Tag Archives: 1980s

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 4-6

4. Razorback (1984, Russell Mulcahy) Razorback is nominally a film about a giant boar on the loose in the Australian outback, but it often feels more like a post-apocalyptic Mad Max movie, with weirdo punks driving around in armoured vehicles, … Continue reading

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GRIZZLY II: THE CONCERT (1983, André Szöts)

What…what just happened? Grizzly II: The Concert just happened, that’s what. Where to begin? Grizzly II was filmed in Hungary in 1983. It was never finished, for reasons that will quickly become apparent. For 25 years, it was a rumour, … Continue reading

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SUDDENLY IN THE DARK (1981, Young Nam Ko)

South Korean cinema took the world by storm a few years ago. Films like Oldboy, Mother, Memories of Murder and The Host changed a lot of peoples perceptions of the country. After a long time lurking in the shadow of Japanese … Continue reading

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Scary Reading Music

Do you listen to music while you read? I asked that question on my Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/paperbacksandpugs) a while back, and was surprised to learn that most people don’t. Generally, it was agreed that complete silence was the best condition to … Continue reading

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