Category: Reviews

DVD Review: Eat (2014)

Posted on 07/30/15 by Ben
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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

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
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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
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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

DVD Review: Housebound (2014)

Posted on 07/20/15 by Ben
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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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Review: Crawl or Die (2013)

Posted on 07/17/15 by Ben
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Review by Nia Edwards-Behi Crawl or Die has got one of those posters that immediately makes me roll my eyes. Girl, in her skivvies, dodgy Photoshop. That eye-roll reaches critical when I remember that this film used to be called Crawl Bitch Crawl, an even more terrible title now that I’ve seen the film. But, […]

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Review: A Black Heart in White Hell (2015)

Posted on 07/14/15 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey The latest from US no-budget indie horror filmmaker Dustin Wayde Mills is based around a simple but potent “what if” question. Our protagonist is an anonymous serial killer played by Reagan Root, who in the opening scene emotionlessly puts a gun to her head and ends her own life. The big “what if,” […]

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Film Review: Miss Meadows (2014)

Posted on 07/13/15 by Keri
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By Keri O’Shea Well, here’s the thing: although she seems to spend the majority of her time being trailed by the paparazzi while she does mundane things like walking and shopping, apparently Katie Holmes (yes, her) is an actress. Who knew? Well, you probably all knew, and yeah, okay, I knew too – but (whispers) […]

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DVD Review – The Dead 2: India (2013)

Posted on 07/11/15 by Keri
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By Keri O’Shea The zombie, one of our most well-worn movie monsters, shows no sign of letting up, and even though zombies have made it into the mainstream, they remain a temptation to indie filmmakers keen to exploit the relatively easy-to-create hordes that bring the horror. All the same, I really wouldn’t want to make […]

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DVD Review: Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2014)

Posted on 07/08/15 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey This fascinating, equal parts inspirational and cautionary tale might rival Macbeth in its portrayal of the cost of ambition – and for this writer, plus many other British readers who were around in the 1980s, there’s a curiously personal element given how that ambition had rather significant consequences in the UK. The […]

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Comic Review: Negative Space #1

Posted on 07/08/15 by Ben
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By Svetlana Fedotov You ever feel like someone is out to get you? Like someone or something is purposely hounding you, intent on making every day of your life just a tiny bit more miserable than the last? If so, then you’re either batshit insane or completely on point, and luckily (or unluckily) for the […]

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Blu-ray Review: Contamination (1980)

Posted on 07/07/15 by Ben

DVD Review: Digging Up The Marrow (2014)

Posted on 07/02/15 by Ben
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By Ben Bussey I realise it’s bad form to start off a review with a stab at someone else’s, however… as well acquainted as we are with absurd, over-enthusiastic DVD cover quotes which invariably promise far more than the film itself ultimately has to offer, the choice of cover quote for Adam Green’s latest movie […]

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