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Xtro – Harry Bromley Davenport (Second Sight)

Xtro – Harry Bromley Davenport (Second Sight)

I first heard about Xtro in slightly odd circumstances as my dad had shares in a company that had some involvement in its production. I saw some photos in a trade publication he was sent and boy do I wish I had snapped it up.. Read More
The Mountain Of The Cannibal God – Sergio Martino (Shameless Films)

The Mountain Of The Cannibal God – Sergio Martino (Shameless Films)

It’s back to the infamous 72 film hit-list that were known in a time of mass hysteria as the Video Nasties and Sergio Martino’s The Mountain (Slave, Prisoner) Of The Cannibal God released back in 1978. The Italian cannibal genre may have been short lived.. Read More
eXistenZ – David Cronenberg (101 Films)

eXistenZ – David Cronenberg (101 Films)

A true auteur and one of the great visionary directors of our time, David Cronenberg’s career has been incredibly interesting to say the least. Although his films are really varied in some ways, as we will discover here they are all in the same universe.. Read More
The Old Dark House – James Whale (Eureka)

The Old Dark House – James Whale (Eureka)

Although I am much more of a 70’s-80’s kind of person when it comes to my movies, you have to acknowledge the films of the real past and dip back occasionally to where things started, especially with genre films such as horror. The 1930’s had.. Read More
Once Were Warriors – Lee Tamahori (Second Sight)

Once Were Warriors – Lee Tamahori (Second Sight)

We used to scour the video shop looking for films to grab for a nights entertainment and always went to the new releases as a first stop, hoping to get something watchable or at least downright rubbish that we could have a laugh during. I.. Read More
Lair Of The White Worm – Ken Russell (Vestron Video)

Lair Of The White Worm – Ken Russell (Vestron Video)

The late Ken Russell was certainly a divisive character and love him or loathe him a person who was hard to ignore. As far as his films were concerned they often courted controversy and indeed still do so. He baited the censors at every opportunity.. Read More
Der Todesking – Jorg Buttgereit (Arrow)

Der Todesking – Jorg Buttgereit (Arrow)

The king of death resides resplendent on his throne, it will not be too long before you sit at his feet, it could happen in an instant, a heartbeat. It could take a long suffocating agony, the release from which you find yourself begging for... Read More
Wishmaster – Robert Kurtzman (Vestron Video)

Wishmaster – Robert Kurtzman (Vestron Video)

“Master! Apprentice! Heartborne, 7th Seeker Warrior! Disciple! In me the Wishmaster.” Ah no wrong section, get thee out of here Nightwish! Actually only the mighty belong and that’s Motorhead who get the closing credits song, but let’s go back and start at the beginning. I.. Read More
The Gate - Tibor Takács (Vestron Video)

The Gate – Tibor Takács (Vestron Video)

Anyone who used to hunt through the shelves of the old video rental stores in the 80’s will no doubt remember the label and the logo that was Vestron Video. It was their horror films that if you are reading this you have fond memories.. Read More
In the Fade - Fatih Akin  (Magnolia Pictures)

In the Fade – Fatih Akin (Magnolia Pictures)

AKA  Real Life Horror  Original title:  Aus dem Nichts  (out of nowhere) There is a Stoic practise connected to the Latin phrase memento mori (remember death). It’s not a practise for the faint-hearted. The practitioner is asked to remind him- or herself, actively, every day,.. Read More
Unchained Melody:  The Films Of Meiko Kaji – Tom Mes (Arrow)

Unchained Melody: The Films Of Meiko Kaji – Tom Mes (Arrow)

I am sure I am not alone but after watching the film and all the extras I always read the booklet that goes with them before putting back on the shelf. Not all Blu-Ray companies bother with these but Arrow are one that does go.. Read More
Ben – Phil Karlson (Second Sight)

Ben – Phil Karlson (Second Sight)

Hot on the heels of Willard in 1972 Ben follows on directly from where its predecessor finished. Due to events of the previous film Ben and his rat pack are forced to move. They have detectives, cops, local cats and hoards of people aware of.. Read More