Category Archives: Shocktober

SHOCKTOBER HORROTHON films 22-24

22. Effects (1980, Dusty Nelson) Fancy watching a low budget independentĀ 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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SHOCKTOBER HORRORTHON films 19-21

19. The Exorcist III: Legion (1990, William Peter Blatty) The Exorcist III is one of the best horrorĀ 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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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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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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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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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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SHOCKTOBER HORRORTHON films 4-6

4. They Don’t Cut the Grass Anymore (1985, Nathan Schiff) I was a big fan of 8mm gore auteur Nathan Schiff’s previous film, The Long Island Cannibal Massacre, but this one just, err, can’t cut it. A tiresome gore show, … Continue reading

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