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A good plot twist can be a potent weapon in the armoury of a movie. Ideally, these serve as an addition, an extra to an already-effective plot. The story has seemingly been resolved and then the twist arrives to reveal the hidden extra layer to all that has gone before. When this works, it can […]

Demons Among Us

A long term labour of love this Aussie independent horror film first saw the light in 2001 as a short film before Simpson expanded the storyline and started filming the long version in 2003. It took until 2006 to complete it with a volunteer crew, a cast of unknowns and more balls than Wendy O […]

Video Nasties

The ‘Video Nasty’ furore in Great Britain in the 80s was perhaps the ultimate argument that any publicity really isn’t necessarily good publicity. When an attempt by Go Video to build interest in the UK release of Cannibal Holocaust included a faked letter of outrage to moral crusader Mary Whitehouse, things massively backfired and a […]

Killer Nun

Killer Nun is an Italian Nunsploitation flick starring Anita Ekberg (Fellini’s La Dolce Vita) as sister Gertrude. Sister Gertrude works in a geriatric hospital and is recovering from neurosurgery. She is dependent on morphine to help with headaches which she experiences daily, and man does she has some track marks that can rival that dude in Requiem for a […]

Night of the Hellhamsters

Here’s a fun and gory little short film from UK / New Zealand based director Paul Campion. Julie (Stephanie Ratcliff) is busy babysitting a coupla rugrats and chatting on the phone to a girlfriend when her boyfriend Karl (Paul O’Neil) arrives. She excitedly asks him ”did you bring it?” he replies yes and pulls out […]