Halloween

Any conversation around the greatest horror films of all time will invariably include mention of 1978’s Hallowe’en. A lean, mean, straight razor of a film, this surprise underground hit launched the careers of Jamie Lee Curtis and John Carpenter and sculpted the template for the modern slasher film. What followed was a massive boom in […]

Octaman

In a little Mexican village radiation is poisoning the water and American scientist Dr. Torres is there trying to solve the mysteries of the deep, or at least the lake. Mysteries like why does his voice not match his lips, why is it so dark all the time and why does a plastic octopus have […]

Gila!

ORDER DVD 50s B-Grade monster/eco-disaster movie “The Giant Gila Monster” is rebooted in this loving tribute from B-Grade King of Schlock director Jim Wynorski (Not Of This Earth, Sorority House Massacre II, Hard To Die, Ghoulies IV, House On Hooter Hill… the list goes on!)

Savages Crossing

ORDER DVD When Sue (Angela Punch McGregor) finds out her estranged husband Phil (John Jarrat) is about to be released from prison, she’s terrified. She cleans out the bank account, puts through a call to a friend named Chris (Chris Haywood), packs up her teenage son Damien (Charlie Jarratt, John’s real-life son) and heads out of […]

Inner Demon

One of the greatest joys in life is enjoying the success of friends…only eclipsed by the sweet nectar that is the failure of enemies. I can happily report that Ursula Dabrowsky has lived up to, and exceeded, the promise shown in her debut feature Family Demons (2009) with the second film in her Demon-trilogy, Inner […]

Lucky Bastard

Ashley Saint (Betsy Rue) is a popular Pornstar, who has worked on everything up to and including violent rape porn. Nonetheless, when her regular director Mike (Don McManus) wants her to work for his site “Lucky Bastard” she flatly refuses. “Lucky Bastard” is a porn site unlike the rest – they solicit applications from fans, […]

Only Lovers Left Alive

Eve (Tilda Swinton) and her lover Adam (Tom Hiddleston) are vampires. She reclines in Tangier while he hides himself away in a crumbling house in Detroit. She is an avid reader, capable of devouring entire books in a matter of minutes while music is his poison, both listening and creating. Both have negotiated dignified ways […]

Legacy of Thorn

ORDER DVD The seemingly-unkillable slasher is virtually the default horror icon of modern times. The hulking, slow-walking masked menace cutting a swathe through teenagers has been a standby of the genre ever since Michael Myers first stepped out in Autumn in Haddonfield. These figures, like Freddy and Jason, are the poster boys for horror and […]

Manson Family Movies

ORDER DVD In the summer of ‘69 members of Charlie Manson’s “family” stole an NBC-TV truck loaded with film equipment. Later on the truck was dumped and the majority of its contents given away, but Charlie kept one of the cameras. The Family also allegedly owned three Super-8 cameras which they used to produce amateur […]