Horror in Short: Revelations (2014)

Posted on November 21, 2014 by Keri
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By Keri O’Shea Now here’s a novel idea. We’re all familiar with the anthology – sometimes called ‘portmanteau’ movie, which typically consists of three interlinked stories, or at least three stories with an overarching framework. Why three? Three definitely still seems to be the magic number in storytelling, as it has been in an abundance […]

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Josh Boone likes his epics – adapting both King’s The Stand and Barker’s Imajica

Posted on November 21, 2014 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey Seems Kevin Smith’s most recent Smodcast was a smorgasbord of big news for anyone who likes the mighty doorstop novels of our greatest horror writers. In conversation with Josh Boone, who we’ve known for a while was attached to direct the long-promised movie of The Stand, two rather notable bits of news […]

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Do you know where your children are…? Torment, starring Katharine Isabelle, coming to UK DVD

Posted on November 21, 2014 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey Nothing screams light-hearted entertainment like a child being abducted by a loony in headgear that’s somewhere between Mickey Mouse and the You’re Next animal masks, eh? Yes, I’m being facetious, and no, I’m not expecting Torment – due to hit region 2 DVD in the new year – to necessarily be a […]

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Abertoir 2014: Ben and Keri talk Tusk

Posted on November 20, 2014 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey and Keri O’Shea After seeing Kevin Smith’s Tusk at Abertoir Horror Festival 2014, your illustrious editors reflect on the experience. In case you haven’t heard about it, in a nutshell it’s about sleazy podcaster Wallace Bryton (Justin Long) who goes to interview wacky old seafarer Howard Howe (Michael Parks) about his life […]

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Blu-Ray Review: Trancers (1985)

Posted on November 19, 2014 by Ben
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Review by Ben Bussey Whaddya know, another mid-80s title reborn in HD courtesy of 88 Films, and (not unlike The Toxic Avenger before it) it’s another of those kind of ‘where it all began’ movies. An early directorial effort from now-legendary low budget schlockmaster Charles Band, it spawned five sequels in the following two decades, […]

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Blu-Ray Review: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (40th Anniversary Edition)

Posted on November 19, 2014 by Ben
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Review by Nia Edwards-Behi What’s left to say about The Texas Chain Saw Massacre that hasn’t already been said? The film is one of those behemoths that looms over the rest of the horror genre, a classic hailing from that dangerous frontier of American horror filmmaking in the 1970s, and its impact and intensity have […]

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Abertoir 2014 Theatre Review: The Temple

Posted on November 18, 2014 by Keri
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By Keri O’Shea The literary works of HP Lovecraft have long been a source of temptation for horror filmmakers keen to take on the challenge of rendering visible all of those unspeakable, unknowable and unnameable terrors. It’s something of an irony, given that Lovecraft himself wasn’t keen on the silver screen as a medium, and […]

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[REC]4 reveals US release date & less ass-tastic artwork

Posted on November 18, 2014 by Ben

Movie and Music Network Review: Ilsa, the Wicked Warden (1977) – FREE viewing here!

Posted on November 17, 2014 by Keri
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By Keri O’Shea If you thought you’d seen the last of one of exploitation cinema’s baddest and best she-demons when we left Ilsa languishing in a dungeon somewhere in the Middle East during the closing scenes of Ilsa: Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks (1976), you’d be wrong; not only does this lady have the […]

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Abertoir 2014 Review: The Pool (2014)

Posted on November 17, 2014 by Keri

Abertoir 2014 Review: Faults (2014)

Posted on November 17, 2014 by Ben

Comic Review: Deep State #1

Posted on November 17, 2014 by Ben

VOD Review: The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)

Posted on November 17, 2014 by Ben

Blu-ray Review: The Toxic Avenger Part II (1989)

Posted on November 13, 2014 by Ben

Interview: David Lee Fisher on ‘remixing’ Nosferatu with Doug Jones

Posted on November 12, 2014 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey Remakes of horror classics have been surely the most controversial aspect of the genre this past decade or so, with barely a month going by without another old favourite being reshot, reimagined, rehashed or otherwise regurgitated for the contemporary audience. In the quagmire of so much garbage, it’s easy to lose sight […]

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Comic Review: Hellboy and the BPRD 1952

Posted on November 11, 2014 by Ben

The 20th anniversary of Interview with the Vampire

Posted on November 11, 2014 by Ben
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By Karolina Gruschka Every generation “embraces the vampire it needs, and gets the one it deserves.” As US scholar Nina Auerbach points out in the quote above, vampires often reflect certain aspects of culture and current society. This means the image of the vampire is an ever shifting one that adapts to the requirements of […]

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