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Blood Feast 2: All U Can Eat (2002, HG Lewis)

Well, whoulda thunk it. In 2002, 38(!) years after the release of the original gore movie Blood Feast, we finally got that long awaited (by someone, surely) sequel. If anything, the popularity of the film was at an all time … Continue reading

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Love Massacre (1981, Patrick Tam)

Love Massacre is a bizarre psycho-drama that was part of the glorious Hong Kong New Wave that lasted from about 1978 to 1982. This was the era when several Hong Kong directors who had studied film overseas returned to their … Continue reading

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Worst censorship ever?

You know how sometimes an old memory just pops into your head apropos of nothing? It recently happened to me regarding perhaps the lamest, most pathetic piece of horror movie censorship in UK history. First of all, take a look … Continue reading

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Bloody Muscle Bodybuilder in Hell + my Home Video Horrors

Bloody Muscle Bodybuilder From Hell is a 62 minute, shot on 8mm Japanese remake of The Evil Dead trilogy that has inexplicably found its way onto DVD here in the UK. It’s bonkers, a lovingly crafted homage to 80s splatter comedies … Continue reading

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2017 Horror Movies: Part 1

Get Out (2017, Jordan Peele) 2016 was such a total dud for horror movies, but this year has at least gotten off to a strong start. Get Out is The Little Horror Film That Could, breaking into the mainstream whilst … Continue reading

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Cannibal Holocaust 2: The Beginning (Bruno Mattei, 2004)

Ruggero Deodato’s Cannibal Holocaust (1980) is one of the most divisive films in the history of horror. The lurid mixture of sensational screen violence and real life animal cruelty creates a pungent masterpiece that is both reprehensible and astonishing, disturbing and … Continue reading

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The eyes! An appreciation of The Beyond

‘And you will face the sea of darkness, and all therein that may be explored.’ The Beyond (Lucio Fulci, 1981) Look, let’s get this out of the way first – The Beyond might just be my favourite horror film ever. … Continue reading

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