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Keri O'Shea

Keri O'Shea
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Peripheral (2018) As tech horror continues to develop and reflect contemporary concerns, this love letter to Cronenberg is grim but stylish, and well worth a watch. ‐ Warped Perspective
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
87% 1BR (2020) 1BR is a film which uses some familiar horror elements, but handles them with such sensitivity, economy and awareness that it's a genuinely effective, unbearably tense ride.‐ Warped Perspective
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2020
90% Possum (2018) It's a love letter to abandoned places and anonymous spaces, swept through with dead foliage and rot.‐ Warped Perspective
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2020
94% The Dead Center (2019) This is a horror film - in the sense of horrific - through and through, a grim mystery which grows ever and ever nastier.‐ Warped Perspective
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2020
No Score Yet Automata (2019) Everything is set for a great, original British horror. But the performances, the stylistic decisions and most of all, how the plot tumbles out via a jaw-dropping script turns this potential into a bizarre skit.‐ Warped Perspective
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2020
72% Lords of Chaos (2019) It's an often frustrating mix of high camp and unflinching violence - in trying to encapsulate a great deal, it positions itself rather awkwardly between tragedy and farce.‐ Warped Perspective
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2020
83% Midsommar (2019) A film which splices its incredibly graphic gore and creeping horror with overblown, definitely-allowed-to-laugh sequences. For all of that, it's still an effective horror story.‐ Warped Perspective
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2020
B- 29% Groupers (2019) The film shifts from something approximating ordeal horror, to a dialogue-driven skit on human stupidity. In short, it's immensely ambitious, and most of that ambition pays off.‐ Warped Perspective
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2020
4/5 97% Why Don't You Just Die! (Papa, sdokhni) (2020) [The film] wears its heart very much on its sleeve, splicing cartoonish levels of ultraviolence with darkly comedic characterisation and a steady supply of comeuppance for its worst offenders.‐ Warped Perspective
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2020
63% Martyrs (2008) Films at their best - and worst - continue to have tremendous power, and Martyrs is absolutely a film which encapsulates this.‐ Warped Perspective
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
No Score Yet Cry for the Bad Man (2019) Keaton's kudos is not enough by itself, and her presence on camera does not mean the film can dispense with all of the other going concerns.‐ Warped Perspective
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2020
No Score Yet Two Ways to Go West (2020) The style and approach it takes doesn't really serve its themes; whilst visually sharp, it can feel tonally erratic, and badly needs a punchline or crescendo of some sort.‐ Warped Perspective
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2020
81% Knife + Heart (Un couteau dans le coeur) (2019) Overall, then, Knife + Heart is a lavish visual gift with a remarkable soundscape and plenty else to recommend it. ‐ Warped Perspective
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2020
No Score Yet Hei tai yang 731 (Men Behind the Sun) (Squadron 731) (1988) Men Behind the Sun is a phenomenal film, in which even the most seemingly outlandish scenes have their basis in historical fact, and however appalling the scenes are to watch, they're of vital importance to the narrative of the film as a whole.‐ Warped Perspective
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2020
B- 68% Amulet (2020) There are a handful of issues, but nothing which derails what is otherwise an immersive and unsettling film.‐ Warped Perspective
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2020
No Score Yet A Dobugawa Dream (2018) A Dobugawa Dream speaks for a hidden, taboo Japan and its inhabitants, particularly its broken men and what becomes of them. How the film concludes is a gentle, sensitive master stroke.‐ Warped Perspective
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2020
No Score Yet Imperial Blue (2019) Drugs might be the nexus here, but really Imperial Blue is all about a stranger in a strange land, unable and largely unwilling to curtail his own ego in his pursuit of illicit thrills and illicit money. ‐ Warped Perspective
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2020
3/5 55% Rabid (2019) In effect, Rabid feels like the film which the Soskas shoulda-woulda-coulda made right after American Mary. ‐ Warped Perspective
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2020
56% 3 from Hell (2019) 3 From Hell looks every inch the Rob Zombie movie; its aesthetics follow a familiar pattern, and he seems quite content to just let his characters amble on through their days, resurrected largely to take one more road trip.‐ Warped Perspective
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2020
98% Extra Ordinary (2020) No complaints here: this is a horror comedy that works brilliantly well, with bags of charm and deserved self-belief.‐ Warped Perspective
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2020
83% Daniel Isn't Real (2019) Daniel Isn't Real was introduced as 'a cross between Drop Dead Fred and Hellraiser'; if you are immediately wondering how that could ever play out, then rest assured, this is as good an approximation as you are likely to get.‐ Warped Perspective
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2020
86% Color Out of Space (2020) Color Out of Space may have its flaws, but no one can argue with its sense of purpose. It's a graphic, artistic assault on the family.‐ Warped Perspective
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2020
73% Antrum: The Deadliest Film Ever Made (2019) The experience is a lot stronger in premise than in execution (...) with perhaps more attention paid to the cosmetic appearance of this 'lost film from the 70s' than to a film which really rewards being seen. ‐ Warped Perspective
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2020
89% Zombie for Sale (2019) A quirky, often ingenious film, Zombie For Sale keeps things pretty light whilst bringing a series of surprises to the screen - and the genre. It's great entertainment throughout, if you allow its profound silliness to carry you along.‐ Warped Perspective
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2020
92% The Invisible Man (2020) At last, we have up-to-date evidence that it's perfectly possible to make a new version of a classic story that neither tinkers unnecessarily, nor departs entirely from the tone and content which made the story so good in the first place.‐ Warped Perspective
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2020
23% Verotika (2019) How did a professed lifelong horror fan with a reasonable indie-land budget and bags of potential manage to crank out a film of such questionable standards? Why didn't anybody say?‐ Warped Perspective
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2020
3/5 50% Parallax (2020) Memory is something sinister and not to be trusted in Parallax - an unusual, character-centred story which admittedly takes a while to get going, but when it does, goes somewhere very interesting indeed.‐ Warped Perspective
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2020
2.5/5 No Score Yet Outback (2019) A frustrating watch at times in terms of its key players, but still a tense, decently-made film.‐ Warped Perspective
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
3/5 52% The Golden Glove (Der goldene handschuh) (2019) Whilst The Golden Glove is not overtly graphic, it feels almost as though it is - it implies the horrific, and where violence takes place, it is delivered with such hatred that it makes it seem all the more upsetting.‐ Warped Perspective
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
4/5 86% The Nightingale (2019) The Nightingale strips back all varieties of artifice and fantasy, striving to represent a notoriously brutal period in Australia's colonial past as realistically as possible.‐ Warped Perspective
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
86% Sea Fever (2020) If you value a slow-burn horror of enclosed spaces and strange nature, where a large share of the horror derives from the vast, isolating expanses of the sea itself, then there is much to recommend Sea Fever.‐ Warped Perspective
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
3/5 100% The Cleansing Hour (2019) The Cleansing Hour is a very physical, often gory project, with elements which are eminently recognisable alongside the rather newer horrors of live feeds and ratings.‐ Warped Perspective
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
3/5 No Score Yet Union Bridge (2020) Underpinned by mood rather than narrative, this is a minimal, oft-times perplexing but nonetheless striking film.‐ Warped Perspective
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2020
75% Mansfield 66/67 (2017) As it stands, Mansfield 66/67 is frequently wrongheaded and nailing its colours to the mast in terms of a devotion to hearsay doesn't mean it can do anything and go anywhere. ‐ Warped Perspective
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2020
100% The Mortuary Collection (2019) The Mortuary Collection is what it should be - a lot of fun. It feels retro and it looks it, and it offers entertaining tales around a successful central plot device.‐ Warped Perspective
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2020
2/5 90% The Lighthouse (2019) Atmospheric it may be, but The Lighthouse is in other key respects very, very dull indeed. ‐ Warped Perspective
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2020
5/5 93% Saint Maud (2020) This is a very finely-wrought, often subtle film which trusts the audience to fill in the gaps. It also trusts in our empathy, even when our central character grows increasingly destructive.‐ Warped Perspective
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet A Ghost Waits (2020) A Ghost Waits (...) introduces its own unorthodox afterlife into its narrative, but it does it with a gentle charm and a pitch-perfect interplay between the living and the dead; the resulting film is both humorous and deeply moving.‐ Warped Perspective
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2020
3/5 100% Every Time I Die (2019) Overall, Every Time I Die has a rather languid, sombre tone, which makes the occasional, rapid changes of pace and action genuinely unsettling, jerking the viewer into a sense of alarm.‐ Warped Perspective
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2020
4/5 No Score Yet The Droving (2020) The Droving is an evocative and often ambiguous horror: here you will find unexpected flashes of originality and a willingness to tease out elements of its key ideas and motifs, developing them in fascinating ways.‐ Warped Perspective
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2020