Blu-ray Review: Mark of the Devil (1970)

Posted on September 22, 2014 by Keri
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By Keri O’Shea “There is no safety! – Anywhere!” Like the films before and after it which have dealt with the insalubrious subject of Europe’s witch trials, 1970′s Mark of the Devil is an unremittingly grim affair – perhaps even surprisingly so, given its vintage. However, as it proudly announces its links to historical fact [...]

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Blu-ray Review: Night of the Comet (1984)

Posted on September 22, 2014 by Ben
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Review by Ben Bussey The 80s were quite a time for ‘night of’ movies, weren’t they? Fred Dekker gave us 1986′s Night of the Creeps, and Kevin Tenney gave us 1988′s Night of the Demons; but before those, Thom Eberhardt delivered Night of the Comet. Low-budget genre features from fairly inexperienced filmmakers, one and all, [...]

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DVD Review: Werewolf Rising (2014)

Posted on September 21, 2014 by Ben
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Review by Matt Harries For some reason the werewolf has never really established itself as the alpha of horror’s bestiary. Lacking the charm of the vampire, the gimmicks of the xenomorph; without the likes of Dracula or Alien to truly immortalise it. Maybe Werewolf Rising would be the film to change that, and at last [...]

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Jennifer Hills Strikes Again? Camille Keaton Returns to I Spit On Your Grave

Posted on September 20, 2014 by Ben
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By Nia Edwards-Behi Dread Central has some exclusive news this morning, reporting not only that Camille Keaton will be revisiting her iconic role as Jennifer Hills, but that I Spit on Your Grave: Déjà vu will be written and directed by Meir Zarchi himself. Best news of all, is that this film has nothing to [...]

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Interview: Writer-director Pat Higgins on The Devil’s Music

Posted on September 19, 2014 by Ben
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Interview conducted by Ben Bussey British filmmaker Pat Higgins and his cohorts at Jinx Media have been in the microbudget trenches for over a decade now, producing a series of quirky horror movies on a shoestring. The quality of these films has, frankly, been variable at best; indeed, as we mention later, I haven’t always [...]

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Review: All Hell Breaks Loose (2014)

Posted on September 18, 2014 by Ben
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Review by Ben Bussey Ever wondered what would have happened if Brad and Janet in Rocky Horror hadn’t had car trouble right by Dr Frankenfurter’s place, but instead ran afoul of a demonic biker gang, with Janet kidnapped as an offering to Satan and Brad left for dead, only for him to return as an [...]

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The First Rule of Dementamania is you do not talk about… hang on.

Posted on September 18, 2014 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey We just got word of a new trailer for upcoming British horror release Dementamania, and – as you might have gathered from my glib headline – there’s more than a whiff of Fight Club about it. Steph caught the film at Frightfest 2013, where she also noted echoes of Jacob’s Ladder; alas, [...]

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Review: Legacy of Thorn (2014)

Posted on September 17, 2014 by Ben
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Review by Ben Bussey In an arena typically dominated by filmmakers who often seem to making no effort at all, we certainly can’t fault writer-director MJ Dixon for ambition. Following on from 2012’s Slasher House, Legacy of Thorn sets out to build a rich mythology around the earlier film’s most formidable figure: a masked colossus [...]

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DVD Review: From Dusk Till Dawn the Series, Season 1

Posted on September 17, 2014 by Ben
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Review by Karolina Gruschka From Dusk Till Dawn, as a series – who would have envisaged this to happen back in 1996? I remember recording it on VHS while my parents were asleep, and then watching it every single day for a couple of weeks. George Clooney, then mainly known from TV Drama, surprised (and [...]

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Found Footage Goes To The Pyramids in Day of the Mummy

Posted on September 17, 2014 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey So, are mummy movies back now? Seems like only a couple of weeks ago – indeed, it was – that I was pondering how rarely the mummy rears its ugly bandaged head, by comparison with its fellow classic monsters. But now, on top of upcoming big screen horror The Pyramid (which, I [...]

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Don’t Tell Charlie Sheen… American Guinea Pig: Bouquet of Guts & Gore Trailer

Posted on September 17, 2014 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey It’s the stuff of horror legend, told by film geeks sitting around campfires. Along comes a gore movie so hideous, so graphic and so realistic that a Hollywood A-lister reports it to the FBI in the mistaken belief that it’s a bona fide snuff movie. Even if we haven’t seen Flowers of [...]

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I Saw The Devil to Get Remade…or is it Rebooted…or is it ‘Ported’ now?

Posted on September 16, 2014 by Keri
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By Keri O’Shea News which broke yesterday of the imminent re-something of 2010′s I Saw The Devil seemed to be met with the sort of confidence and admiration which has become so rare a thing in genre audiences. More typically, when fans get told that a ground-breaking and successful Far Eastern film will join the [...]

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More Goose-stepping Gore in Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead Trailer

Posted on September 16, 2014 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey As an admirer of the original Dead Snow and one of the few who’s happy to admit loving Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, I’ve long been looking forward to seeing Tommy Wirkola’s next. Judging by the trailer which just came online, Dead Snow 2 looks likely to be every bit as entertaining, [...]

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Mayhem Fest Reveals Line-Up

Posted on September 15, 2014 by Keri
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By Keri O’Shea There’s been a minor explosion of genre film festivals in the UK in recent years, but one of the best-established of these is Nottingham’s Mayhem festival, which is about to hold its tenth annual fest – and which has just revealed its line-up for this year’s event. Mayhem X will be taking [...]

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See No Evil 2 – UK DVD & VOD Release Confirmed for October

Posted on September 15, 2014 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey If there’s one thing that has baffled me above all else in the horror scene this year, it’s why See No Evil 2 almost seems to have been brushed under the carpet. Okay, so demand for a follow-up to the 2006 WWE slasher wasn’t exactly overwhelming, but it was enough for them [...]

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NSFW Trailer of the Day: The Hornet’s Sting & the Hell it’s Caused

Posted on September 15, 2014 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey Indie horror filmmaker Dustin Mills doesn’t wait around. After less than five years in the business, he already has ten directorial credits to his name, eight of which were made in the last eighteen months. Unsurprisingly the resulting films are certainly not the most polished you’ve ever seen, but any lack of [...]

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Blu-Ray Review: The ‘Burbs (1989)

Posted on September 15, 2014 by Ben
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Review by Ben Bussey When it comes to Hollywood outsiders, Joe Dante’s in a class of his own. Not unlike John Landis, he seems generally accepted as directorial royalty in horror circles, despite the fact that comparatively few of the films in his back catalogue can really be classed as horror. The vast majority of [...]

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