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

Silver Screams V: Carnage Park (2016)

Silver Screams V continues with Leon Nicholson looking at Carnage Park starring Ashley Bell, Pat Healy and Alan Ruck. Director Mickey Keating’s movies seem to divide opinions. For whatever reason, it seems to be a case of either loving or hating his films.  Carnage Park is his latest feature so how will this be received and just how good it is. Set in the 1970s, Carnage Park’s... Read More

Silver Screams V: Martyrs (2015)

Silver Screams V continues with Leon Nicholson looking at Martyrs starring Troian Bellisario and Bailey Nicole. Hollywood’s obsession with remakes continues and this time its Pascal Laugier’s Martyrs that comes in for the Tinseltown treatment. Of course, from hardcore horror fans, we can expect the usual uproar and immediate knee jerk reaction to this version being a load of... Read More

Silver Screams V: The Evil In Us (2016)

Silver Screams V continues with Leon Nicholson looking at The Evil In Us starring Debs Howard, Ian Collins and Darren Andrichuk. Another Silver Screams entry with more zombies and yet another cabin in the woods-esque scenario but will The Evil In Us from Jason William Lee offer something a little different or will it continue to be a case of same old shit, different film? Six school... Read More

Silver Screams V: Abattoir (2016)

Silver Screams V continues with Leon Nicholson looking at Abattoir starring Jessica Lowndes, Joe Anderson and Lin Shaye. Horror Noir or Noir Horror has been done a fair few times over the years but it’s not an over-saturated sub-genre to the degree of found footage or zombie flicks. Abattoir seems to qualify as one of the above but does it actually work and is it any good? The... Read More

Silver Screams V: Pandemic (2016)

Silver Screams V continues with Leon Nicholson looking at Pandemic starring Rachel Nichols, Alfie Allen and Mekhi Phifer. If the found footage sub-genre is over saturated then how does one describe the state of affairs regarding zombie movies? Over the course of the past ten years they’ve been far too many to mention with only a few films being exceptional. So how does Pandemic... Read More

Silver Screams V: The Ones Below (2015)

Silver Screams V continues with Leon Nicholson looking at The Ones Below starring Clémence Poésy, Stephen Campbell Moore, Laura Birn and David Morrissey. A British movie helmed by theatrical director David Farr focuses on psychological aspects and what makes us as humans tick. Is The Ones Below a believable and entertaining exercise into the human psyche or is it yet another... Read More

Silver Screams V: Lights Out (2016)

Silver Screams V continues with Leon Nicholson looking at Lights Out starring Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman and Maria Bello. Based from the idea of his short film, David F. Sandberg expands the concept to a feature length horror film. Does Lights Out work as an eighty-one minute movie or is this an example of stretching an idea and story beyond its limits. When Rebecca (Teresa... Read More