. She finds him outside, alone with thoughts, and with a... Continue Reading →

Movie Review: The Villainess (Ak-Nyeo)

@RenZelen reviews...Director: Byung-gil JungWriters: Byeong-sik Jung, Byung-gil Jung Starring: Ok-bin Kim, Ha-kyun Shin, Jun Sung, Seo-hyeong Kim, Eun-ji Jo, Ye-Ji MinReviewLike so many recent Korean action flicks, Byung-gil Jung’s The Villainess starts off with a humdinger of an action sequence. One is barely settled in one’s seat before being immediately thrust into the midst of... Continue Reading →

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