horror

Red Christmas Review

Red Christmas Review

In the world of Australian cinema, there is a great dearth of Christmas related films. The last true ‘Christmas’ film, Crackers, hit in 1998, meanwhile the last major film that was set around Christmas time hit in 2005 with The Proposition. Craig Anderson has decided to stoke the embers and rage that Aussie Christmas fire once more with his horror flick, Red Christmas. Now, given the dry summers w...[Read More]

Red Christmas Writer/Director Craig Anderson Interview – The Last New Wave

Red Christmas Writer/Director Craig Anderson Interview – The Last New Wave

Writer, director, comedian, producer, actor, Craig Anderson joins Andrew to discuss his latest horror film, Red Christmas. Starring Dee Wallace, this horror film is one that pushes a few boundaries – namely, it’s a film with a villain that has a controversial origin. While this discussion is mostly light hearted, it is necessary to put a trigger warning in for anybody sensitive to the ...[Read More]

Killing Ground Writer/Director Damien Power Interview – The Last New Wave

Killing Ground Writer/Director Damien Power Interview – The Last New Wave

Andrew is joined by Killing Ground writer/director Damien Power to discuss his debut film. Starring Harriet Dyer and Aaron Pedersen, Killing Ground is a truly terrifying film that will no doubt have horror film fans getting behind it. Read Andrew’s review of Killing Ground here Support us on Patreon here Become a Patron! Head over to Ozflix to watch great Australian films. Follow The Last Ne...[Read More]

Killing Ground – 2017 – Damien Power – The Last New Wave

Killing Ground – 2017 – Damien Power – The Last New Wave

Director Damien Power brings his directorial debut, Killing Ground, screaming to the screens. Starring Aaron Pedersen and Aaron Glenane as killers out to make some unlucky campers wish they didn’t head to the bush to celebrate Christmas and New Years. On this episode, Andrew and Bernadette discuss the film and question what is torture porn? Read Andrew’s review here Support us on Patre...[Read More]

Killing Ground Review

Killing Ground Review

If you happen to read various film blogs, you’ll no doubt have heard the term ‘post horror’ being bandied about. It’s a term that is a veritable conundrum – sitting alongside the mid-2000’s created phrases ‘gorno’ or ‘torture porn’. The truth is, ‘post horror’ is a load of bunkum. Just like the ‘torture porn’ tag, it’s intended to try and pigeon hole variations of horror under one banner. By slapp...[Read More]

Celia – 1989 – Ann Turner – The Last New Wave

Celia – 1989 – Ann Turner – The Last New Wave

Ann Turner’s 1989 horror/drama Celia is a film that has almost been lost to time. It’s a powerful film that stars Rebecca Smart in the titular role of Celia, a young girl who is questioning her place in the world after the death of her grandmother. Touching on themes of communism, politics and the desire to own a rabbit, Celia is a brilliant film that is crying out for rediscovery. Wit...[Read More]

83 – The Beguiled, Baby Driver, A Quiet Passion, Lady Macbeth, Personal Shopper

83 – The Beguiled, Baby Driver, A Quiet Passion, Lady Macbeth, Personal Shopper

It’s a pretty stacked week this week as we discuss some high quality entertainment. Ranging from Sofia Coppola’s Civil War era drama, The Beguiled, to Edgar Wright’s action/musical/extravangza Baby Driver, there’s a little bit of something for everyone here. We also look at Terence Davies Emily Dickinson biopic, A Quiet Passion, and remain in the 19th century with Lady Macb...[Read More]

Spookers Review

Spookers Review

Let’s get this out of the way first up – Florian Habicht’s documentary Spookers is the best documentary in 2017. It’s been a great year for documentaries, but this film about the most successful scare house in New Zealand is – for me at least – right up there as being one of the best films of the year. The most enjoyable opening credit sequence in years has the staff of Spookers holding up gravest...[Read More]

The Babadook – 2014 – Jennifer Kent – The Last New Wave

The Babadook – 2014 – Jennifer Kent – The Last New Wave

Oh hey! Gay icon, horror masterwork, AACTA award winning film The Babadook finally gets its due with a maxed out, two hour long episode which discusses Jennifer Kent’s film in all the depth it requires. The main discussion was recorded after the internet deemed the top hat wearing figure that is the Babadook was a gay icon, so unfortunately we don’t touch on that too much – but, ...[Read More]

80 – Hounds of Love, Get Out, 20th Century Women, Colossal, Split

80 – Hounds of Love, Get Out, 20th Century Women, Colossal, Split

There are eighty of these review things? Well then, lets get onto it. We cover the old and the new on this episode as we live in Australia and universal release dates are a foreign language to us. First of all we discuss the new West Australian made thriller, Hounds of Love. Then we go back to early 2017 America with Jordan Peele’s horror, Get Out. Then we go further back and get all ‘...[Read More]

78 – Loving, The LEGO Batman Movie, Denial, Kate Plays Christine, Logan, I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore

78 – Loving, The LEGO Batman Movie, Denial, Kate Plays Christine, Logan, I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore

We’re back with a bunch of reviews covering Jeff Nichols great film, Loving. Andrew saw the animated Lego Batman film creatively titled, The LEGO Batman Movie. We discuss fake news and the holocaust in Denial. Bernadette took a hit for the team and watched Kate Plays Christine, while Andrew took one for the team and watched some film called ‘Logan‘. Finally, Macon Blair’s S...[Read More]

AB Film Review’s 2016 Film Awards – Part Three – Best Films 20-1

AB Film Review’s 2016 Film Awards – Part Three – Best Films 20-1

Ah, finally, the episode that you’ve all been waiting for. The culmination of a year of film watching comes to a close with our twenty favourite films from 2016. As mentioned in the episode, this list includes films that may have had 2015 US releases. As per the other episodes as well, there’s a lot of swearing here, as well as a fair amount of hiccups too – alcohol will do that ...[Read More]