2016

Autopsy of Jane Doe, The (2016)

Autopsy of Jane Doe, The (2016) Cast: Brian Cox, Emile Hirsch, Ophelia Lovibond Director: André Øvredal Nutshell:  Every autopsy has a story to tell….Jane Doe’s story is one you don’t want to know!  Tense, effective and genuinely scary.     With the passage of time, horror movies must evolve in order to retain their potency though there are basic elementary “rules” that...

Blair Witch (2016)

Cast: James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez, Brandon Scott, Valorie Curry, Corbin Reid Director: Adam Wingard Nutshell:  Apparently Heather may have survived in 1999 so her younger brother sets off with some friends and a couple who drifted out from Cabin Fever to go search for her in the same woods in Burkitsville.  More of the same with none of the freshness or impact.     The summer of...

Train to Busan (2016)

Cast: Yoo Gong, Soo-an Kim, Yu-mi Jeong, Dong-Seok Ma, Woo-sik Choi Director: Sang-Ho Yeun Nutshell:  A virus runs amok turning scores of people into Zombies on a train to Busan.  Korea’s biggest ever Box Office Record Buster combines action, wit, horror and pathos with gratifying results.  The Best Zombie movie in years.   These days the internet is a decent barometer to judge a movies...

David Brent: Life on the Road (2016)

Cast:  Ricky Gervais, Jo Hart, Mandeep Dillon Director: Ricky Gervais Nutshell:  Catching up with David Brent going on tour with his band Foregone Conclusion.     First up can I just start by saying how I loathed the American version of Office and couldn’t sit through even one complete episode.  David Brent is Ricky Gervais, nobody else and it is with open arms that he can be welcomed ba...

“31” (2016)

Cast: Malcolm McDowell, Meg Foster, Sherri Moon Zombie, Richard Drake, Judy Geeson Director:  Rob Zombie Nutshell:  Rob Zombie’s latest descent into the world of blood splattered horror is a true nightmare in more ways than one.     Rob Zombie’s “31” had been one of the most eagerly awaited films of the year.  Not because his track record is glowing with cinematic wonders, in fact ...

Sadako vs Kayako (2016)

Cast:  Mizuki Yamamoto, Aimi satsukawa, Tina Tamashiro, Masanobu Ando Director:  Koji Shiraishi Nutshell:  The “Curse Video” is back along with Sadako, Kayako, Toshio and the Grudge Horror House in an entertaining clash of Malevolent forces.   It’s been a while and horror hasn’t really found a new bag of tricks since the heady days of the “curse video” that was spawned by what mus...

Aksbandh (2016)

Aksbandh (2016) Cast:  Ayaz Samoo, Saud Imtiaz, Danial Afzal, Bilal Yousufzai, Shehzeen Rahat, and Mahrukh Director:  Emran Hussain Nutshell:  Pakistan’s “first found footage” film is truly horrifying experience!   Zibahkhana (2007) was the first non Lollywood Indie style horror film to emerge from Islamabad’s underground scene almost a decade ago and it was then followed some years later by ...

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