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Dr Terror’s House of Horrors

Cast: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Roy Castle, Donald Sutherland, Neil McCallum, Ursula Howells, Alan Freeman, Kenny Lynch. Director: Freddie Francis. Format: Blu-ray. Certificate: PG. Bonus Run Time: 119 Mins.  Rating: 5/5....
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Amusement Park

While horror maestro George A. Romero is certainly best known for his zombie classics such as his most renowned and iconic work Dawn of the Dead (1978), his scariest film deals with something far more real – getting old. ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Karloff: Maniacal Mayhem

Eureka are really spoiling us. Last month their limited edition blu-ray, Karloff Universal Terror, shone the spotlight on a trio of post-Frankenstein Universal dramas. This month, Karloff: Maniacal Mayhem opens the vaults to de...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Event Horizon 4K

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Paramount have given cult sci-fi horror Event Horizon the 4K treatment in a lavish Collector’s Edition. The doomed film was rushed to release back in 1997 in an effort to beat James Cameron’s ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Appointment

I’m just going to cut right to the chase, without all the usual preamble and context, and say that Lindsey C. Vickers’ The Appointment absolutely floored me. I was utterly compelled and hypnotised by it, and ultimately disturbe...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Beware My Brethren (AKA The Fiend)

There is something inherently frightening about religious fanaticism meeting delusional violence. The monsters of these stories are real. These aren’t creature features or supernatural tales of paranormal sightings; no, this is...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Vampyr

Disconcerting, unnerving, difficult… Carl Th. Dreyer’s Vampyr is arguably one of early cinema’s most memorable and controversial horrors. Panned by the critics on its original release, the film has since been acknowledged as a ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer – 4K

If there’s one thing the latest wave of true-crime documentaries and dramas has proven once again, it is that we ‘normal’ folk have a real morbid curiosity about serial killers. But while recent adaptations have been often dist...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Scream (2022)

Let’s get one thing out of the way; the original Scream is an icon of not just the horror genre but also in cinema in general. Rarely, if ever, has a film so seamlessly managed to be both hommage, pastiche and part of a genre w...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Broadcast Signal Intrusion

Following Lightbulb Film Distribution’s acquisition and release of masterful shocker Rent-A-Pal last year, those purveyors of hidden low-key horror gems have treated us to another harrowing VHS journey. Drawing inspiration from...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lamb

Lamb is one of those films that to review too closely is to perhaps spoil much of what is good about it. Part horror, part rural drama with a splash of folklore weaved in for good measure it is unlike anything you’re likely to ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Three Monster Tales Of Sc-Fi Horror

Arguably the lasting power of the Universal Horror owes as much to their subtext as they do to their iconic imagery. Frankenstein, for instance, explores what it means to be human—and what it really takes to  ‘a monster’. The C...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Caveat

Acorn Media’s addictive series of Shudder titles continues with Caveat, Damian McCarthy’s slow-burning and nightmarish directorial debut. The Irish horror film stars Jonathan French as Isaac, a mysterious amnesiac drifter hired...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Shepherd

Isolation. It’s one of our most common fears. That’s why so many horror films are built around this very simple premise. They may try and build some more complex themes around this – with varying success – but when ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Night of the Demon (1980)

Another terrifying ‘video nasty’ long-thought lost, those wonderful folks at 88 Films deliver once again with hidden gem Night of the Demon; a 1980 Bigfoot horror restoration scanned in 4K from the original 35mm answer print an...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Slumber Party Massacre (2021)

Continuing the tradition of each film in the cult Slumber Party Massacre series being directed by a female director, The Banana Splits Movie’s Danishka Esterhazy injects brutal new life into the killer franchise with this gory,...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City

It is a well-known fact of cinema that adapting video games seldom leads to anything worth watching. I challenge you to think of at least three examples of a successful adaptation. I’ll give you a minute. …Yeah, that’s what I t...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Halloween Kills: Extended Cut

There’s no denying John Carpenter’s Halloween is one of the finest and most iconic films in the horror genre, while also arguably the definitive slasher film. But as with Freddy Krueger, Jason Vorhees and Chucky, Halloween’s Mi...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Malignant

Since 2004’s Saw, director James Wan has been pushing the envelope of over the top horrors and his latest Malignant is no exception. In fact, it is likely to become the film that Wan is most associated with, for better or worse...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Session 9 – Limited Edition

Released waaaaay back in 2001, Brad Anderson’s Session 9 is one of those horror films that fans of the genre will often cite as ‘under-seen’. Indeed, it is a film that for the most part seems to have gone under the radar but th...