DVDReviews

V/H/S 2 10/9/13

V/H/S rescued found-footage for me last year. It took the frankly tired cash cow medium and applied it to anthology horror, a concept that had taken a back bench in

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Extracted – DVD Review

At first glance Nir Paniry’s neuro-trip Extracted (nee Extraction) can seem a little too Inception for its own good. Nolan’s cerebral masterpiece has unfortunately

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Hammer of Gods

If you can, try to sweep past the dull blasé action cover that adorns director Farren Blackburns’ feature debut, Hammer of Gods. To be honest don’t invest too much

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Blu-rayReviews

Pi – Blu-ray Review

Darren Aronofsky’s debut feature Pi celebrates its 15th anniversary this year with a refurbed and repackaged Blu-ray release, so it’s the perfect time to revisit everyone’s favourite head-fuck mathematics film.

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The Returned – Blu-ray Review

A disappointing watch for anyone who’s got too caught up in the word zombie, Robin Campillo’s 2004 film The Returned is a haunting original tale of undead

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The ABC’s of Death – Blu-ray Review

The ABC’s of Death is probably one of the most ambitious horror spectacles ever conceived: 25 letters of the alphabet, 25 directors from all over the world, and total

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EIFF 2013Festival Coverage

Magic Magic – EIFF 2013

Tonally speaking Magic Magic hits the nail on the head, achieving from start to finish the truly disconcerting vibe of an oncoming storm. From the word go, things seem to be

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EIFF 2013Festival Coverage

Everyone’s Going to Die – EIFF 2013

Melanie (Nora Tschirner) is a young woman living out a dull existence in an English seaside town, her life crawls along until she meets Ray (Rob Knighton in his second feature performance), a recently divorced gangster-type back in town for one last job. Without a doubt the most charming and impressive feature to debut at […]

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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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