Category: Reviews

DVD Review: Gun Woman (2013)

Posted on 11/27/14 by Ben
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Review by Ben Bussey Asami: a relatively common name in Japan so I understand, and yet to fans of contemporary Japanese exploitation cinema it can only mean one person. While she generally appears in supporting roles, the porno/pinku veteran has pretty much become the Linnea Quigley of J-sploitation: the mere sight of her face (not […]

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Abertoir 2014 Review: Noboru Iguchi’s Live (Raivu) (2014)

Posted on 11/26/14 by Ben
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Review by Tristan Bishop The advance word on Noboru Iguchi’s Live, which received its UK premiere at this year’s Abertoir Horror Festival, was that the scatalogically-obsessed manchild of Japanese cinema was toning it down a bit – unsurprising really, as it might prove a little difficult to top the excesses of Dead Sushi (2012) and […]

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Abertoir 2014 Review: Over Your Dead Body (2014)

Posted on 11/25/14 by Ben
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Review by Karolina Gruschka Takashi Miike is a Japanese auteur known for his strange films: take Visitor Q (2001), for instance, a bizarre movie about a highly dysfunctional family or the surreal zombie musical The Happiness of the Katakuris (2001). However, Miike is probably most (in)famous for the disturbing Audition (1999) and the ultraviolent Ichi […]

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Abertoir 2014: Ben and Keri talk Tusk

Posted on 11/20/14 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey and Keri O’Shea After seeing Kevin Smith’s Tusk at Abertoir Horror Festival 2014, your illustrious editors reflect on the experience. In case you haven’t heard about it, in a nutshell it’s about sleazy podcaster Wallace Bryton (Justin Long) who goes to interview wacky old seafarer Howard Howe (Michael Parks) about his life […]

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Blu-Ray Review: Trancers (1985)

Posted on 11/19/14 by Ben
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Review by Ben Bussey Whaddya know, another mid-80s title reborn in HD courtesy of 88 Films, and (not unlike The Toxic Avenger before it) it’s another of those kind of ‘where it all began’ movies. An early directorial effort from now-legendary low budget schlockmaster Charles Band, it spawned five sequels in the following two decades, […]

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Blu-Ray Review: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (40th Anniversary Edition)

Posted on 11/19/14 by Ben
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Review by Nia Edwards-Behi What’s left to say about The Texas Chain Saw Massacre that hasn’t already been said? The film is one of those behemoths that looms over the rest of the horror genre, a classic hailing from that dangerous frontier of American horror filmmaking in the 1970s, and its impact and intensity have […]

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Abertoir 2014 Theatre Review: The Temple

Posted on 11/18/14 by Keri
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By Keri O’Shea The literary works of HP Lovecraft have long been a source of temptation for horror filmmakers keen to take on the challenge of rendering visible all of those unspeakable, unknowable and unnameable terrors. It’s something of an irony, given that Lovecraft himself wasn’t keen on the silver screen as a medium, and […]

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Movie and Music Network Review: Ilsa, the Wicked Warden (1977) – FREE viewing here!

Posted on 11/17/14 by Keri
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By Keri O’Shea If you thought you’d seen the last of one of exploitation cinema’s baddest and best she-demons when we left Ilsa languishing in a dungeon somewhere in the Middle East during the closing scenes of Ilsa: Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks (1976), you’d be wrong; not only does this lady have the […]

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Abertoir 2014 Review: The Pool (2014)

Posted on 11/17/14 by Keri

Abertoir 2014 Review: Faults (2014)

Posted on 11/17/14 by Ben

Comic Review: Deep State #1

Posted on 11/17/14 by Ben

VOD Review: The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)

Posted on 11/17/14 by Ben

Blu-ray Review: The Toxic Avenger Part II (1989)

Posted on 11/13/14 by Ben

Comic Review: Hellboy and the BPRD 1952

Posted on 11/11/14 by Ben

Celluloid Screams 2014 Review: Housebound (2014)

Posted on 11/02/14 by Ben
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Review by Nia Edwards-Behi Kylie Bucknall (Morgana O’Reilly) is not having a good time. Arrested following a botched smash-and-grab, the surly young woman is sentenced to a lengthy period of house arrest, forcing her to return to her family home with her over-bearing but well-meaning mother, Miriam (Rima Te Wiata) and quiet step-dad Graeme (Ross […]

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Film Review: The Axeman Of Henderson County (2014)

Posted on 11/02/14 by Ben
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Review by Quin The title tells you all you really need to know about the story. There is a guy with an axe and he’s terrorizing Henderson County. Following a murder, the police are brought in to investigate. More murders follow. The Axeman of Henderson County, directed by Larry Parmiter and written by his wife […]

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Celluloid Screams 2014 Review: Starry Eyes (2014)

Posted on 10/29/14 by Ben
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