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Trick or Treat: Hellions (2015)

Posted on 10/12/15 by Ben

By Nia Edwards-Behi I’ve briefly raved about Hellions before on this site, in my preview of FrightFest 2015. Well, now the film’s set to hit home-viewing, just in time for Halloween, and I’m really looking forward to many people picking it up and seeing it for themselves, because more than anything, it’s a film that […]

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Quin Binge-Watches The X-Files (Season 1)

Posted on 10/12/15 by Ben
X-Files Season DVD

By Quin Slightly over 22 years ago, the first episode of the X-Files aired on television. This past weekend at New York City Comic Con, attendees got a first peek at the premier episode of what is going to be a brand new 6 part mini-series of the show that is arguably one of the […]

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Trick or Treat: Pay The Ghost (2015)

Posted on 10/06/15 by Ben
Pay the Ghost

By Ben Bussey As this new release is set at Halloween, we figured it was a good fit for our seasonal thread Trick Or Treat, devoted to checking out the best and worst in horror movies set on October 31st. Read on to see which category this one falls into… It’s difficult, if not impossible, […]

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Con Report: Son of Monsterpalooza 2015

Posted on 10/05/15 by Ben

By Dustin Hall Welcome boils and ghouls! Tonight, ol’ Dustin is going to break formality to give you a first person account of horror. This tale takes place in Burbank, California, normally a place of sunny days and frolicking youth, turned instead, for one weekend, into a place of monsters and mayhem. In this place, […]

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Trick Or Treat: Night of the Demons (2009)

Posted on 10/02/15 by Ben
Night of the Demons 2009

By Ben Bussey It’s October, which means one thing: Halloween season, baby. In honour of every horror fan’s favourite holiday, we introduce BAH’s new month-long thread, Trick Or Treat. The premise is simple: we’ll be looking at a whole bunch of horror movies set at Halloween, and after careful consideration asking whether it’s a trick […]

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BAH Comics – The Clown Queen of Crime: the Life of Harley Quinn

Posted on 09/16/15 by Ben
harley quinn

By Svetlana Fedotov She is a symbol of unyielding impulse, a gun-toting bad-ass, and one terrible pun after the other. She’s the pro-feminist to your anti-feminist and the anti-feminist to your pro-feminist. She is a sex symbol, a wild child, an icon; women want to be like her and men name their kids after her […]

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RIP Stephanie Scaife

Posted on 09/14/15 by Ben

By Ben Bussey This is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to write. On behalf of all of us at Brutal As Hell, I am devastated to announce that Stephanie Scaife, one of our longest-serving writers, committed suicide last Wednesday. Steph began writing for BAH in 2010. The first thing she wrote for us, unless […]

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Festival Report: FrightFest 2015 (Part 2 of 2)

Posted on 09/08/15 by Ben
Frightfest 2015

By Stephanie Scaife Click here to read part one of Steph’s FrightFest 2015 report. Abner Pastoll’s Road Games was a pleasant surprise, an interesting UK/French production that is not (as I’d thought) a remake of the 1981 Jamie Lee Curtis film of the same name. Instead Road Games is about Jack (Andrew Simpson), an English […]

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They Have Changed Their Face – Details on Cigarette Burns Screening, plus Q&A with director Corrado Farina

Posted on 09/07/15 by Ben

By Tristan Bishop I’ve been a fan of Italian genre cinema for around 25 years – every since I caught a TV showing of Mario Bava’s Black Sunday as an impressionable youth – and as such I tend to believe I’ve seen most of the best that the Italian golden age (around 1960-1986) has to […]

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Festival Report: FrightFest 2015 (Part 1 of 2)

Posted on 09/01/15 by Ben
Frightfest 2015

By Stephanie Scaife Since I started attending FrightFest all the way back in 2003, it’s always been a real mixed bag – for all the awful to middling films you sat through, you were always guaranteed at least a few gems. Over the years these have included such titles as Oldboy, Wolf Creek, Pan’s Labyrinth, […]

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Hannibal Season 3 – The Rundown

Posted on 08/31/15 by Keri

By Keri O’Shea Caution – this article contains spoilers When the credits rolled on the last episode of Hannibal Season 2, I felt physically exhausted; whilst the first season was itself superb, the second series was really where things really began to drop into place for me, and the ever-complicating relationship between Will Graham (Hugh […]

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RIP Wes Craven

Posted on 08/31/15 by Keri

By Keri O’Shea I think I speak for all of us on that thing where you’re casually scrolling through social media, and then all of a sudden, something hits you hard. There have been many examples, but today’s is definitely finding out that one of the all-time most important horror directors has shuffled off the […]

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Asami August: Asami & the Japanese Splatter Masterpieces (Part 3)

Posted on 08/28/15 by Ben
Asami Live

By Nia Edwards-Behi Closing up Asami August, here’s the concluding chapter of Nia’s three-part study of Asami’s work with Noboru Iguchi and Yoshihiro Nishimura; if you haven’t already, you might want to read parts one and two first. A film I confess I only found out about while researching this piece is The Ancient Dogoo […]

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Asami August: An Asami-Centric Conversation

Posted on 08/28/15 by Ben
Gun Woman Asami

  By Tristan Bishop, Ben Bussey, Nia Edwards-Behi and Keri O’Shea Sad as it is to say, we’re reaching the final days of Asami August, BAH’s month-long tribute to the reigning queen of Japanese exploitation in honour of her recent thirtieth birthday. As such, we decided the time was right to get together for an informal […]

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Asami August: Lust of the Dead (2012)

Posted on 08/24/15 by Ben
Asami - Lust of the Dead (2)

By Ben Bussey And here’s where things start to get a bit tricky. One of the key reasons we love Japanese exploitation and splatter here at BAH is the genre’s willful disregard of conventional notions of taste and decency. Repulsive gore gags, shameless sexploitation, puerile toilet humour: these movies revel in all the sort of […]

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Asami August: Happy Birthday Asami! A Pictorial Tribute

Posted on 08/19/15 by Ben
Asami sitges

By Ben Bussey And so the big day has arrived! Today, the Japanese cult movie queen to whom we have devoted this month celebrates her thirtieth birthday, and we at Brutal As Hell wanted to take this opportunity to wish many happy returns to our beloved actress whom we hold in the highest esteem – […]

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Asami August: Asami & the Japanese Splatter Masterpieces (Part 2)

Posted on 08/18/15 by Ben
Asami - Dead Sushi

By Nia Edwards-Behi In case you missed it, click here to read the first installment of Nia’s three-part series on Asami’s key role in the contemporary J-splatter boom, as part of Brutal As Hell’s month-long tribute to the cult movie queen… Following The Machine Girl, a golden era of these splatter films began, with 2009-2012 seeing […]

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