Our friends at Play.com have just let me know about a cool competition that they have running on Facebook linked to the forthcoming release of Blair Witch on Blu Ray.
What would happen if the two psychotic kids from Michael Haneke’s Funny Games were thrown into an episode of ‘Desperate Housewives’, unleashing their sadistic entertainment upon the residents of Wisteria Lane?
The simple title of this film may broadly explain its genre as a thriller and setting in the world of gay sex industry. But this betrays the complex multi-layered plot-line and dense atmospheric mood which it inspires, crafting a genuinely unsettling piece of cinema which lingers in your mind many moments after it’s finished.
Opening with an Islamic terrorist being interrogated aboard a decommissioned World War II battleship Nazi Dawn appears to be a full-on action flick. However when the entire crew of the boat are mysteriously mutilated by an unknown evil, the real story and the real horror take over.
We’ve seen it countless times before. Small, dusty, remote Arizona town. Nothing much going on other than a bit of gossip at the local diner, some drinks being had at the local sleazy bar and linen being changed at the local motel. That is until a crazed psycho comes to town – obviously.
It could be said that we don’t review sci-fi horror (or sci horror) very often, and we probably don’t. But for that reason, we get quite excited when it comes along, which also means that we have high expectations for it. This is the case with Skyline, which by all accounts, looks pretty good.