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Blu-rayReviews

Contamination – Blu-Ray Review

Banned by the BBFC in 1984 but not prosecuted, Contamination (AKA Alien Contamination AKA Toxic Spawn) is a relatively tame title on the notorious list of 72 censored films. Director Luigi Cozzi, here operating under the name Lewis Coates, is blatantly compacting successful ideas into one Sci-Fi, adventure, horror, mash-up and it just about works.

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DVDReviews

Clown – DVD Review

Jon Watts’ Clown is an exceptional example of how much fun can still be had in the darkest corners of the horror genre without sacrificing a good story. Playing it straight in the realm of clown horror proves a bit of a tone twister, but actually works pretty perfectly in this Eli Roth produced monster […]

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Festival CoverageSundance 2015

Hellions – Sundance 2015

Hellions, the latest from Canadian director Bruce McDonald is overwhelmingly disappointing considering how impressive his 2008 horror venture Pontypool was. On

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Festival CoverageSundance 2015

It Follows – Sundance 2015

Aside from its prologue, which introduces the threat and what it does, David Robert Mitchell’s It Follows presents a hazy kind of

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Festival CoverageTIFF 2013

Almost Human – TIFF 2013

The main problem with Almost Human is that its poster is almost cooler and more grabbing than the film itself. The feel of the film exudes a kind of B-movie charm and

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Blu-rayDVDReviews

V/H/S 2

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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Blu-rayDVDReviews

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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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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