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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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EIFF 2016Festival Coverage

To Steal from a Thief – EIFF 2016

Acclaimed Spanish director Daniel Calparsoro returns to feature filmmaking with heist flick To Steal from a Thief (Cien Anos de Perdon). The Valencia-set thriller follows a group of highly-organised criminals who become trapped in the bank they are trying to rob. With the authorities massing outside matters are further complicated by a corrupt government group […]

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DbD 2015Festival Coverage

Musaranas – DbD 2015

Winning the audience award for best feature at Dead by Dawn is no small feat. The Edinburgh horror festival has a tight group of in-depth genre fanatics who know their stuff and get exposed to the newest and best once a year. Juanfer Andres and Esteban Roel’s Musaranas (AKA Shrew’s Nest) is a beautiful powerhouse […]

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Festival CoverageTIFF 2013

Cannibal – TIFF 2013

Considering its title, it may be hard to accept that Manuel Martin Cuenca’s Cannibal was one of the most subtle and endearing features at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.

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Apartment 143 – DVD Review

For a film with the tagline: “The first real ghost story”, Apartment 143 (also known as Emergo) doesn’t really seem to be pulling out the stops to show us something new. Written by Rodrigo Cortes, the man who brought us Buried and Red Lights,

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[Rec]3 Genesis – Blu-ray Review

The first thing to remember when you sit down to watch [Rec]3 Genesis is that it is a very different film to its predecessors. [Rec] (2007) and [Rec 2] (2009) have already garnered more than their fair share of cult following and critical acclaim, Rec 2 often being cited as one of the best horror […]

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