Category: Reviews

Blu-ray Review: The Incredible Melting Man (1977)

Posted on 10/21/14 by Ben
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Review by Stephanie Scaife This is one of the worst films I’ve ever seen, and why it has been deemed a cult classic that warrants the Arrow Video treatment is completely beyond me. I can only assume that it is a direct result of Rick Baker’s make-up work because everything else is almost entirely unwatchable. […]

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DVD Review: All Cheerleaders Die (2013)

Posted on 10/21/14 by Ben
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Review by Ben Bussey Chris Sivertsen and Lucky McKee teaming up to make a teen-oriented supernatural horror comedy always was a very peculiar proposition. Sure, it’s a remake of a largely unseen low-budget film which they first made together way back in 2001, but both writer-directors have since gone on to make their names on […]

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Comic Review: Wytches #1

Posted on 10/21/14 by Ben
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By Svetlana Fedotov Okay, I’ll admit it, I’m a little late getting on the Wytches train. Somehow, among all the comics and graphic novels that grace my table and despite all the hype (I even wrote an article about a Wytches movie adaption), this particularly nasty little read managed to slip right by me. Well, […]

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Review: Life After Beth (2014)

Posted on 10/21/14 by Ben
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Review by Quin Perhaps the one thing that every zombie movie is missing is a little smooth jazz. Maybe that’s the thing that makes the undead chill out and forget all about eating brains for a second. I mean, wouldn’t it be crazy if it took Chuck Mangione to save the world from a zombie […]

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Review: Wer (2013)

Posted on 10/19/14 by Ben
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Review by Quin It should be no surprise to anyone that Wer is a werewolf movie. For some reason, the term “werewolf” isn’t muttered until the final word in the last scene. I know it’s not customary to talk about the end of a movie in a review, but I want to point out that […]

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Sitges 2014 Review: Maps to the Stars (2014)

Posted on 10/17/14 by Ben
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Review by Tristan Bishop In the pantheon of Great Horror Directors, David Cronenberg still reigns supreme. Even though he’s moved outside of the genre in the past 25 years or so, every film he’s made has been possessed of a dark, unsettling core. Even A Dangerous Method (2011), ostensibly a historical drama about the relationship […]

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Sitges 2014 Review: The World of Kanako (2014)

Posted on 10/16/14 by Ben
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Review by Tristan Bishop Over the past decade Tetsuya Nakashima has emerged as one of the most interesting names in Japanese cinema. I first encountered the delightful, surreal comedy Kamikaze Girls (2004) and the devastating elegiac drama Memories Of Matsuko (2006) when they were screened on Film Four in the UK some years ago, and […]

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DVD Review: Unhinged (1982)

Posted on 10/15/14 by Ben
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Review by Matt Harries Ooh, a video nasty! Unhinged, made when I was a mere pup, is one of the 72 infamous films that made it onto the BB of FC’s tabloid bothering list back in 1983. I must confess I haven’t exactly gone out of my way to hunt down all of these documents […]

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Sitges 2014 Review: Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon (2013)

Posted on 10/14/14 by Ben
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Review by Tristan Bishop Young Detective Dee : Rise Of The Sea Dragon was one of the great surprises of Sitges for me – not just for the content of the film, but that I had no idea it existed at all until I spotted it in the brochure and probably got a little over-excited. […]

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DVD Review: Zombeavers (2014)

Posted on 10/14/14 by Ben
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Review by Ben Bussey At the risk of sounding like a broken record bringing this damn film up at the start of every comedy horror review, there’s a key reason Shaun of the Dead is held up as a modern classic: it took a very silly pun title, and transcended it. At a glance, we’d […]

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DVD Review: Bad Milo (2013)

Posted on 10/13/14 by Keri
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By Keri O’Shea Modern life can be hard, can’t it? Oh, I’m not knocking the unprecedented lifespans, the technological marvels or the tremendous ease and comfort we enjoy generally these days, but everything comes with a price, and it seems the price we pay is being mercilessly fucking hounded into the ground by a never-ending […]

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DVD Review: Damn Sea Vampires (2013)

Posted on 10/13/14 by Ben
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Review by Ben Bussey Sometimes, it feels like you learn all you need to know about a film from a single descriptive phrase. Hammer Horror, Slasher Movie, Torture Porn, Found Footage; all these titles carry with them a weight of expectation (or, sometimes, lack thereof), and more often than not as soon as we hear […]

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Sitges 2014 Review: A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night (2014)

Posted on 10/12/14 by Ben
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Review by Nia Edwards-Behi I’ve been eagerly awaiting the chance to see A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night for some time. A film dubbed an Iranian-vampire-western, directed by a woman, seems quite tailor-made to my tastes. Shot in stark black and white, the film is set in the fictional Iranian town of Bad City, […]

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DVD Review: The Pigman Murders (2014)

Posted on 10/12/14 by Ben
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Review by Matt Harries Anyone who reads this site regularly will know that the ‘found footage’ film inspires somewhat mixed emotions. I consider myself to be relatively un-jaded with the format, mainly because I have studiously avoided it, with the exception of the first [REC] film. I even have to admit to never watching The […]

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Blu-Ray Review: Shivers (1975)

Posted on 10/11/14 by Keri
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By Keri O’Shea “Even dying is an act of eroticism.” The name ‘Cronenberg’ may be synonymous with a particular brand of warped body horror these days, but it wasn’t always so. Still, those of us familiar with his work now will have a fair idea of what to expect; one can only imagine what effect […]

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Sitges 2014 Review: [REC]4: Apocalypse (2014)

Posted on 10/10/14 by Ben
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Review by Nia Edwards-Behi I can’t personally think of a horror sequel I’ve more eagerly anticipated recently than [REC] 4. The last one I’ve been as excited for was probably [REC] 3, which I ruddy well loved, unlike, apparently, most people. However, I’ve also tried not to get too excited for [REC] 4, knowing full […]

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DVD Review: Wolfcop (2014)

Posted on 10/10/14 by Ben
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Review by Nia Edwards-Behi Sometimes, you’ve really got to admire a particularly high concept film. ‘Small-town cop turns into a werewolf’ was a concept that had me hooked quite easily. The excellent promotional material helped a lot too, as well as the great wolf design and make-up, and the retro 80s vibe that’s so in […]

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