Paranormal Activity (2009)

The camera never lies…

Ten years ago, a low-budget horror film came out of nowhere, caused a huge sensation and went nuclear at the box office – partly thanks to a (then) ground-breaking use of internet marketing techniques. The film was, of course,The Blair Witch Project, which revolutionised the genre by using supposedly real hand-held camera footage of horrifying events happening to normal people in the backwoods of Maryland. A decade on and Paranormal Activity is following in its footsteps, and  while it may be riding a huge wave of  hype that has seen it do stellar business at the US box office, it packs no less of a terrifying punch, particularly because it moves that ultra-real horror into a domestic setting.

Continue reading

Lesbian Vampire Killers (DVD)

Suck on this…

Let’s get this straight right from the start. Lesbian Vampire Killers is not big, it’s not clever but, if you take it in the spirit in which it’s intended – which, to be fair, is made clear from it’s OTT title – it can be quite funny. Most of the humour comes from the self-deprecating performance of James Corden, whose bumbling anti-hero Fletch pretty much saves the day in the comedy stakes.

Continue reading