Spookers is a big-scale haunted house attraction based in an abandoned mental hospital south of Auckland, New Zealand. Run by the Watson family, it includes the main buildings, plus the ‘Freaky Forest’ and the ‘Cornevil’ maze, based on the maize labyrinth that started the Watsons into the horror entertainment businessRead More →

AD/BC: A Rock Opera is a rock opera about the birth of Jesus Christ told from the point of view of the innkeeper. It is essentially a purposely low-budget 30 minute parody of other rock operas, most notably Jesus Christ Superstar.Read More →

The Girl Can’t Help It is the ultimate over-the-top Hollywood rock ‘n’ roll movie and is a glorious film that Divine and John Waters watched religiously. Apparently even those horrid Beatles were highly influenced by the film. The movie opens in black and white with Tom Miller explaining that the filmRead More →

 B-grade horror comedy that mixes Biggest Loser reality shows with slasher camp tropes and somehow works, despite its limitations, low budget, lack of stars and long running time. The movie in fact starts with a scene that has nothing to do with the film but does have Bree Olsen nakedRead More →

David Cronenberg is a hugely respected and admired filmmaker, with a catalogue of festival awards and critical and box office success. He attracts A-list talent for his movies, which are always thought-provoking and met with wide intellectual appreciation. But this was not always the case.Read More →

The Church of Scientology has become notorious around the world. Founded by science fiction author L. Ron Hubbard, it spread through its message of self-improvement, but with the secrecy of a cult. British journalist Louis Theroux, adept at infiltrating a wide variety of fringe groups, decided to take on thisRead More →

Pickup on South Street follows two FBI agents who are watching a young woman named Candy on the Subway, for what reason we are unaware of. Enter Skip McCoy, a cannon (pickpocket) on his third strike who has just been released from jail, (one more strike and he gets life.)Read More →

Six people find themselves imprisoned in a maze of identical rooms, littered with deadly traps. As exhaustion and paranoia sets in, the group must somehow find a way before they are destroyed by the labyrinth…or each other. The set-up of “a group of strangers wake up in somewhere with noRead More →

When the arguments arise about the vices and virtues of remakes, David Cronenberg’s 1986 version of The Fly is oft held up as a paragon. A remake that is inspired by the general concept of the original, but hews a totally new path with themes more personal to the director.Read More →

A beautiful model reclines on an ornate couch. She is motionless, illuminated by lurid coloured lighting that highlights the blood that has poured from her neck and around her. The camera pulls back, revealing it is all a set, a photo shoot. Welcome to the world of the Neon Demon.Read More →

Death Note is one of the most famous anime series of all time. It began life as a manga in 2003 written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. From there came the anime series, four live-action films, assorted live-action TV series plus – at time of writing –Read More →