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My review of The Cabin In The Woods!

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By ANDREW GAUDION

In today’s day and age, it is very rare to come across a truly unique genre movie that pulls the rug from right under your feet. The 90’s certainly had it with Scream, and it would appear that we have a new meta-horror for our generation, in the form of The Cabin In The Woods. From the minds of fan boy God’s Joss Whedon (Buffy, Avengers Assemble) and Drew Goddard (Cloverfield), TCITW features a group of good looking teenagers, who decide to embark on a weekend trip to a cabin in the middle of the woods. Nothing can go wrong, right? Soon enough, the young teens awaken something and must fight for survival. How terribly clichéd right? Well, you’d be wrong.

The reason I gave that simple and rather clichéd plot overview is because this is very much the sort of film…

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Deja Vu: The Omen (1976 & 2006)

Another post of mine on Shock Radar!

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By ANDREW GAUDION

Let me introduce the first in what I hope to be a weekly feature comparing an original horror movie with its, it often seems, inevitable remake. Let’s begin with the Anti-Christ himself: The Omen. In case you are not aware, The Omen tells the story of a young boy, Damien, who is believed to be the son of an American Ambassador (Gregory Peck in the original, Liev Schreiber in the remake), named Richard Thorne. However, Thorne soon begins to discover that his so called son may indeed turn be the Anti-Christ. With everyone around him in danger, Thorne takes on the responsibility of putting an end to the Anti-Christ, before he is given the chance to rise to power.

The Richard Donner original from 1976 is perhaps one of my favourite horror movies and it is not hard to state my reasons why. It is a master-class…

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A review of mine from SHOCK RADAR!

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By ANDREW GAUDION

3/5 Stars

In 1980, Ruggero Deodato caused somewhat of a stir with his Grindhouse feature, Cannibal Holocaust. His film, the first to employ the found footage technique, certainly has a reputation behind it; infamous for its realistic and shocking violence. My initial thoughts going into this movie were that its reputation must have been over-hyped, as is the case with many infamous horror movies. I would also like to think that when it comes to screen violence, it takes a lot to truly shock me, as, for example, the Saw franchise never particularly got under my skin. But with Cannibal Holocaust we have something quite different. We have a visceral, literally gut-wrenching and truly shocking depiction of savagery from both the un-civilised and the civilised.

The film begins with conventionally before it switches to the found footage technique as we follow Professor Harold Monroe (Robert Kerman) who…

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This week, Andrew Gaudion takes us through the ins and outs of the found footage technique in horror  movies…

By ANDREW GAUDION

The found-footage technique is one that has become rather synonymous in the world of the horror genre. It is so prominent within modern horror films that we can call it more of a sub-genre rather than a technique within modern horror movies. Taken as a sub-genre, it one tends to split movie-goers alike, many believing that it has lost its creativity, with filmmakers merely repeating the same tricks rather than attempting to develop them. That may be a fair assumption, but the found footage genre not only proves to be successful for Hollywood pictures (such as Cloverfield) but it continues to be a very effective technique for independent horror movie directors to make themselves known as to become noticed as a promising talent, as this year’s rather…

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