News, Reviews & Features
  • 20 things you idiots didn't know about the Halloween franchise

    Movie Feature | Ali Gray | 19th October 2018

    Halloween is released in cinemas this weekend, and if you’re sat at home, alone, reading this and thinking 'Hasn’t there already been a movie called Halloween?' then oh my god do you need our help you unstoppable moron. Consider this your primer to the entire Halloween franchise: these 20 indisputable facts might even help prevent you from being murdered by Michael Myers himself. Feel free to share with all your friends and repeat the facts herein out loud within earshot of people you respect.

  • Review: Halloween is hollow and joyless, like a sad old pumpkin left out to rot

    Movie Review | Ali Gray | 11th October 2018

    I've always thought of slasher franchises like DIY chemistry sets. Once your hypothesis has been proven - that's your murderer, your motive and your gimmick - subsequent tests should be relatively simple to assemble: all of your elements are still available for use and you're aiming for the same reactions, but you can have a little fun in how you put them all together - experimentation is the name of the game! This Halloween revival, set 40 years after the John Carpenter original and discounting the entire subsequent sequel lore of Michael Myers, had the potential to be an interesting experiment, but it's carried out with all the zeal of someone joylessly following the instructions to build a sturdy IKEA bookcase.

  • Shiznit Halloween shamefest: movies that scared us silly

    Movie Feature | Luke | 31st October 2011

    Boo! Sorry for the fright. It had to be done so you understand the mental anguish this article caused. For you see, us Shizniteers bear the terrible mindscars of a youth misspent watching movies that freaked us out in horrible ways. We only share these experiences with you now in the hope their curse will be lifted, or maybe even fobbed off on to you, dear reader. Either way is good. So behold as we regale you with tales of terror, each more terrifying than the last. You have been warned...

  • The Shiznit Halloween movie liveblog: Sunday edition

    Movie Feature | Ali | 30th October 2011

    I'm almost ready to go with Sunday's Halloween movie liveblog, after the 'incredible success' (read: 'zero retweets') of yesterday's waffling. The headcheese toasties are ready, here we go...

  • The Shiznit Halloween movie liveblog

    Movie Feature | Ali | 29th October 2011

    Because what kind of Halloween would it be without someone telling you all about the films they're watching?

  • Michael Myers unmasked in alternate Halloween II ending

    Movie News | Ali | 13th December 2009

    Terrible movie gets terrible alternate ending even worse than the terrible one you'll see on the terrible DVD. See it here!

  • Drunken Ewoks ruin Halloween

    Movie News | Ali | 31st October 2009

    Rule number one of live television: never work with drunken midgets in Ewok costumes.

  • Halloween II

    Movie Review | Ali | 11th October 2009

    Texas Chainsaw Massacre? Sliced, diced and buried. Friday The 13th? Unlucky for all. A Nightmare On Elm Street? Marked for death. The recent stab of horror remakes have certainly yielded grisly results.

  • Halloween

    Movie Review | Ali | 14th October 2007

    "I got a call from my agent and they asked me if I wanted to be involved in the remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. I said no fucking way! I feel it's the worst thing any filmmaker can do. Those movies are perfect - you're only going to make yourself look like an asshole by remaking them." Rob Zombie, 2002 Man......