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Order DVD Evan (Evil Dead‘s Lou Taylor Pucci) is having a terrible time. After his father dies, he drops out of college to look after his ailing mother. The day she, too, dies, he gets in a fight at the bar in which he works…and promptly loses his job. With no prospects, no family and […]

Over Your Dead Body

Order DVD Yotsuya Kaidan is one of the classic Japanese ghost stories. Written in the 19th century as a kabuki play, it has been filmed over 30 times. The tale centres on Iemon, a masterless samurai and his wife, Oiwa. When an opportunity to marry into a wealthy family appears, Iemon conspires to poison and then murder his […]

Nightcrawler [Blu-Ray]

The opening shot of Nightcrawler is of a blank Los Angeles billboard. It is the perfect metaphor for the message of the film, a vacuum existing just to sell to people. A gaudy, dominating monument to marketing. This is the world of Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal). Bloom wants success. Success as Western capitalism teaches it. […]

Tales From the Crypt

Anthology films have been a staple of horror for a long time and continue to be. Entries such as Creepshow in the 80s and, in more recent times, the V/H/S found footage series show the portmanteau structure shows no signs of losing its popularity. The short tale has always been well-suited to the genre, with […]

The Pact 2

June Abbott (True Blood‘s Camilla Luddington) is a crime scene cleaner (and budding illustrator) who finds herself plagued with visions of a serial killer. After cleaning the crime scene of a brutal murder done on the style of dead mass-murderer The Judas Killer, June starts to have visions of him stalking her. She tries to […]

Goal of the Dead

The French football knockout cup has drawn giants Paris Olympique from the top-flight against the amateurs of tiny Caplongue. A regulation cup match with a foregone conclusion, it is the kind of game that barely registers any interest. But for Paris captain Sam Lorit (Alban Lenoir), it has special meaning. In the twilight of his […]

The Dead Zone

The Dead Zone is a melding of two talents at the height of their powers. The novel was a number one bestseller in 1979 from Stephen King and director David Cronenberg was fresh off a string of brilliant, singular horror films. Despite this, The Dead Zone tends to be something of a forgotten King adaptation […]

When Animals Dream

For Marie (Sonia Suhl), life in her small coastal town is simple and now that she is 16, she gets a job at the local fish processing plant to help bring money into her family – her father (Lars Mikkelsen) and her catatonic, wheelchair-bound mother (Sonja Richter). She catches the eye of a handsome young […]

Kite [Blu-Ray]

Sawa (India Eisley) is a young woman bent on revenge. Her parents were killed by a human trafficker known only as The Emir, leaving her with nothing. Her father’s partner, hard-bitten cop Karl (Samuel L Jackson) feeds her information, weapons…and memory-repressing drugs to enable her to fight through her darkness. She kills her way up […]