Review: American Virus/Oni-Gokko/Guerrilla

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Tweet ReviewLet it not be said that running your own movie review site doesn’t have certain perks. Indeed, today was one such day, that after a hard day’s work, I was treated to a somewhat more satisfying email ‘ping’ than usual. Shane Ryan of ‘Mad Sin Cinema’ had dropped three cult inspired shorts for us to review. Oni-Gokko, a dark slice of Asian extreme cinema, the gruesomely entertaining ‘American Virus’ and the 80s throwback action adventure ‘Guerrilla’. Before we start, allow me to introduce Shane Ryan to Beyond the Gore: “Ryan’s films have been shot on as little as ten […]

Review: Hounds of Love

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Tweet ReviewWhilst there are countless films which, taken at face value, use the tried and tested capture-bind-kill style scenario, few accomplish the level of realism as Aussie thriller ‘Hounds of Love’. Set in the 80s, and loosely based on a true story, the film follows a dysfunctional couple who have a frighteningly successful method of kidnapping and disposing of young and vulnerable, female teens. Of course they will want to be having a little bit of ‘fun’ before hand. One fateful night Viki Maloney sneaks out of her house hoping to party, instead she is picked up by John and […]

Review: Dawning of the Dead

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Tweet ReviewI got to say, whilst releasing a non-festive themed Zombie movie right at the start of the season might seem like an odd choice, I was more than pleasantly surprised to see that the sick artwork was backed up by an equally sick little flick. Whilst Tony Jopia’s ‘Dawning of the Dead’ isn’t going to trailblaze the genre into a (much needed) new direction, it certainly packs enough of a punch to get a recommendation from me – and punch well above its weight it does to. The plot, a usual hash up of conspiracy, science gone wrong, some […]

Review: Once Upon a Time at Christmas

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Tweet ReviewLadies and Gents, it is that time of year again and excitedly I find myself blowing twelve months’ worth of dust of my festive genre favourites. Whilst my dinner times are spent watching a family friendly version of the jolly and oft rotund St Nick, when the sun goes down things take a far more sinister turn as I bare witness to the various guises of Santa and his henchmen hack and rend their way through the unbelieving – be them either naughty or nice! With so many great titles to choose from, it has become something of an […]

Review: I Am Alone

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Tweet ReviewFilmed on location in the majestic Colodrado Rockies we join Jacob Fitts, a survivalist reporter documenting his final and most challenging show of ‘I am Alone’ to date; and what better than the ultimate survival scenario – the end of the world as we know it, the Zombpocalypse. ‘I am Alone’ is a found footage film by director Robert A. Palmer and what a corker it is. “Grab yourself a front row seat to the end of the world”, thank you sir, don’t mind if I do. The film begins in a military base where one of the three […]

Review: ARZombi (iOS game)

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Tweet ReviewARZombi is, as the title would suggest, an augmented reality zombie survival game in the vein of COD zombies as you try to survive the zombie apocalypse from the comfort of your living room. Available on iOS 11, all you need to get going is a compatible device, a living room of a decent size (5m x 5m is what was suggested to me from the developers) and a pair of shin pads. Ok, the latter is more of a BTG recommendation! Or of course you could ensure living room floor is clear of kids toys before playing. They […]

Review: Zombie World (short story)

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Tweet ReviewEstablished author Michael R Martin unleashes the proverbial horde from his creative mind in ‘Zombie World’, a short story which blurs reality, virtual reality and reality soon to be! Joining four friends on a highly anticipated “stag weekend from hell” we discover their trip to ‘Zombie World’, a state of the art zombie apocalypse style VR game which delivers far more virtual reality than they anticipated. Are they controlling the game or being played themselves? The poignant question which reflects the cautionary subtext of how VR and potential obsession with hedonism and ‘alternate lives’ could be detrimental to our […]

Review: Bunnyman Vengeance

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Tweet ReviewIf you were hoping that the less than subtle artwork was true to its content and that you would spend the next 89 minutes of your life watching a serial killer in a bunny suit slashing his way through anyone unlucky enough to be caught in his path, then, my twisted friend, you are in luck. Whilst ‘Bunnyman: Vengeance’ is the third in the series I can assure you that you will probably manage to keep up, if, like me entries one and two passed you by. The plot… Mute, and harbouring some serious social grievances, Michael (the titular […]

Review: Talon Falls

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Tweet ReviewWhen the press release for ‘Talon Falls’ dropped into my inbox I couldn’t help but settle down and watch immediately; a torture flick set in an actual theme park, just in time for Halloween If that don’t have you reaching for the popcorn nothing will!   Filmed on location at the infamous Talon Falls Scream Park in Kentucky, USA the films plot takes a relatively simple premise – what if the victims in the horror walkthroughs attractions were not actors, and the torture scenes were real? – and turns it in to an 80-minute slasher turn torture flick thematically […]

Review: Dark Military

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Tweet ReviewI will open in a rather brazen manner and state that Loren W. Lepre’s ‘Dark Military’ pretty much nails the perfect-festival-film-formula (should such a thing exist!). Clocking in at a svelte 85 minutes, the film takes us on a Halloween rampage courtesy of ‘The Dark Military’, a rogue group of soldiers who aim to put the horror back into Halloween by manner of a twisted game show which see innocent victims hunted by said group in a two-hour time window; all the whilst the general public can log in and get off on the carnage from the comfort of […]