Double Bill: Creep and Creep 2

Creep (2014)creep

  • Director: Patrick Brice
  • Writer: Patrick Brice and Mark Duplass
  • Main Cast: Patrick Brice and Mark Duplass

‘I love wolves, because they love deeply, but they don’t know how to express it, and they’re often very violent and, quite frankly, murder the things that they love’

A videographer, Aaron, answers a craigslist call for a well paid one day job up in the mountains. When he arrives, it becomes clear this will not be a straightforward job and his client Josef is a very curious character. Is Josef simply a bit quirky and creepy, or is he deranged?

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Creep 2 (2017)creep 2

  • Director: Patrick Brice
  • Writer: Patrick Brice and Mark Duplass
  • Main Cast: Mark Duplass and Desiree Akhaven

‘What am I doing trying to make the films I used to make? What if I made a documentary? And this is where you come in.’

Sara makes documentaries about society’s outcasts, and cannot resist travelling into the forest to meet a man who claims to be a serial killer. As you do. If he’s telling the truth, the resulting report will be her pièce de résistance…but at what cost?!

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The Babysitter (2017)

  • Director: McGthebabysitter
  • Writer: Brian Duffield
  • Cast: Judah Lewis, Samara Weaving, Bella Thorne

‘Things get messy when you make a deal with the devil’

Cole is maybe a little too old for a babysitter, but he’s willing to make an exception when it’s someone as hot and fun as his babysitter Bee. Convinced by his friend to stay up past his bedtime to spy on Bee, he gets a lot more than he bargained for – the object of his affection is leading murderous satanic cult, from his front room. Cole will have to find all his courage if he is to survive Bee and her friends, and reveal their dark secrets.

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Original VS Remake: My Bloody Valentine

My Bloody Valentine (1981)BloodyValentine1981

  • Director: George Mihalka
  • Writer: Stephen A. Miller, John Beaird
  • Main Cast: Paul Kelman, Lori Hallier, Neil Affleck

‘From the heart comes a warning, filled with bloody good cheer, remember what happened as the 14th draws near!’

The town of Valentine Bluffs is excitingly preparing for a Valentine’s Day Dance, but some of the older townsfolk are wary; twenty years’ earlier, a miner – Harry Warden – committed a series of cannibalistic murders after going insane when trapped for weeks by a cave in, and threatened to return if a Valentine’s Dance were ever to be held again.

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BloodyValentine2009My Bloody Valentine (2009)

  • Director: Patrick Lussier
  • Writer: Todd Farmer, Zane Smith
  • Main Cast: Jensen Ackles, Kerr Smith, Jaime King

‘Happy fucking Valentine’s Day.’

A miner with a screw loose – Harry Warden – is trapped by a cave in, and kills all the other survivors to save himself. He is eventually rescued, badly hurt and comatose, only to wake up and continue his killing spree. He is finally brought down by the police, but ten years later the town is once again beset with gruesome killings. Is Harry Warden back for revenge?

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True Blood (2008 – 2014)

  • Main Cast: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgardtrue blood 1

‘I’m so over Sookie and her precious fairy vagina and her unbelievably stupid name!’

In an alternate America, where all kinds of supernatural beasties are real and vampires have ‘come out of the coffin’, Louisiana waitress Sookie Stackhouse tries to grapple with her ability to read the minds of everyone around her, and her love for the mysterious vampire Bill Compton.

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Starry Eyes (2014)

  • Director: Kevin Kolsch, Dennis Widmyerstarryeyes
  • Writer: Kevin Kolsch, Dennis Widmyer
  • Cast: Alex Essoe, Fabianne Therese, Maria Olsen

‘Ambition – the blackest of human desires.’

Sarah Walker is a wannabe starlet, stuck in a dead end job and surrounded by back-stabbing friends. When an opportunity for a gateway role with a big production company comes along, she’ll stop at nothing to get the part.

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‘Undead Uprising’ Book Launch 18th January 2018

Undead-CoverIn an unusual overlap of my real life and my horror-blogging self, a good friend of mine recently hosted a Q&A with author John Cussans about his book Undead Uprising: Haiti, Horror and the Zombie Complex at Nottingham Contemporary. I seized the opportunity to attend and find out a little more about the book.

Undead Uprising addresses the racist and xenophobic portrayals of Haiti in film and literature, specifically through the concept of the zombie. Cussans investigates the truth behind such depictions, and how representations of this kind have contributed to the image of Haiti as a ‘place of primitive superstition’.

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