OK, for starters, I’ll quote IMDB – “An insomniac writer’s sleep-deprived hallucinations distort reality as paranoia drives him to extreme violence.” Still interested? Right, did you like William Burroughs’ Naked Lunch and/or David Cronenberg’s screen adaption? You did? Great.… Continue reading
I stumbled across the trailer for this creepy little beauty on YouTube a few months ago, right before it seemed to completely disappear off the radar. After finally tracking down a copy I can safely say it was WERth it… Continue reading
In my day (I’m 32, so not entirely sure when ‘my day’ was/is), even the most basic slashers had ‘plots’. That’s not to say The Orphan Killer DOESN’T, but it’s that detached and broken that it feels like it,… Continue reading
I had a bad feeling coming into this one straight away. I tried to convince myself to stop it and judge it for what it is… give them a chance… I may be wrong… I WASN’T.
Spike Lee’s remake of… Continue reading
‘UPPER’ is the very first screener that has ever been sent to us here at The Slaughtered Bird. We’re not embarrassed, we’re just finding our feet, hounding people on Twitter. Ashamedley though, I hadn’t heard of it.
It wasn’t until… Continue reading
‘Remake’ and ‘Re-imagining’ are dirty words to most film fans, myself included. Yet sometimes one comes along that just gets it right.
I could list films in either category (the ‘Shite’ list being far more extensive than the successes), but… Continue reading
I’ll keep this brief…
Gathered at their family home for their parents’ wedding anniversary, tensions simmer during some sporadically engaging early scenes as four siblings and their respective partners come under attack from axe-wielding, machete-waving, arrow-firing, animal-masked home invaders. As… Continue reading
Anything labelled as “a worthy successor to Shaun Of The Dead” is, in most cases, on a hiding to nothing. The smash 2004 comedy/horror had the lot and remains one of my all-time favourite films across any genre. STALLED doesn’t… Continue reading
First things first, living in the UK, I stumbled across this film accidentally. Being a low-budget project by first-time feature writers/directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, it has had zero coverage on these shores. Only by delving into the internet’s… Continue reading
The ‘Walt Disney’ franchise has always been very protective over its empire, as is any other self-respecting business I suppose. Being one of the world’s biggest companies they have to be extra vigilant, as far and wide… Continue reading