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Summary:  In 1979, a group of young filmmakers set out to make an adult film in rural Texas, but when their reclusive, elderly hosts catch them in the act, the cast find themselves fighting for their lives.

Year: 2022

Cinema Release Dates: 24th March 2022 (Australia), 18th March (UK), 18th March (USA)

VOD Release Dates: N/A

Country: USA

Director: Ti West

Screenwriter: Ti West

Cast: Owen Campbell (RJ), James Gaylyn (Sheriff Dentler), Mia Goth (Maxine/Pearl) Martin Henderson (Wayne), Kid Cudi (Jackson), Jenna Ortega (Lorraine), Matthew J. Saville (Officer Mitchell), Brittany Snow (Bobby-Lynne), Stephen Ure (Howard)

Running Time: 106 mins

Classification: R18+ (Australia), 18 (UK), R (USA)

OUR X REVIEWS

Alex First David Griffiths, Greg King and Peter Krausz’ X Review:

Alex’s rating Out Of 5

Dave’s rating Out Of 5

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Summary:  Legendary rock band Foo Fighters move into an Encino mansion steeped in grisly rock and roll history to record their much anticipated 10th album.

Year: 2022

Cinema Release Dates:  24th February 2022 (Australia), 25th February 2022 (UK), 25th February 2022 (USA)

VOD Release Dates: TBA

Country: USA

Director: BJ McDonnell

Screenwriter: Jeff Buhler, Rebecca Hughes

Cast: John Carpenter (Engineer), Whitney Cummings (Samantha), Jeff Garlin (Jeremy Shill), Dave Grohl (Dave Grohl), Will Forte (Restaurant Delivery Guy), Leslie Grossman (Barb Weems), Taylor Hawkins (Taylor Hawkins), Rami Jaffee (Rami Jaffee), Kerry King (Krug), Marti Matulis (Caretaker), Nate Mendal (Nate Mendal), Jenna Ortega (Skye Willow), Lionel Richie (Lionel Ritchie), Chris Shiflett (Chris Shiflett), Pat Smear (Pat Smear), Jason Trost (Tech)

Running Time: 106 mins

Classification: R18+ (Australia), 18 (UK), R (USA)

OUR STUDIO 666 REVIEWS

David Griffiths and Kyle McGrath’s Studio 666 Review:

Dave’s rating Out Of 5

Kyle’s rating Out Of 5

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Summary:  Twenty-five years after the original series of murders in Woodsboro, a new Ghostface emerges, and Sidney Prescott must return to uncover the truth.

Year: 2022

Cinema Release Dates:  13th January 2022 (Australia), 20th January 2022 (Thailand), 14th January 2022 (UK), 14th January 2021 (USA)

VOD Release Dates: TBA

Country: USA

Director: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett

Screenwriter: James Vanderbilt, Guy Busick

Cast: Sonia Ammar (Liv McKenzie), David Arquette (Dewey Riley), Melissa Barrera (Sam Carpenter), Jasmin Savoy Brown (Mindy Meeks-Martin), Neve Campbell (Sidney Prescott), Reggie Conquest (Deputy Farney), Courtney Cox (Gale Weathers), Kyle Gallner (Vince Schneider), Mason Gooding (Chad Meeks-Martin), Roger Jackson (Ghostface (voice)), Mikey Madison (Amber Freeman), Heather Matarazzo (Martha Meeks), Dylan Minnette (Wes Hicks), Jenna Ortega (Tara Carpenter), Jack Quaid (Richie Kirsch), Marley Shelton (Deputy Judy Hicks), Christopher Speed (Movie Randy), Chester Tam (Deputy Vinson), Skeet Ulrich (Billy Loomis)

Running Time: 114 mins

Classification: MA15+ (Australia), 18 (Thailand), 18 (UK), R (USA)

OUR SCREAM REVIEWS

David Griffiths’ Scream Review:

For a generation of cinema fans Scream was the film that got them hooked on horror. At a time when the slasher horror was starting to go through a bit of a resugiance the original Scream film stood out from the rest because of the fact director Wes Craven (A Nightmare On Elm Street) and Kevin Williamson (I Know What You Did Last Summer) used the film to almost mock the tropes of what made a slasher film a slasher film.

But the film wasn’t a parody, oh no Craven and Williamson did something that cinema had never seen before. They exposed popular horror tropes but still made this a film with an original story and characters likable enough for horror fans to fall in love with.

Somewhere down the line though Scream films started to take themselves way too seriously. That wit that saw the original film almost have a go at the genre it rested nicely in was gone, but thankfully now with Scream 5 it feels like directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin (Ready Or Not) and Tyler Gillett (Devil’s Due) have had enough of the rot and once again we have a Scream film with a contained story that is also self-aware of where it sits within modern day horror.

This time around the murders seem to be occurring around Sam Carpenter (Melissa Barrera – In The Heights) who hastily makes a trip back to Woodsboro after her sister, Tara (Jenna Ortega – Iron Man 3), is attacked by the brand new Ghostface killer.

Urged on by Tara’s friends and her boyfriend, Richie (Jack Quaid – Rampage), Sam decides that the only way that they can get to the bottom of who Ghostface is is to bring in those that have been there in the past starting with the now retired Dewey Riley (David Arquette – Never Been Kissed). At first Dewey doesn’t want to get involved but once he realises just how serious things are he is straight on the phone to warn his ex-wife Gale (Courtney Cox – Friends) and original victim Sydney Prescott (Neve Campbell – Wild Things) that Ghostface is on the run again.

It is almost an impossible task to review Scream 5. Because on one hand the plot and premise of the film is paper thin, but to be honest it is also one hell of a smart ride. Screenwriters, James Vanderbilt (Independence Day: Resurrection) and Guy Busick (Read Or Not), bring back the magic of the original film by taking a fair swipe at the tropes that we have come to expect with re-boots or re-quels as they are becoming known. They also have a fair bit to say about the so called ‘intelligent’ horror films that seem to have replaced good old slasher films in cinemas.

In a way Scream 5 does exactly what the original Scream did. It not only makes a statement about horror today but its characters almost parody what you would expect to see in a re-boot but at the same time the film has a plot that is completely contained within the film. The great thing about that is that while the film is very self-aware of itself and at times the characters speak like they know they are characters in a film nothing trips up the plot and once again we have a Scream film that is a fun whodunit.

To the credit of the screenwriters the film also ties in the characters from the past remarkably well. Unlike other franchises that have tried to bring old-school characters back into new releases the screenwriters have kept the characters true to what we have known them to be the past and they are there to move the story along not just to get the actors’ names in the credits.

Acting wise many of the cast step up and deliver exactly what they need to do for such a film. Jasmin Savoy Brown (For The People) steals the show as the horror film obsessed Mindy while returning veteran David Arquette puts in one of the most emotionally driven performances ever seen in the Scream franchise. It’s certainly a surprise to see such a performance in a stock standard slasher but Arquette is certainly up to the task.

Scream 5 is a reminder of just how fun cinema can be. Does it make a statement about the world today? No! Does it make a statement about the horror films that we are watching now? Hell yes! The film is full of likable characters, has a witty script and is fun enough to have you guessing who is the killer and whose pulse will stop next.

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You can read our review of Scream that appeared in The Phuket News right here – https://www.thephuketnews.com/scream-like-the-days-of-old-82814.php

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Insidious Chapter 2

Summary: The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: 7th November, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: USA

Director: James Wan

Screenwriter: Leigh Whannell, James Wan

Cast: Andrew Astor (Foster Lambert), Michael Beach (Detective Sendal), Brynn Bowie Rose Byrne (Renai Lambert), Steve Coulter (Carl), Jocelin Donahue (Young Lorraine), Edwina Findley (Front Desk Nurse Hilary), Tom Fitzpatrick (Bride In Black/Old Parker), Priscilla Garita (Natalie), Tyler Griffin (Young Parker), Hank Harris (Young Carl), Barbara Hershey (Lorraine Lambert), Jenna Ortega (Annie), Jorge-Luis Pallo (Brian), Brooke Peoples (Jessica), Dannay Rodriguez (Allison), Garrett Ryan (Young Josh), Angus Sampson (Tucker), Lindsay Seim (Young Elise Rainier), Lin Shaye (Elise Rainier), Ty Simpkins (Dalton Lambert), Leigh Whannell (Specs), Patrick Wilson (Josh Lambert)

Runtime: 106 mins

Classification:M

OUR INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 2 REVIEWS & RATINGS:

David Griffiths: Stars(2)

Please check David’s review of ‘Insidious: Chapter 2’ that is available at Entertainment Scene 360

Greg King: Stars(2.5)

Please check Greg’s review of ‘Insidious: Chapter 2’ that is available on www.filmreviews.com.au

Average Subculture Rating (out of 5): Stars(2)

IMDB Rating: Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) on IMDb

Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘Insidious: Chapter 2′: Please check The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Ep #57

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