All posts by Grant Watson

Grant Watson is an Australian film critic and writer. He lives in Melbourne.

REVIEW: The Wolf Man (1941)

Actor Lawrence Talbot (Lon Chaney Jr) returns home to his family estate after almost two decades in America. When a gypsy festival comes to town he sees it as an excuse to woo local woman Gwen Conlyfe (Evelyn Ankers), but a late night encounter with a wolf in the woods sees Talbot injured before he ...

REVIEW: Thirteen Ghosts (2001)

A grieving family inherit an avant-garde glass-walled mansion from an estranged uncle (F. Murray Abraham) only to discover it is actually a demonic machine, created in the 15th century and populated with a grotesque array of violent and mutilated ghosts. With the assistance of a vengeful psychic (Matthew Lillard) and an idealistic spiritualist (Embeth Davidtz) ...

REVIEW: Dragon Blade (2015)

In 48 BCE Huo An (Jackie Chan) leads a special squad of soldiers patrolling the Chinese border. When his team is implicated in a gold smuggling operation they are exiled to the isolated border post of Wild Geese Gate. There the Han Chinese forces are confronted by a Roman legion commanded by the Legionniare Lucius ...

REVIEW: Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

As Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) is pulled from the wreckage of the burned-out windmill, so too does his monster (Boris Karloff) survive. As the latter wanders the countryside in search of companionship and peace from persecution, the former finds himself forced by the insidious Doctor Pretorius (Ernest Thesiger) to continue his experiments into creating life from ...

REVIEW: Frankenstein (1931)

Mad scientist Dr Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) has holed himself up inside a hilltop windmill with his hunchbacked assistant Fritz (Dwight Frye) to complete his life's ambition: to recreate life from a body stitched together from human corpses. While his fiancee Elizabeth (Mae Clarke) and best friend Victor (John Boles) do their best to dissuade ...