Australian director Rowan Woods certainly doesn’t shy away from seeking grand truths in his films. His works to date have been gruelling dramas that deconstruct psychopathology (The Boys, 1998), drug dependency (Little Fish, 2005) and now, with...
Sci-fi mish-mash suffers by comparison to its cult origins.
Let’s get the Alien stuff out of the way first. In Prometheus, Walter Hill, Ronald Shusett and the long-dead Dan O’Bannon are all given credits, part of Jerry Goldsmith’s score is used and the organic/mechanic shapes of H.R Giger’s sculptures and...
Fresh coat of clichés sinks haunted house remake.
The notion that clichés become clichés because they work every time is writ large in Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, a film that does everything right but nothing new. Fans of the 'haunted house’ genre will be divided as to whether producer...