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The Last Voyage of the Demeter

In the context of fatigued properties, André Øvredal’s The Last Voyage of the Demeter, adapted from just one short chapter in Bram Stoker’s Dracula, is a refreshing concept. It’s a big budget Gothic sea-fairing horror, a cinematic curiosity somewhere between Hammer Horror and The Pirates of the Carribean. When it was announced that the man who […]

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Hatchet for the Honeymoon

Mario Bava, best known for his Giallo-instigating film Blood and Black Lace, is perhaps one of the most influential, original directors of the 20th century. The horror genre is still working with, and trying to deviate from, a blueprint he crafted half a Century ago.  Whilst Hatchet for the Honeymoon is by no means Bava’s finest […]

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Knife + Heart

With queer retro slasher Knife + Heart, Yann Gonzalez takes us on an evocative, dangerous, journey through the sensual underbelly of Paris’s sex industry, circa 1979. It’s a world of underground nightclubs, porn theatres, cruising areas, baroque porn sets, and rain-spattered sidewalks, all populated with gorgeous queers and drenched in lurid primary colours. The attention […]

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Madhouse (1974)

Though perhaps not as technically or visually impressive as their Hammer counterparts, Amicus Productions’ slew of late-60s/early 70s horror output is often savvier and timelier. Aside from their superb anthology films, nothing in the Amicus catalogue proves this more than Jim Clark’s 1974 film Madhouse.   Paul Toombs is a horror icon who has made […]

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Saw X – Reboot or Game Over?

After months of anticipation and one of the most aggressive hype campaigns of the franchise, Saw X is finally here, but is it any good? Written by Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger, and directed by long running franchise editor Kevin Greutert, the latest entry is an incredible treat for fans and one of the finest […]

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The Tunnel

When we discuss the lesser known found footage horror hits of the 2000’s, we talk about Lake Mungo, Noroi, and The Poughkeepsie Tapes. But Australian crowd-backed venture The Tunnel is still criminally underrated and not often mentioned alongside those unsung contemporary classics. The mockumentary film from Carlo Ledesma is a stunning example of found footage […]

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Antrum: The Deadliest Film Ever Made

In the long list of postmodern horror films Antrum: The Deadliest Film Ever Made, directed by David Amito and Michael Laicini, has a special place. Few movies have the audacity to play up their own potential as intriguingly and brazenly. It’s a potential pitfall since the louder a film blusters about its own power, the […]

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Corruption (1968)

Of the old guard horror icons, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, John Carradine, Vincent Price, none is perhaps more enjoyable to watch in a role of villainy than Cushing. Of course, Lee was a fantastic Dracula and Price brings a delectable campery to his villains, but its Cushing who perhaps delivers the best surprises in roles […]

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The Last Showing

Obviously most famous for his iconic portrayal of Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street films, Robert Englund has had a fascinating career for over 40 years garnering generations of fans and becoming a reliable Horror Elder ready to lend his talents to feature films and documentaries alike. Phil Hawkins’ The Last Showing belongs […]

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Session 9

The crispness of vision and the timelessness of both its location and story are testament to why Brad Anderson’s Session 9 is still lauded as one of the finest examples of contemporary horror.   Session 9 is a classic haunted house story. A group of men take a short-term, high-pressure, job to get a big payout. […]

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