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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 →

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 →

Creepy – Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Eureka)

If you look up Japanese serial killers on Wiki there’s a paltry list of just 13 of them, considering the population you would have expected a lot more. Compared to the likes of the USA and indeed the UK, Japan… 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 →

K-Shop – Dan Pringle (Bulldog Film Distribution)

I only heard about this after seeing a very attention catching trailer shared around by Cult Labs. It definitely made me want to see the film and luckily a link was provided via a PR company. It would be a… Continue Reading →

The Zero Boys – Nico Mastorakis (Arrow)

“Kill Or Be Killed!” I clearly remember the cover art of 1986 feature by Greek director Nico Mastorakis lining the walls of ye olde video shop courtesy of Polygram who released it back in the day. I assumed I had… Continue Reading →

Deep Red – Dario Argento (Arrow)

The last time I had the pleasure of watching Deep Red was just under a year ago at The Barbican with Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin providing a live soundtrack to the film http://tinyurl.com/mvja6zc You are never going to quite create an… 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 →

The Divide – Xavier Gens (Momentum Pictures)

French director Xavier Gens really caught my attention with his excellent piece of survival horror Frontier(s) 2007. This was a film that came seething out the underbelly of French new wave horror putting the country right on the map with… Continue Reading →

One From The Vault: Thriller En Grym Film

Thriller also known as En Grym Film and They Call Her One Eye was directed by Swedish film maker Bo Arne Vibenius  back in 1973 and it pretty much can be seen as a predecessor for the likes of Last… Continue Reading →

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