Posts tagged with 'Review'

  • POSTED ON: August 16, 2016
    FILED UNDER: Film
    TAGS: Review

  • POSTED ON: May 5, 2015
    FILED UNDER: Television
    TAGS: Horror, Review

    Television

    Review: The Enfield Haunting

    By Fleur Clarke

    Review: The Enfield Haunting

    Sky’s new three-part series based on the story of the ‘Enfield Poltergeist’ joins a long, occasionally venerable, tradition of haunted house horrors. Luckily there’s not a nubile newlywed or a mysterious locked attic in site in The Enfield Haunting – in their place is a frazzled single mum raising three kids amidst a lot of moving furniture (most of which is either beige or orange because it’s the seventies) in a council house in North London. The Enfield Haunting has more in common with Broadchurch than it does Paranormal Activity.

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  • POSTED ON: October 31, 2014
    FILED UNDER: Books, Film, Television
    TAGS: Review

  • POSTED ON: October 6, 2014
    FILED UNDER: Books, Film, Fun Stuff
    TAGS: British Library, Exhibition, Gothic, Horror, Review

    Books, Film, Fun Stuff

    The British Library Gothic Exhibition

    By Fleur Clarke

    The British Library Gothic Exhibition

    Billed as the UK’s biggest ever Gothic exhibition, the British Library’s current exhibition explores 250 years of the gothic imagination across literature, film and art. So, if your wardrobe consists of various shades of black and you like books where people run away from things screaming, you should book your ticket for the exhibition now.

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  • POSTED ON: May 28, 2014
    FILED UNDER: Television
    TAGS: Penny Dreadful, Review, Televisino, Television

    Television

    Penny Dreadful

    By Fleur Clarke

    Penny Dreadful

    In Penny Dreadful’s title sequence, blood pours into an overflowing tea cup in slow motion. A fitting symbol for what this series sets out to be: hot on the coat tails of stomach churning yet stylish horror series such as Hannibal and American Horror Story, Penny Dreadful takes familiar horror tropes and characters for a spin in Victorian London with all the pomp and production value that American cable television allows.

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  • POSTED ON: March 17, 2014
    FILED UNDER: Film
    TAGS: Film, Review, Veronica Mars, Weekend Round Up

    Film

    Weekend Round-Up: Veronica Mars

    By Anne Perry

    Weekend Round-Up: Veronica Mars

    It’s hard to believe that television show Veronica Mars first hit the small screen ten years ago this year. The show, about a flinty teenaged girl who helps out her PI father in her free time (and solves a fair few mysteries herself), was on the air for three seasons – one superb, one very good, and one very uneven – before being ignominiously cancelled by the network. But hope springs eternal, and when series creator Rob Thomas announced a Kickstarter in March 2013 to try to fund a film sequel, it reached its goal ($2 million) in ten hours, breaking Kickstarter records along the way. (It eventually raised close to $6 million.)

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