Category Archives: Horror

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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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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The Platform (2019) mini-review

Taut and claustrophobic. Does a great job on a limited budget. Netflix defaults to dubbed English version, but you can change it to Spanish with subtitles to get the original sound. I really enjoyed this on many levels. Pun intended. … Continue reading

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Brain Damage (1988) mini-review

Classic camp 80s schlock with a heavy-handed addiction parable. Some brilliant in-camera effects for the budget. If you like gory, over-the-top horror then this is for you. 8 S-points. Facebook mini-review first posted 23rd February 2020

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