The mold knows you need to watch this Motivational Growth trailer

Posted on September 2, 2014 by Ben
Motivational Growth

By Ben Bussey One of the real stand-out films on the horror festival scene last year was this one, the debut feature of writer-director Don Thacker. Oddball doesn’t begin to cover it: Motivational Growth is on the one hand a theatrical exercise in intimacy and minimalism, and on the other the most bizarro body horror [...]

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ABCs of Death 2 trailer promises plentiful gruesome death & weirdness, believe it or not

Posted on September 2, 2014 by Ben
ABCs of Death 2

By Ben Bussey Anyone here in search of conventional coherent narrative structure, good taste and restraint? Didn’t think so. The ABCs of Death 2 is almost upon us, and from the looks of things it’s set to be as disjointed, bizarre and ridiculously violent (or should that be violently ridiculous?) as its 2012 predecessor, this [...]

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Hellmouth trailer goes seriously old-school

Posted on September 1, 2014 by Ben
Hellmouth

By Ben Bussey Now this was a little unexpected. When the original, very eye-catching poster for Hellmouth first appeared online a good long while ago, it seemed to hint at some good ol’ fashioned spookiness – but I for one didn’t anticipate something quite so old-fashioned as suggested by the new trailer below. Other sites [...]

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Blu-Ray Review: Hands of the Ripper (1971)

Posted on September 1, 2014 by Ben
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Review by Ben Bussey When we think of the Hammer Horror brand in the early 1970s, typically we think of sleaze. The once-mighty British institution was falling on hard times, struggling to keep up with a rapidly evolving industry – to say nothing of an evolving horror genre – and so they sought to retain [...]

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[REC]4: Apocalypse – It’s the Final Trailer (Apparently)

Posted on August 29, 2014 by Ben
REC 4

By Ben Bussey I don’t really have much to say that I haven’t said a bunch of times already in relation to [REC]4… can we just see the damn movie now please?

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Festival Report: FrightFest 2014 Round-Up, Part 2

Posted on August 28, 2014 by Ben
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By Stephanie Scaife If you missed the first part of Steph’s FrightFest 2014 report, click here; otherwise, read on… Life After Beth had received some fairly lacklustre reviews in the mainstream press so I went in with low expectations, only to find myself pleasantly surprised. Dane DeHaan stars as Zach, a young man who has [...]

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Lionsgate to mark a decade of Saw with theatrical re-release

Posted on August 28, 2014 by Ben
Saw

By Ben Bussey Love it or hate it, Saw is one of those franchises you just can’t ignore. Many – myself included – didn’t see anything especially groundbreaking about James Wan’s 2004 original, and grew increasingly bored as the sequels were churned out year after year. Even so, there can be no question that, hand in hand [...]

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Review: The Demon’s Rook (2013)

Posted on August 28, 2014 by Ben
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Review by Ben Bussey I get the sneaky suspicion I may have just seen my favourite film of the year. So many of the things I have long mourned the lack of in contemporary horror are present and correct in The Demon’s Rook: awesome practical monster make-up and gore FX, eerie artificial lighting, billowing dry [...]

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Grimmfest 2014 to open with Let Us Prey

Posted on August 27, 2014 by Ben
Let Us Prey

By Ben Bussey You may recall the rather impressive teaser trailer for Let Us Prey which popped up back in April; well, UK festival goers will soon get the chance to see whether the full-length movie lives up to it, as Manchester’s Grimmfest have announced the film (in its ‘English Premiere’) as their opening feature, with key [...]

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Mummy came in my house – The Pyramid trailer

Posted on August 27, 2014 by Ben
The Pyramid

By Ben Bussey When was the last time we had a great mummy movie? (“What about 2008′s The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor?” answered absolutely no-one.) Despite being one of the early staples of the horror genre in the good ol’ days of Universal, shuffling bandage-clad ghouls and all their Egytological trappings seem to [...]

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Blu-Ray Review: The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)

Posted on August 27, 2014 by Ben
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Review by Karolina Gruschka Edgar Allan Poe – a “brilliant and disturbed man” (R. Corman) The first time Roger Corman read E.A. Poe was aged thirteen for a school assignment. He was so fascinated by The Fall of the House of Usher that, the following Christmas, he wished for the complete works of Poe. About [...]

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Comic Special: Stuff I Read When No One’s Around – Ghosted, God Hates Astronauts & I am a Hero

Posted on August 26, 2014 by Keri
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By Svetlana Fedotov I read a lot of comics. I mean a LOT of comics, and I don’t even review nearly half of what I read. There are many reasons why I pass on covering the majority of what I find, though mostly, it comes down to time and how fresh the comics are. I [...]

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Sasquatch Horror is a Thing Now: Eduardo ‘Blair Witch’ Sánchez takes us back to the woods…

Posted on August 26, 2014 by Keri
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By Keri O’Shea So, Twitch broke the news earlier today that the first trailer for Exists, the upcoming horror by Blair Witch/Lovely Molly director Eduardo Sánchez, has gone live – and although like Blair Witch, it’s found footage of a ‘don’t go into the woods’ variety, this time the derivation of the horror’s rather different [...]

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First trailer for Franck Khalfoun’s Amityville: the Awakening

Posted on August 26, 2014 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey What a strange mix of emotions this brings. On the one hand: hooray, another Franck Khalfoun movie! On the other: ugh, another Amityville? And not just any Amityville, but one from Blumhouse, who haven’t exactly been short of haunted house franchises of their own what with all those Paranormal Activity and Insidious [...]

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Film Review: The Rover (2014)

Posted on August 26, 2014 by Ben
The Rover

Review by Karolina Grushcka Technically not a horror film, The Rover is definitely a movie for alternative audiences. I base this on the director’s experimental approach, the bleak tone of the film and the depictions of graphic violence. The Rover is an Aussie production, written and directed by David Michod. The story is set in [...]

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Yep, sex still sells – See No Evil 2 clip

Posted on August 25, 2014 by Ben
See No Evil 2

By Ben Bussey I doubt anyone who saw American Mary thought it would be the last time that Katharine Isabelle would appear in front of the camera for Jen and Sylvia Soska. That said, I also doubt that anyone anticipated the Soskas luring her back so she could straddle the alleged corpse of a slasher [...]

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Frightfest 2014 Review: The Green Inferno (2013)

Posted on August 24, 2014 by Ben
The Green Inferno

Review by Karolina Gruschka Every year I promise myself that I will attend the next FrightFest. But each time August approaches, I realise that I do not have the funds for it, yet again. This year, to make up for it, I decided to at least treat myself to one movie. Despite a few film [...]

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