Film bits and bobs

Video Nasties, Draconian Days and censorship’s living history

First published by Film Divider “How little historical memory we have! The next time there’s a panic, we won’t remember how stupid the last one was, and how people got … Continue reading

July 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Straight-to-Video Horror Masterpieces of the 1980s

First published by Grolsch Filmworks   The whole concept of direct-to-video did not really exist until the 1980s. Before then, if you wanted to watch a movie, you either paid … Continue reading

March 21, 2014 · 2 Comments

V/H/S (2012)

If the title of V/H/S evokes a video format prevalent in the 1980s, then its extraneous ‘slashes’ point in two opposite directions, suggesting both the horror subgenre most closely associated … Continue reading

January 18, 2013 · 1 Comment


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