Review: Cheap Thrills (2013)

Cheap Thrills

E.L. Katz’ directorial debut Cheap Thrills is a twisted and sadistic horror comedy that brilliantly blends social commentary with debauched hilarity. Newly unemployed, Craig (Pat Healy) drowns his sorrows in a seedy bar, where he bumps into old friend Vince (Ethan Embry). The two soon find themselves in cahoots with a rich married couple, whose promise of money and depraved idea of fun soon exposes their true colours. Continue reading “Review: Cheap Thrills (2013)”

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GFF 2013 Review: Compliance (2013)

Compliance

Craig Zobel’s sophomore feature Compliance, based on the alarming reality of victimising prank calls, has built up a significant reputation since debuting at the Sundance Film Festival last year, not least due to its hard-hitting subject-matter and the significant protests that have befallen it; there were various reports of walk-outs and complaints were reported at screenings in the US. Continue reading “GFF 2013 Review: Compliance (2013)”

Review: The Innkeepers (2011)

Settling in for what is to be the Yankee Pedlar Inn’s final weekend as a fully functional establishment, employees Claire (Sara Paxton) and Luke (Pat Healy) use the quiet to their advantage and decide to investigate the hotel’s well-documented supernatural history. But when their efforts fail to produce results, they turn to one of the hotel’s last guests, former actress turned physic Leanne Rease-Jones (Kelly McGillis), for help, a decision that soon has them coming face Continue reading “Review: The Innkeepers (2011)”