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|Archived Since:||October 26, 2010|
Sound is sacred in Berberian Sound Studio: it is the direct messaging of all things imperative to the mind of its characters, both to transcribe as well as comprehend the complexity of the environment around them. In the film it serves...Show More Summary
One of the oldest stories ever told is the nature of loneliness. The search for companionship and human connection is an aspect of life many have found extremely appropriate for expression in popular mediums, one being that of the cinema screen. Show More Summary
First of all, it goes without saying that if you’re a genre fan, the 70s, 80s and early 90s were a great time for B-movie cinema obsessives. Including myself in this spectrum, I am some body who generally spends the better part of almost...Show More Summary
It goes without saying that Norway has produced some of the most offbeat genre cinema this side of the Atlantic. If you know anything about the region then you’ll probably be aware of the name Dick Maas and thus films such as Amsterdamned, Flodder, Silent Witness and Killer Babies to name but a few. Show More Summary
It may be difficult for many fans to admit but the zombie movie is well and truly dead. And no, that’s not a pun. With all do respect to the sub-genre it has been eons since anything remotely innovative (or at the very least half way...Show More Summary
True crime has a habit of slithering its way into cinema on an almost continual basis. The horror genre, for one, is a platform that thrives on it; everything from the exploits of Wisconsin serial killer Ed Gein whom influenced Robert...Show More Summary
Vengeful spirits and the unrequited rage of the undead fuel much of horror’s soul. We’re familiar with ghosts and phantoms through the visage of cinema, through novels and short stories, paintings and new and old art and we carry these myths on from one generation to another so that a mutual appreciation may be formed. Show More Summary
It’s no secret that the vast majority of slasher films are populated to the brim with less-than-intelligent teens and overly obnoxious twenty-somethings. Poor judgment, stubborn logic, lack of awareness to danger and a general propensity...Show More Summary
The Australian independent horror scene rarely produces certifiable gems. Aside from the likes of recently acclaimed numbers such as Wolf Creek and The Loved Ones, the majority of locally produced genre product is of an arguably lower plateau, usually met with the fate of a limited home video release or worse, nothing at all. Show More Summary
Remember the days of 1990s direct-to-video exploitation movies? Strolling down the new release section of the local video store with your buddies on a Friday afternoon after the school bell rang, perusing the covers of the latest low-budgeters...Show More Summary
Cinematic m urder mysteries are something almost all moviegoers are well accustomed to. Regardless of whatever new twist is employed upon the formula, in the end we know the drill and it's incredibly difficult these days for a screenwriter to augment or deviate away from any of the expected troupes that populate the genre and feed its existence. Show More Summary
It's no secret that Dream House had a troubled post-production and marketing campaign. Director Jim Sheridan was reportedly not happy with the film, mainly due to changes requested by Morgan Creek producer Jim Robinson and the deeply...Show More Summary
The psychology of human fear is the very essence that drives the horror film. Without it the sole purpose of the genre would be defunct from frame one. There are also two distinct yet intrinsically connected kinds of fear. One is the...Show More Summary
If you're a seasoned horror fan of twenty plus years then you're bound to remember the golden age of the slasher genre and its no nonsense approach to straight up T & A, practical gore effects and steadfast loyalty to a formula firmly established by prior films (i.e., Black Christmas, Halloweenand others). Show More Summary
Evening, cretins!My latest review for Digital Retribution details the passion crimes of two mid-aged men whom, by day, moonlight as clowns and by night unleash their murderous tenancies upon each other in the name of love. Confused? Intrigued? Don't know what the hell I'm talking about? CLICK HERE to read my review!
Just when you thought it was safe to enter the auditorium before the scheduled session start time…the trailers start playing! But not just any trailers - the most extreme, untamed, unruly, wild and insane previews of incongruous things to come your beady innocent eyes have ever seen. Show More Summary
Clive Barker’s Hellraiserto this day stands as one of the most innovative, brazen and fearless horror films ever made. Regrettably, what could have been a franchise with enormous creative potential was then followed by an unending offspring...Show More Summary
Evening, cretins! Another Argento film hits DVD and before you can say "yay!" you might want to consider the option of "nay" instead. Yes, the long-awaited Giallo pairs the great master with Hollywood import Adrian Brody and the result is (unfortunately) rather predictable... CLICK HERE to read my review at Digital Retribution.
Evening, cretins!My latest review for Digital Retribution details the life and times of a rather angry turkey. An angry killer turkey. An angry killer turkey avenging the soiled reputation of a native American legend. Oh yes. Did I mention the film was called Thankskilling? CLICK HERE to read it!
In recent years genre fans have come to expect a certain level of chincy cheekiness when sitting down to Japanese splatstick titles like Tokyo Gore Police, RoboGeisha and Frankenstein Girl vs Vampire Girl - films with an inherent tongue-in-cheek approach to their deliberately absurdist subject matter and even more absurd titles. Show More Summary