BIFFF 2015 Review: Mexico Barbaro (2014)

Posted on April 26, 2015 by Ben
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By Nia Edwards-Behi Portmanteau films, eh? They’ve made quite the comeback in recent years and there seem to be many more due this year. Mexico Barbaro is a particularly exciting entry into this come back, showcasing as it does 8 directors from Mexico, one of many Latin American countries currently making waves in the genre. […]

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Trailer for Takashi Miike’s Yakuza Apocalypse is totally batshit, obviously

Posted on April 26, 2015 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey I wonder from time to time whether there might be a whole cabal of trailer-editors in Japan setting out to make the most madcap, borderline incoherent promos imaginable, giving the viewer as little indication as possible as to what the film is actually about but leaving them in no doubt that it’s […]

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Poster & trailer – Pale Horse promises voodoo, sex and big hair

Posted on April 26, 2015 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey Here’s one of those ones that looks like it could go either way. We just got wind of upcoming movie Pale Horse courtesy of  to Dread Central. It’s the latest from Singaporean director Pearry Teo (whose 2013 movie Dracula: the Dark Prince didn’t exactly knock my socks off), and based on the trailer […]

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BIFFF 2015 Review: The Ninja War of Torakage (2015)

Posted on April 25, 2015 by Ben
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By Nia Edwards-Behi Readers, you may have been misled. When the first images and trailers for gore-meister Yoshihiro Nishimura’s latest film emerged it seemed like he might have gone a bit (only a bit, mind) more serious than his usual fare. Not so! The Ninja War of Torakage is as silly as you might expect […]

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BIFFF 2015 Review: Frankenstein (2015)

Posted on April 24, 2015 by Ben
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By Nia Edwards-Behi The fact that the National Theatre and Danny Boyle’s stage version of Frankenstein still gets milked in cinemas, in its NT Live broadcast form, every Halloween, is something of a testament to the general public’s desire to see new versions of a classic and frequently adapted story. Bernard Rose, of Candyman fame, […]

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Now Kevin Smith’s Tusk can leave DVD audiences divided too

Posted on April 23, 2015 by Ben

Review: III (2015)

Posted on April 23, 2015 by Ben
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By Tristan Bishop Despite an undeniably huge influence on the development of cinema (think Eisenstein and Tarkovsky), Russia doesn’t have a rich history of horror films, preferring to deal, at one end of the scale, with epic social(ist) realism, and on the other with lavish adaptations of classic fairytales. Whether this is down to regional […]

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Sion Sono’s Love and Peace looks very down to earth and sober… just kidding

Posted on April 22, 2015 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey Fresh from giving the world its first gangster rap musical (see Tristan’s review of Tokyo Tribe, which is getting a limited UK cinema release next month), Sion Sono seems eager to see what new heights of weirdness he can ascend to – and something tells me Love and Peace is simply another […]

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Review: Thirst (2015)

Posted on April 22, 2015 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey The things that are left unsaid can resonate even deeper than that which we put into words; oftentimes the right facial expression or gesture can more than fill in the silence. But what if you’re blind? First time Ecuadorian director Joe Houlberg’s Thirst drops his sightless central protagonist Sara (Ana Cristina Barragán, […]

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Anthology horror Zombieworld is coming to get you, Britain

Posted on April 21, 2015 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey Here comes what promises to be another gore-strewn, insanely over-the-top, deliriously incoherent but hopefully still entertaining anthology horror bringing in a wide selection of contributions from indie filmmakers all over the world. Produced by Ruthless Pictures in conjunction with those fine folks at Dread Central, Zombieworld is – yes, you’ve guessed it […]

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Offbeat psuedo-documentary Shadow Zombie headed to DVD

Posted on April 21, 2015 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey A title like Shadow Zombie immediately makes one expect something generic, but from the look of things this new Louisiana-shot film from director Jorge Torres-Torres is anything but a bog standard indie horror. Pitched as a ‘documentary-style underground cult film,’ and having reportedly met a positive reception at the Chicago Underground Film […]

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Review: Stephen King’s A Good Marriage (2014)

Posted on April 20, 2015 by Ben

Blu-ray Review: Blood and Black Lace (1964)

Posted on April 19, 2015 by Keri
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By Keri O’Shea The ‘neo-giallo’ has become something of a hot filming style in recent years, and although not yet numbering as many films as the faux grindhouse trend has given us, a fair few young directors have tried to turn their hand to the heavily-stylised, aesthetically-minded ultraviolence of the giallo – with a range […]

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Hypnotica: The Nightmarist enters Cinecoup 2015

Posted on April 17, 2015 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey You may have heard of Cinecoup before. It’s a Canadian filmmaking initiative in which filmmakers compete for a public vote to win a $1 million budget and domestic theatrical distribution for their feature – and a recent notable winner became Wolfcop. Now, Toronto-based cartoonist, animator and filmmaker Chris Minz – AKA The […]

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Book Review: The Skintaker by Frazer Lee

Posted on April 17, 2015 by Keri
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By Keri O’Shea The idea of a presence – something powerful and knowing hidden in the darkness of the woods – is undoubtedly hardwired into us on a primal level; for thousands upon thousands upon years before human culture spawned the horror genre, it was an instinctual fear which allowed our DNA to survive, and […]

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1980s nostalgists, rejoice at John Carpenter & David Hasselhoff’s new music videos

Posted on April 17, 2015 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey The current popular trend for all things 80s – movies, music, clothes, politics – shows no sign of abating, and if you’ve still got the taste for it this particular double whammy will prove more refreshing than a Tab Clear. John Carpenter and David Hasselhoff – two very different artists who, in […]

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Comic News You Can Use: Future of Constantine and Amped Comic/TV

Posted on April 16, 2015 by Ben
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By Svetlana Fedotov Rumored, dried, and talked to death, the fate of the show Constantine has been bouncing back and forth towards cancellation with NBC to complete nonsense of the highest order. While there has not been an official announcement about canceling the series, the reporter who broke the news, Kate Arthur of Buzzfeed, assures […]

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