New to Netflix: The Platform – Spanish horror fable leaves you hungry for more

Idealistic Goreng (Ivan Massagué) wakes up in a cell with only an older man (Zorion Eguileor) and holes in the floor and ceiling for company. Goreng soon learns there are hundreds of prisoners in cells above and below, all waiting on the same platform to bring them food – or whatever is left after the … Continue reading New to Netflix: The Platform – Spanish horror fable leaves you hungry for more

The Invisible Man – Classic horror tale gets a #MeToo twist – with mixed results

Abused and manipulated by her sociopathic scientist boyfriend Adrien (Oliver Jackson-Cohen), Cecilia (Elisabeth Moss) makes a daring escape from his control. However, even after he is found to have killed himself, his mind games still don’t stop. Cecilia must risk her life and sanity to prove Adrien is still around – even if no one … Continue reading The Invisible Man – Classic horror tale gets a #MeToo twist – with mixed results

The Lighthouse – Retro black-and-white horror is a slow burning mad house that leaves viewers at sea

In the 1890s, crude lightkeeper Thomas Wake (Willem Dafoe) and his new aide (Robert Pattinson) man a lonely and remote New England lighthouse. What starts off as a battle with boredom descends into insanity as endless storms trap them on the island with diminishing supplies and increasing suspicions. It’s a been a long time between … Continue reading The Lighthouse – Retro black-and-white horror is a slow burning mad house that leaves viewers at sea

Doctor Sleep – The Shining’s follow-up mostly lacks the creeping dread of its predecessor

Even after escaping the Overlook Hotel, Danny Torrance (Ewan McGregor) remains haunted by the ghosts, both literal and figurative, of his past. Just as he gets his life together, a strong Shining presence alerts him to a girl (Kyliegh Curran) who needs his help facing a new threat to their unique powers. It’s always going … Continue reading Doctor Sleep – The Shining’s follow-up mostly lacks the creeping dread of its predecessor

Midsommar – Aster’s perma-summer Swedish horror is a beautifully brutal, nerve-shredding dread fest

Following a major family tragedy, Danni (Florence Pugh) and her boyfriend Christian (Jack Reynor) travel with friends to Sweden to attend a remote commune’s mid-summer festival. However, the idyllic, healing retreat bathed in permanent sunlight quickly devolves into a series of increasingly violent and bizarre rituals undertaken by a pagan cult. Director and screenwriter Ari … Continue reading Midsommar – Aster’s perma-summer Swedish horror is a beautifully brutal, nerve-shredding dread fest