Review: The Lighthouse (2016)

Posted on June 28, 2016 by Ben
The Lighthouse

By Nia Edwards-Behi We’re big fans of Chris Crow’s work here at Brutal as Hell, following Devil’s Bridge, Panic Button and The Darkest Day. With the arrival of his latest feature, I don’t think that’s going to change. It’s an unconventional film, which I’m certain will frustrate some viewers, but for me it’s Crow’s most […]

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Review: Killer Piñata (2015)

Posted on June 27, 2016 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey There are many approaches a no-budget horror movie can take in order to stand apart from the crowd, but surely one of the most effective is to come up with the silliest premise imaginable. So many cash-strapped productions shoot themselves in the foot from the off by trying to play it too […]

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Trailer & Pre-Order Campaign For Plank Face, From The Makers Of Harvest Lake

Posted on June 27, 2016 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey Director Scott Schirmer’s Harvest Lake is one of my personal favourites of 2016 thus far, and one of the most delightfully unconventional microbudget horror movies I’ve ever seen. From the look of this trailer, the next movie from Schirmer and co-writer/producer Brian K Williams isn’t any more down to earth. Still, as […]

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First Trailer For Mike Flanagan’s Ouija: Origin of Evil Creeps Online

Posted on June 23, 2016 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey Good sequels stand head-to-head with their predecessor; great sequels can make you forget there was ever one before it. After watching the new trailer below, I get the hopeful feeling that Ouija: Origin of Evil might just fall into that latter category. Of course, in all honesty I’m not fit to make […]

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New Images From Karate Kill, Ahead Of Bucheon World Premiere

Posted on June 22, 2016 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey We loved the hell out of Kurando Mitsutake’s Gun Woman, so it’s hardly surprising that his follow-up movie Karate Kill is among our most eagerly anticipated new movies in 2016. As such, any new info on the exploitation beat-’em-up is more than welcome, so we’re happy to share that Karate Kill is […]

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New Material From Danger 5 Creators – Computer Man

Posted on June 22, 2016 by Ben
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By Nia Edwards-Behi We all know I love Danger 5, the alt-history surrealist TV series by Dario Russo and David Ashby. Though there’s no sign of any more Danger 5 in the near future (I know, I’m sad too, but pastures new, and all that), the men collectively known as Dinosaur Worldwide have unleashed their […]

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DVD Review: i-Lived (2015)

Posted on June 18, 2016 by Keri
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By Keri O’Shea ‘Based on an idea by Franck Khalfoun’: these are surely words to warm the heart for many horror fans, albeit based on rather little. But his remake of Maniac in 2012 was stylish and redemptive, and his subsequent absence from what I’m reluctant to call ‘the scene’ has no doubt been noted. […]

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Blu-ray Review: Blood Bath (1966)

Posted on June 17, 2016 by Ben
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By Tristan Bishop Reshoots have been in the news recently, with a couple of forthcoming blockbusters apparently having footage reshoot to ‘lighten’ the dark tone (presumably in panicked response to the critical drubbing of Batman Vs Superman), but reshoots are nothing new, as this 2 disc package from Arrow Video attests. Blood Bath is perhaps […]

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Horror In Short: The Birch (2016)

Posted on June 17, 2016 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey There are undoubtedly far worse ways to start your weekend than with this rather tasty short film from UK directorial duo Ben Franklin and Anthony Melton of Bloody Cuts. At barely four minutes, The Birch is very short, but it’s oh-so sweet, centring on a put-upon teen who, it turns out, has […]

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Genre Highlights at London’s East End Film Festival

Posted on June 15, 2016 by Ben
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By Nia Edwards-Behi London’s East End Film Festival is soon to kick off, bringing a whole host of exciting films and film events to the city from June 23rd to July 3rd. This year’s festival includes special strands on topics as diverse as Turkish cinema, refugees, the crime film and punk. For all the amazing […]

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More Rob Zombie Than Rob Zombie – 31 Trailer Arrives

Posted on June 14, 2016 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey Greasepaint? Rednecks? Dinginess? Lewdness? Extreme violence? All look to be present and correct. We don’t yet know whether or not 31 is a good movie, but there’s absolutely no doubt that it’s a Rob Zombie movie. Readers can decide for themselves whether or not that bodes well. It’s been roughly 13 years […]

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First Stills From Zombie Theme Park Horror, The ReZort

Posted on June 14, 2016 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey Westworld with zombies. It’s one of those simple premises which, as soon as you read it, you’re astonished no one’s thought to do it before now – but now The ReZort is on the way, pun-tastic title and all. It’s the latest movie from Steve Barker, director of the first two Outpost […]

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The Sad, Completely Unnecessary Demise of Nerdly.co.uk

Posted on June 13, 2016 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey It’s June 2016, the world is as ever not short of very real problems, and yet it seems the drive to admonish the horror genre and its devotees is still alive and well, and every bit as short-sighted as ever. Nerdly.co.uk, a long-running and well-regarded UK film, games and comics site (they […]

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Review: Baskin (2015)

Posted on June 13, 2016 by Ben
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By Nia Edwards-Behi In 2014 I saw the short film Baskin while at Celluloid Screams in Sheffield. My thoughts on that film were that I liked what I saw, but that it felt far too much like a scene from something bigger. Delight, then, when I heard that director Can Evrenol was indeed working on […]

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My Date With The Warrens

Posted on June 13, 2016 by Ben
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By Dustin Hall I’ve held onto this story for quite some time, waiting for just the right moment to share it. With The Conjuring 2 in cinemas, revealing another case from the files of the famous ghost hunting Warrens, I thought it the perfect time to share with you my own journey into their haunted […]

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Blu-Ray Review: Pride & Prejudice & Zombies (2016)

Posted on June 13, 2016 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey It’s never ideal to open a review on a disclaimer, but here goes anyway: I don’t know Pride and Prejudice at all. Naturally I’ve always been well aware of it – I’m British, and the image of a sopping wet Colin Firth is irrevocably burned into our national consciousness – but I […]

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Review: The Conjuring 2 (2016)

Posted on June 11, 2016 by Ben
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By Dustin Hall Back in 2013 I posted a review for The Conjuring, and in many ways I feel like I could just copy and paste that same review here and be done with it. That shouldn’t necessarily be taken as a criticism. The Conjuring was a very successful horror film, a rarity these last […]

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