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Right Place, Wrong Time: Nostalgia and the House of 1000 Corpses

Back in 2001, Rob Zombie, global heavy metal star, directed his first feature film, House of 1000 Corpses. Its schlocky exploitation soul was abandoned by producers to the whims of post-production purgatory for three years: shelved because of its freakish nature. 

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Temple – DVD Review

There’s a lot of BS floating around just now regarding the writing credit on William Barrett’s directorial debut Temple. If you’re to believe the posters, Temple is the latest potentially lucrative film from the mind of Simon Barrett, writer behind The Guest, You’re Next, and last year’s surprise Blair Witch sequel.  In actual fact, Barrett has distanced himself from the project, penning an open letter which reveals he wrote a script […]

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Train to Busan – DVD Review

Last year Yeon Sang-Ho’s animated horror Seoul Station plotted the course of a viral outbreak in South Korea with solid, but not groundbreaking, results. The hype for Sang-Ho’s debut live-action film has been unparalleled and the reviews overwhelmingly enthusiastic. Thankfully its deserved. Seok-Woo (Yoo Gong- Age of Shadows) is a self-serving businessman with little time […]

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The Town That Dreaded Sundown – Blu-Ray Review

Alfonzo Gomez-Rejon’s 2014 remake of Charles B. Pierce’s cult classic The Town That Dreaded Sundown is a surprisingly entertaining revisit around a new set of murders sixty-five years after the original Texarkana Moonlight Murders.

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Big Game – Blu-Ray Review

Jalmari Helander’s Big Game is a kind of spiritual sequel (or prequel) to his 2010 Christmas horror adventure film Rare Exports. Big Game reunites the father/son duo of Helander’s debut for an entirely different kind of action adventure film.

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Julia – DVD Review

The feature film debut from writer and director Mathew A. Brown, Julia is a Neo-Noir rape-revenge film about a girl who is dragged into a shady form of cult therapy after a brutal trauma.

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Body – DVD Review

Body, from Dan Berk and Robert Olsen, is an odd, hilarious, and vaguely worrying film about a group of girls who fake a rape in order to clear themselves of an accidental murder.

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Invoked – DVD Review

Humberto Rosa and Thairon Mendes’ found footage horror Invoked is a surprisingly effective . Rosa’s script, co-written by Aaron Gibson, is short and sweet, hits all the bases of a typical haunted house horror, but still packs a punch.

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The Cat and the Canary – Blu-Ray Review

The Cat and The Canary, Elliot Nugent’s 1939 horror, has a lot more comedy in mind than its silent Paul Leni-directed 1927 original or even the stage origins of John Willard’s original play. The laughs come mostly from Bob Hope, who stars in his first leading role as Wally Campbell; a golden-hearted feather-weight with a […]

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Eat – DVD Review

Jimmy Weber clearly has a bone to pick, his directorial debut (also his debut writing credit) Eat is, on many counts, a fearless shameless venture, out to upset the unsuspecting viewer. For a horror fan, it’s a rare thing to find something that genuinely curls your toes, makes your eyes water, and has you shuddering […]

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