Review: Hell’s Kitty

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Tweet ReviewI’m not going to lie, I am not a subtle man, nor am I in any way a particularly mature 34-year-old. As such I would like you to consider this as you read my review of the innuendo ladened ‘Hell’s Kitty’, which, regardless of the films overall quality (which is low budget to say the least), it’s plot (which is essentially a chapter by chapter montage of kill sequences involving the titular cat) had me at the line: “Help, my pussy’s possessed!” The official synopsis: “Nick (Nicholas Tana), a Hollywood screenwriter, discovers his cat has become murderously possessed, and […]

Review: At Granny’s House

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Tweet ReviewA bizarre mixture of drama and bloodless slasher, ‘Granny’s House’ is a somewhat enjoyable watch, even if its not exactly easy to put my finger on exactly what makes it as such. The Synopsis: A Hitchcockian thriller with twists and turns, made for the YouTube generation with its depictions of the ubiquity and downside of cell-phone usage and connectivity thru social media, At Granny’s House is the story of a young caregiver with a dark agenda moves into an elderly woman’s house. Soon, Granny’s house becomes a macabre place of death – and love. The synopsis, although perhaps an […]

Review: Beyond the Woods

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Tweet ReviewHot on the heels of other more recent Irish film successes ‘Beyond the Woods’ hopes to deliver new chills from the Emerald isle. The films plot sees seven friends meet up in the Irish countryside for a secluded weekend getaway. Oddly a sulphur smelling sinkhole has opened in the mountains nearby filling the area with pungent fumes.  Despite the distraction of the stench the group decide not to let the noxious atmosphere get to them. Its not long before tensions in the group rise and they begin to experience bizarre and disturbing hallucinations.  As the official synopsis states: What […]

Review: Terrifier

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Tweet ReviewIf the ‘killer clown’ trend of 2018 is finally coming to an end ‘Terrifier’ ensures it goes off in gruesome style. In recent times I have watched and reviewed all manner of Clown inspired horror films from the spooky to the macabre – Terrifier on the other hand… a whole new level. The film opens with the feel of a throwback slasher. Two young girls staggering home from a party meet with ‘Art’ the clown on the dark and fateful Halloween night. Amused at first, the less sensible of the pair begins to goad the mute antagonist insisting on […]

Review: The Lair of the White Worm

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Tweet ReviewIf ever there was a genuine example of a dodgy late-night horror ‘Lair of the White Worm’ firmly has my vote. One part ‘Carry-on’ comedy farce, one-part hammer-horror and one part not giving a fxxk, this one is a riot from start to finish. The synopsis: On a farm owned by Eve Trent (Catherine Oxenberg) and her sister Mary (Sammi Davis), young archaeologist Angus Flint (Peter Capaldi) discovers a large and inexplicable skull, which he soon deduces belonged to the D’Ampton Worm, a mythical beast supposedly slain generations ago by the ancestor of the current Lord D’Ampton (Hugh Grant). […]

Review: The Gate

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Tweet ReviewNo way of getting around my enthusiasm for this late 80s gem of a film, ‘The Gate’ mixes fantasy and creature horror in a fun child centric piece available now, in HD, thanks to Lionsgate’s ‘Vestron Video’ releases. The plot of the film follows two young friends who, in the spirit of rebellion, and of course rock and roll, inadvertently open a gateway to the other side. Once open, their premises are laid siege to by ‘the old gods’ (tiny little demon things to you an I). They then must fight their fears, and army of these little critters […]

Review: Flay

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Tweet ReviewDifficult to critique this one really, because, putting to one side the most bizarre and nonsensical antagonist ever and a sequence of slasher style deaths that hold little to no continuity to the plot whatsoever, there is a well put together piece of film in ‘Flay’ The film opens as we witness the execution of a native American man by western settlers. Before his final and violent demise, he places a curse onto his shackles. Indeed, killer chains, not a metaphor, genuine killer chains. Cut to present day and we follow a brother and sister who have just lost […]

Review: The Lullaby

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Tweet ReviewBest saved for one excessively dreary evening, Darrell Roodt’s intense ‘The Lullaby’ mixes some seriously dark subject material with some modern horror chills to deliver a tense 90 minute ghost story with a psychological tinge. The synopsis:  Chloe is overwhelmed by the birth of her first child. The incessant crying of her baby, the growing sense of guilt and paranoia sends her into depression. With a heightened urge to protect her son, Chloe sees danger in every situation. She starts to hear voices, the humming of a childhood lullaby and sees flashes of a strange entity around her child. […]

Review: The Housemaid

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Tweet ReviewVietnam might not be the first country you might think of with regards to horror heritage, or indeed even a booming international film industry, but that hasn’t stopped the film connoisseurs over at Eureka Home Entertainment braving the jungle and the risk of flashbacks to bring us Derek Nguyen’s gothic tinged ghost story ‘The House Maid’ (Cô Haû Gaí – Vietnamese title) for our viewing pleasure. Synopsis: “When an orphaned Vietnamese girl is hired to be a housemaid at a haunted rubber plantation in 1953 French Indochina, she unexpectedly falls in love with the French landowner and awakens the […]

Review: Circus Kane

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Tweet ReviewI have to admit, back in October/November last year I was some what sick of clowns. The remake of the King classic ‘IT’ seemed to bring squeaky red noses and sharp teeth out from every hiding hole. Ironic therefore that ‘Circus Kane’ probably manages to pay lip service to every single horror film except ‘IT’! Mores the pity I overlooked it to, turns out its pretty damned entertaining. The plot follows a group of horror fans, or more particularly those involved in the horror community in one way or another and the promise of a £250,000 cash prize if […]