Shawn Ashmore

News, Reviews & Features
  • The Following picks up right where it left off

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 29th January 2014

    I held off for a couple of weeks, but now I'm watching season two of The Following and am delighted to report that it is still written by the same people.


  • The Following: season one, episodes 1–8

    TV Review | Ed Williamson | 19th March 2013

    I like Kevin Bacon a lot. He's the sort of actor who should really be able to elevate a TV project. And the prospect of him leading a major network drama is a great one. But The Following? It's an absolute mess.

  • Calling it: this guy in The Following is in the cult

    TV Feature | Ed Williamson | 25th February 2013

    Far too obvious. Wrote his thesis on Carroll, hero-worships Hardy, etc etc. NEXT!

  • Mother's Day

    Movie Review | Ali | 11th June 2011

    The home invasion genre has been pretty vacant since The Strangers moved in a few years ago, but that hasn't stopped men like Darren Lynn Bousman from trying to muscle his way into the neighbourhood. Bousman, who directed Saws II, III and IV – plus the rarely mentioned, Paris Hilton-starring horror musical Repo! The Genetic Opera (exclamation mark the director's own) – has managed to find a horror property from the 80s that no one really gave a shit about to remake. A formula for success!

  • The Ruins

    Movie Review | Ali | 26th June 2008

    "This doesn't just happen!" yells one of The Ruins' clueless young protagonists. "Four Americans on vacation don't just disappear!" These guys obviously don't watch many horror films. Firstly, they think it's a great idea to go "off the beaten path" in Mexico. The path's beaten for a reason, a-holes. Secondly, if they'd seen rec...