Category Archive: Horror

Hereditary review

The recurring motif of a detailed miniaturist home has been etched in my mind ever since seeing Hereditary. It’s a troubling metaphor for Ari Aster’s intricate yet generation spanning horror film. For all… Continue reading

A Quiet Place Review

The sound of silence is given new meaning in John Krasinski’s nerve-shredding sci-fi thriller. The story of a family seeking to evade a mysterious alien species is suffocating and tense in its sharp… Continue reading

IT review special- Part 2: We all float down here

    Cary Fukunaga and what might have been After Cary Fukunaga stepped down from the project after four years citing creative differences, it was a worrying sign. He was set to bring… Continue reading

Get Out: A new breed of social thriller

Jordan Peele shoots a crackling firecracker into the mouth of the beast with this simmering debut. It does for genre cinema what Joss Wheadon’s game changing Cabin in the Woods did back in… Continue reading

The Blair Witch (2016)

Director: Adam Wingard Writer: Simon Barrett Cast: James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez, Corbin Reid, Brandon Scott, Wes Robinson Certificate: 15     Running Time: 1hr 29 Mins         A cultural milestone… Continue reading

The Neon Demon (2016 review)

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn Writers: Nicolas Winding Refn, Mary Laws, Polly Stenham Cast: Elle Fanning, Karl Glusman, Jena Malone, Bella Heathcote, Abbey Lee Certificate: 18     Running Time: 1hr 58 Mins “Beauty isn’t everything.… Continue reading

The journey to self-publishing my debut short story: ‘The Adversary’

My first short story ‘The Adversary’ has now been self-published as an Ebook and is available to download for FREE on Smashwords and many other sites including Apple (operates iBooks stores in 51 countries),… Continue reading

The Witch (2016) Review

  Written and Directed by Robert Eggers Certificate: 15     Running Time: 1hr 32 Mins Cast: Anya Taylor Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw “Wouldst thou like to live deliciously?” Robert… Continue reading

Crimson Peak (2015) Review

Director: Guillermo Del Toro Writers: Guillermo Del Toro and Matthew Robbins Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston Certificate: 15     Running Time: 1hr 59 Mins ‘Ghosts are real, that much I know.… Continue reading

The Voices (2015) Review

Director: Marjane Satrapi Screenplay: Michael R. Perry Certificate: 15     Running Time: 1hr 43 minutes Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick, Jacki Weaver  Plot: A likable guy pursues his office crush with the advice of… Continue reading

Jurassic World (2015) Review

Director: Colin Trevorrow Writers: Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Colin Trevorrow, Derek Connolly Certificate: 12A  Running Time: 2hr 4 Mins Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D’Onofrio Plot:… Continue reading

HMZ Film joins forces with HorrorTalk, quoted on The Babadook poster and Review round-up

Earlier this summer, I was delighted to take my ongoing relationship with HorrorTalk to the next level and become a fully fledged staff writer. It’s a privilege to represent the site at various film… Continue reading

HMZ Film interviews director of award winning horror film: Banshee Chapter

To celebrate the DVD release of Banshee Chapter in the UK, HMZ Film has teamed up with Intense productions to secure an exclusive interview with director, Blair Erickson. Backed by Zachary Quinto’s Before the Door Pictures… Continue reading

HMZ Film exclusively interviews the creators and cast of The Borderlands

 On Saturday 2nd November at the Mayhem Film Festival in Nottingham, HMZ Film had the pleasure of sitting down with the creators and cast of sensational horror film ‘The Borderlands’ for an in… Continue reading

HMZ Film attends Mayhem Film Festival: Reviews of The Borderlands, The Machine, Kiss of The Damned and The Demon’s Rook

On Saturday 2nd November, HMZ Film covered the Mayhem film festival in Nottingham’s Broadway cinema. An incredibly eclectic and diverse line up made for a rip-roaring descent into the shadowy realms of the… Continue reading

HMZ Film set to cover Nottingham’s Mayhem Film Festival (Preview)

On Saturday 2nd November 2013, HMZ Film will be attending the incredibly exciting Mayhem Festival at the Broadway Cinema in Nottingham.The festival is jam packed with director Q+As, exclusive previews and special guest… Continue reading

British Horror Festival winning feature film Entity (2012) : HMZ Film interviews director Steve Stone and star Branko Tomovic

Following the screening of Best Feature film, Entity, at British Horror Film Festival in London’s Leicester Square. I caught up with director Steve Stone to talk about Entity, his motivation behind making the film and exciting… Continue reading

HMZFilm interviews Kevin Gates, director of Frightfest 2013 hit Paranormal Diaries: Clophill

Paranormal Diaries: Clophill premiered at international genre festival Film 4 Frightfest in 2013 to overwhelmingly positive reactions across the horror community. We follow a documentary style investigation which visits a church ruin in… Continue reading

Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

Director: James Wan Writer: Leigh Whannell (screenplay), James Wan (story) Certificate: 15    Running Time: 1hr 46 Mins Cast: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Lin Shaye, Ty Simpkins Plot: The Lambert family… Continue reading

HMZFilm interviews rising star of You’re Next: Nicholas Tucci

You’re Next is a top 10 UK Box Office hit and is undoubtedly one of the stand-out horror films of the year. My review has been endorsed by You’re Next writer Simon Barrett on Twitter… Continue reading

You’re Next (2013) Review

Director: Adam Wingard Writer: Simon Barrett Certificate: 18  Running Time: 1hr 34 Mins Cast: Sharni Vinson, Nicholas Tucci, Joe Swanberg, AJ Bowen Plot: The Davison family are re-united for an anniversary celebration when… Continue reading

HMZFilm interviews James Sizemore, the mastermind behind Film4 Frightfest sensation The Demon’s Rook

James Sizemore’s daringly original and surreal first feature film ‘The Demon’s Rook’ has taken the horror world by storm. The indie horror film had its world premiere at the much coveted Fantasia Film… Continue reading

HMZFilm attends world leading horror festival- Film 4 Frightfest 2013: Day 2

On Friday 23rd August, I was fortunate enough to attend Day 2 of Film 4 Frightfest at Empire cinema in Leicester Square, London. Frightfest has established itself as one of the world’s leading… Continue reading

The Conjuring (2013) Review

Director: James Wan Writers: Chad Hayes and Carey Hayes Certificate: 15  Running Time: 1hr 52 Mins Cast: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor Plot: The Perron family move into their new… Continue reading

HMZFilm attends A Field In England Q+A screening + Review (2013)

Director: Ben Wheatley Writer: Amy Jump Certificate: 15     Running Time: 1hr 26 Mins Cast: Reece Shearsmith, Michael Smiley, Julian Barratt, Richard Glover, Peter Ferdinando, Ryan Pope  Plot: During the English Civil War… Continue reading

HMZFilm meets World War Z author + World War Z film review (2013)

  On Tuesday 21st March 2013 I attended a special screening of landmark horror film Night of the Living Dead (1968) at Prince Charles Cinema in London’s Leicester Square. The event was introduced… Continue reading

The Purge (2013) Review

  Director: James DeMonaco Writer: James DeMonaco Certificate: 15     Running Time: 1hr 25 Mins Cast: Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Max Burkholder, Adelaid Kane, Rhys Wakefield    Producer: Blumhouse Productions   Plot: One night… Continue reading

Evil Dead (2013) Review

Director: Fede Alvarez Writers: Fede Alvarez, Rodo Sayagues Certificate: 18     Running Time: 1hr 31 Mins Cast: Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lewis, Elizabeth Blackmore  Producers: Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi, Robert G. Tapert   Plot: Mia (Jane… Continue reading

HMZfilm attends ‘ABCs of Death’ exclusive multi-director Q+A screening + review

On 18th April 2013, I went to the exclusive premiere screening and Q+A session of ‘ABCs of Death’ at the Prince Charles Cinema in London’s Leicester Square. 4 directors of the upcoming horror… Continue reading

Dark Skies (2013) Review

Director: Scott Stewart Writer: Scott Stewart Certificate: 15     Running Time: 1hr 37 Mins Cast: Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton, Dakota Goyo, Kadan Rockett   Producers: Blumhouse Productions    Plot: A suburban American family is faced with a series of… Continue reading