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SHOCKTOBER HORROTHON films 22-24

22. Effects (1980, Dusty Nelson) Fancy watching a low budget independent film about snuff movies, made by a bunch of George Romero acolytes? Then you could do a lot worse than Effects! Shot in super grain-o-vision (looks like 16mm to me), … Continue reading

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The Video Nasties #22 – Flesh for Frankenstein (1973, Paul Morrissey)

‘To know death, Otto, you have to fuck life in the gall bladder.’ Wise words, Udo. Wise words. Flesh For Frankenstein is a bit of an oddity amongst the Nasties. For a start it was shot in 3D (although the … Continue reading

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SHOCKTOBER HORRORTHON films 19-21

19. The Exorcist III: Legion (1990, William Peter Blatty) The Exorcist III is one of the best horror films of the 90s, yet there has always been an air of ‘what if?’ about it. Recut by the studio, with a superfluous … Continue reading

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The Video Nasties #21 – The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein (1973, Jess Franco)

  ‘If this continues, I think I’ll go crazy.’ The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein does not muck about. As the movie starts, Dr Frankenstein has just brought his creature to life when suddenly a blind, vampiric half-woman/half-bird creature runs in … Continue reading

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SHOCKTOBER HORRORTHON films 16-18

16. The Perverse Countess (1974, Jess Franco) Uncle Jess, you’ve done it again! By law, I have to tell you that this The Perverse Countess is a variation on the classic The Most Dangerous Game story, but with added cannibalism. … Continue reading

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The Video Nasties #20 – Don’t Look in the Basement (1973, SF Brownrigg)

‘Mrs Callingham…your tongue’s been cut out!’ What can one say about a film in which absolutely fucking nothing even happens until the last ten minutes or so? Don’t Look In The Basement is a nightmare that seems unending, and for … Continue reading

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SHOCKTOBER HORRORTHON films 13-15

13. Hardcore (1979, Paul Schrader) Though not strictly a horror film in the traditional sense, Hardcore is still pretty horrifying, so I’m saying it counts. Anyway, it’s my Horrorthon, not yours. George C Scott puts in a terrific performance as … Continue reading

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