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Fulci – Tropical Sun (Time To Kill Records)

As well as being a huge music nerd I am equally a massive fan of cinema, I even went as far as to study media at college, and no not as a doss but rather with genuine interest. The notions… Continue Reading →

Gods Forsaken – Smells Of Death (Soulseller Records)

A couple of years back I slotted Gods Forsaken’s debut album “In A Pitch Black Grave” into my end of year top 20. It was a classic claw-hammer to the skull of a Swedish death metal album. Pure, undiluted and… Continue Reading →

Opera – Dario Argento (Cult Films)

As far as many are concerned Opera made in 1987 is the last film truly deserving of director Dario Argento’s auteur status. It also saw the end of the golden era for Italian genre cinema which was rapidly in decline… Continue Reading →

Bloody Hammers – The Horrific Case Of Bloody Hammers (Napalm)

Kooky Halloween ghouls Anders Manga and Devallia are back after only just hitting us over the head with their last descent into the tool shed ‘Lovely Sort Of Death.’ They certainly caught us off guard with that one too having… Continue Reading →

The Void – Jamie Gillespie & Steven Kostanski (Signature Entertainment)

Although there’s no shortage of modern day horror films and the genre is fairly healthy I am sure many of us who lived through the golden era (the 80’s for me) find themselves a bit jaded with all the remakes… Continue Reading →

The Bloodstained Butterfly – Duccio Tessari (Arrow)

There’s little danger of running out of giallo film for release in this country such was the huge proliferation of them to flood Italy after the massive success of Dario Argento’s directorial full length feature The Bird With The Crystal… Continue Reading →

Alien 2: On Earth – Ciro Ippolito (88 Films)

I have picked up nearly all of 88 Films Italian Collection imprint and been pretty pleased with most of them. It’s been a good chance to upgrade a fair few import DVD’s to hi-def Blu-ray transfers and on the whole… Continue Reading →

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies – Burr Steers (Lionsgate)

In 2009 author Seth Grahame-Smith had the rather clever idea along with publisher Quirk Books of penning with (ahem) ghost writer Jane Austen a mashup of her literary famed 1813 novel and reanimating it by adding the living dead to the… Continue Reading →

Interview – Arcana 13

Italian doomsters Arcana 13 have just released their debut album ‘Danza Macabra’ through Aural Music, and it’s a glorious celebration of groovy, heavy riffs and a love of classic Italian horror flicks. I caught up with drummer Luigi Taroni to… Continue Reading →

Arcana 13 – Danza Macabra (Aural Music)

Now, how could I not pick this one for review…! An album entirely based on, and influenced by, classic Italian horror and giallo films of the 60’s and 70’s. Arcana 13 clearly love their Bava, Fulci and Argento, and have… Continue Reading →

What Have You Done To Solange? – Massimo Dallamano (Arrow)

It certainly wasn’t in the hope of getting a suntan but during the groovy early 70’s quite a few Italian giallo directors decided to pop over to London and use it as the backdrop to their murder mystery stories. Examples… Continue Reading →

Your Vice Is A Locked Room And Only I Have A Key – Sergio Martino (Arrow)

Your what is a what? As the Italians got more and more into their Giallo films the titles got ever the more inventive, almost a mystery in themselves and this one is no exception. Many of them were made all… Continue Reading →

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