Category: Reviews

DVD Review: i-Lived (2015)

Posted on 06/18/16 by Keri
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By Keri O’Shea ‘Based on an idea by Franck Khalfoun’: these are surely words to warm the heart for many horror fans, albeit based on rather little. But his remake of Maniac in 2012 was stylish and redemptive, and his subsequent absence from what I’m reluctant to call ‘the scene’ has no doubt been noted. […]

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Blu-ray Review: Blood Bath (1966)

Posted on 06/17/16 by Ben
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By Tristan Bishop Reshoots have been in the news recently, with a couple of forthcoming blockbusters apparently having footage reshoot to ‘lighten’ the dark tone (presumably in panicked response to the critical drubbing of Batman Vs Superman), but reshoots are nothing new, as this 2 disc package from Arrow Video attests. Blood Bath is perhaps […]

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Review: Baskin (2015)

Posted on 06/13/16 by Ben
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By Nia Edwards-Behi In 2014 I saw the short film Baskin while at Celluloid Screams in Sheffield. My thoughts on that film were that I liked what I saw, but that it felt far too much like a scene from something bigger. Delight, then, when I heard that director Can Evrenol was indeed working on […]

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Blu-Ray Review: Pride & Prejudice & Zombies (2016)

Posted on 06/13/16 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey It’s never ideal to open a review on a disclaimer, but here goes anyway: I don’t know Pride and Prejudice at all. Naturally I’ve always been well aware of it – I’m British, and the image of a sopping wet Colin Firth is irrevocably burned into our national consciousness – but I […]

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Review: The Conjuring 2 (2016)

Posted on 06/11/16 by Ben
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By Dustin Hall Back in 2013 I posted a review for The Conjuring, and in many ways I feel like I could just copy and paste that same review here and be done with it. That shouldn’t necessarily be taken as a criticism. The Conjuring was a very successful horror film, a rarity these last […]

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DVD Review: Even Lambs Have Teeth (2015)

Posted on 06/09/16 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey Hello again, BAH readers. Given that we’ve been offline the best part of a week (another story for another time), there’s nothing I’d love more than to welcome you back with word on an upcoming new release that I know is going to blow your minds. Alas, I’ll have to disappoint you. […]

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Review: Tear Me Apart (2015)

Posted on 06/02/16 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey It’s always admirable to see a debut feature from not only a first-time director but also a largely inexperienced cast and crew, particularly when the film in question is making a very concerted effort to break from the norm and present something unique and challenging. That having been said, when aiming to […]

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Imagine Film Festival 2016 Review: Der Nachtmahr (2015)

Posted on 06/01/16 by Ben
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By Nia Edwards-Behi Remember Bad Milo, from a few years back? That film was about the manifestation of personal anxieties in the form a butt demon, and very good it was too. Well, the origin of the demon in Der Nachtmahr isn’t quite so scatological, but it might certainly be considered a generic family member; […]

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Review: K-Shop (2016)

Posted on 06/01/16 by Ben
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By Tristan Bishop There are many things intrinsic to British culture that have been imported from overseas – The Royal Family, the Patron Saint Of England – but primary among the significance to us Brits is the humble kebab, now so ingrained in our culture that it’s almost impossible to conceive of a night out […]

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Blu-ray Review: Killer Dames: Two Gothic Chillers by Emilio P. Miraglia

Posted on 05/26/16 by Ben
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By Nia Edwards-Behi I confess that the name Emilio P. Miraglia didn’t mean much to me before Arrow announced their boxset dedicated to his two Gothic giallos, but the titles were familiar: The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave and The Red Queen Kills Seven Times. Miraglia’s name isn’t the only one connecting these […]

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DVD Review: Intruders (2015)

Posted on 05/24/16 by Keri
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By Keri O’Shea Casting an eye over the upcoming cover art for Intruders, I found myself thinking two things: firstly, oh god, that Cabin in the Woods artwork has a lot to answer for, and secondly, hmm – there are a lot of household tools being showcased here; please don’t let this home invasion movie […]

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Review: Oltre La follia/Beyond Madness (2016)

Posted on 05/10/16 by Ben
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By Karolina Gruschka The Aborsky Produktion Oltre La Follia by Luigi Zanuso, is a celebration of the abject. Introduced by the film’s promotion as “a surreal Porno/horror impregnated with the artistic/conceptual vision of the author”, Oltre La Follia displays death, (moral) decay, abject identities and various body fluids and functions in an explicit manner. The […]

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Review: Harvest Lake (2016)

Posted on 05/09/16 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: far too often, microbudget indie horror filmmakers seem content to do little more than half-heartedly rehash tired old tropes in a manner that demands little of themselves and even less of their audiences. It makes me very happy to say that this is […]

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Review: Do You Like My Basement? (2014)

Posted on 05/08/16 by Ben
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Review by Quin Roger Sewhcomar’s no-budget crowd funded film Do You Like My Basement? Is one of those titles that you will probably either love or hate. On one hand, it’s a bit whimsical and gives a wink at the horror genre; on the other hand, for those who like their horror mean and nasty, […]

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DVD Review: Cherry Tree (2015)

Posted on 05/07/16 by Keri
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By Keri O’Shea You’d think God and Satan wouldn’t have a great deal in common, what with being timeless adversaries and all, but they do: they each seem to have an unreasonable obsession with human fertility. One side thinks Onanism is a sin because it wants arses on pews and the other, well – most […]

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Imagine Film Festival 2016 Review: I Am A Hero (2015)

Posted on 05/04/16 by Ben
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By Tristan Bishop I’m pretty sure I’ve been guilty of claiming that the zombie film is dead myself on more than one occasion; but, much like their featured antagonists, they just don’t stay dead. Of course, the problem with this is they tend to not be so fresh after a while. I Am A Hero […]

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Blu-ray Review: Bride of Re-Animator (1989)

Posted on 05/03/16 by Ben
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By Keri O’Shea It’s kind of hard not to get lost for words when you find yourself reviewing an – albeit beautifully re-released – piece of classic 80s schlock like Bride of Re-Animator. It’s one of those things where I think that if you wanted to see it, you probably will have gotten around to […]

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