On Your Head Be It: A Cautionary Tale at the London Horror Festival 2018

One of our highlights of 2018’s Vault Festival was Out of the Forest’s Lizzie Borden Bluegrass musical Bury the Hatchet so we were delighted when the company invited us to se their latest production On Your Head Be It: A Cautionary Tale at this year’s London Horror Festival.   Stuart (Joseph Cullen) and Eleanor (Sasha…

Monkey Shines (1988)

Allan Mann (Jason Beghe) is the sort of annoyingly perfect guy who puts bricks in his rucksack just to make his morning jog that much more difficult in George A Romero’s Monkey Shines released today on dual format Blu-Ray and DVD in the UK. However an auto accident puts paid to all that when he…

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…

Blood Cruise by Mats Strandberg

A ferry sets sail from Stockholm bound for Abo in Finland. Most of the 1,200 booze cruise passengers won’t even get off, they just want to have a good time, stocking up on cheap liquor and fags, getting as pissed as can while they whoop it up in the bars and maybe have a bit…

Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero

Edgar Cantero’s Meddling Kids was the final book of my holiday reading list and the one I was looking forward to the most. So in summer 1977 the Blyton Summer Camp Detective club – that’s tomboy Andrea, or as she prefers to be called Andy, flame haired glamorous Kerri, horror nerd Nate, handsome jock Peter…

Tales of the Phantasmagoria – Old Red Lion Theatre

When we saw Danse Macabre’s Nightmares in Progress at Islington’s Old Red Lion Theatre, I remember climbing the stairs to the blackroom to disconcertingly find plastic sheeting spread over the seating. This time I only got as far as the ticket booth to be handed a ticket with the words ‘Welcome to Hell’ written on…

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…

Cure (AKA Kyua 1997)

We became interested in Japanese director Kiyoshi Kurosawa with the exquisitely sad ghost story Kishibe no Tabe (AKA Journey to the Shore 2015) and then the far more disturbing Creepy (2016), so we were very excited when we discovered that our good friends at Eureka were about to release his breakthrough supernatural thriller Kyua or…