Category Archive: Reviews

Strangled (AKA A Martfui Rem, 2016)

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Based upon a true set of events (known as the Monster of Martfu killings), the action inĀ  Strangled takes place in the rural Hungarian town of Martfu. In 1958 Akos Reti (Gabor Jaszberenyi)… Continue reading

Dark Circus London Premiere

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OK I have to fess up, that as the movie’s Twitter ringmaster, I had more than just a casual interest Julia Ostertag’s occult urban fantasy Dark Circus so I was really excited when… Continue reading

Predator (1987) back in UK and Irish Cinemas

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It’s hard to believe that John McTiernan’s Predator is now 30 years old. To celebrate this anniversary Predator is being re-released in British and Irish cinemas. Having missed the big screen experience first… Continue reading

Batman Vs. Two-Face (2017)

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As someone who grew up in the 1960s one of my favourite Gothic gateways was the Adam West Batman series. It had everything a darkling child could possibly want; a masked hero, sinister… Continue reading

At Dawn They Sleep (1999) From the Bargain Basement of Terror

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Every now and then the Bargain Basement of Terror throws up a little gem, At Dawn they Sleep wasn’t although it did contain a lot of throwing up. Producer/Writer/Director Brian Paulin and Rich… Continue reading

The Three Don’ts

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The pre-publicity from Celtic Badger said ‘Anyone be up for checking out a mad hard-genre, dark comedy film about Irish lads killing each other?’ Why Hell yes, as if you ever needed to… Continue reading

Sharktopus Vs Pteracuda (2014) Friday Morning Creature Feature

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‘We’ve got to find a way to eliminate these aggressive behaviors or at least figure out where they are coming from’ says Lorena (Katie Savoy) our heroic young biologist. Er might be because… Continue reading

Poor Agnes (2017) at Grimmfest

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Agnes Poelzl (Lora Burke) lives in the wilds of Northern Ontario and has a freezer full of body parts, you see she’s a vicious psychopath. She wasn’t always a psychopath, but kind of… Continue reading

The Bride (2017) at Grimmfest

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The opening sequence of Svyatoslav Podgayevsvsky’s The Bride initially reminded me a little of Peter Newbrook’s Brit Horror The Asphix (1972), when a photographer in pre-revolutionary Russia become convinced that he could capture… Continue reading

TAG (2015) at Grimmfest 2017

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We loved Sion Sono’s epic Jidaigeki Yakuza Hip-Hop Horror Comic Opera Tokyo Tribe here at Hothouse Castle so that news that our friends at Eureka would not only be releasing Sono’s 2015 bonkers… Continue reading

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