Category: Reviews

DVD Review: Grave Halloween (2013)

Posted on 10/24/14 by Ben
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Review by Karolina Gruschka With having ‘Halloween’ in the film title and being released on the run up to this particular holiday, it would imply that what you get is a horror story set in front of a backdrop of Pagan shenanigans. However, while Grave Halloween has the element of solemn customs, remembering the dead […]

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DVD Review: The Spanish Chainsaw Massacre (2013)

Posted on 10/24/14 by Keri
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By Keri O’Shea Judging by the (albeit limited) filmography currently attributed to Manolito Motosierra, cannibalism seems to be his theme of choice. There’s his first film, Corpse Grinders 3, for one; I’m sticking my neck out here, but I’m guessing that the ‘somewhat peculiar family’ of 2012’s Jodidos Kabrones may be up to the same […]

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Review: Ghost Bride (2014)

Posted on 10/24/14 by Ben
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Review by Nia Edwards-Behi I must confess, firstly, that I am not remotely familiar with the work of David Blyth, though he seems to be something of a cult filmmaker, for films such as Angel Mine (1978) and Death Warmed Over (1984). Sadly, this latest film hasn’t made me want to rush out and explore […]

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Review: The Possession of Michael King (2014)

Posted on 10/24/14 by Ben
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Review by Quin Horror movies never begin with a good decision. If the newly wedded couple never moved into that creepy, old house that was such a good deal or if those kids never stopped at the gas station to get directions from the old man, we would have a lot less scary movies in […]

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Film Review: Seed 2 aka Blood Valley – Seed’s Revenge (2014)

Posted on 10/23/14 by Keri
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By Tristan Bishop OK, It’s a fair cop, I admit it – I rather enjoyed Seed (2007). I watched it when I was in the mood for something nasty and nihilistic and boy did it deliver. Yes, it wasn’t the classiest slasher film ever made, but it easily stands as one of the most grim […]

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Review: Horns (2013)

Posted on 10/23/14 by Ben
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Review by Stephanie Scaife Alexandre Aja’s take on the Joe Hill novel Horns is a difficult sell and I imagine the reason it’s been floating around for so long is that it is a marketing department’s worst nightmare. The only way to describe it is as a realist magical murder mystery black comedy, and even […]

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DVD Review: Day of the Mummy (2014)

Posted on 10/23/14 by Ben
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Review by Ben Bussey It’s putting things very mildly to say that I tend not to approach the latest direct-to-DVD found footage horror movie with the utmost confidence. I’ve been at this horror reviewing lark for about six years now, and in that time barely a month has gone by without another cut-price first-person shakey-cam […]

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Review: The Butchers (AKA Death Factory) (2014)

Posted on 10/23/14 by Ben
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Review by Matt Harries Big Dumb Fun. Maybe the three words I’d use to describe this slab of low ambition bunkum. Sometimes big dumb fun is okay though, and for ticking most of the boxes of low budget horror The Butchers at least scores a bonus point. And although I would stop some way short […]

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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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