Monthly Archives: May 2020

Blood Machines (2019) review

Blood Machines is billed as ‘A Shudder Series’ which I guess it is, but that is a series of 3 episodes, with a total runtime of around 50 minutes. Whilst it is visually and stylistically arresting with an interesting central … Continue reading

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Demons (1986) – mini-review

Superior grade mid-80s gonzo/schlock italo horror. Not for the uninitiated! Makes very little sense but there is a ‘horror movies don’t make people horrific’ subtext. Perhaps. 8 S-points. Available on Shudder

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Pieces (1982) – mini-review

The cover of this tells you almost everything you need to know about this movie. Infamous in horror circles, this is a badly made movie that has some really gruesome and effective gore. It’s difficult to rate, as objectively it’s … Continue reading

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TerrorVision (1986) review

I found this movie thanks to a great list on Reddit provided by u/TomberryServo entitled ‘Trashy, sleazy, gory and void of any artistic merit.’ I couldn’t ignore that now, could I? TerrorVision lays all its cards on the table right … Continue reading

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Bacurau (2019) – review

This beguiling, baffling, brilliant film is set in the very near future in the town of the title, which we learn is in southern Brazil.  The first scene involves one of the main characters Teresa (Bárbara Colen) travelling as a … Continue reading

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The Wretched (2019) – mini-review

Chuck a bit of Jaws, a handful of Rear Window, a pinch of Invasion of the Bodysnatchers. a little bit of <your favourite teen slasher> into a movie blender, mix together in a well-established way and you get The Wretched. … Continue reading

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FrightFest Glasgow 2020 – part 1

Glasgow FrightFest 2020 ran over 2 and a bit days from Thursday 5th March until Saturday 7th March at the wonderful Glasgow Film Theatre. This was only my second time (of many I hope!)  attending the festival, and this year … Continue reading

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Why Don’t You Just Die! (2018) review

Why Don’t You Just Die! is the grammatically incorrect but perfectly accurate English title for this 2018 Russian comedy-with-blood. Lots of blood! From the first scene we know what territory we are in, as a young man rings the doorbell … Continue reading

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Ringu (1998) mini-review

Rewatched this after about an 18 year gap. Not as scary as I remembered it to be, and a lot more stupid. There’s a couple of really clunky exposition speeches that totally passed me by when I watched it before. … Continue reading

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The Void (2016) mini-review

80s throwback body-horror with well done practical effects. Adequate acting (mostly) but this can be forgiven as there are enough ‘eeew’ moments to keep you engaged. 7 S-Points. Facebook mini-review first posted 4th April 2020

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