3 Disc Edition of Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide Coming to the US

Posted on April 22, 2014 by editor
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By Keri O’Shea The fascination which we horror fans have for the ‘video nasties’ furore of the 1980s shows no sign of dissipating, and perhaps it’s right that it doesn’t. Speaking as a film fan living in the UK, we’ve never quite relaxed with regards the BBFC (British Board of Film Classification, the erstwhile British [...]

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DVD Review: Orca – The Killer Whale (1977)

Posted on April 21, 2014 by editor
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By Keri O’Shea Earth’s oceans; vast realms, places which seem to maintain their mystique, even as outer space begins to yield its own. Beautiful, alien, incomprehensible, and brimming with mysterious life, the seas have never lost their fascination for us. They are also infested with gilled fucks, hell-bent on the destruction of Mankind come what [...]

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Each Buries His Own: 25 Years of Pet Sematary

Posted on April 21, 2014 by UK Editor
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By Quin While I am certainly no expert on psychology, I have read a little about an occurrence in the human mind, where something that is traumatic and terrifying at a young age will become attractive later in life. I think this says a lot about why some of us are drawn to horror films. [...]

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Comic News – Bill Willingham’s Restoration

Posted on April 21, 2014 by UK Editor
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By Svetlana Fedotov As any fan of comic books knows, Bill Willingham is one of the hottest creators on the market right now. Successfully writing the fan-favorite, multi-award winning, panty-dropping Fables for close to 12 years, Willingham has recently announced a new upcoming series due out late this year. Though his run on Fables isn’t [...]

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The sequel no one wanted gets a sequel… I Spit On Your Grave 3 is on

Posted on April 18, 2014 by UK Editor
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By Ben Bussey So… Bloody Disgusting report they’ve had “exclusive word out of Cannes that I Spit On Your Grave 3 is being pre-sold at the market.” Doesn’t look like Steven R Monroe will be back this time around, as reportedly no writer or director is attached. So, erm… just the news we were all [...]

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Review: Stage Fright (2014)

Posted on April 18, 2014 by UK Editor
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Review by Dustin Hall Magnet Releasing has a history of finding unique films that are different than anything else you’d find in the market. Stage Fright is much the same in that regard; a blend of horror, comedy, and music that we haven’t seen since Repo: The Genetic Opera. Stage Fright, however, ditches the sci-fi [...]

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Hooray! Absentia re-released with cover art that actually reflects the content!

Posted on April 17, 2014 by UK Editor
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By Ben Bussey As I’ve mentioned a few times, Absentia – the breakthrough film of Oculus writer-director Mike Flanagan – is one of my favourites from the last couple of years. However, it was also laboured with one of the worst hack job covers of recent years on its initial UK DVD release, centred on [...]

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Takashi Miike time – Over Your Dead Body teaser

Posted on April 17, 2014 by UK Editor
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By Ben Bussey Ah, the gentle art of the teaser trailer. Ideally it should give very little away about the movie that lies in wait, but present just enough to make you sit up, take notice, and wonder what in the holy hell is going on. Now – given that a full length movie from [...]

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Dinner is served in The Green Inferno trailer

Posted on April 17, 2014 by UK Editor
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By Ben Bussey Funny, just last night I was watching Death Proof for the first time in I don’t know how long, and it suddenly dawned on me that Eli Roth is considerably more prolific as an actor than as a director. I also found myself pondering why his Death Proof character doesn’t suffer a [...]

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Romero doc Birth of the Living Dead shuffles toward the UK

Posted on April 16, 2014 by UK Editor
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By Ben Bussey Y’all remember that George A Romero invented the zombie movie, yes? I should bloody well hope so. But because it doesn’t hurt to have this point writ large, we have the recent documentary Birth of the Living Dead, which we’ve recieved word is coming to DVD and VOD in the UK via [...]

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V/H/S guy David Bruckner rebooting Friday the 13th as found footage…?

Posted on April 16, 2014 by UK Editor
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By Ben Bussey I’m just going to give you a moment to soak up that headline, as something tells me this news isn’t going to leave a lot of middle ground. Either you’re in the “alright, V/H/S was groundbreaking, hardcore, real horror with real balls, this will rock” camp… or you’re in the “oh God, a Jason [...]

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Cronenberg brings the Hollywood Gothic – Maps To The Stars trailer

Posted on April 15, 2014 by UK Editor
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By Ben Bussey I gather a lot of horror fans have gone lukewarm on Cronenberg in recent years. It’s not hard to see why; the eternal king of body horror has long since left that territory behind in favour of less gooey, more ostensibly mainstream-friendly material. However, you never need to scratch the surface too [...]

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Review: Afflicted (2013)

Posted on April 15, 2014 by UK Editor
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Review by Quin Having just watched Contracted (which I loved), I jumped at the chance to check out and review the new film Afflicted. Not because I enjoy generically titled horror movies – I mean I guess I do sometimes, we’ve seen some pretty awful titles in the last year or so, and a handful [...]

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BrinkVision unleash Argentinean giallo Sonno Profondo

Posted on April 15, 2014 by UK Editor
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By Ben Bussey “Giallo is back,” snarls the Sonno Profondo trailer. Me, I’m not so sure it’s really been away, although it seems a fair bit more divisive of late, with contemporary takes on the genre ranging from the arty and obtuse (Amer and The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears) to the mind-bogglingly silly [...]

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Bikini Girls vs. Dinosaurs, anyone?

Posted on April 14, 2014 by UK Editor
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By Ben Bussey Sometimes, it really doesn’t feel like I need to write a damn thing. There’s a new no-budget movie called Bikini Girls vs. Dinosaurs. Synopsis: On the eve of their inauguration, three space fighter-pilot princesses are  dispatched into a black hole by their wicked stepmother so she can steal their  crown with impunity. [...]

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Children face the zombie apocalypse in Too Young To Die

Posted on April 14, 2014 by UK Editor
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By Ben Bussey There are few things more likely to push buttons in horror movies than kids in peril. We don’t seem to see too many filmmakers braving that territory these days, perhaps due to the old maxim about children and animals – but in-development British horror Too Young To Die promises to dive headfirst [...]

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DVD Review: The Borderlands (2013)

Posted on April 13, 2014 by editor
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By Keri O’Shea Everyone’s filming everything these days. And everyone’s footage can be used to form the bedrock of a horror film: that’s the basic take home message of The Borderlands, which features – as its main premise – the idea that even representatives of the Vatican themselves now feel the need to record ‘evidence’ [...]

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