31 Days of Hallowe’en 2019, Day 28: Wounds [2019]


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This is the second time I’m writing this entire post out – from memory –¬† because WordPress’s new ‘block editor’ is a piece of fucking garbage and deleted an entire post that was ready to hit ‘publish’. Thanks, WordPress. You are the 99% Napster download of blog editors.

It’s better to watch Netflix’s new offering Wounds as a drama with horror-thriller elements, rather than a straightforward genre offering. Otherwise, you’ll come away feeling cheated by an anti-climactic ending that would have worked great in a single-setting short horror film (which would have been fitting, considering this was based on a novella).

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31 Days of Hallowe’en 2019, Day 12: Marianne 1×01 [2019]


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I can safely say that Marianne is the most frightening title on Netflix. Created by Samuel Bodin, this eight-episode French horror series scares the shit out of you by using the oldest genre tropes that are so insidious they will lurk in the back of your mind long after the closing credits.

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31 Days of Hallowe’en 2018, Day 20: Apostle [2018]


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“Listen to his words!” screams a young woman in Apostle, while men who are blinded by their faith ignore her and inflict their brand of shame via torture. Those looking for modern social commentary might find something lurking here, but this is best suited to gorehounds.

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