Review: Mrs Claus

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Tweet ReviewChristmas really isn’t a great time to be a sorority house girl. Aside from summer-time camping trips I would say, staying on campus over the holiday season has got to be one of the more perilous times of the year. Since the iconic ‘Black Christmas’ of 1974 gave all manner of stalkers and weidos and excuse to make the festive period distinctly unjolly, horror fans have enjoyed an almost annual visit from a murderous Mr Claus to their TV screens. This year, it’s the turn of Mrs Claus to deck the halls with the arterial spray of horny teens […]

Review: Elves

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Tweet ReviewContinuing the themes of festive frighteners killer Elves join the roster of Christmas killer critters, well at least possessed human versions of such. The plot of Elves follows a group of friends who end up in an odd and ill-fated game which involves the bane of children everywhere – the Naughty list. In a somewhat convoluted set of horror game rules the group must write down a confession and wait until they will get a visit from a stuffed elf with a post-it detailing a macabre naughty act they must perform. Ironically, successful completion of the task sees them […]

Review: Secret Santa

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Tweet ReviewJust like the titular game Adam Marcus’s ‘Secret Santa’ has is awkward moments, some hits, some misses, but overall remains a fun endeavour. The film opens with festive music, festive themes and a montage which sees our characters arriving at, what will be for most of them, their final destination – the Pope family house. Rich, and dysfunctional, the group arrive with their respective partners or in the case of one particularly repulsive young lady, alone. The film kicks into gear straight away with vulgarity, profanity and old unresolved family rifts all surfacing well before the bird is served, […]

Review: Deathline

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Tweet ReviewReleased in 1973, ‘Death-line’, whilst seldom referenced in film, must have been an influence on many a slasher in the years that followed. Bridging the gap between classic monster-man horrors, and what would soon be a booming sub-genre of horror, ‘Deathline’ carries many of the hallmarks which put the British horror films of the time on the map. ‘Death Line’ also known as ‘Raw Meat’ follows the plight of two young students, who after finding a collapsed man in the London subway find themselves caught between a police investigation led by an eccentric police inspector, and a crazed killer […]

Review: The Toy Box

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Tweet ReviewDirected by Tom Nagel, boasting talent from Denise Richards and Micha Barton, and having a plot that sounds as if ‘Christine’s’ equally pissed off cousin is on the rampage, I was hoping ‘The Toybox’ would stand out from the crowd; I’m pleased to say that it does. The plot of ‘The Toybox’, when described simply, tells the ill-fated story of a fractured family and a couple of hitch-hikers are terrorised by their haunted RV in the desert. Hoping to heal the rift between two brothers their elderly father purchases a motorhome on the verge of being scrapped. Reluctantly the […]

Review: Minutes to Midnight

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Tweet ReviewBoasting an ensemble cast of both known actors and genre familiars including Bill Moseley and William Baldwin to name but two, Christopher Ray’s ‘Minutes to Midnight’ is a solid, if a somewhat by-the-numbers slasher movie. The Synopsis: “What happens when a night of fun turns into a night of horror?  Seven friends and a mysterious backpacker converge at a desolate ski lodge in the mountains and as the clock begins the countdown to the New Year, they discover that the end of the old year may be the end of all their years as they are systematically hunted down […]

Review: Pool Party Massacre

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Tweet ReviewIf the red-band trailer we posted earlier this month and the retro-themed poster art weren’t enough of a hint, Drew Marvick’s ‘Pool Party Massacre’ is a throw-back 80s style slasher. There are plenty of slashers which promise to live up to the lofty standards of slasher mayhem set in its heyday decade, but often the banner of homage stifles a titles identity and, well I suppose, being honest (despite hope) the copies seldom come close to the originals. I am pretty pumped to state that ‘Pool Party Massacre’ nails it. In the vein of many second wave slasher movies, […]

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: 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: 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 […]