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Split Second

Feeling like the cheesy lovechild of Ridley Scott‘s Blade Runner and John McTiernan‘s Predator, on the surface Tony Maylam and Ian Sharp’s Split Second doesn’t feel like the usual calibre of film to warrant such a b...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Invisible Man

Back in 2014, with Marvel having proven the sheer box office ker-ching of a long running, multiple character franchise, Universal looked at their back-catalogue of properties and found their iconic monster movies. It started wi...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Revenge

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before. Girl goes on a nice getaway with her boyfriend, said boyfriend’s mates turn up, he turns out to be a grade-A A-hole and things go south, quick. Cue a montage of girl turning into full-bl...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Kwaidan

Director Masaki Kobayashi may not be as well-known in the West as Akira Kurosawa (Seven Samurai) or Yasujirō Ozu (Tokyo Story) but Eureka Classics’ latest release—Kwaidan—looks set to right that wrong. Released in 1964, Kobayas...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Color Out Of Space

Arguably, no genre writer has been as influential as H.P. Lovecraft. Over eighty years after his death, his unique vision of ‘cosmic horror’ continues to inspire both authors and filmmakers. Yet, to date, there have few truly f...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Doctor Sleep

There is a motif in Doctor Sleep which sees Ewan McGregor’s Dan Torrence locking monsters from his past away in metaphorical boxes. It is an adpt one given the way the film is not only contending with being both a sequel to Sta...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Crawl

How’s this for a high-concept horror; what if, during a hurricane a young girl found herself trapped in the crawlspace of her previous family home with a hungry alligator? Sounds great right? In fact, a similar concept was atte...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Brightburn

How to breath new life into the superhero genre? That is the question Hollywood executives will be selling organs to answer in the coming years as we reach peak saturation point of all things caped and powerful. Brightburn, it ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Dark Half

You know that Halloween is just around the corner when a batch of classic horrors start get that lush re-issue treatment. And this October, scare fans are in for a treat with Eureka Entertainments’ duel-format blu-ray, DVD rele...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Suspiria

For some a film like Suspiria should never be remade. It is, after all, a cult-classic. Argento at his very Arengto-ish. So it is with some trepidation that one embarks upon Call Me By Your Name’s Luca Guadagnino’s remake. The ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Castle Rock Season One

Based on characters and settings created by Stephen King, Castle Rock comes fast on the heels of Stranger Things, with a tale of psychological horror that will have you hocked from the get-go. Combining King’s trademark combina...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Us

For his debut feature film Us director Jordan Peele delivered Get Out, a film that resonated with audiences and will no doubt be poured over by generations to come. So his sophomore effort was always going to be a tall order. H...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pet Sematary

30 years after its original release, Pet Sematary returns thanks to the latest version of the film in cinemas now. But does the original, a film which Stephen King himself scripted based on his own novel, hold up three decades ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Evil Dead 2

Back in 1981, an unknown indie film-maker called Sam Raimi and his mate, Bruce Campbell, released a film called The Evil Dead. Made on a shoe-string budget and under tortuous conditions, it never-the-less became an instant clas...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Prince Of Darkness

With Halloween currently doing the business in cinemas around the world, there’s no better time to be reminded that it was John Carpenter, in 1978, who directed the opening salvo in what has become a classic horror movie franch...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Fog

The moment that Halloween hit the big screens in 1978, John Carpenter cemented his place as one of cinema’s most intense, imaginative, influential, and successful directors. This October, STUDIOCANAL will be celebrating the wor...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monkey Shines

Writer/director George A Romero’s, Monkey Shines is a film full of portent and potential, that it never quite lives up to.  Allan Mann (Jason Beghe) has been left bitter and angry by an accident which paralysed him from the nec...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Night Of The Creeps

Those who know and love classic horror will probably already be aware of Fred Dekker’s Night Of The Creeps.  Dekker is perhaps better known for the superlative Monster Squad. Both movies did little in the way of box-office busi...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dead Night

Following its European Premier at Arrow Video Frightfest, Dead Night makes its way onto DVD just in time for Halloween.  Like many of the best Arrow titles, this is very much an indie production, though one that’s bolstered by ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

A Quiet Place

The premise for A Quiet Place is the kind of high concept idea that Hollywood used to dine out on with big budget blockbusters. The kind you can jot down on a napkin while being wined and dined by executive producers. It’s simp...