Home | John Noonan

John Noonan

Film Review: Deathgasm (2015)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Two teenage boys unwittingly summon an ancient evil entity known as The Blind One by delving into black magic while trying to escape their mundane lives. REVIEW: Deathgasm is the feature film debut of New Zealander Jason Lei Howden, and what a debut it is. Initially one of several ideas Howden was toying with during the …

Read More »

Film Review: Aegri Somnia (2008)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Edgar is living in the shadow of his wife’s sudden death. Haunted by vivid hallucinations and a faceless city threatening to swallow him whole, Edgar’s world begins to unravel as his nightmares become a reality and Edgar is left with a choice: prison or paradise. REVIEW: Aegri Somnia translates from Latin to ‘a sick man’s dreams’, …

Read More »

Film Review: Dead House (2014)

Rate This Movie   SYNOPSIS: Two men renovating a mysterious old house attempt to leave before the building enters lock down and seals them inside. Unfortunately the house has different plans for them. REVIEW: Dead House, the directorial debut from Brini Amerigo, was originally titled Beautiful People. Whilst the new title is apt, Beautiful People had a cynicism to it …

Read More »

Film Review: Ghost Stories (2017)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Skeptical professor Phillip Goodman embarks on a trip to the terrifying after finding a file with details of three unexplained cases of apparitions REVIEW: Written and directed by Andy Nyman (The Commuter, Severance) and Jeremy Dyson (The League of Gentlemen), Ghost Stories sees the duo bringing their critically lauded stage show to the big screen and …

Read More »

Film Review: Abominable (2006)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A man, crippled in an accident, returns to the woods after rehabilitation, certain that he’ll not see Bigfoot again. REVIEW: If you’ve ever watched Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window and thought, ‘This tale of a man being driven paranoid by his own potentially overactive imagination is all well and good, but what if it had a more …

Read More »

Film Review: Atomica (2017)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A safety inspector at a remote nuclear power plant begins to have doubts about the sanity — or perhaps the identities — of two of her key employees. REVIEW: ‘Gibson Desert North is the largest nuclear waste repository in the southern hemisphere,’ we’re told in the Atomica. So, it’s fair to say that if something went …

Read More »

Film Review: Nightworld (2017)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: When former LAPD officer Brett Anderson takes a job as head of security at an old apartment building in Bulgaria’s capital, Sofia, he soon begins to experience a series of bizarre and terrifying events. Once he begins to delve deeper into the building’s sinister history and investigate its shadowy owners and past employees, Brett soon uncovers …

Read More »

Film Review: Annihilation (2018)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don’t apply. REVIEW: Being dumped unceremoniously onto Netflix, after a brief cinematic run in the US, was not the fate director Alex Garland wanted for his sophomore film, Annihilation. Yes, the argument goes that it will open the …

Read More »

Film Review: Kaleidoscope (2016)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A psychological thriller about the destructive relationship between a middle-aged man and his mother REVIEW: Toby Jones is an actor who manages to heighten any material he’s in, from recent work in Atomic Blonde to lighter affair such as Dad’s Army. Indeed, he is by far one of the few highlights of the miserable thriller, The …

Read More »

Film Review: Hell’s Kitty (2018)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Hell’s Kitty is a comedy horror series based on the true life events of Nick, a Hollywood writer, and Angel, his possessed and very possessive pussycat. REVIEW: Life rule number one: You’re either a dog person or a cat person. Once you’ve chosen your camp, you’re destined for a life of defending your corner whilst hurling …

Read More »