Whizzing Tripod
Whizzing Tripod

Whizzing Tripod

Whizzing Tripod is a blog title inspired by the novel "War of the Worlds", written by H. G. Wells back in the 19th century. I consider it to be a phenomenal piece of written word from every angle - the choice of the style of storytelling; the core idea (aliens) and how realistically it's presented; the portrayal of people as well as aliens; the conflict and how it develops throughout the story; the machines! On my blog I just publish some occasional rants.


Movie Review: Barbarian (2022)

7 Nov 2022 3 minute read 1 comment peerynt

[Cross-posting, the original post can be seen here.] Ah, that suspenseful, spine-tingling excitement, when you are in your auditorium seat all set (with cans and snacks) to watch the horror film everyone on Twitter had been making hype of lately... I...

Movie Review: Hellraiser (2022)

21 Oct 2022 6 minute read 0 comments peerynt

[Cross-posting – this review was originally posted here. Contains some mild spoilers. All photos in this post are from Bloody Disgusting, posted here on Fair Use basis.] Writing anything about Hellraiser seems almost like an impossible task. Everyone...

Movie Review: Crimes of the Future (2022)

19 Oct 2022 4 minute read 0 comments peerynt

[Cross-posting – the original post is to be found here. All photos are from filmaffinity.com, used here on Fair Use basis.] After several dramas and some psychological thriller stuff, some of which feature The Lord of the Rings star Viggo Mortensen,...

Movie Review: Hatching (2022)

29 Sep 2022 2 minute read 0 comments peerynt

[All promotional stills in this post are from rigaiff.lv, used here on Fair Use basis.] One film that made me realize how clueless and self absorbed I am this year had been Hatching, directed by Finnish director, screenwriter and actress Hanna Bergho...

Movie Review: Smile (2022)

27 Sep 2022 3 minute read 0 comments peerynt

Someone’s deteriorating mental state can always be a promising premise for a horror film. When you think about it, there’s almost certainly a movie you’ve seen that comes to mind, The Shining being perhaps one of the most well known examples. Smile g...

Movie Review: Don't Worry Darling (2022)

26 Sep 2022 3 minute read 0 comments peerynt

[Cross-posting – this review can also be read here.] Let’s make reality great again. Let’s make it such where American Dream is actually attainable, and would look like idyll brought to life. How about letting Dita von Teese's beloved era of Golden A...

Movie Review: Three Thousand Years of Longing (2022)

9 Sep 2022 4 minute read 3 comments peerynt

[All the images in this post are from moviemeter.nl, used here on Fair Use basis.] It feels great to walk into the auditorium of a movie theatre with no expectations other than perhaps interesting performances by a couple of A-list actors, and being...

Movie Review: The Invitation (2022)

1 Sep 2022 3 minute read 0 comments peerynt

It’s inspired by Bram Stoker’s Dracula, they said. Ghost House Pictures was to produce it, they said... Fast forward to 2022, and The Invitation is a result of joint labor among the director Jessica M. Thompson, The Curse of La Llorona producer Emile...

Movie Review: The Feast (2021)

26 Aug 2022 4 minute read 1 comment peerynt

One of the films that has definitely made this year better when it comes to what horror is available in cinemas in the UK is The Feast (thank you, Picturehouse Entertainment) – a modern, made in Wales supernatural eco horror. It is a feature film deb...

Movie Review: Bodies Bodies Bodies (2022)

24 Aug 2022 2 minute read 0 comments peerynt

The 1980’s slasher movies with ensemble casts of young people will never get old. Halina Reijn, a Dutch actress and director who’s directorial debut – the 2019 thriller drama called Instinct, starring Carice van Houten (Game of Thrones series, Black...