Category: Reviews

DVD Review: Bastards (Les Salauds) (2013)

Posted on 04/24/14 by Ben
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Review by Tristan Bishop Well, ‘Bastards’ is certainly an eye-catching English language title, isn’t it? It sounds, naturally, much more poetic in the original French (‘Les Salauds’). Director Claire Denis (probably best known to BAH readers for her 2001 film Trouble Every Day, which mixed blood and eroticism to devastating effect) is well-regarded in arthouse [...]

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DVD Review: Orca – The Killer Whale (1977)

Posted on 04/21/14 by Keri
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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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Review: Stage Fright (2014)

Posted on 04/18/14 by Ben
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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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Review: Afflicted (2013)

Posted on 04/15/14 by Ben
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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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DVD Review: The Borderlands (2013)

Posted on 04/13/14 by Keri
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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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Review: The Raid 2 (2014)

Posted on 04/13/14 by Ben
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Review by Stephanie Scaife So, The Raid 2 is finally here and Gareth Evans, the unsuspecting Welshman has yet again delivered one of the very best hyper-violent martial arts movies that you’re ever likely to see. First things first; if you were not a fan of The Raid then there is nothing for you here… [...]

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Comic Review: Loki: Ragnarok and Roll #2

Posted on 04/12/14 by Keri
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By Svetlana Fedotov Over the past few years, the name Loki has stayed more times on comic geeks’ lips than the previous several decades combined. Thanks to Marvel’s huge success with the Thor and Avengers franchises, the God of Mischief has found himself basking in the spotlight (with no small contribution by the devilishly handsome [...]

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Review: Contracted (2013)

Posted on 04/10/14 by Ben
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Review by Quin Contracted is an amazing film. I have rarely ever been at a loss for words, but it took me over a week after I watched this to start writing down my thoughts. In that time I actually watched it a second time, which is something I never do. There is already a [...]

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DVD Review: Revenge for Jolly (2013)

Posted on 04/08/14 by Ben
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Review by Tristan Bishop I was quite excited when Revenge For Jolly first popped onto my radar. Firstly the title caught my eye – not a great, snappy, evocative title by any means, but quirky enough to have my attention and make me ponder as to the nature of the film. Turns out it’s being [...]

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Comic Review: Dead Letters #1

Posted on 04/04/14 by Keri
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By Svetlana Fedotov Nothing gets the blood rolling like a solid noir tale. Dark streets boiling with danger, fast-talking swindlers, and the ever present lady in red have flared the imagination of many an author. Now throw some ghosts and monsters into the mix and you’ve got yourself a genre that practically writes itself. After [...]

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Book Review: Sheer Filth! Edited by David Flint

Posted on 04/01/14 by Keri
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By Keri O’Shea It’s strange to think that, for many people who may be reading the likes of this site today, there has never been an alternative to the internet as a chief means of exposure to all that’s weird and wonderful in the world of cult cinema, or indeed outsider literature, art or music. [...]

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

Posted on 04/01/14 by Ben
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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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DVD Review: Stalled (2013)

Posted on 03/28/14 by Ben
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Review by Ben Bussey Regular BAH readers may have seen a recent review of mine descend into a frothing-at-the-mouth rant about the most frustratingly common mistakes made by no-budget indie horror movies. After that, there was nothing I needed more than some firm reassurance that, now and then, indie horror can still do precisely the opposite; [...]

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DVD Review: The Invoking (2013)

Posted on 03/26/14 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey Enough is enough. I like to think of myself as a fairly easy-going kind of fellow who doesn’t believe we all need to follow stringent rules, least of all where the creative arts are concerned – but the time has come. We need change. We need a strict framework for indie horror [...]

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DVD Review: Black Water Vampire (2013)

Posted on 03/24/14 by Ben
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Review by Stephanie Scaife Here we are again with yet another found footage film, this time in the guise of Black Water Vampire, which you may have guessed from the title is about a vampire. Now, to its credit the concept is a fairly original one as I don’t recall ever having come across a [...]

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Review: Vampira and Me (2013)

Posted on 03/24/14 by Ben
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Review by Quin As much as it goes against my better judgement to call out or criticize another critic, especially in the opening paragraph of my review, I have something that I have to mention in order to illustrate an important point. Vampira and Me is a pretty small and cheaply made documentary by a [...]

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DVD Review: Sparks (2013)

Posted on 03/23/14 by Ben
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Review by Ben Bussey “You got kind of a dark side, don’t you?” Bruce Wayne asks Selina Kyle; to which she replies, “no darker than yours, Bruce.” Yes, quote fans, that exchange comes right out of 1992′s Batman Returns – which remains one of, if not the most twisted and weird superhero movie ever to [...]

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