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Zombie Lake – Jean Rollin (Black House)

Zombie Lake – Jean Rollin (Black House)

Killing Nazis was just part of the battle during WWII if you believe some of the more exploitative films knocking around the celluloid wasteland. The problem being according to the whims of various directors and producers is that they had the habit of coming back.. Read More
Female Vampire – Jess Franco (Maison Rouge)

Female Vampire – Jess Franco (Maison Rouge)

Film collectors may well remember Odeon Entertainment, the company who among many other titles delivered Witchfinder General and Blood On Satan’s Claw to the Blu-Ray format in the UK. Re-established as Screenbound they have gone and set up not 1 but 2 new cult labels... Read More
Ghoul, Insanity Alert & Lunatic Hooker – London Underworld 1/3/17

Ghoul, Insanity Alert & Lunatic Hooker – London Underworld 1/3/17

There’s normally all sorts of ghoulish behaviour once the sun sets in Camden Town but tonight was going to be like none other and all manner of grizzly and gruesome things were about to happen in the Underworld. First we had a date with a.. Read More
Cultes Des Ghoules – Coven, or Evil Ways Instead Of Love (Hells Headbangers)

Cultes Des Ghoules – Coven, or Evil Ways Instead Of Love (Hells Headbangers)

Slithering and oozing out of Poland circa 2004, the strange and sinister Cultes Des Ghoules impressed with their first two albums Häxan (2008) and Henbane (2013). The latter was described as “dramatic horror fuelled black metal from a band who really like long songs.” Well.. Read More
Bill & Phil – Songs Of Darkness And Despair (Housecore Records)

Bill & Phil – Songs Of Darkness And Despair (Housecore Records)

Well there’s a pairing. Everyone’s favourite Chardonnay enthusiast, Phil Anselmo and Bill Moseley. Actor, total horror hero and portrayer of some of the most bat-shit bad-asses in fear cinema. Seriously, watch him as Chop-Top in TCM 2 or Otis in ‘The Devils Rejects’ and tell.. Read More
Fright Night – Tom Holland (Eureka)

Fright Night – Tom Holland (Eureka)

There was no shortage of non-glittery bloodsuckers pulling in thirsty crowds at the flicks in the 80’s. The likes of Joel Schumacher’s The Lost Boys, Kathryn Bigelow’s Near Dark and Tony Scott’s The Hunger proved that a fascination with all things fanged and undead had.. Read More
Train To Busan - Sang-ho Yeon (Studio Canal)

Train To Busan – Sang-ho Yeon (Studio Canal)

When the living dead started rising and feasting on human flesh most of the historical emphasis in recording what happened featured campaigns in the USA and Europe. Apart from brief mentions, events in the rest of the world were a bit of a mystery. But.. Read More
The Burning – Tony Maylam (Arrow)

The Burning – Tony Maylam (Arrow)

Don’t look; he’ll see you. Don’t breathe; he’ll hear you. Don’t move; you’re dead!  That immortal line is the only real way to start this review of classic 1981 stalk and slasher The Burning. On announcement that Arrow were releasing this uncut in a limited.. Read More
RID - Lightning Wheel (White Horse Records)

RID – Lightning Wheel (White Horse Records)

Black metal has evolved from its origins. It’s a natural state of affairs as people come to it and reinterpret what they hear. Its managed some limited commercial success, crawled into one man bedroom bands, had its clothes stolen by post-rock bands who previously had.. Read More
Theatres Des Vampires – Candyland (Scarlet)

Theatres Des Vampires – Candyland (Scarlet)

Blimey was it really way back in 2011 when this house of vampires last took us on a ‘Moonlight Waltz.’ I guess it doesn’t really matter quite so much when you are immortal but us fans do age all too quickly unfortunately. It’s album number.. Read More
Tales Of Halloween – Various (Arrow)

Tales Of Halloween – Various (Arrow)

Ye olde anthology horror film is the equivalent of the short story and something that has never completely gone out of fashion. It’s not as easy to deliver a shock when you have to do it in such a short sharp fashion and it means.. Read More
Stigmata - Rupert Wainwright (Eureka)

Stigmata – Rupert Wainwright (Eureka)

I have fond memories of this as it was actually one of the first of those new-fangled DVD’s I remember picking up. No doubt I was late to the game as I didn’t want to let go of those lovely big hunks of plastic VHS.. Read More