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Body Melt

In the 80’s and 90s Australian TV cranked out some of the most intense public service announcements released anywhere on the globe. The aim? To scare the living shit out of any potential drug users and drunk drivers. Philip Brophy’s 1993 horror film Body Melt takes a page out of the anti-drug PSA’s book and savages the […]

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Birds of Prey

After a scene stealing turn in David Ayer’s calamitous Suicide Squad, it was only a matter of time until Harley Quinn got a film of her own. Robbie’s portrayal of the Batman villain was ICONIC. Sticking with her is smart business from a studio still trying to figure out its place in the world of Superhero cinema and Marvel/Disney domination.   At cinemas the film […]

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Hellboy (2019)

Neil Marshall’s Hellboy flopped hard at the box office back in April. And it really didn’t deserve to. Off the back of a $50,000,000 budget, the film only took an estimated $48,000,000 worldwide, essentially ensuring the franchise won’t see the light of day for an awful long time. When Marshall’s adaptation was announced, it was […]

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Halloween (2018)

The buzz around David Gordon Green’s Halloween has been insane. Fresh blood behind the lens, the blessings of franchise instigator/genre icon John Carpenter, and the return of Jamie Lee Curtis to a role that launched her career back in 1978. If you ignore Rob Zombie’s remake and it’s sequel,

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Festival Coverage

Leatherface

Crafting a prequel to one of the most iconic horror films of all time is a bold move. It didn’t work for The Exorcist Films (either time), Rob Zombie’s Halloween suffered

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The Predator

It’s been over 30 years since the Predator first stomped onto our screens, yet the inter-galactic hunter hasn’t quite had the success of his contemporaries. Even though the Predators are as instantly recognisable as Alien,

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Downrange – DbD 2018

Back in 2014 cult Japanese director Ryuhie Kitamura delivered No One Lives, a camp pseudo-slasher with an inventive approach to gore and a

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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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Bad Kids of Crestview High – EIFF 2017

Bad Kids of Crestview High, the sequel to 2014’s Haunting at Crestview High (aka Bad Kids Go to Hell), is every bit as daft and inane as it’s predecessor. Based on Barry Werwick’s graphic novel, its a silly slasher

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The Lure – EIFF 2016

The most unique, colourful, and impressive film at Edinburgh International Film Festival was easily The Lure; a macabre Polish siren musical that seduces as well as it thrills. Director Agnieszka Smoczynska has put together a remarkable piece of work with a talented team of Polish artists, so look no further if splendorous audio-visual fairs are […]

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