Reborn (2018)

Back in October when we got to chat with director Julian Richards one of the things we jawed about was his new film Reborn, which received its UK premiere at the Arrow video Frightfest Halloween. Taking a leaf from Mary Shelley by way of Stephen King, Reborn is the story of Lena O’Neill (Barbara Crampton)…

Possum (2018)

Possum is the first feature film from writer/director Matthew Holness, the creator and star of the Channel 4 horror spoof Garth Marenghi’s Dark Place. However Possum, which is on general release in UK cinemas now is anything but funny. Possum follows the story of disgraced children’s puppeteer Philip (Sean Harris), who returns to the burnt…

Peripheral (2018)

Peripheral is a new Brit Sci-fi movie from director Paul Hyett that takes a chilling look at how our increasing dependency on technology is manipulating our creativity. Hannah Arterton plays Bobbi Johnson, the latest literary sensation whose work has literally set London ablaze, when it inspires youngsters to rioting. So how does the latest literary…

The Snarling (2018)

When a film crew descend on their village to film a zombie picture, pub regulars Les (Laurence Saunders), Mike (Chris Simmons) and landlord Bob (Ben Manning) decide to get jobs as extras. However the shoot appears to be cursed and mutilated bodies begin to pile up every time the moon is full. The MO suggests…

Troll: The Complete Collection

The success of Joe Dante’s Gremlins (1984) inspired a whole bunch of 1980s movies about small critters  including Ghoulies (1984), Critters (1984), Hobgoblins (1988) and Troll (1986) which is released on Blu-ray as part of the Troll: The Complete Collection by Eureka Entertainment on 8 October. As these Gremlins knockoffs go the original Troll is…

Old Mother Riley Meets the Vampire (1952)

Like many middle-aged horror fans my gateway publication into the genre was the Dennis Gifford book A Pictorial History of Horror Movies (1973). Since there were not very many horror movie books around I devoured it intently, despite Gifford being so dismissive of the British Horror flicks that I loved so much. Now the thing…

Lucky (2018)

OK right I know it’s not a horror movie, but when you get offered a preview of Lucky the last film that the legendary Harry Dean Stanton made before his death at the age of 91 in 2017, you just don’t turn it down. One of Hollywood’s most idiosyncratic players Stanton of course has genre…

In2ruders (2018)

Taking the lid of shady practices in the not so distant future music business Naeem Mahmood’s In2ruders follows twin sister duo Lumi and Narti (Sonia and Anna the Bloom Twins) as they are relentlessly  pressured by meglomaniac corporate MD Ravanna Serpentine (supermodel Caprice Bourret) to sign a recording contract with New World Recorder. A life…

Miss Leslie’s Dolls (1973)

Miss Leslie’s Dolls was one of those legendary films that was feared lost forever, however a single print was discovered which has now been remastered and restored for Blu-ray release this week by Network. Three students and their teacher Alma Frost (Terri Juston) are stranded in a graveyard when their car breaks down. Happily Miss…

Assault AKA In The Devil’s Garden (1971)

When schoolgirl Tessa (Lesley-Anne Down) is raped taking a short cut through the local woods and another is murdered at the same place shortly afterwards, Detective chief Superintendent Velyan (Frank Finlay) of the local police is baffled. The only witness the girl’s art teacher Julie West (Suzy Kendall) comes up with the idea of using…