Blu-ray Review: The Burning (1981)

Posted on December 7, 2016 by Ben

By Ben Bussey Apologies if this is a bit of a trite analogy, but it’s hard not to note clear parallels between slasher movies and punk rock. Both genres emerged more or less at the same time, in the downbeat days of the mid-to-late 70s, and tapped into a similar vein of youthful discontent and […]

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Full trailer for Volumes of Blood: Horror Stories

Posted on December 6, 2016 by Ben

By Ben Bussey We still don’t have any release dates for indie horror anthology sequel Volumes of Blood: Horror Stories, but it’s already had a good few grassroots screenings in the US, and hopefully it won’t be too long until it becomes accessible on home entertainment. To whet your appetite in the meantime, here’s a […]

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Yoshihiro Nishimura brings cosmic gore with Kodoku: Meatball Machine trailer

Posted on December 6, 2016 by Ben

By Nia Edwards-Behi Back in 2005 it’s fair to say that Yudai Yamaguchi rather kicked off the whole modern J-splatter phenomenon with the release of Meatball Machine. The spiritual heir to Shinya Tsukamoto’s Tetsuo, Meatball Machine combined social commentary with extreme gore and violence. Meatball Machine’s special effects were the work of FX maestro Yoshihiro […]

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Everything Must Go! Last Opportunities to Support Brutal As Hell’s Magazine

Posted on December 3, 2016 by Keri

By Keri O’Shea I can’t say anything more eloquent than my colleague Ben already has regarding the imminent closure of our little website, but I do want to point you in the direction of what’s left of our ‘best of’ Brutal as Hell magazines: for any of you who were meaning to buy one, but […]

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Horror in Short: Remnants (2016)

Posted on December 2, 2016 by Keri

By Keri O’Shea Unless something else just sneaks under the wire over the next couple of weeks, it seems this could be my final Horror in Short feature for the current site. Huh. It feels like only yesterday that I decided it was high time we spent more time championing these often brilliant, inventive and […]

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Eureka bring Fright Night to Blu-ray

Posted on December 2, 2016 by Ben

By Ben Bussey Altogether now: “You’re so cool, Brewster!” Yes, Tom Holland’s 1985 vampire classic Fright Night is getting a shiny new Blu-ray edition, courtesy of those fine folks at Eureka Home Entertainment. As a late Christmas present, Eureka are releasing a limited edition steelbook on 26th December, but don’t fret if you miss out […]

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High school is Hell in Bad Kids of Crestview Academy trailer

Posted on December 1, 2016 by Ben

By Ben Bussey I’m going to admit right away that I’m not familiar with either the 2012 movie Bad Kids Go To Hell, or the Bad Kids comic book series on which both that film and this sequel are based. However, I do enjoy some trashy high school movies, especially with a healthy order of […]

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Teaser for Universal’s The Mummy announces new monster movie universe

Posted on December 1, 2016 by Ben

By Ben Bussey As much as I’m loathe to fall prey to this fetishistic trend of pre-trailer teaser trailers, we can hardly fail to take note of out first glimpse at the movie that’s finally set to revive the Universal Monsters brand. Yes, that may have been the intent of both 2010’s The Wolfman and […]

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What’s new this month at Shudder UK

Posted on December 1, 2016 by Ben

By Ben Bussey Hopefully British horror fans are by now well aware of Shudder, AMC’s horror-specific streaming service which launched on our shores not long ago with an impressive catalogue. Well, here’s the latest on what subscribers can expect to find on Shudder in December 2016, and there are some choice titles among them which […]

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Manchester Triple Six Horror Festival 2017 announces Richard Stanley as special guest

Posted on December 1, 2016 by Ben

By Ben Bussey The last couple of years have seen a most welcome resurgence of interest in Richard Stanley, the writer-director who was poised to be one of the leading lights of 1990s horror before the spectacular crash-and-burn that was The Island of Doctor Moreau, all of which is chronicled in the excellent 2014 documentary […]

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New poster for upcoming anthology horror 10/31/16

Posted on November 30, 2016 by Ben

By Ben Bussey It’s only 26 days until Christmas, and we all know what that means… yes, it’s only 338 days until Halloween! So, whilst we may be pondering whether or not it’s too early to get in a Yuletide mood, surely we can all agree it’s never too early to raise some Samhain spirit. […]

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Ho-ho-horror! Trailer for festive fright flick Secret Santa

Posted on November 29, 2016 by Ben

By Ben Bussey Hey, you know how every time for the last nine years when Thanksgiving rolls around (not that I mark that occasion, being British and all that) loads of people ask why Eli Roth hasn’t done a feature-length version of his fake trailer from Grindhouse yet? Well, from things someone else may have […]

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Review: Slasher House II (2016)

Posted on November 28, 2016 by Ben

By Ben Bussey If I were to do some of that word association business, my response to the word ‘Mycho’ would be ‘bold.’ It applies to the company’s work in just about every meaning of the word. On an aesthetic level, bold is an accurate summation of their in-your-face approach, particularly when it comes to […]

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Announcement: final days of Brutal As Hell

Posted on November 28, 2016 by Ben

By Ben Bussey As the great Tom Atkins once said, “I’ve got good news and bad news, girls…” But where he chose to start with the good, I’m going straight to the bad. Brutal As Hell is coming to an end. Launched by our friend Marc Patterson back on New Year’s Day 2009, the site […]

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Blu-ray Review: The Driller Killer (1979)

Posted on November 16, 2016 by Ben

By Ben Bussey Shakespeare’s celebrated adage “that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet” may carry some weight, but it’s fair to say that when it comes to exploitation movies, by any other name they might not get such great numbers. Director Abel Ferrara’s more-or-less debut feature (he’d previously […]

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New poster & trailer for I Am Not A Serial Killer, out in the UK soon

Posted on November 14, 2016 by Ben

By Ben Bussey Hopefully by now you’re well aware of I Am Not a Serial Killer. Director Billy O’Brien’s eerie, blackly comedic adaptation of Dan Wells’ novel with Max Records, Christopher Lloyd and Laura Fraser has been one of the most talked-about genre films on the festival circuit in 2016, and justifiably so. I hugely […]

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DVD Review: Mai-Chan’s Daily Life (2014)

Posted on November 13, 2016 by Keri

By Keri O’Shea Japanese cinema has a proud tradition of body horror and over the past ten years or so, the Sushi Typhoon phenomenon alone has given us a whole host of flying limbs and mad mutations which are lots of fun to watch. For many of us, films of this ilk have pretty much […]

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