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Assault – Sidney Hayers (Network)

This 1971 British movie had a variety of titles for different territories such as In The Devil’s Garden, Satan’s Playthings, The Creepers and Tower Of Terror. Some of them make little sense and dress things up as a supernatural horror… Continue Reading →

Saint Karloff – All Heed The Black God (Twin Earth Records)

Okay, let’s get this out of the way quickly. Yes, the band is called Saint Karloff. Yes, the logo on the band page is from the movie Black Sabbath. Yes, we all know which metal titans that film inspired. And… Continue Reading →

Abysmal Grief – Blasphema Secta (Terror From Hell)

Italy has a very proud and revered history of both horror films and occultist themed doom and Abysmal Grief have been melding both together with spine chilling finesse since the late 90’s. It took me till last album ‘Strange Rites… 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 →

Savage Master – With Whips and Chains (High Roller)

Formed 3 years ago, Kentucky is the birthplace for this band, who caught my attention with their pre-debut album demo tracks. ‘With Whips and Chains’ is their second release and it is a big leap forward compared to their debut… 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 →

Five Dolls For An August Moon – Mario Bava (Arrow)

Another intriguing title full of mystery in itself, Five Dolls For An August Moon is not as well-known as a lot of other works from Mario Bava’s oeuvre. The 1970 feature never even got a look in on home video… Continue Reading →

Abysmal Grief – Strange Rites Of Evil (Terror From Hell)

We are all used to our doom being a little on the slow side and that certainly proved to be the point with a package of three discs, including this one which took over a month to even arrive in… Continue Reading →

Blood And Black Lace – Mario Bava (Arrow)

The vaults of Mario Bava are certainly deep and contain plenty of obsidian treasure. Thankfully Arrow keep on digging and plundering more riches from them and with Blood And Black Lace we travel right back to 1964. This was made… Continue Reading →

The Girl Who Knew Too Much – Mario Bava (Arrow)

Considered to be the first true Giallo thriller committed to celluloid and cheekily swiping its name from Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much this was a 1963 black and white film from Italian auteur Mario Bava and one that… Continue Reading →

Rabid Dogs / Kidnapped – Mario Bava (Arrow)

This is a real gem of a movie and one that has been missing in the annals of time until recently when star of the film Lea Lander, along with some German backers and Bava enthusiasts helped get it out… Continue Reading →

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