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Marc Buxton Jan 12, 2017
It seems that Nightbreed has always captured the imagination of horror movie fans. And with good reason...
When the push began for Nightbreed, Clive Barker’s follow up to the cult hit Hellraiser in 1990, the marketing made the film feel like just another slasher film. The confusing advertisements couldn’t seem to decide whether the film’s killer was a button-eyed, masked killer, or the film’s lead character Boone - played by Craig Sheffer - leaving fans scratching their collective heads over what this coming horror joint was even about.
The theatrical posters for Nightbreed read “Lori thought she knew everything about her boyfriend….Lori was wrong!” and the tagline couldn't have missed the point of Nightbreed more if it tried. The film was a meditation on monsters and fringe dwellers, »
Louisa Mellor Sep 30, 2016
New ITV crime drama The Level efficiently sets up a whodunit mystery grounded in an emotional story…
This review contains spoilers.
ITV crime drama has gone back to the seaside with The Level, a new six-part thriller set against the lurid hen dos and moody seascapes of Brighton.
Karla Crome (Misfits, Under The Dome) plays Nancy Devlin, a high-achieving young detective sergeant whose probity is compromised by her emotional ties to shady businessman Frank Le Saux (Life On Mars’ Philip Glenister). The father of her school friend Hayley (Da Vinci’s Demons’ Laura Haddock), Frank’s family offered young Nancy a refuge from her troubled home life. To repay that debt, she’s been keeping his name out of police investigations into his haulage firm’s drug-smuggling.
A murder investigation brings Nancy back to face demons old and new in her home town of Brighton. By the end of the first episode, »
2 items from 2016
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