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Dawn of the Dead: Limited 4K Edition
Posted on Monday 16th November 2020
DAWN_OF_THE_DEAD_3D_BD_SLIPCASE_PACK_ (1)Dawn of the Dead: Limited 4K Edition Certificate 18 Second Sight Films Arriving 10 years after the seminal Night of the Living Dead had ushered in a new era of zombie films, George A Romero returned to his undead roots to deliver, what many consider to be the greatest zombie, if not horror movie of all time, Dawn of the Dead. The movie has been rele...

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The Grudge (2020) - Blu-ray review
Posted on Monday 1st June 2020
The Grudge 2020The Grudge Certificate 15 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment One of the most famous films of the last couple of decades or so, Japanese shocker Ju-On: The Grudge from director Takashi Shimizu was an expertly crafted journey into the paranormal. A few sequels and remake later and we arrive at a new version of the idea, this time the horror has never been more violent. When someone dies in the grip of ...

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Revenge - Blu-ray review
Posted on Sunday 3rd May 2020
Revenge Second Sight Films Certificate 18 Over the years there have been many "revenge" themed movies, a lot of which used uncomfortable and challenging set-ups to grasp their audiences. One only must think of the grindhouse films such as I Spit on Your Grave (1978), Last House on the Left (1972) and Death Wish (1974) to see what I am getting at here. There is a fine line between art and exploitation, and the...

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Knives and Skin - Original Soundtrack
Posted on Thursday 30th January 2020
Knives and Skin - Original Soundtrack Nick Zinner Lakeshore Records Knives and Skin from director Jennifer Reeder was one of the strongest and most original movies from FrightFest 2019. Its hypnotic and sometimes surreal plot contained some superb set-pieces of nerve tightening drama. To make the film even more memorable it had a score which added a delicate beauty to the whole experience. Part sub...

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Edge of the Axe - Blu-ray review
Posted on Sunday 26th January 2020
Edge of the Axe Arrow Video Certificate 18 I must admit, Edge of the Axe is one of those late 80s slashers that passed me by when it was originally released. Maybe because I was tired of the genre by then, maybe because the concept of it being a Euro/American horror just didn't appeal to me, or just maybe there was something better to rent out that week! Anyway, this cut on its original release in 1989 due...

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The Beyond - Blu-ray review
Posted on Monday 13th January 2020
The Beyond Shameless Certificate 18 There are some movies that horror fans have multiple copies of, for me it's The Evil Dead, Halloween and Zombie Flesh Eaters. I have loads of editions in my loft on tape, laserdisc, DVDs, and now lovely Blu-rays and, where I can, 4K editions. Lucio Fulci's The Beyond (1981) is one movie that could also take up a shelf for all the different editions and versions I own as f...

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