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Flesh And Blood – Paul Verhoeven (Eureka)

Not the Pete Walker film, this is an entirely different type of Flesh And Blood Show and one that takes us right back to 1502 AD. The 80’s had seen a deluge of all things sword and sorcery and films… Continue Reading →

Cannibal Ferox – Umberto Lenzi (Shameless)

Banned in 31 countries and the most violent film ever made. Yeah this is the normal sort of hype one encounters in the cinema of so called extremity all the time but Umberto Lenzi’s cannibal gut-muncher of 1981 actually walked… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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-… Continue Reading →

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