Review: Lord of Tears

Hex Media bring us this startling horror offering, set in the remote Scottish countryside. As a horror film, it will most likely not be to everyone’s taste, but it is also not your conventional horror. Sarah Daly (writer) and Lawrie Brewster (director) conjure an occult mystery that is genuinely creepy and often unnerving. Lord of…

Review: Neverlake

Neverlake is a unique movie, based on little understood Pagan practices of the Etruscans and inspired by the poetic works of Shelley. The unique character of this film sets it apart as all at once haunting and beautiful, conjuring images of distant rites of a forgotten people, set against the wild backdrop of the Tuscany…

Review: Maleficent

There’s no way that this movie could get anything but the full five out of five stars.  Quite simply, it’s a wonderful film. Fans of Disney’s original Sleeping Beauty are sure to love this retelling.  It not only gives us a fantastical background to the story, but transforms the characters, while remaining true to their…

Review: Devil’s Knot

Devil’s Knot tells the true story of The Memphis Three – three boys accused of the heinous murders of three eight year old boys, as part of a Satanic Cult activity. The real story is now quite famous and one of the most significant cases in the history of the “Satanic Ritual Abuse” hysteria. Devil’s…

Review: Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

The only way to describe this film is that it is patently ridiculous.  Not that that makes it bad.  One should expect to have to suspend disbelief when watching a fantasy film.  However, this movie really makes that demand. As the title suggests, this is an adaptation based on the old folktale of Hansel and…

Review: Hecate: Queen of Witches

This short film gives a rather surreal (and occasionally “trippy”) depiction of the Goddess Hecate. The only way to describe the feel of this film is to say that it is like the secret cinematic lovechild of Neil Gaiman and Alan Moore. However, regardless of how weird it may seem, the symbolism is very powerful…

Review: The Last Keepers

This movie is a good salve against the usual Hollywood witchcraft movies that have come before. Of course, its depiction of witches and witchcraft is fantastical, though the Pagan link is clear. The Last Keepers tells the story of a family of hippyish artists, living on the edge of a small American town. Friendly and…