Bone Harvest by James Brogden

It's our opinion that James Brogden is the greatest living writer of folk horror in the UK. We loved his previous books Hekla's Children, The Hollow Tree and The Plague Stones, but we think his latest novel Bone Harvest is the best yet. Dennie lives on the outskirts of a Staffordshire town with Viggo her... Continue Reading →

Extreme Nation (2019, India)

So what kind of music goes best with horror? Well heavy metal is up there at the top alongside goth and punk and we are always keen to discover something new and unique on the scene. Indian filmmaker Roy Dipankar is clearly a fan and his documentary Extreme Nation, filmed over the past five years... Continue Reading →

Say Your Prayers (2020, UK)

Two orphaned brothers are brought up in the loving care of Church of England vicar Father Enoch (Derek Jacobi). What could possibly go wrong? Well radicalised by Enoch's extremist Christian teachings hardnut Vic (Tom Brooke) and his sensitive brother Tim (Harry Melling) are sent off to the Ilkley Literary Festival where the celebrated atheist Professor... Continue Reading →

Melancholic (2018, Japan)

Despite being a graduate of Tokyo University, shy Kazuhiko (Yuji Minagwa) is unemployed and lives at home with his folks. A chance meeting with the vivacious Yuri at a public bath house encourages Kazuhiko to apply for a job at the bath house so that he can see her again. However what Kazuhiko does not... 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 →

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 →

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 →

The Woman in Black (1989, UK)

Originally broadcast on Christmas Eve 1989 as a festive ghost story on the UK ITV network, Herbert Wise's The Woman in Black has finally been restored and released on Blu-ray, after spending almost 30 years in video purgatory. Far too long we say! Adapted from Susan Hill's book by Quatermass creator Nigel Kneale The Woman... Continue Reading →

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