DVD Review: The Evil In Us (2016)

Posted on September 25, 2016 by Keri

By Keri O’Shea You know, it’s funny. I’ve spent around fifteen years writing about horror cinema – for a variety of audience sizes from one upwards – but in all that time I’ve never been for a wild weekend in a remote cabin, and nor do I know anyone who has. Perhaps it’s just not […]

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Review: 31 (2016)

Posted on September 23, 2016 by Ben

By Ben Bussey If you’ll pardon me starting off on a topical note; it’s hard not to see some parallels between the enduring filmmaking career of Rob Zombie, and the political progress of Donald Trump. Hear me out on this one. From the very beginning, few people expected either man to succeed in their new […]

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Review: BB (2016)

Posted on September 22, 2016 by Ben

By Ben Bussey While sex work in any capacity tends to be euphemistically dubbed ‘the oldest profession,’ no facet of that field is more uniquely modern than that of the cam girl, a performer entertaining untold numbers of strangers online with intimate displays into webcams. Naturally this is a subject matter that’s begging to be […]

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Scream, and scream again…? New trailer for Fear Inc.

Posted on September 21, 2016 by Ben

By Ben Bussey Even in the wake of The Cabin in the Woods, you still can’t really do self-referential horror comedy without evoking the 1996 game-changer/opinion-polariser Scream. On the evidence of this new trailer, the upcoming Fear Inc openly invites this comparison, right down to directly referencing the film itself, and – as is pretty […]

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The first London East Asian Film Festival boasts impressive genre highlights

Posted on September 21, 2016 by Ben

By Nia Edwards-Behi The first full edition of the London East Asian Film Festival has just announced its line-up, following previous revelations of a Park Chan-wook retrospective and its opening gala, Kim Jee-woon’s The Age of Shadows, taking place at the Odeon, Leicester Square, on October 20th. The programme boasts films from across a diverse […]

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Linnea Quigley launches Kickstarter for directorial debut documentary, Extras!

Posted on September 21, 2016 by Ben

By Ben Bussey She’s the scream queen supreme, and with more than 40 years of on-camera experience behind her she’s trying her hand at directing for the first time. Yes, the great Linnea Quigley is taking the helm on Extras!, a documentary reportedly inspired by the actress’s many encounters with horror fans who have gone […]

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DVD Review: Creature Designers: The Frankenstein Complex (2015)

Posted on September 20, 2016 by Ben

By Ben Bussey It seems like we’ve been calling practical special effects and special make-up effects a dying art for more than twenty years, yet here we are in 2016 and the art form still has vast swathes of admirers advocating its return to prominence in a cinematic landscape which seems overrun with CGI. This […]

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Review: Blair Witch (2016)

Posted on September 20, 2016 by Ben
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By Dustin Hall Blair Witch, the surprise sequel to the original smash The Blair Witch Project is upon us. Creeping out of the woods seemingly from nowhere, this movie brings its audience full circle, trapping us in a sort of time loop… Jesus, do I hear Limp Bizkit playing off in the distance? Let me […]

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Sadako Vs Kayako Coming To New Streaming Platform, Shudder

Posted on September 19, 2016 by Ben

By Ben Bussey Second only to Shin Gojira as the most anticipated Japanese reboot of the year, Sadako Vs Kayako promises to be an attention-grabbing crossover between the two most iconic J-horror franchises, Ringu and Ju-On (or, if you prefer, The Ring and The Grudge). Following on from its screenings at Frightfest and more recently […]

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Line-Up Announced For Abertoir Cardiff Halloween Event

Posted on September 18, 2016 by Ben

By Ben Bussey Longtime readers of BAH will know we’re good friends with Abertoir, the Welsh horror festival which takes over Aberystwyth Arts Centre every October. But on top of this, the team also have an annual event in Cardiff around Halloween, for which they’ve just revealed the line-up for the 30th October all-dayer at […]

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Review: House of VHS (2016)

Posted on September 16, 2016 by Ben

By Quin If you have ever handled a VHS tape, you may remember the advisory written on the edge telling you not to touch the tape inside. Some tapes also had instructions as to which end to insert into the VCR – which always seemed intuitive enough to me. But that advisory always made me […]

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New UK Poster & Trailer For Rob Zombie’s 31

Posted on September 13, 2016 by Ben

By Ben Bussey We’re only a little over a week away from Rob Zombie’s 31 hitting British cinemas, and I think at this point we’ve all got a good idea of what to expect… because, y’know, it’s a Rob Zombie movie. I haven’t seen it yet, but all the early word seems to indicate that […]

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Book Review: FrightFest Guide – Exploitation Movies, by Alan Jones

Posted on September 12, 2016 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey The 17th annual FrightFest may have not long since come to an end after its five day reign of terror in London – but, like any monster worth its salt, it keeps on coming back bigger, stronger and nastier. So it is that the FrightFest brand continues to expand. Having already moved […]

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Film Review: Don’t Breathe (2016)

Posted on September 10, 2016 by Keri

By Keri O’Shea If ever you felt cordially invited to loathe a set of characters within the first few minutes of a film, then Don’t Breathe seems to offer it; we’re shown, from the outset, a group of three young housebreakers who use their ill-begotten insider info to get in to well-to-do homes, take as […]

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Celluloid Screams Sheffield Reveal 2016 Festival Line-Up & Poster Art

Posted on September 9, 2016 by Ben

By Ben Bussey That’s right, we’ve got some more awesome UK horror fest news coming at you, as Sheffield’s Celluloid Screams have revealed what attendees can look forward to at the Showroom Cinema from Friday the 21st to Sunday the 23rd of October. Individual showtimes have not yet been announced, nor are individual tickets on […]

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Blu-Ray Review: Stigmata (1999)

Posted on September 8, 2016 by Ben

By Ben Bussey 1999 saw the sudden emergence of a fairly unique cinematic trend: glossy Biblical horror movies with Gabriel Byrne in them. One of these was End of Days, which cast the charismatic Irish actor as Satan and pit him against a grizzled Arnold Schwarzenegger, who’s charged with protecting the main girl from The […]

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Passes On Sale For Mayhem, Nottingham – Full Line-Up Revealed

Posted on September 8, 2016 by Ben

By Nia Edwards-Behi News on the UK genre festival season continues with the announcement of Mayhem Film Festival’s full line-up. Taking place each year at Nottingham’s Broadway cinema, Mayhem offers 4 days of, well, exactly that – cinematic mayhem, taking in horror, sci-fi, action and all sorts in between. Early bird passes are currently on-sale […]

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