Crimson Peak follows in Pacific Rim's footsteps as another film from director Guillermo del Toro that has a suggestive, snigger-inducing title for anyone who isn't aware of the film's content (and who still thinks like a ten-year old). Crimson Peak feels like del Toro's attempt to outdo Tim Burton, because you would be hard-pressed to find a more out-and-out gothic film than this one. In the world of Crimson Peak, ghosts really do exist. That's the message we get in, oh, the first two... [READ MORE]
Revenge is a bitch! I Spit on Your Grave 3: Vengeance is Mine will be available to buy on DVD and Blu-ray from November 4, and to celebrate its release we're giving away 5 DVDs thanks to Defiant Screen Entertainment! In 1978, Meir Zarchi’s film I Spit On Your Grave shocked the world. It was condemned by some as ‘depraved’ and praised by others... [READ MORE]
Sometimes I come up with funny things to say while watching a movie and I wish someone was around to appreciate them. And then there are the times that I just sing, "Neon maniacs, maniacs on the floor" for 91 minutes then realise that there's a valid reason that I'm frequently left to my own devices. The Neon Maniacs honestly don't spend much time... [READ MORE]
From the imagination of Guillermo del Toro and starring Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and Charlie Hunnam. the gothic romance Crimson Peak will be released in cinemas across Australia on October 15 and thanks to Universal Pictures we've got five double passes to give away! When her heart is stolen by a seductive stranger... [READ MORE]
Fans of Jörg Buttgereit's effort will have to hold out a little longer for his next film, a collaborative effort called German Angst. Fans of his very, very silly play Captain Berlin Versus Hitler can enjoy more of his stage productions with the release of Monsters of Arthouse. The DVD collects three plays: Green Frankenstein, Sex Monster! and Video Nasty... [READ MORE]
You know how you watch a movie and you really want to love it, but the stupid fucking thing just won't play ball and meet you halfway? That was the experience watching The Town That Dreaded Sundown. What a fantastic title. If nothing else, that title and that front cover - a hooded maniac looming over the town drenched in orange sunset - is just perfect... [READ MORE]
As a teen I was constantly borrowing the B movies from my local video shop, and of those movies, I had a special place in my heart for Chopping Mall. Because of that, I saw the name Jim Wynorski as a sign of 'quality', and now, years later, if I see his name pop up I am still willing to cast my eyes over whatever the product is... [READ MORE]
A few years ago I had a band called The (Motherfucking) Browns recommended to me when I was looking for new Halloween music. Unlike virtually every other Horror Punk band The (Motherfucking) Browns don't sound like a Misfits clone, and actually boast such a strong Skater Punk vibe that one of their songs ended up on a Tony Hawk game... [READ MORE]
There was a time when I paid much closer attention to cinema, but I think I’ve well and truly lost touch. The cover for Among Friends makes a big deal about it being directed by Danielle Harris, and I had no idea who she was. Her credits listed on the cover are Halloween 1 and 2, Hatchet 2 and 3, and See No Evil 2. I claim to like slasher movies. ... [READ MORE]
Featuring Simon Pegg, Sullivan Stapleton, Alice Braga, Teresa Palmer, Callan Mulvey, and Bryan Brown, the Aussie black comedy thriller Kill Me Three Times is out now on DVD and Blu-ray, and thanks to Entertainment One Australia we've got three Blu-ray's to give away! Kill Me Three Times takes place in a sundrenched surfing town... [READ MORE]
Slaughter Tales was made by a 15-year old dude name Johnny Dickie, with help from his friend Joey Davalos, and these guys want to bring back the glory days of shot on video horror movies. You know, classics like Sledgehammer and Violent Shit and Boardinghouse. That Dickie managed to get a movie made is a huge achievement, but here's hoping... [READ MORE]
After the success in translating his novella The Hellbound Heart to the screen as 1987's grisly Hellraiser, writer/director Clive Barker attempted to do the same for his novel Cabal. Unfortunately the results were less successful, both for fans of the source material and cinemagoers in general. Yet the film that Cabal became, Nightbreed... [READ MORE]
Linda Blair is older than I am, but because I really only know her from The Exorcist I've always tended to think of her as a teenager. This mindset made the idea of sexualising her creepy, so I wasn't sure how I'd go with Savage Streets, but I figured a sleaze classic from the greatest decade cinema has ever known was worth investigating... [READ MORE]
I've sat through movies with Greek subtitles burned into the print. I've sat through movies where the image destabilised every few seconds. I've sat through movies with terrible dubs. But one thing I've never coped with is movies where the audio is out of sync. Fortunately now that I've made it to the age of DVD I don't have to deal with any of those pet peeves anymore... [READ MORE]
Fans and friends of horror should all tip their fedoras to the ground as we have lost a man who easily launched three generations of fans into the realms of horror. Wes Craven, who, amongst others gave us films like Last House on the Left, A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream, passed at age 76 after sadly losing his battle with brain cancer on 30th August 2015... [READ MORE]
There have been some strange casting choices made throughout the history of cinema. Keanu Reeves in Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Ben Affleck in Daredevil. Everything Kris Kristofferson has been cast in ever. One of the strangest has got to be Charles Bonet in Death Promise, a man of Puerto Rican descent cast as a Bruce Lee clone... [READ MORE]
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