News, Reviews & Features
  • Sinister

    Movie Review | Ed Williamson | 5th October 2012

    It irritates the hell out of me when people use obviously fake computers in movies. A black screen with green text like it's 1982. A free-typed database command like 'FIND ALL GUNSHOT VICTIMS IN SAN DIEGO'. An analogue beep as a search engine returns its results. So I am delighted to report that in horror movie Sinister, Ethan Hawke uses realistic search terms in Google. He talks to people on iChat. He uses real commands on dropdown menus, moves stuff to his recycle bin, and encodes video into .mov files. How scary is the film? Um ... it's ... did I mention how good the computer bits are?

  • Sinister TV characters #2

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 18th July 2011

    What scares you? I mean, really scares you? Is it the thought that you're alone in a godless universe, and that one day you and everyone you've ever met will be in the cold, cold ground, and that you've sinned so much in your arrogance that your soul will forever haunt this mortal realm, screaming "Take me Lord! Please take me!" unto deaf ears? Doesn't bother me, personally, but some stuff on telly can get pretty creepy.

  • Sinister TV characters #1

    TV Feature | Matt Looker | 14th May 2011

    Welcome to the first in a regular series where we highlight the creepiest, most menacing characters on TV. These are the ones that kept you awake at night shuddering at the thought of their despicable deeds because you knew, you just knew, that there was something not quite right about them.