Film bits and bobs

Rabid Dogs (2015)

First published by TheHorrorShow “Boy or girl?”, the supermarket assistant asks the anxious man (Lambert Wilson) at her checkout counter. “Pardon?”, replies the man, played by Lambert Wilson and credited … Continue reading

September 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Poltergeist (2015)

First published by TheHorrorShow “They’re here.” Again. Much like a house built on top of the unrestful dead, Gil Kenan’s Poltergeist is haunted by the ghost of Tobe Hooper’s original. … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · 3 Comments

Long Weekend (2008)

First published by EyeforFilm “Not everybody’s afraid of Mother Nature, sweetheart. Not everybody’s afraid.” A childless, bickering couple takes a break in Eden, only to discover that their civilized veneer … Continue reading

May 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Wizard of Gore (2007)

First published by Film4 Synopsis: Jeremy Kasten remakes and updates Herschell Gordon Lewis’ grimy Grand Guignol 1970 horror. Featuring Crispin Glover, Brad Dourif and Jeffrey Combs… Review: Having established his place at … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans (2009)

First published by EyeforFilm Abel Ferrara’s Bad Lieutenant (1992) represented some kind of high (or is that low?) point in the annals of scuzzy cinema. Following a corrupt Catholic New … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011)

First published by EyeforFilm “Another one?” This is the grimly resigned response of Kageyu (Yakusho Koji), Chief Official of the noble Ii clan, when he is informed that there is … Continue reading

March 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Maniac (2012)

Review first published in S&S April 2013 Synopsis: Downtown L.A., the present. Loner Frank Zito restores antique mannequins in an inherited workshop – and also hunts and murders women at … Continue reading

April 11, 2013 · 3 Comments

MANIAC remake: first cut

Franck Khalfoun’s s(l)ickly stylised remake of William Lustig’s Maniac (1980) hits cinemas today, and it is everything a remake should be (contrast Evil Dead, also out this week). For it … Continue reading

March 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

Hitchcock Vs Hitchcock

  Julian Jarrold’s made-for-TV The Girl and Sacha Gervasi’s middling feature Hitchcock may have gone head to head in their attempts to provide definitive dramatisations of the Master of Suspense, … Continue reading

February 5, 2013 · 12 Comments


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