EIFF 2013Festival Coverage

The Conjuring – EIFF 2013

James Wan, member of the “Splat-pack”, writer/director of Saw, cult purveyor, herald of the dingy urban horror, a new talent that’s spent the past decade bolstering his CV with some really wonderful films aimed at the sort of people who enjoyed the same late night Hammer marathons as he did in his youth, has a […]

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EIFF 2013Festival Coverage

Frankenstein’s Army – EIFF 2013

Over the past few years there’s been a real peak in the impact of fan-boy fantasy on cinema, especially horror. We’ve seen some truly nutty visions being realised on the big screen and, for better or worse, that trend shows no signs of stopping. The recent sub-genre of Nazi zombie films is creatively tackled in […]

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EIFF 2013Festival Coverage

For Those in Peril – EIFF 2013

British cinema is great at taking quaint environments and turning them into Hell. We also have a penchant for misery and wasted lives, both of which you’ll find abundantly in Paul Wright’s impressive feature debut For Those in Peril, a keyhole into the social mechanics of a small fishing community in Scotland.

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EIFF 2013Festival Coverage

Leviathan – EIFF 2013

One of the most intriguing films of this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival is the experimental documentary piece Leviathan; an abstract look at the relationship between man and nature. It won’t be for everyone, in fact it will probably appeal to a smaller part of the audience who have the patience to endure its 87 […]

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Blu-rayReviews

The Brood

David Cronenberg’s cult classic The Brood is perhaps one of the most innovative and surprising films to deal with the dangers of psychological therapy. Starring Oliver Reed

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DVDReviews

Curandero – DVD Review

Back in 2005 Grindhouse maestro Robert Rodriguez (Planet Terror, From Dusk Till Dawn) wrote a Spanish-language script about a satanic descent into the seedy

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Festival CoverageGFF 2013

John Dies at the End – GFF 2013

When I hear cult-auteur Don Coscarelli is working on a new film I get pretty excited, I read a synopsis and my excitement grows, Angus Scrimm (the Tall Man!) signs on for

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DVDReviews

Monstro! – DVD Review

Rarely do we get a chance to see shameless grindhouse features hell bent on fast paced schlock and rip-roaring fun, and it’s on those grounds that Australian independent

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The Lords of Salem – Blu-ray Review

I’m going to say something really controversial, and I don’t want to shock you so yeh…you’ve been warned. Rob Zombie is the Tarantino of horror.

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Penthouse North – DVD Review

On New Year ’s Eve, blind photo journalist Sara (Michelle Monaghan) finds her New York penthouse apartment turned into a private hell when she is stalked by a

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