Cannibal Ferox (1981)

Umberto Lenzi’s Cannibal Ferox (AKA Make Them Die Slowly and Woman from Deep River)  has a bit of previous as a 1980s video nasty. Banned in the UK on its initial release in 1982 it has just been released by Shameless Screen Entertainment on Blu-ray although I understand that it has still had two minutes…

Retina (2018)

Alex J Mann, the filmmaker behind 3 Seconds and Me2 is planning to release a new short horror film every month and we are delighted to be able to bring the first of these delicious little bites to you. First up is Retina, a tale where our dependence on tech and horror collide. We rather…

Parts Unknown – Wrestling Horror Trailer

Growing up in the UK in the 1970s wasn’t all Hammer Horror, Spaghetti Westerns, prog, punk and the mighty Tom Baker as Dr Who. One of our weekly rituals took place every Saturday afternoon at 4pm when ITV’s World of Sport turned the airwaves over to the high theatrical camp of professional wrestling (mind you…

Industrial Animals (2017)

If there’s one thing guaranteed to get our attention it’s a bit of low budget DIY Brit filmmaking and that’s about all we knew about Sam Mason Bell’s Industrial Animals,  when he offered us a viewing.   So what’s Industrial Animals all about then? Well indie filmmaker Ellis (director, co-writer and producer Sam Mason Bell)…

Raw (2016)

Bring a sick bucket the tabloids yell about Julia Ducournau’s Raw, don’t they just love it, a movie featuring cannibalism set in a veterinary college and it’s in French too so no worries about Mail or Express readers ever going to watch this film. Which would be a shame, because yes Raw has its gruesome…

Antibirth (2017)

So we are in the part of the USA known to us Brits as the Flyover, where Lou (Natasha Lyonne) and Sadie (Chloe Sevigny) spend any time they are not working dead-end jobs getting bombed. Problem with that kind of lifestyle is that Lou finds herself up the duff and can’t remember when it happened…

The Eyes of My Mother (2017)

There’s something about eyes isn’t there? They may be windows to your soul, but when something sharp is in close proximity to them it’s freakout time as Salvador Dali and Luis Bunuel understood when they shot the infamous eyeball slicing scene in Un Chien Andalou (1929). Eyes are a big part of Nicolas Pesce’s first…

Kiseijuu AKA Parasyte Part One (2014)

One of the lucky spin offs from the Manga fan Goth Daughter’s visits is that I get to see cool stuff like Kiseijuu. Based upon the top-selling Manga by Hitoshi Iwaaki, Kiseijuu tell the story of school student Shinichi Izumi (Shota Sametani) who just happens to be asleep with his ear buds in when the…

Cruel Summer DVDs to be Won

Back in 2015 director Phil Escott told us al about his new Brit horror Cruel Summer. Since then the film featuring Danny Miller, Richard Pawulski, Natalie Martins and Reece Douglas, was selected for 2016’s Horror Channel Frightfest and is now to be released on DVD and VOD in the UK on Monday 6 February. Cruel…

The Eyes of My Mother (2016) Preview

Shot in moody monochrome Nicolas Pesce’s The Eyes of My Mother is set to be unleashed on UK and Irish cinema screens on 24 March. We like the look of the cinematography and sound design this deeply stylish chiller The plot looks intriguing, Francisca (Kika Magalhaes in a breakout performance) has seemingly been unfazed by…