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Doctor Sleep Movie Review

It picks up after the original film when we touch bases with the child Danny as he enters adulthood. His gifts have not made his life easy and he spends his days drinking, fighting and living a life of quiet despair. He relocates to an out of the way town, where the kindness of a stranger has a positive effect on his life.   //   Danny (Ewan McGregor) now lives a sober and quiet life until he is made aware of the evil temptress, Rose The Hat (Rebecca Ferguson) and Abra ...

Watch the final trailer for Doctor Sleep – in Australian cinemas November 7!

Still irrevocably scarred by the trauma he endured as a child at the Overlook, Dan Torrance has fought to find some semblance of peace. But that peace is shattered when he encounters Abra, a courageous teenager with her own powerful extrasensory gift, known as the “shine.” Instinctively recognizing that Dan shares her power, Abra has sought him out, desperate for his help against the merciless Rose the Hat and her followers, The True Knot, who feed off the shine of innocents in their ...

It Chapter Two Movie Review

After an almost three decade long hiatus, Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård) is back and the gang gathers once again to investigate. The years have not been good to all and the film takes its time to bring you up to speed with their adult lives. The theme of a lifelong friendship growing out of childhood pursuits is tested. //   As is the premise that true horror is created in one’s own psyche and fears. This leads to some very inventive nightmares. It is presented as more creepy ...

Watch the IT Chapter Two Come Home Featurette

Twenty-seven years after the Losers Club defeated Pennywise, he has returned to terrorize the town of Derry once more. Now adults, the Losers have long since gone their separate ways. However, kids are disappearing again, so Mike, the only one of the group to remain in their hometown, calls the others home. Damaged by the experiences of their past, they must each conquer their deepest fears to destroy Pennywise once and for all...putting them directly in the path of the clown that has ...

Pet Sematary Movie Review

It also rewards fans of the original film with moments like a delicious bait and switch scene that was as self-referential as it was fun. The actors are given slow burn roles and in particular Jason Clarke’s turn from sensible family man to shrunken eyed loon is a hoot. The transition of daughter, Ellie (Jeté Laurence) is also arresting.   //   For those with a good working knowledge of the basic storyline, via both Stephen King’s book and the original film, there ...

Watch the Pet Sematary “True Horror” Featurette!

When tragedy strikes, Louis turns to his unusual neighbour, Jud Crandall (John Lithgow), setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences.   //   “If you want to make a truly terrifying movie, you have to go back to the master of horror himself, Stephen King’ Dennis Widmyer & Kevin Kölsch, Directors Starring Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz and John Lithgow, Pet Sematary is in Australian cinemas April 4! www.fa...

Watch the brand new trailer for Pet Sematary

When tragedy strikes, Louis turns to his unusual neighbor, Jud Crandall (John Lithgow), setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences.   //   The World Premiere of PET SEMATARY, directed by Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer, will close the 2019 South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Festival. Pet Sematary starts Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz and John Lithgow, and is in Australian Cinemas April 4. www.facebook.com/Paramount...

Check out the first look trailer for Stephen King Pet Sematary!

When tragedy strikes, Louis turns to his unusual neighbor, Jud Crandall (John Lithgow), setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences.   //   Pet Semitary is in Australian Cinemas April 4, 2019! www.facebook.com/PetSemataryMovie

Retro screening of The Shining at Dendy Coorparoo!

On Monday 28th May, Dendy Coorparoo is set to host a retro screening of Stanley Kubrick’s ‘masterpiece of modern horror’ – The Shining. Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) becomes winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer's block. He settles in along with his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and his son, Danny (Danny Lloyd), who is plagued by psychic premonitions. As Jack's writing goes nowhere and Danny's visions become more disturbing, ...

The Dark Tower Movie Review

If this is tinsel town’s attempt to par down the series of eight books written by Stephen King into a more streamlined presentation, much is lost in transition. It is so thin on character development, that it is almost ghost like. If the intension was to create an on going movie franchise, it is a poor first salvo.   //   In the attempt to not overwhelm the viewer with detail, the filmmakers have relied too much on the audience being familiar with the book series by ...