Critters gnashing their way onto the small screen

Posted on October 22, 2014 by Ben
Critters

By Ben Bussey *80s NOSTALGIA KLAXON*… what can I say, Critters is just one of those movies. Along with The Monster Squad and The Gate, it was among the early PG-13s that peddled horror to a younger audience with way more bite (figuratively and literally) than would likely be allowed today. It was also one […]

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Sneak Peek at Looks That Kill: Carnival of Horrors 2015 calendar

Posted on October 22, 2014 by Ben
Looks That Kill Calendar 2015

By Ben Bussey With Halloween barely a week away, we face the most terrifying time of the year… Christmas shopping season. As such, it’s high time we had a look at whatever horror-themed 2015 pin-up calendars are on the market; and wouldn’t you know, we just got word of just such an item. Massachusetts production […]

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Blu-ray Review: The Incredible Melting Man (1977)

Posted on October 21, 2014 by Ben
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Review by Stephanie Scaife This is one of the worst films I’ve ever seen, and why it has been deemed a cult classic that warrants the Arrow Video treatment is completely beyond me. I can only assume that it is a direct result of Rick Baker’s make-up work because everything else is almost entirely unwatchable. […]

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DVD Review: All Cheerleaders Die (2013)

Posted on October 21, 2014 by Ben
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Review by Ben Bussey Chris Sivertsen and Lucky McKee teaming up to make a teen-oriented supernatural horror comedy always was a very peculiar proposition. Sure, it’s a remake of a largely unseen low-budget film which they first made together way back in 2001, but both writer-directors have since gone on to make their names on […]

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Comic Review: Wytches #1

Posted on October 21, 2014 by Ben
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By Svetlana Fedotov Okay, I’ll admit it, I’m a little late getting on the Wytches train. Somehow, among all the comics and graphic novels that grace my table and despite all the hype (I even wrote an article about a Wytches movie adaption), this particularly nasty little read managed to slip right by me. Well, […]

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Review: Life After Beth (2014)

Posted on October 21, 2014 by Ben
Life After Beth

Review by Quin Perhaps the one thing that every zombie movie is missing is a little smooth jazz. Maybe that’s the thing that makes the undead chill out and forget all about eating brains for a second. I mean, wouldn’t it be crazy if it took Chuck Mangione to save the world from a zombie […]

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Cabin Fever gets Van Sant Psycho treatment

Posted on October 20, 2014 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey More pancakes, anyone…? There have been murmurs of a Cabin Fever remake for some time, inspiring the inevitable cries of “no one in Hollywood has any new ideas anymore.” However, I doubt even those who believe that most fervently saw this one coming… Eli Roth’s debut film is set to be remade […]

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UK TV News – bonkers quasi-sequel The Wicker Tree coming to Horror Channel

Posted on October 20, 2014 by Ben
The Wicker Tree

By Ben Bussey Two of the most bewildering horror movies of the past decade have had a Wicker Man connection. The first, of course, was that 2006 remake with its overwhelming fear of women and bees; the second was 2011’s The Wicker Tree, Robin Hardy’s long-delayed ‘spiritual sequel’ to his 1973 classic, which it’s fair […]

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Festival News – Details of Melbourne’s Monster Fest 2014

Posted on October 20, 2014 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey Ever since us Brits/limeys/pommie bastards pretty much took over at Brutal As Hell (look, we’ve lost our empire, excuse us being a bit grabby), I realise the site’s focus has narrowed somewhat to UK-specific goings-on. Well, allow me to redress that balance by letting you know about an awesome-looking event which none […]

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Review: Wer (2013)

Posted on October 19, 2014 by Ben
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Review by Quin It should be no surprise to anyone that Wer is a werewolf movie. For some reason, the term “werewolf” isn’t muttered until the final word in the last scene. I know it’s not customary to talk about the end of a movie in a review, but I want to point out that […]

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When there’s no more room in Hell, Romero will crowdfund a Night of the Living Dead prequel

Posted on October 17, 2014 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey George A Romero is crowdsourcing a prequel to Night of the Living Dead. There isn’t one thing about that sentence which doesn’t make the blood curdle, is there? Okay, so it’s not a film that Romero himself is actually directing; that duty instead falls to his son, G Cameron Romero (I’m guessing […]

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Sitges 2014 Review: Maps to the Stars (2014)

Posted on October 17, 2014 by Ben
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Review by Tristan Bishop In the pantheon of Great Horror Directors, David Cronenberg still reigns supreme. Even though he’s moved outside of the genre in the past 25 years or so, every film he’s made has been possessed of a dark, unsettling core. Even A Dangerous Method (2011), ostensibly a historical drama about the relationship […]

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The Fetish Factory Gets An Old School Poster

Posted on October 16, 2014 by Ben
The Fetish Factory

By Ben Bussey Staci Layne Wilson’s upcoming debut feature The Fetish Factory promises to be a retro-flavoured B-movie, what with its cast of pin-up girl burlesque performers doing battle with zombies and all. It’s entirely fitting, then, that it should get a rather retro-flavoured poster – so here that poster is, the handiwork of artist […]

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Sitges 2014 Review: The World of Kanako (2014)

Posted on October 16, 2014 by Ben
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Review by Tristan Bishop Over the past decade Tetsuya Nakashima has emerged as one of the most interesting names in Japanese cinema. I first encountered the delightful, surreal comedy Kamikaze Girls (2004) and the devastating elegiac drama Memories Of Matsuko (2006) when they were screened on Film Four in the UK some years ago, and […]

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A Nice’n’gory trailer for Celluloid Screams 2014

Posted on October 16, 2014 by Ben
Celluloid Screams

By Ben Bussey In a week and a day, Sheffield’s annual horror fest Celluloid Screams kicks off at the Showroom cinema, and the team have just released a sweet little promo previewing a mere handful of highlights from top genre movies new and old which will be screened during the event. It’s a good-looking line-up, […]

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Interview: Exquisite Terror Magazine’s Naila Scargill

Posted on October 15, 2014 by Keri
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Interview by Keri O’Shea A few months back, I reviewed the most recent edition of Exquisite Terror – a nicely ambitious print magazine which successfully sustains a whole-‘zine ethos and approach, all whilst showcasing a range of intriguing, studied horror journalism. It’s a style which stands out against many other print projects out there, but […]

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Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla hitting DVD in November

Posted on October 15, 2014 by Ben
Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla - Monster Pictures DVD

By Ben Bussey Another of our most anticipated new movies of the year, Stuart Simpson’s Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla has been popping up on the festival circuit to a positive reception – and it’s now been announced that Monster Pictures will be releasing the film to DVD in Britain, New Zealand and Simpson’s native Australia this […]

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