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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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The Video Nasties #19 – Abducted (1973, Don Jones)

‘That’s incest!’ ‘I call it love.’ There must have been something in the water in the early 70s, because hot on the heels of Last House on the Left and Wrong Way we have another film in which young girls … Continue reading

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SHOCKTOBER HORRORTHON films 10-12

10. The Whip and the Body (1963, Mario Bava) If you’ve found this year’s Shocktober films to be a bit on the sleazy side, then fear not – The Whip and the Body is a classy offering from the renowned … Continue reading

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The Video Nasties #18 – Wrong Way (1972, Ray Williams)

‘What a bummer.’ I was born in 1982, and if Wrong Way is any indication, I’m glad I missed out on the 1970s. The film begins with a group of sweaty bikers bemoaning the fact they’ve run out of pills … Continue reading

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SHOCKTOBER HORRORTHON films 7-9

Tracking (1986, Pierre B. Reinhard) If ever an IMDB synopsis did not do a film justice, it’s this one. ‘Four teenage girls are terrorized by the ghost of a sex-mad American soldier who wants to rape them.’ It certainly is … Continue reading

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