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Super 8 - 4K review
Posted on Monday 7th June 2021
Super 8 4K coverSuper 8 Paramount Home Entertainment Certificate 12 The popularity of Stranger Things sparked an interest in all things retro sci-fi/horror 80s style but for many the true resurrection in interest came from a corker from J.J. Abrams, Super 8. It tells the story of six friends who witness a train wreck while making a Super 8 movie, only to discover that something unimaginable escaped during the c...

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Raw - Special Edition Blu-ray review
Posted on Wednesday 28th April 2021
Raw box setRaw (Special Edition) Second Sight Films Certificate 18 Original movies are few and far between but Raw manages to take a well-worn trope and give it a grim, contemporary and sophisticated twist. Its brutal, charming and in some ways innocent but don't be lulled into a false sense of security, the movie is, as the title suggests very, very raw. Shy student Justine (Garance Marillier), heads to a veterinary...

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Darkroom - Blu-ray review
Posted on Monday 18th January 2021
Darkroom CoverDarkroom 88 Films Certificate 15 88 Films continues to search out for forgotten shockers for their Slasher Collection and this time has unearthed a truly cheesy piece from 1989, Darkroom. Being produced by Nico Mastorakis, the guy who gave the world the censor bothering shocker Island of Death you'd expect it to be a wild and unflinching slasher. Instead, we get an above average slice and dice flick wit...

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Blind Date - Blu-ray review
Posted on Monday 18th January 2021
BLIND DATE COVERBlind Date 88 Films Certificate 18 This tale of obsession and sight loss is a prime example of 80s arty horror. Directed by Nico Mastorakis, the man behind the controversial shocker Island of Death, this is a sci-fi infused giallo style slasher that's been off the shelves for far too long. Ad Exec Jon Ratcliff is obsessed and riddled with guilt over his lost girlfriend but then is convinced he spo...

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