Category: Featured

Each Buries His Own: 25 Years of Pet Sematary

Posted on 04/21/14 by UK Editor

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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Shaun of the Dead – 10 Years of Fried Gold

Posted on 04/09/14 by UK Editor
Shaun of the Dead 2004

By Ben Bussey See that dazed, weary, numb-with-disbelief look on the faces of those two fine-looking gentlemen in the picture above? How many of us are wearing an almost-identical expression on realising that Shaun of the Dead was released on this date TEN WHOLE YEARS AGO? Okay, let me follow up that question with another [...]

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Review with a difference: York Minxters Roller Derby vs. MurderDrome

Posted on 04/01/14 by UK Editor

By Ben Bussey It might seem like no-budget straight-to-DVD indie horror movies are ten a penny around these parts, and that’s probably true. But it’s no exaggeration when I say that – for your esteemed UK editor, at least – MurderDrome has been one of the most eagerly anticipated new releases of the last two [...]

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“I’d give my life to be dead” – 20 years of Dellamorte Dellamore

Posted on 03/25/14 by UK Editor
Dellamorte Dellamore

By Tristan Bishop In 1994 the Italian film industry, having been a major player on the world’s screens throughout the 1940s until the 1980s, was on its last legs. Those in the know point to interference from legendary sleazeball and occasional politician Silvio Berlusconi and his attempts to monopolise production with his company RAI, plus [...]

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20 Years of Chaos! Comics

Posted on 03/25/14 by UK Editor

By Svetlana Fedotov A quick note before I delve into the sordid history of Chaos! Comics. If you’ve been a fan of Brutal as Hell’s comic coverage, you probably noticed that the usual author Comix has now been replaced by the hard-to-pronounce writer, Svetlana Fedotov. Well fear not, gentle reader, for it is I, Comix, [...]

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Tiki PI – Comic and Kickstarter Campaign

Posted on 03/20/14 by UK Editor

By Annie Riordan  (NOTE: The following article/interview should be read by the light of a hot pink lava lamp, with “Jungle Exotica – Vol. #1” blasting in the background at eardrum shattering decibels and an especially potent Scorpion Bowl within easy reach. Do not skimp on the paper parasols and maraschino cherries.) Guys! Guys! [...]

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Demonic Douche vs. Alien Chav Hunter – a discussion of Under the Skin

Posted on 03/15/14 by UK Editor

By Keri O’Shea and Ben Bussey Caution: the following discussion contains some moderate spoilers – although the film doesn’t necessarily have that much actual plot to spoil. Still, you might want to skip this if you’d prefer to go in cold… Keri: Okay, so last night we went to see Under The Skin, a film perhaps a [...]

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The Bringing and Elisa Lam

Posted on 03/12/14 by UK Editor
Cecil Hotel, Los Angeles

By Annie Riordan “I am like a small creature swallowed whole by a monster, she thought, and the monster feels my tiny little movements inside.” ― Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House As a lifelong connoisseur of ghost stories, paranormal documentaries and haunting investigations, I’ve naturally formed a few opinions of my own concerning [...]

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Editorial: An Idiot’s Guide To Movie Trailers

Posted on 02/10/14 by editor

By Keri O’Shea Now here’s a new one… Here at the site, we’re in the habit, if we’ve reviewed a film, of embedding the film’s trailer at the end of the piece. We do this so that if we’ve piqued reader interest, then they can straight away take a look at what the film may [...]

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The Rise of the Women in Horror Movement: Admirers, Haters and Everything In-betweeners

Posted on 01/31/14 by UK Editor
Women in Horror Recognition Month

By Nia Edwards-Behi Put two horror fans in the same room as each other and they’ll undoubtedly find countless films to collectively gush over, sharing their love for a broad and persevering genre until the cows come home. Give a whole bunch of horror fans internet access and conventions and film festivals and you’ll end [...]

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Editorial: Forgiving Kevin Smith…?

Posted on 01/28/14 by UK Editor
Kevin Smith

By Ben Bussey Last night I did something I haven’t done in a very long time: I watched Mallrats. Kevin Smith’s critically lambasted box office bomb of a sophomore feature film was my introduction to the writer-director back when I was around 17, and swiftly became my favourite comedy at the time: I remember renting [...]

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What I’d like to see from a fifth Phantasm movie

Posted on 01/27/14 by UK Editor
Phantasm III - Tall Man tooled up

By Ben Bussey There’s a bit of a story behind this one. If you’ve been keeping an eye on Brutal As Hell recently, you may well have seen that I had the good fortune to interview Don Coscarelli last week, to promote the long-overdue UK DVD/Blu-ray release of John Dies at the End. If so, [...]

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Interview: Don Coscarelli on John Dies at the End

Posted on 01/22/14 by UK Editor

Interview conducted by Ben Bussey How not to make a first impression, lesson one: if you’re supposed to telephone a long-established and revered filmmaker responsible for one of your favourite films from the last few years, it helps if you do it at the time and date you were allotted, as opposed to two full days early. [...]

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BAH At 5: Our Top 20 Films of the Past Five Years (Part 4 of 4)

Posted on 01/20/14 by UK Editor

By Brutal As Hell staff At last we reach our final five – read parts one, two and three if you haven’t already… Tucker and Dale versus Evil (2010) Tristan: Rednecks get a bad press in horror – all too often we find ourselves back in the lair of a bearded, plaid-shirted mouth-breather who stockpiles [...]

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BAH At 5: Our Top 20 Films of the Past Five Years (Part 3 of 4)

Posted on 01/19/14 by UK Editor
Stake Land

By Brutal As Hell staff Here we go with the penultimate instalment of our fifth anniversary top 20 – and here’s where I think we might really surprise you. If you missed our first ten (remember, they’re not in preferential order), click here for part 1 and here for part 2. Stake Land (2010) Steph: Being [...]

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BAH At 5: Our Top 20 Films of the Past Five Years (Part 2 of 4)

Posted on 01/18/14 by UK Editor
Troll Hunter

By Brutal As Hell staff We continue with the next five films in our top 20 rundown of the best films from Brutal As Hell’s lifetime (which, once again, is not in order of preference). If you missed Part 1, click here… Troll Hunter (2010) Keri: Troll Hunter was a breath of fresh air on [...]

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BAH At 5: Our Top 20 Films of the Past Five Years (Part 1 of 4)

Posted on 01/17/14 by UK Editor

By Brutal As Hell staff – intro by Ben Bussey And so it begins: our top 20 movies from the lifetime of Brutal As Hell. When we decided to mark five years online by compiling a list of our overall favourite films to come out in this time, I always knew it was going to [...]

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