The Devil’s Backbone (2001) – Guillermo del Toro

There are secrets here, in this boys’ orphanage. And there are truths. Guillermo del Toro is one of those filmmakers that I will watch his films no matter what he does. He’s masterful, and makes poignant emotive pieces that seem to transcend genres, but I’m glad this ghost story, set against the backdrop of the Spanish Civil…

Jacob’s Ladder (1990)

At first blush, this horrific, paranoid thriller more than earns its place on the 101 Horror Movies list, because some of the imagery is frightening, couched as it is in everyday surroundings. When viewed knowing the film’s ending, and in this day and age, it’s kind of tough not to, and even if you don’t…

TIFF 2012: Ghost Graduation – Javier Ruiz Caldera

  I have to admit, I was secretly really excited to see this movie, but part of me was worried that it wouldn’t be as good as I hoped it would be.  The plot description was, essentially, written for my 80’s-lovin’ self:  Five students – a rebel, a jock, a pretty and popular pregnant girl,…

Saving Hope

  I just watched this week’s episode of the new medical drama with a supernatural twist, Saving Hope, last night, and I’m feeling the need to say just how much I am enjoying this show so far!  We’ve only just had 2 episodes to savour, but I find that I am already emotionally invested in…

The Innkeepers (2011)

I’ve wanted to see this movie since I first saw the trailer for it. I was a little unsure of what I would think of it, as I didn’t care for Ti West’s Cabin Fever 2, and despite wanting to like his House of the Devil, I just felt that it was a little dull….