Horror Brought to Life: Greatful Dead (2013) at the Final CUT!

When Nick Romano said “Live fast, die young and have a good-looking corpse!”* he could have been talking about The Cut!, London’s best underground cinema club, sadly after four and half years Bizarre magazine’s demise has pulled the plug on The Cut!’s life support. But it went out with a bloody big bang. Japanese horror…

Horror Brought to Life: Honeymoon (2014) at the Cut!

It was a cold and frosty night in old London town as the city’s most discerning group of film fans assembled in the dungeon of Holborn’s Horse Hospital. Sadly following the demise of event sponsor Bizarre magazine it was for the penultimate tine, unless Cut! mainman Billy Chainsaw can find a new backer. Good luck…

Horror Brought to Life: Phobia (2014) at the CUT!

Twas the last CUT! before Christmas when all through London’s Horse Hospital, not a creature  was stirring… Except when something really scary happened! Yes the final CUT! presentation before Christmas, Phobia was a bit of a roller coaster, with shocks coming thick and fast. MacKinlay (Michael Jefferson) is an agoraphobic who hasn’t left his apartment in a dark New York…

Horror Brought to Life: Bad Milo (2013) at the CUT!

Conversations hushed as the room darkened and a lone figure took to the stage. Yes, it was Mr Billy Chainsaw and we were downstairs at Horse Hospital waiting for the 50th film to be shown at London’s greatest cult cinema club. “Tonight’s film is about this demon who lives up a bloke’s arse”. There wasn’t any…

Horror Brought to Life: Lesson of the Evil (2012) at the CUT!

“We haven’t had one with buckets of blood for a while now”, says Mr Chainsaw. Yes, the Hothouse is back down in the dungeon at London’s Horse Hospital for our monthly fix of cult movie creepiness. There’s nothing quite like the prospect of a Japanese Horror movie to put bums on seats and the place…

Horror Brought to Life: Werewolf Rising (2014) at the CUT!

It’s that time of the month when the guys, girls and ghouls gather in the subterranean depths of London’s Horse Hospital. Here amongst the drainage canals that once ran red with the gore of bled beasts, we crack open a beer and settle back for a movie – Yes it’s the CUT! and tonight’s feature…

Horror Brought to Life: Para Elisa (2013) at the CUT!

Yes it’s that time of the month again, when I settle into the dark basement of London’s Horse Hospital for the latest screening at the CUT! May’s offering was Para Elisa, a Spanish spine chiller with a role that could have been written for the divine Bette Davis.  Graduation Day is approaching and Ana (Ona Casamiquela) needs €1000 for…

Horror Brought To Life: Camp Dread (2014) at The CUT!

It’s that time again my Flowers when I descend into the pit that is the basement of the Horse Hospital. You know the one with the big screen and the channels in the floor to drain away the blood. April’s presentation from our affable host Mr Billy Chainsaw, was Camp Dread an American movie featuring…

Horror Brought To Life: The Invoking (2013) at The CUT!

It’s that time of the month again when I descend into the stygian dark depths of London’s Horse Hospital for The CUT’s monthly movie mayhem. March’s creep out was The Invoking, another one of those movies that make you realise that when someone leaves you a big house miles from anywhere in the American backwoods…

Horror Brought To Life: Bloody Homecoming (2013) at the CUT!

The underground lair at Russell Square’s Horse Hospital was packed for the CUT’s February film presentation, Bloody Homecoming. “Tonight’s movie takes us back to the 80s Slasher Movies” our host Billy Chainsaw explained before dimming the lights and hitting play. He wasn’t wrong! Soon we were transported back to the familiar world of the American…

Horror Brought To Life: The Black Water Vampire (2014) at The CUT!

Vampires. There’s nothing quite like a blood sucker to put the bums on the seats at the CUT’s January presentation, despite the cold wet weather outside. So what did we get with The Black Water Vampire? Well, the scene is set as a cop describes the latest of the Black Water killings. Over 40 years…