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Ghostland - Music from the Motion Picture
Posted on Friday 18th October 2019
Ghostland - Music from the Motion Picture Georges Boukoff, Anthony d'Amario and Ed Rig The Omega Productions Records Pascal Laugier's Ghostland (known in the UK as Incident in a Ghostland) was one of the highlights of FrightFest 2018 and proved once and for all that this director was a master of the sinister and murky. Produced ten years after Martyrs, the movie was more considered in its tension building an...

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Halloween: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Expanded Edition)
Posted on Thursday 17th October 2019
Halloween: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Expanded Edition) Sacred Bones Double Vinyl Halloween 2018 was a box-office hit and gave the franchise a much-needed tension injection. It saw the return of Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode and that of original director John Carpenter though he wasn't in the driving seat for this one. Instead he, alongside his son and godson, Cody Car...

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Asylum - Blu-ray review
Posted on Saturday 13th July 2019
Asylum Second Sight Films Certificate 15 When you read that a film has the writer Robert Bloch (Psycho) and been directed by Roy Ward Baker your interest will be pricked. When you also learn it's from Amicus the you know it's a "must have" purchase. This is exactly what Asylum is, a cracker of an anthology movie which has been given the special HD treatment thanks to those lovely people at Second Sight Films. Asylum boasts...

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The House that Dripped Blood - Blu-ray review
Posted on Saturday 13th July 2019
The House that Dripped Blood Second Sight Films Certificate 15 Amicus was famous for its anthology movies, and The House that Dripped Blood was one of their most famous ones. It contains a few good scares, as well as more than its fair share of in-jokes and homages to horror cinema's past. Written by Psycho author Robert Block and directed by newcomer Peter Duffell, the film boasts the usual Amicus star ...

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Black Moon Rising - Blu-ray review
Posted on Monday 22nd April 2019
Black Moon Rising CoverBlack Moon Rising Arrow Video Cetificate 15 Most Sci-Fi thrillers from the 80s often suffered from lack of budget and lack of imagination as they tried to bring visions of tomorrow to an audience weaned on a diet of Star Wars and other such fodder. Black Moon Rising was different, it kept its hopes high but kept itself in the here and now and viewing some thirty plus years aft...

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Scared Stiff - Blu-ray review
Posted on Thursday 11th April 2019
Scared Stiff Arrow Video Certificate TBA Arrow Video continue to trawl the vaults of 80 horror fodder and have dug up a title that's taken too long to come to Blu-ray, Richard Friedman's Scared Stiff. Starring Mary Page Keller and Andrew Stevens the movie follows the classic 80s formula of slow-burn, some gore, more slow-burn and cracking final reel, it's a classic well worth getting re-acquai...

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The Green Inferno: AKA Cannibal Holocaust 2
Posted on Monday 8th April 2019
The Green Inferno - Cannibal Holocaust 2 3D Packshot SlipcaseThe Green Inferno: AKA Cannibal Holocaust 2 88 Films Cetificate 15 Cannibal Holocaust is probably one of the most debated horror movies of all time. A blend of exploitation, extreme gut-munching and violence (and some real animal torture) its notoriety is still talked about. It was inevitable a sequel is some shap...

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Vault of Horror: The Italian Connection Vol.2
Posted on Monday 8th April 2019
Vault of Horror: The Italian Connection Vol.2Vault of Horror Vol 2 Demon Records Here we go again with another slice of superb sounds with an Italian flavour from Demon Records and let's just say its just as strong as the movies they're culled from. Starting off with the hazy chill of Savana from Savana Violenta (The Violent World) by Guido and Maurizio De Angelis, we get the chance to experience some of the ...

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The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot - Film review
Posted on Wednesday 27th March 2019
The Man Who Killed Hitler... The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot Epic Pictures Certificate TBA At FrightFest 2018 there was one movie that many of us really wanted to catch, mainly because it starred Sam Elliott and had the best title, ever! The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot stars Sam Elliott and Aidan Turner and is a film that defies categorisation and is sublime as it is divert...

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Possum - Blur-ray review
Posted on Tuesday 12th March 2019
Possum Bluray coverPossum Certificate 15 Bulldog Film Distribution Attending FrightFest as part of the Horror Channel team is a blast, getting to mingle with the regulars, the whole Horror Channel team, the guests, the FrightFest crew etc but the downside is that sometimes you miss a movie you've been dying to catch. This was the case for Possum, the debut feature film from writer/director Matthew Holness. I had...

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Halloween (2018) - 4K HD Review
Posted on Monday 25th February 2019
Halloween 4K coverHalloween 4K HD review Universal Probably one of the most anticipated movies of 2018, Halloween had a lot to live up to. The early signs were good; Jamie Lee Curtis was back as Laurie Strode, John Carpenter was around as Creative Consultant and composer and more importantly it would be set 40 years after the very first movie ended. Yes folks, gone are the memories of Hospital murders, p...

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One Cut of the Dead - Blu-ray review
Posted on Sunday 24th February 2019
One Cut of the Dead Certificate 15 Third Window Films One of the finest movies that I've ever seen at FrightFest, One Cut of the Dead (Kamera o tomeru na!) is a film which takes the "meta movie" idea and pushes it right up to 11. With a budget said to have been around $27,000 it has raked in far more across the globe and taken its rightful place in countless "greatest film" lists from the last 12 ...

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The Best of 80s Scream Queens - Blu-ray review
Posted on Saturday 2nd February 2019
The Best of 80s Scream Queens 88 Films Certificate 18 The Best of 80s Scream QueensFor those of us of a certain age, the 1980s was a time of the video cassettes and computer games and whilst our adoration of pixels may have diminished our love for 80s horror/thrillers remains. This triple-bill from the good folks at 88 Films is a reminder of the golden age of direct-to-video releases and the s...

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