Film review: ‘COLOUR OUT OF SPACE’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

Colour Out of Space crosses two film genres, the b-grade horror movie and the Nicolas Cage going nuts movie. Consequently, the film, while technically well-made, will have mostly cult interest and may leave general moviegoers scratching their noggins. Set in the present day but based on a 1927 short story by that pervasive sci-fi horror influence, author HP Lovecraft, Colour

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Film review: ‘HALLOWEEN’, by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

John Carpenter’s original Halloween from 1978 is an iconic horror film because of its Hitchcockian suspense, clever use of creepy music and its memorable characters, particularly Jamie Lee Curtis’ heroine Laurie, Donald Pleasence’ hammy Dr Loomis and of course the indestructible, knife-wielding killer Michael Myers. While it didn’t originate the slasher genre it certainly set the modern template for it

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Film review: ‘THE NUN’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

The Nun is the latest spin-off from the Conjuring supernatural horror movie series. The two Conjuring films themselves were thrilling, intense and unnerving spookfests but the spin-offs to date, such as Annabelle, have been underwhelming. Unfortunately, despite some extravagant set-pieces, The Nun is also a disappointment. Set in the 1950’s, the film sees Jesuit Priest, Father Burke (Demian Birchir) despatched

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