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Back in the late 2000s and early 2010s, the horror genre was dominated by so-called ‘found footage’. While the subgenre was certainly birthed a lot earlier, films like Paranormal Activity, As Above So Below and Chernobyl Diarie...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Busan Presents… Trilogy

The Walking Dead essentially saturated the zombie genre to such an extent we began to feel undead fatigue. But South Korean filmmaker Sang-ho Yeon didn’t get the memo and it’s a good thing too. Released now in its entirety, the...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tremors

There are few films with quite as enduring a cult legacy as Ron Underwood’s Tremors, the franchise-spawning love letter to 1950s creature features and B-movies. An affectionate throwback to old school horror with heaps of comed...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spring – Blu-ray

Following their critically-acclaimed 2012 horror Resolution, filmmakers Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead reteamed in 2014 on Spring, a film that Guillermo del Toro called one of the best horror films of the decade. Beloved cult...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Late Phases

Released in 2014, Late Phases – or Night of the Wolf as it’s known in some territories – was something of a unique werewolf horror movie. Instead of a scantily clad young blonde battling the beast, the hero of the film is an ag...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Deeper You Dig

As so-called ‘prestige horror’ becomes more and more prevalent in cinema, it seems like it’s becoming something of a competition as to who can make the most intellectually challenging and unique scare-fests. This sort of approa...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tales from the Hood I & II

Despite its cult status, Tales from the Hood is the last film I ever expected to receive a lavish limited-edition release from the British Film Institute. Directed by Rusty Cundieff and executive-produced by Spike Lee, the film...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Silent Night, Deadly Night – Parts 1 and 2

With Halloween behind us, it’s time to look ahead to Christmas – but for horror fans, the fun doesn’t stop. Cult label 101 Films have put together a bloody festive delight with the highly-anticipated 3-disc Silent Night, Deadly...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Gemini

In 1989, director Shinya Tsukamoto unleashed his career-defining cyberpunk gorefest Tetsuo: The Iron Man on the world and changed the landscape of Japanese horror. The disturbing cult classic established the director internatio...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dawn of the Dead

“When there’s no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth.” One of the most iconic horror films of all time, George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead’s legacy is far-reaching. Shaping horror as we know it today, the film is a...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Jeepers Creepers

Finally getting its UK Blu-ray debut just in time for Halloween, cult horror Jeepers Creepers is certainly a film of two halves. Despite a strong opening focused on surprisingly solid character development while establishing dr...
 
 
 
 
 
 

I Spit on Your Grave: The Complete Collection

One of the most controversial and divisive films in the history of cinema, Meir Zarchi’s 1978 horror I Spit on Your Grave has lost none of its power to shock in the last 42 years. The film tells the story of Jennifer (Camille K...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Beetlejuice

As Halloween approaches, Warner Bros Home Entertainment have finally given the 4K treatment to Tim Burton’s finest film – the hilariously spooky Beetlejuice. Like the titular bio-exorcist himself, Beetlejuice is a film that nee...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Dare

In 2004, James Wan and Leigh Whannell took the horror world by storm with their low-budget franchise-launching Saw. 16 years later, director/co-writer Giles Alderson and writer Johnny Grant bring us The Dare, a straight-to-DVD ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

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...