Category: Reviews

Magazine Review: Exquisite Terror #4

Posted on 07/28/14 by Keri
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By Keri O’Shea Just when we might have thought that the rise and rise of the internet and the proliferation of new types of technology might eventually edge out older media altogether, we’ve been proved wrong: I certainly never expected to see audio tapes making such a comeback, for instance, and – more to the [...]

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DVD Review: Almost Human (2013)

Posted on 07/28/14 by Ben
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Review by Ben Bussey Following the microbudget horror scene can be a curious game. A lot of it is instantly forgettable, but now and then along comes the odd small scale DIY movie that manages to capture the attention of the (quote-unquote) horror community. Sometimes it’s easy to see why these cheap and cheerful efforts [...]

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Blu-ray Review: Theatre of Blood (1973)

Posted on 07/26/14 by Ben
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Review by Karolina Gruschka Writing this review could turn out to be a deadly endeavour. That said, I hast nay bad w’rd to utt’r against the great Edward Kendal Sheridan Lionheart, n’r against this delightful movie! Theatre of Blood is about an ambitious and hard working actor who has dedicated 30 years of his life [...]

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Comic Review: Under The Flesh #1

Posted on 07/22/14 by Ben
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Review by Svetlana Fedotov After munching on the brains of horror entertainment for a solid few years, it seems that all things zombie and undead have finally burned off into the horror atmosphere. While Walking Dead may still be going strong, the hordes of movies, toys, and internet hot topics have switched their voracious appetite [...]

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Blu-Ray Review: The Last Horror Film (AKA Fanatic) (1982)

Posted on 07/20/14 by Ben
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Review by Ben Bussey This is a really rather strange film. Okay, so it’s a 1982 low budget slasher starring the same key players as Maniac; perhaps it goes without saying that it’s rather strange. But this reunion of Joe Spinnell and Caroline Munro is in a world of its own for strangeness. The Last [...]

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Film Review: The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

Posted on 07/19/14 by Ben
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Review by Dustin Hall The Purge: Anarchy is one of those rare sequels we can pretty much universally agree is better than the first film. Set in the open world of the new Founding Fathers’ America, it escapes the confines of the home invasion motif the original was trapped in, and moves us out into [...]

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Film Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

Posted on 07/18/14 by Keri
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By Keri O’Shea Planet of the Apes remains one of my favourite films, a post-apocalyptic movie which only reveals itself as such in its closing reels. It’s a cinematic moment which retains a hell of a lot of its original impact too, even though it’s now familiar enough for us to poke fun at (Family [...]

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Cult Renaissance! Dual review – The Sacrament (2013) and Apocalyptic (2014)

Posted on 07/17/14 by Ben
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By Tristan Bishop You wait for one found footage movie about a cult and then two come along together. Three, actually, if you count one of the episodes of V/H/S 2. It seems like an odd subgenre to suddenly blossom – horror films about cults have been surprisingly thin on the ground until now, with [...]

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DVD Review: Soulmate (2013)

Posted on 07/14/14 by Keri
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By Keri O’Shea Having first seem Axelle Carolyn’s short film The Last Post at the Abertoir horror film festival a few years back, I was excited to see where her career would go next; I enjoyed The Last Post, particularly for the way it joined its themes of grief and salvation to its supernatural elements [...]

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DVD Review: Across The River (2013)

Posted on 07/14/14 by Ben
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Review by Stephanie Scaife Watching horror screeners can be a bit of a thankless task, especially when they are little known straight-to-DVD titles, so it was a relief to find Across the River to be actually quite good. It would be fair to say that Lorenzo Bianchini’s film won’t be for everyone, as it’s infuriatingly [...]

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Review: I Am A Ghost (2012)

Posted on 07/14/14 by Ben
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Review by Quin For a while now, I’ve had this idea that there should be an updated live-action reimagining of the classic Famous Studios cartoon Casper the Friendly Ghost. Just completely forget that they already tried it in the 90s with the movie starring Christina Ricci – my version would have no cute CGI cartoony [...]

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Blu-Ray Review: Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985)

Posted on 07/07/14 by Ben
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Review by Ben Bussey Ah, they would have to go and give it a title which promised sequels with the utmost self-assurance. Small wonder that, after flopping in the US, it was retitled Remo: Unarmed and Dangerous in the UK (appropriate enough, though perhaps a little too easy to mix up with the John Candy [...]

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Review: Video Nasties: Draconian Days (2014)

Posted on 07/04/14 by Ben
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Review by Ben Bussey Jakes West’s Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship and Videotape is my favourite documentary from recent years, not only because it’s entertaining and informative, but also because its subject matter is so very important. As I said in my review following the film’s premiere at FrightFest 2010, “this film isn’t just relevant [...]

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Review: The Perfect House (2012)

Posted on 07/04/14 by Ben
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Review by Quin Doesn’t it feel like there has been a huge influx lately of horror movies about houses? I’ve seen a lot and noticed quite a few titles and DVD covers and posters where the house seems to be the main character – now that I think about it, it’s usually the best actor [...]

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Blu-Ray Review: The Driver (1978)

Posted on 07/02/14 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey The Driver is one of those tricky little movies which it’s almost impossible to speak of without relating it to innumerable other movies. The second directorial effort from Walter Hill, it belongs within his distinct filmography of modern action tales with subtly mythic overtones: The Warriors, Southern Comfort, Streets of Fire. As a stripped-down all-American car chase [...]

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Horror in Short: Daniel (2014)

Posted on 07/01/14 by Keri
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By Keri O’Shea This feature on the site is all about short horror films, but it begs a question. What’s the shortest film that would still work, still tell a story you’d want to see played out? We could get into Hemingway territory here and consider that he managed to do it on paper in [...]

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Comic Review: The Empty Man

Posted on 06/30/14 by Keri
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By Svetlana Fedotov Viruses sure are fun. Ranging from a mild cold to a full blown 28 Days Later zombie invasion, diseases are probably the only thing keeping human beings in check since we learned how to beat things with sticks. It is the great equalizer that branches across all societies, classes, professions, and wealth, [...]

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