Monthly Archives: October 2016

SHOCKTOBER HORRORTHON films 25 – 27

25. The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do The Time Warp Again (2016, Kenny Ortega) Full disclosure – The original Rocky Horror is one of  my favourite films. That, however, has no bearing on how much I hate this anaemic, … Continue reading

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SHOCKTOBER HORRORTHON films 22 – 24

22. Story of Ricky (1991, Lam Ngai Kai) Back in the 90s, I used to send off for catalogues of uncut horror tapes from ads in the back of magazines. Among the usual Texas Chainsaws, Dawn of the Deads and Argento … Continue reading

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SHOCKTOBER HORRORTHON films 19 – 21

19. Matango: Attack of the Mushroom People (1963, Ishirō Honda) There’s not much to say about Matango, really. From the director of most of Toho studios classic monster pics, Godzilla, Mothra etc, it’s neither the craptacular spectacle that MST3K claim it … Continue reading

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SHOCKTOBER HORRORTHON films 16 – 18

16. Belladonna of Sadness (1973, Eiichi Yamamoto) There’s genres, there’s subgenres, and then there are Japanese erotic animated psychedelic witchcraft musicals. It’s fair to say that Belladonna of Sadness is a one of a kind. Jean and Jeanne are newlyweds. … Continue reading

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SHOCKTOBER HORRORTHON films 13 – 15

13. Cannibal Girls (1973, Ivan Reitman) Cannibal Girls is the most melancholy comedy I think I’ve ever seen. The wintry, desolate landscapes. The aching piano score that sounds like Erik Satie composed it while drunk. The general feeling of existential … Continue reading

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SHOCKTOBER HORRORTHON films 10-12

10. All The Colors of the Dark (1972, Sergio Martino) All The Colours of the Dark, Or ‘Colours’ if you’re in the UK like me, is a master filmmaker at the top of his game. It’s really a shame that … Continue reading

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SHOCKTOBER HORRORTHON films 7-9

7. The Werewolf vs The Vampire Woman (1971, León Klimovsky) Before Batman vs Superman, before Alien vs Predator, before all that garbage, Spanish horror movie legend Paul Naschy gave us the classic monster mash up of WEREWOLF against VAMPIRE WOMAN. … Continue reading

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