Dir: Josh Schwartz
With: Victoria Justice, Johnny Knoxville
Runtime: 90 minutes
JOSH Schwartz, creator of The OC teen television show, makes his directorial debut with this shamelessly corny but likeable tale.
It's Hallowe'en and Wren and April (Victoria Justice and Jane Levy) are hoping for an invitation to the hottest party in the street, only for their best laid plans to be derailed by babysitting Wren's brother.
The jokes creak like Dracula's coffin but there are just enough clever little touches to redeem matters.
The Shining R/I (15)
Dir: Stanley Kubrick
With: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall
Runtime: 143 minutes
ACCEPT no substitutes for your Hallowe'en week viewing, Kubrick's classic chiller from 1980, reissued at 24 minutes longer, still has the power to disturb and entrance.
Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall play the couple who become caretakers of a luxury hotel during the winter shut-down.
An ideal place for Jack (Nicholson) to write that book. If only the hotel wasn't so distracting...
From majestic score to Kubrick's endless messing with the viewer's mind, The Shining remains a genuinely haunting watch.
Dir: Conor McMahon
With: Ross Noble, Tommy Knight
Runtime: 86 minutes
THAT first rule of comedy – clowns aren't funny – is illustrated ad tedium in this dire comedy horror.
Ross Noble, him off the telly, plays a northern clown who suffers a grisly end at at children's party and vows revenge. The gore is relentless, the dialogue atrocious and the acting is a horror show all of its own.
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D (15)
Dir: Michael J Bassett
With: Sean Bean, Carrie-Anne Moss
Runtime: 94 minutes
AH, you can't beat the old film-based-on-a-video-game genre for quality. I mean that most sarcastically.
In this follow-up to the 2006 horror romp, Sean Bean is back as the dad trying to protect his daughter from the horrors of a town called Silent Hill, which keeps calling her back. The blood and gore are as hard to stomach as the by-the-numbers story. As for Bean's American accent, someone's been watching too many Cagney movies.