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, established a strong cult following. The version we got in cinemas and on home video up to this point is, apparently, not the true 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]
Massacre Mafia Style truly has to be seen to be believed. And by that, I mean the opening ten minutes, which surely rates as one of the most amazing opening scenes ever filmed. It's shocking, tacky, brutal, idiotic, appalling and absolutely astonishing. Unfortunately, the rest of the film can't hope to live up to it, but it sure tries its best... [READ MORE]
I'll have to start this review with 50 years in 2 paragraphs. Doctor Who is an English TV show that started in 1963 and tells of the various adventures of a time travelling, space-faring, bad-guy botherer known as the Doctor. He travels through time and space righting wrongs and defending the innocent (well, whomever he decides is innocent... [READ MORE]
Norman (Paolo Malco) and Lucy Boyle (Catriona MacColl) are packing their belongings to relocate from New York to a small town in New England, when their son Bob (Giovanni Frezza) experiences a bizarre communication from a little girl seen in a photograph depicting a derelict house. The communication is in fact a warning to him not to go there... [READ MORE]
I like it when Steven Seagal movies have three word titles, but Force of Execution doesn't quite work for me because I prefer it when there's a silent "Steven Seagal is" that goes in front of the title, like a secret pre-title. To rub salt in the wound there's a pre-title card that boldly states "Steven Seagal in", so it's like the filmmakers know they should be living up... [READ MORE]
Attack Force's cover features Steven Seagal's face awkwardly pasted onto someone else's body, and it also looks like Stevie's face has undergone some significant airbrushing. At first this might seem like a dubious practice, presenting potential viewers with something that's not quite Stevie to entice them in. However, on this occasion... [READ MORE]
The first time I saw Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers was on Joe Bob Brigg's Drive-In Theater, and Michelle Bauer was on as a guest. There was discussion of an early scene, and how much of her ended up on camera. The short version of this review is that this would be a spectacular Blu-ray release, but this key sequence has been compromised... [READ MORE]
At seventy, you'd be forgiven for thinking that director George Miller's best work is well behind him, but the stuff he delivers in Mad Max Fury Road, the fourth in the venerable Aussie apocalyptic action movie series, is the sort of work that should make modern action directors like your Michael Bays and those shaky-cam devotees hang their heads in shame... [READ MORE]
Matt Rossi (Tom Berenger), a former boxer who once killed an opponent in the ring, works for a talent agency that caters exotic dancers for the many Mafia-controlled strip clubs across New York City. Matt and his partner Nicky (Jack Scalia) are hounded by police detective Al Wheeler (Billy Dee Williams) when a psychopath begins randomly maiming... [READ MORE]
The Australian made sci-fi thriller Infini is now available to rent or buy on iTunes and other digital platforms, and to celebrate we're giving you the chance to win one of two sci-fi DVD prize packs thanks to Entertainment One. Each pack will contain 1 x Skyline DVD, 1 x Source Code DVD, and 1 x Europa Report DVD. Set in the dark reaches of space... [READ MORE]
I've long maintained that there are not enough horror movies based on American Indian folklore. Indians have awesome stories about all sorts of monsters, and yet these rich tapestries of tales go largely unused in cinema. Savaged is a movie that seems like it could've tied in to Indian legends, but mostly it's about a possession... [READ MORE]
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