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Announcement: final days of Brutal As Hell

Posted on 11/28/16 by Ben

By Ben Bussey As the great Tom Atkins once said, “I’ve got good news and bad news, girls…” But where he chose to start with the good, I’m going straight to the bad. Brutal As Hell is coming to an end. Launched by our friend Marc Patterson back on New Year’s Day 2009, the site […]

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Celluloid Screams 2016: Ben and Keri talk aboot Yoga Hosers (2016)

Posted on 10/25/16 by Ben

By Ben Bussey and Keri O’Shea Sheffield horror festival Celluloid Screams hosted a screening of Kevin Smith’s (how to put this generously) somewhat divisive latest movie Yoga Hosers, starring the writer-director’s daughter Harley Quinn Smith and Lily-Rose Depp (daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis, who also co-star) in a reprise of their roles from […]

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Remembering Herschell Gordon Lewis, 1929-2016

Posted on 09/27/16 by Ben

By Keri O’Shea & Nia Edwards-Behi Keri: It’s no great surprise that Herschell Gordon Lewis, pioneer of so many infamous gore and exploitation movies, sustained another life as an advertising guru both before and after the 1960s heyday of his filmmaking career. In a number of ways, his films probably had a similar impact to […]

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Isn’t It Good The Duffer Brothers Didn’t Get To Direct Stephen King’s It?

Posted on 08/10/16 by Ben

By Ben Bussey Up until this moment, BAH may have been the only horror-related site to have not published anything on the subject of Stranger Things. Plenty of Netflix original films and TV shows have become talking points, but few if any have made quite the same sensation as this 1980s-set drama which manages to […]

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Am I The Only One Not Excited About Blair Witch?

Posted on 07/25/16 by Ben
Blair Witch

By Ben Bussey I don’t mean to be a killjoy, honestly I don’t. However, when I see the bulk of online horror fandom losing their shit over something I just can’t get fired up about, I feel like I need to voice the opposing view. If you’re among the excited ones, then good for you, honestly. […]

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Interview: Director Chris Crow & Producer David Lloyd on The Lighthouse

Posted on 07/01/16 by Ben

By Nia Edwards-Behi In cinemas soon, The Lighthouse is Chris Crow’s fourth feature as director, and his second feature collaboration with producer David Lloyd. Following Devil’s Bridge, Panic Button and The Darkest Day, The Lighthouse is a chamber piece, a psychological drama based on a real life event in Welsh maritime history. Chris and David […]

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New Material From Danger 5 Creators – Computer Man

Posted on 06/22/16 by Ben
Computer Man

By Nia Edwards-Behi We all know I love Danger 5, the alt-history surrealist TV series by Dario Russo and David Ashby. Though there’s no sign of any more Danger 5 in the near future (I know, I’m sad too, but pastures new, and all that), the men collectively known as Dinosaur Worldwide have unleashed their […]

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Horror In Short: The Birch (2016)

Posted on 06/17/16 by Ben
The Birch

By Ben Bussey There are undoubtedly far worse ways to start your weekend than with this rather tasty short film from UK directorial duo Ben Franklin and Anthony Melton of Bloody Cuts. At barely four minutes, The Birch is very short, but it’s oh-so sweet, centring on a put-upon teen who, it turns out, has […]

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My Date With The Warrens

Posted on 06/13/16 by Ben
Warren House - the real Annabelle

By Dustin Hall I’ve held onto this story for quite some time, waiting for just the right moment to share it. With The Conjuring 2 in cinemas, revealing another case from the files of the famous ghost hunting Warrens, I thought it the perfect time to share with you my own journey into their haunted […]

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Horror In Short: Vintage Blood (2015)

Posted on 05/31/16 by Ben
Vintage Blood

By Nia Edwards-Behi Since its premiere at last year’s Film4 FrightFest, Abigail Blackmore’s short Vintage Blood has played countless festivals and received rave reviews. It’s finally being released online from 12pm on Monday, May 30th and I heartily recommend giving it a watch. It’s easily one of my favourite short films that I saw last […]

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‘An Insolent Ungodliness’: 45 Years of The Blood on Satan’s Claw

Posted on 04/12/16 by Keri

By Nia Edwards-Behi I’ve already had the pleasure of writing at length about one of my all-time favourite films for this website’s anniversary retrospective series, when in 2012 I wrote about The Last House on the Left’s 40th anniversary. Time goes on and now I’m very excited to have the pleasure of commemorating 45 years […]

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Horror In Short: The Herd (2015)

Posted on 04/07/16 by Ben
The Herd Melanie Light

By Nia Edwards-Behi I have no qualms in saying that Melanie Light is, to me, one of the most exciting people working in the British horror scene. Vastly experienced as a production designer and art director, Light has demonstrated with her short film work both dedication to the genre and growth in her own craft. […]

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Ilsa vs. Elsa: Two Nazisploitation Movies and Their Leading Ladies

Posted on 04/07/16 by Keri

By Keri O’Shea Why did Nazisploitation movies enjoy such a brief, if lurid moment in the sun during the European cinema of the 1970s? Perhaps the old adage ‘history is written by the winners’ applies as much to the arts as it does to other aspects of society; certainly, there has never been any great […]

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Andrew David Barker’s A Reckoning Released Free Online

Posted on 04/04/16 by Ben

By Ben Bussey BAH readers with long memories may recall a few years back we raved about a 2009 microbudget British indie initially entitled Straw Man, later retitled A Reckoning, starring Leslie Simpson and Axelle Carolyn. An unconventional post-apocalyptic drama, Nia praised it back in 2011 as “a unique film that should be seen by many,” […]

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Tex Montona Will Survive! Is Here, In Full, For Free, Right Now

Posted on 03/12/16 by Ben

By Ben Bussey Those crazy cats from O.hannah Films went and did it. Hopefully you all saw in the last two months – either here when we reported on it, or elsewhere online – that the team behind 2012’s The Battery had a somewhat unconventional distribution plan for the follow-up movie, Tex Montana Will Survive! […]

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Decoding ‘The Witch’ (2015) Part 2

Posted on 02/19/16 by Keri
witch poster 2

By Keri O’Shea (For the first part of Keri’s article on the historical basis of this film, please click here. As with Part 1, please note that you should read this article after seeing the film.) Those observant Christians who began to arrive in New England during the middle decades of the 1600s had – […]

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Decoding ‘The Witch’ (2015) Part 1

Posted on 02/16/16 by Keri
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By Keri O’Shea Editor’s note: this article discusses The Witch in detail, and as such contains some spoilers. Please read it after you’ve seen the film. For a spoiler-free review, click here. One of the most unusual and atmospheric films to hit the festival circuit late last year, The Witch – a claustrophobic tale of […]

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