Category: Reviews

Blu-ray Review: The Town that Dreaded Sundown (1976)

Posted on 08/28/15 by Ben
Town That Dreaded Sundown

By Ben Bussey While I don’t want to suggest that my own personal horror movie knowledge and experience is representative of everyone (perish the thought), The Town That Dreaded Sundown is one of those films I’ve long been aware of but never actually seen, and I get the impression that’s true of quite a lot […]

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Blu-ray Review: Videodrome (1983)

Posted on 08/24/15 by Ben
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By Nia Edwards-Behi Where do you start on a film like Videodrome? It’s a definitive work of one of modern cinema’s most interesting auteurs, a body horror ur-text, an iconic and a quotable cult film classic; it’s one of those films that everybody’s seen. Well, I hadn’t. The images associated with Videodrome make it one […]

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Review: Blood Punch (2015)

Posted on 08/24/15 by Ben
Blood Punch - Bluff Road Productions, Midnight Releasing DVD

Review by Quin In the time that Blood Punch has played at various film festivals and theater screenings, the reaction has been overwhelmingly positive. Unfortunately, theater runs must come to an end and films then live on in digital format for personal viewing. It’s no big secret that the theater experience is usually way different […]

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DVD Review: Fallen Soldiers (2015)

Posted on 08/24/15 by Ben
Fallen Soldiers - 101 Films DVD

By Ben Bussey The zombie-war movie crossover may not be an entirely new idea, but in the vast majority of instances these tend to centre on Nazi zombies. In case that’s getting a bit old (panzer) hat, how does the idea of Napoleonic zombies grab you? That’s the key idea behind new British microbudget horror/wartime […]

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Review: Creep (2014)

Posted on 08/19/15 by Ben
Creep 2014

Review by Quin So you’re tired of found footage horror movies, and that is totally understandable. It’s gotten to the point where the people making them must realize that they are totally unnecessary. Even making a parody of one seems moot. Maybe I’ve championed them long enough. I have always thought that it’s the perfect […]

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DVD Review: Zombie Fight Club (2014)

Posted on 08/16/15 by Ben
Zombie Fight Club - Altitude DVD

By Ben Bussey When the first images and trailer from this slice of made-in-Taiwan horror first emerged, my kneejerk reaction was, zombies, martial arts punch-ups, hot Asian women – what could go wrong? This, alas, is one of those “I had to ask” moments. Turns out Zombie Fight Club gets a lot wrong. In fact, […]

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Retro Book Review: The Bad Seed by William March

Posted on 08/14/15 by Ben
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By Svetlana Fedotov The fifties were a weird time for horror. Alfred Hitchcock was the darling of the horror world with his psycho-sexual twists and anything not done by him came in the form of giant ants or giant blobs or giant tomatoes. With psychological crusades and atom bomb fears fed in nightly news bits […]

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Film Review – Dead Rising: Watchtower (2015)

Posted on 08/06/15 by Keri
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By Tristan Bishop Dead Rising: Watchtower, for those of you not in the know, is a video game adaptation. The game series (3 main entries and numerous spin-offs) is basically a spin on Dawn Of The Dead, and has you attempting various missions in shopping malls which are infested with slow-moving but incredibly numerous zombies. […]

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DVD Review: Eat (2014)

Posted on 07/30/15 by Ben
Eat - Monster Pictures DVD

By Tristan Bishop The film industry, like most creative industries, is notoriously tough to break into. For every A-list movie star at the top of their game, a pyramid made up of thousands of less fortunate souls lies beneath them – a few of them might be well-known character actors, and a few more those […]

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Review: Dead Shadows (2012)

Posted on 07/29/15 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey It can’t be a good sign when, halfway through watching a newly released French horror movie, you find yourself pondering what happened to the days when so much of the most exciting horror around was coming out of France. Really though, where did it all go wrong? French filmmakers were responsible for […]

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Film Review: The Devil of Kreuzberg (2015)

Posted on 07/28/15 by Keri
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By Keri O’Shea When a film is described by its maker as ‘modern Gothic’ then I have to admit, I’ll always jump at the chance to see it, even if I’m often disappointed. The term ‘Gothic’ is tough to define in many ways, but even if we can’t always agree what Gothic is, then we […]

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Blu-ray Review: Quatermass (1979)

Posted on 07/27/15 by Keri
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By Keri O’Shea When creator Nigel Kneale brought Professor Bernard Quatermass to the screen in the late 70s, it was not the first time that this intriguing and rather under-appreciated figure had appeared; since the 1950s, when he was first introduced, he had become a quiet but interesting institution, a man whose scientific acumen was […]

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Review: Damned on Earth (2014)

Posted on 07/26/15 by Ben
Damned on Earth

By Nia Edwards-Behi Damned on Earth begins with a scene in which a woman runs through a wooded area as a lumbering, anonymous man chases after. She falls over a bit. Then she dies. The only narrative twist to this is that this isn’t a precursor to a bog-standard would-be slasher classic, but instead it […]

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DVD Review: Invoked (2015)

Posted on 07/23/15 by Ben
Invoked

By Ben Bussey Back in March 2014 I saw a movie called The Invoking. It was a no-budget production from a young cast and crew, following a bunch of friends heading out to a remote, hitherto unknown location, where, following a liberal side order of personal drama, something vaguely spooky occurs. It bored the living […]

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Review: The Culling (2015)

Posted on 07/21/15 by Ben
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By Quin I have to admit that I had to look up the definition to the word “culling” and found that it meant “a selection from a large quantity; reducing the population of a wild animal (specifically an inferior or surplus animal) by selective slaughter.” In the final minutes of the film, the word is […]

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Review: Anarchy Parlor (2014)

Posted on 07/20/15 by Ben
Anarchy-Parlor

By Jamie Brownlie To quote Operation Ivy, “Here we go again.” Six friends on vacation in Lithuania meet the exotic Luta at a party. Two of them decide to follow her back to the tattoo parlor where she works to get work from The Artist, the master tattooist. Torture ensues and it all caps off […]

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DVD Review: Housebound (2014)

Posted on 07/20/15 by Ben
Housebound UK DVD

By Tristan Bishop Freshness is a rare thing for us horror fans. The very nature of genre is repetition, after all – and so over the past hundred years of horror films, the same situations, characters, locations, set-ups and pay-offs appear again and again. A lot of films actively homage past pinnacles of the genre, […]

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