Silver Screams V: Dead Set (2008)

Silver Screams V concludes with Leon Nicholson taking a look at Dead Set starring Jaime Winstone, Riz Ahmed and Andy Nyman. For those unaware, Dead Set was a mini-series that was originally aired on Channel 4 in 2008 from October 27th -31st – yes just in time for Halloween. How does it work as a TV series and is it worth watching? It’s eviction night at the Big Brother House... Read More

Silver Screams V: Death Note (2006)

Silver Screams V continues with Leon Nicholson looking at Death Note starring Tatsuya Fujiwara and Ken’ichi Matsuyama. Despite plenty of cultural influences that finds its way into their movies that most of the West does not understand, it’s clear that Japan is a great filmmaking nation. Legends and talents such as the great Akira Kurosawa (The Hidden Fortress, Throne of... Read More

Silver Screams V: The Descent (2005)

Silver Screams V continues with Leon Nicholson looking at The Descent starring Shauna MacDonald, Natalie Mendoza and Alex Reid. Acting as the follow up to his debut feature film Dog Soldiers, Neil Marshall writes and directs The Descent. Will it however replicate the decent reception of his first film or will it be looked at either his best or worst movie to date? On the anniversary... Read More

Silver Screams V: The X-Files – The Calusari (1995)

Silver Screams V continues with Leon Nicholson looking at The X-Files episode The Calusari starring David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson and Joel Palmer. During the second season of The X-Files, the writing team decided to pen a story about possession. Up until this point, the series dealt with the alien abduction arc, monstrous serial killers, zombies, religious cults and devil worshippers.... Read More

Silver Screams V: The X-Files – Bad Blood (1998)

Silver Screams V continues with Leon Nicholson looking at The X-Files episode Bad Blood starring David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson and Luke Wilson. By this time, The X-Files was in its fifth season and ratings began to suffer and generally it was one with mixed quality. Bad Blood however, was The X-Files as one has never seen it before. This episode is told from Mulder and Scully’s... Read More

Silver Screams V: The X-Files – Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose (1995)

Silver Screams V continues with Leon Nicholson looking at Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose starring Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny and Peter Boyle. Season Three of The X-Files saw the series heading in a slightly different direction. More offbeat stories started to appear and various mythology plotlines entered the fray. However, as with most of The X-files, it was the monster... Read More

Silver Screams V: The X-Files – Die Hand Die Verletzt (1995)

Silver Screams V continues with Leon Nicholson looking at The X-Files Episode Die Hand Die Verletzt starring Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny and Susan Blommaert. Season Two of The X-Files was when the potential of the series was starting to become fulfilled. It was on its way to becoming the biggest show on the planet and co-stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson were on their... Read More

Silver Screams V: Colin (2008)

Silver Screams V continues with Leon Nicholson looking at Colin starring Alistair Kirton and Daisy Atkins. In the overly saturated zombie sub-genre how can a filmmaker make their movie stand out from the crowd? Others have tried, and have been successful by, ofr example, making zombies sprint rather than shuffle. Others have added a touch of social commentary to proceedings, or... Read More

Silver Screams V: Night Train To Terror (1985)

Silver Screams V continues with Leon Nicholson looking at Night Train To Terror starring John Phillip Law, Ferdy Mayne and Tony Giorgio. The (ahem) plot of this bizarre movie centres on God (Ferdy Mane) and Satan (Tony Giorgio) having a meeting on a train (we are assuming that the destination is terror) discussing whose souls should be saved. Whilst doing this it’s clear there... Read More

Silver Screams V: The Darkness (2016)

Silver Screams V continues with Leon Nicholson looking at The Darkness starring Kevin Bacon, Radha Mitchell and David Mazouz. Director Greg McLean brings us The Darkness – not that ‘spoofy’ band with the lead Justin Hawkins but a horror film starring Kevin Bacon and Radha Mitchell. Is this a film worth watching or should we stay well away? Peter Taylor (Kevin Bacon) and... Read More