Gavin Rye

Gavin Rye

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Film fan, filmaker, film pervert. And general pervert too.

Favorite films

  • The Elephant Man
  • Gummo
  • Come and See
  • Possibly in Michigan

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  • VHS 94

    ★★★½

  • Human Lanterns

    ★★

  • Sssssss

    ★★½

  • Quatermass and the Pit

    ★★★★

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  • VHS 94

    VHS 94

    ★★★½

    It’s great to see the series back again. I loved the first two and it would have been sad to go out on the, frankly pathetic V/H/S Viral. This one for me at least, picked up the quality in a big way.

    First up we get a story about a mutant rat in the sewers that gets found by a news reporter. Oh and there is also ooze. That’s right, a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles remake. Well no, but as…

  • Human Lanterns

    Human Lanterns

    ★★

    Hooptober 8.0

    I'm a big Shaw Brothers fan, but man did this one not vibe with me at all. The fight scenes are great as you'd expect, and there's a great weapon in use here that's like a hook type thing, but the story lost me and it just dragged.

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  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

    ★★★★

    I'd been looking forward to this since I saw a sneak preview of some footage at frightfest. I felt it could go either way, either I was going to be really absorbed in the film and love it, or I was going to find it to be a pretentious and just really not get it. It seems that most reviews of this seem to fall in one of those categories and I was glad to find it absolutely superb.
    The…

  • Jacob's Ladder

    Jacob's Ladder

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I've seen Jacobs Ladder a few times now and the thing I noticed the most this time around, was the fact that the fact he is actually dead is alluded to so often. It's an obvious observation, but one I hadn't taken note of quite so much on previous watches. I don't recall the first time I saw the film, but I can't imagine I saw the ending coming.

    Also on this watch, I really took in the grimy New…