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Tales Of Halloween - DVD Review
By James Whittington
Posted in: Reviews, Monday 31st Oct 2016
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Arrow Films

Certificate 18

Extras: Deleted Scene: Grim Grinning Ghost - directed by Axelle Carolyn, Behind-The-Scenes: Sweet Tooth - directed by Dave Parker, Anatomy of a Scene: Friday the 31st - directed by Mike Mendez, Fun Facts pop-on video commentary for selected segments (caption file), Photo Gallery, Behind-The-Scenes of Bad Seed, Storyboards for Ding Dong.

Halloween, a traditional time for sitting around and telling the most outrageous horror themed stories you can think of. Well, you don't have to make up your own anymore as some of the genres finest talent have done all the hard work for you!

Tales of Halloween has 10 (yes, 10!) interlocking stories that ... »

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The Purge: Election Year - Film Review
By James Whittington
Posted in: Reviews, Wednesday 24th Aug 2016

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Universal

Certificate 15

The end of The Purge: Anarchy set up more political intrigue than we might have expected from the Blumhouse franchise, but it was a welcome addition. The Purge: Election Year follows up on the set up, taking us to a new Purge Night (for the uninitiated, a holiday in a not too distant future USA where all crime is legal for the night), where anti-Purge presidential hopeful Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell) is forced outside during the t... »

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The Shallows – Film review
By Horror Channel
Posted in: Reviews, Tuesday 19th Jul 2016

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Sony Pictures

Certificate 15

On a trip to a secret and mostly deserted Mexican beach, Nancy (Blake Lively) finds herself to be the prey of a very hungry shark. Trapped on a small rock, the tide threatening to throw her back into the water, Nancy has only her wits (she’s a med school dropout) and a seagull companion, she must figure out a way to get back to shore.


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The Ninth Configuration – Blu-ray review
By James Whittington
Posted in: Reviews, Sunday 22nd May 2016

The Ninth ConfigurationThe Ninth Configuration – Blu-ray review

Second Sight

Certificate 15

Extras: Audio Commentary by Writer/Director William Peter Blatty and Mark Kermode, Killer Kane featurette - brand new interviews with writer/director/producer William Peter Blatty, actors Stacy Keach, Tom Atkins and Stephen Powers, composer Barry De Vorzon, production designer William Malley and art director J. Dennis, Archive featurette with Mark Kermode, Deleted Scenes and Outtakes.

William Peter Blatty’s The Ninth Configuration was originally released in 1980 to an incredibly mixed response. Its mixture of biting satire, brutal horrors of war and of life itself as well as surreal drama and confusing moments of comedy has earn... »

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Creepshow 2 - Blu-ray Review
By James Whittington
Posted in: Reviews, Saturday 14th May 2016

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88 Films

Certificate 18

Extras: Screenplay For A Sequel - An Interview with Screenwriter George A. Romero,Tales From The Creep - An Interview with Actor Tom Savini, Behind-The-Scenes Footage with Tom Savini as “The Creep”, Theatrical Trailers, TV Spot and Still Gallery.

After the success of Creepshow in 1982 it was inevitable that a follow up would follow but it wasn’t until 1987 when it finally happened with original director George A. Romero handing duties to Michael Gornick. Stephen King was still involved with his stories being adapted by Romero but the anthology was now only three stories instead of five as in the original.

As before each story pays homage to the celebrated EC horror comics with a delight... »

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Burial Ground - Blu-ray Review
By James Whittington
Posted in: Reviews, Wednesday 6th Apr 2016

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88 Films

Certificate 18

Extras: Interview with Mikel Coven, Audio Commentary, Trailers, Deleted Scenes, Collectable Art Card, Reversible Sleeve

88 Films continue their impressive Blu-ray range with this celebrated shocker from Andrea Bianchi who will probably be best remembered for Strip Nude For You Killer. Remastered from the original 16mm negative Burial Ground is a gruesome piece of Italian horror has never looked better, and it’s here in its uncut form, but does it stand the test of time?

Also known as The Zombie Dead, Zombi Horror, Le Notti del terrore and The Nights Of Terror (which is the title on this print) the movie starts with an scientist discoverin... »

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Doomwatch - DVD Review
By James Whittington
Posted in: Reviews, Tuesday 5th Apr 2016

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Simply Media

Certificate 15

For anyone of a certain age there will be sci-fi shows that grabbed them and lead to the way of loving horror. For some it was the earth invasions of Quatermass, for others it was the time-travelling of Doctor Who, but for some it was the gritty realism of “this could actually happen” shocks of Doomwatch.

Ground-breaking in every sense of the word Doomwatch originally aired on the BBC from 1970-1972 and at its height it attracted in excess of 13.6 million viewers and like the best TV shows spawned two film adaptations. Surprisingly it has never been released onto DVD, until now!

Sadly not all of the episodes made... »

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Blood Moon - DVD Review
By James Whittington
Posted in: Reviews, Tuesday 13th Oct 2015

Blood MoonBlood Moon - DVD Review

Studiocanal

Certificate 15

There seems to be a bit of a rush of werewolf movies at the moment which is a good thing as I like these creature features no matter how predictable they can be. But what’s this? A werewolf movie set in the Wild West but shot in the UK? Surely this can’t work… can it?

Colorado – 1887. A stagecoach full of passengers is held hostage by two outlaws on the run from the law. But events take an unexpected turn when the group fall prey to a mythical creature known to locals as a skin walker to others a werewolf. They must settle their differences and combine their strengths if they’re going survive the night of a blood red moon.

Brimming with invention and smart direction from Jeremy Wooding, Blood Moon»

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Tusk - DVD Review
By James Whittington
Posted in: Reviews, Thursday 18th Jun 2015

TuskTusk - DVD Review

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Certificate 15

Extras: Commentary with writer/director Kevin Smith, Deleted Scenes, Animated Podcast

Any movie from Kevin Smith is well worth investigating and learning he’s made a horror movie can only mean one thing, it’s got to be a must see… hasn’t it?

When podcastor and journalist Wallace Bryton (Justin Long) goes missing in the backwoods of Manitoba while interviewing a mysterious seafarer named Mr. Howe (Michael Parks), his best friend Teddy (Haley Joel Osment) and girlfriend Ally (Genesis Rodriguez) team up with an ex-cop to look for him before something horrible and sini... »

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Devil's Advocates: The Blair Witch Project - Book Review
By James Whittington
Posted in: Reviews, Sunday 14th Jun 2015

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Peter Turner

Auteur

ISBN 9781906733841

£9.99

Even though it was far from being the very first found footage movie, The Blair Witch Project from 1999 redefined this horror sub-genre so perfectly that the cast and crew have struggled to match its success and impact. This superb book from Peter Turner details this movie from conception to production to aftermath and tries to piece together exactly why it spoke to the horror loving public so much.

Born at a time of self-referential slashe... »

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Clown
By James Whittington
Posted in: Reviews, Sunday 22nd Feb 2015

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Studiocanal

Certificate 18

Extras: None

From producer and splatter-maestro Eli Roth comes the creepy shocker Clown. Billed as a nightmarish tale of a doting father who undergoes a gruesome, bloodthirsty transformation, the film has a dark centre beating away inside its blood-splattered heart, and a baddie that is anything but fun, this clown eats children!

It’s Jack's 10th birthday, but the clown has cancelled. His dad, Kent (Andy Powers), finds an old clown suit in the attic and saves the party. But after the party is over, Kent has a problem… the suit won't come off. What starts as a joke quickly turns into a hellish nightmare. Kent can feel himself changing, and his desperate attempts to free himself just leave him in agonis... »

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Grace: The Possession
By James Whittington
Posted in: Reviews, Sunday 22nd Feb 2015

GraceGrace: The Possession - DVD Review

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Certificate 15

Extras: None

There has been countless “possession” movies released over time and the theme peaked with the unleashing of The Exorcist (1973) and The Omen (1976). Since then, the genre has come and gone with little fanfare or originality. Grace: The Possession changes that with a novel and devilishly clever twist, it tells its story through the eyes of the person possessed.

Grace (Alexia Fast) is a beautiful, naive, virginal college freshman trying to deal with campus culture and her outgoing new roommate. But when a terror takes over her body and unleashes chaos, Grace returns to the cold clutches of her severe grandmother (Lin Shaye). Haunted by the horrifi... »

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