976 – Evil (1988, USA)

Marking the directorial debut of Nightmare of Elm Street star Robert Englund, 976 - Evil has just been released on UK Blu-ray by our good friends at Eureka Classics.   High school underdog Hoax (Stephen Geoffreys) fills up his idle hours in his seedy little hometown fending off the gang of school bullies (who given that... Continue Reading →

This Gun For Hire (1942, USA)

This Gun For Hire was the first movie pairing for the sultry Veronica Lake with Alan Ladd. Just released in the UK on Blu-ray as a 4K scan from the original elements it was also the fourth billed Ladd's breakout picture which turned him into a star. Ladd palys Raven a cat loving, but ice... Continue Reading →

Mara (2018, USA)

Mara which has just been released to stream on Amazon Prime comes from the producers of Insidious. Criminal psychologist Kate Fuller (Olga Kurylenko, Quantum of Solace and The Courier) is assigned to the murder of Matthew, whose wife Helena (Rosie Felner) has seemingly strangled him in his sleep and the only witness is Sophie (Mackenzie... Continue Reading →

Walkabout (1971, Australia)

Just released in the UK as a limited edition 4K restoration on Blu-ray Walkabout was cinematographer Nicolas Roeg's first full feature as director. He had previously directed part of the Mick Jagger starring movie Performance working in collaboration with Donald Cammell. It was also his final film as Director of Photography, having made his name... Continue Reading →

Five Graves to Cairo (1943, USA)

Yes I know it's not a horror movie, but given that Five Graves to Cairo was one of the earliest Hollywood pictures made by Austrian born writer/director Billy Wilder (Sunset Boulevard, Some Like it Hot, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes and Witness for the Prosecution amongst many others) I'm applying the my site my... Continue Reading →

The Man Who Laughs (1928, USA)

I remember seeing a still from Paul Leni's The Man Who Laughs featuring Conrad Veidt's rictus grinning visage in Denis Gifford's A Pictorial History of Horror Movies (1974 the gateway to horror fandom for those of us who grew up in the 1960s and 70s), and thinking I want to see that movie. So we... Continue Reading →

Open 24 Hours (2018, USA)

Mary (Vanessa Grasse) has the worst first day at work ever in Open 24 Hours, which has just been released on Digital HD in the UK. Having just completed her sentence for attempting to set light to her serial killer boyfriend Mary takes a job as a night cashier at the remote Deer Gas Station,... Continue Reading →

Mortal (2020 Norway)

Ever wondered what would happen when Scandi Noir collides with a superhero origin story? Well Troll Hunter director André Øvredal's Mortal, which is out now on digital and lands on DVD in the UK on 24 August, answers that knotty little question. Eric Bergman (Nat Wolff) an American Norwegian suffering from strange burns and amnesia... Continue Reading →

Bless the Child (2000 USA)

Bless the Child, which has just been released on Amazon Prime by Signature Entertainment, is part of the wave of Biblical horrors released to cash in on the turn of the Millennium that includes: The Seventh Sign (1998); Stigmata (1999) End of Days (1999) and Lost Souls (2000).  Kim Basinger is Maggie a New York... Continue Reading →

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