The Cross Eyed Writer


Looking for Horror Off the Beaten Track

Grabbers (2012)

My goodness, this film was a lot of fun! Think ‘Tremors’, but set on a remote island off the coast of Ireland, and with that dark-haired chap from Coupling instead of Kevin Bacon. That’s basically Grabbers.

The Tallyman (2016)

Made by the UK Film Academy and written and directed by Sandra Philip, The Tallyman is a short psychological horror.

Blackfish (2013)

I’ll start by saying that I went to SeaWorld, Florida, many years ago, and that I loved it. I was a dinky 8 year old wearing a Mickey Mouse hat and holding an¬†orca¬†plushie as, with my Dad, my brother, I […]

Dream Home (2010)

So, right off the bat I’m going to say that this is not an easy film to watch. Looking at the brief description that pops up in Google when you search the film’s name paints a picture of a modern […]

A Scanner, Darkly (2006)

I bought this DVD and it sat in its cellophane wrapping for about three months before I finally got around to watching it. Don’t ask me why it took so long – believe me, I feel bad about it now, […]

Sleeping Bride (2000)

A beautiful testament to what one of the most famous J-Horror directors, Hideo Nakata, can do outside of horror, Sleeping Bride is a fairytale for set in grim reality. Adapted from the manga of Osamu Tetzuka, which in turn was […]

AmeCon 2016

It seems fitting that the first post published on my new blog should be about an anime convention, seeing as it is now 10 years since I started doing them, and that’s also about as long as it has taken […]