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Storm Warning [DVD]
Storm Warning [DVD]
Dvd ~ Nadia Fares
Price: £5.75

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A GREAT STORM, 27 Nov. 2008
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This review is from: Storm Warning [DVD] (DVD)
I was lucky enough to see this movie in the cinema last year.
A young well off couple get lost in a storm and seek refuge in what they
think is an abandoned farmhouse, but the owners are about to return, and they are far from friendly. Held captive by the obviously psychotic
family, the couple must think and do things they never dreamed of
if they want to survive the night.
This movie lays on the tension over the first hour, until it's spectacular and bloody final third. All in all, this has good acting, direction, and is also very believable. This movie works well as both horror and thriller and is fully recommended.


Nightmare City [1980] [DVD]
Nightmare City [1980] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Hugo Stiglitz

4.0 out of 5 stars A Dream Of A Movie, 9 Jun. 2008
This review is from: Nightmare City [1980] [DVD] (DVD)
This is more of an action movie with sporadic gore moments than a horror movie with Mexican/Spanish movie star Hugo Stiglitz.
(In the interview with director Umberto Lenzi, he doesn't hide the fact that he didn't like him and that he was forced upon the production ).
A plane lands containing contaminated soldiers, who break out and attack/eat/infect anyone in their path.
It is refreshing because the zombies ( for want of a better word ) are very fast moving ( Over 20 years before 28 Days Later ).
There are some tense moments most notably in the T V Station and later the Hospital,
and the climax in the Fairground is also very well put together.
All in All a worthwhile addition to any collector of Euro Horror.


Food of the Gods [DVD] [1976] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Food of the Gods [DVD] [1976] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Giant Hit, 14 April 2008
Good old Bert I Gordon still thinks it is the 50's. This time,
instead of radiation, giant G.I.'S and rock'n'roll hating spiders,
here is a tale of what happens when man messes with nature.
Marjoe Gortner gets stuck on an island over-run by all sorts of giant
mice, wasps, even chickens!
A farmer discovers a growth hormone and feeds it to his livestock with
predictable results. A good fun movie with Gordon's trademark
super-imposed photographic effects which hold a certain charm in these
days of lazy CGI.
A fast pace, good cast including Pamela Franklin and Ida Lupino in her
last role, and great rat costumes make this a fine weekend movie.


House of Seven Corpses [DVD] [1974] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
House of Seven Corpses [DVD] [1974] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Offered by EliteDigital UK
Price: £17.95

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Slow Burner, 14 April 2008
A group of low budget film makers attempt to finish making a horror movie
in an old mansion with a murderous past.
Old time horror legend John Carradine has a small but effective role
along with John Ireland who is clearly enjoying the role of a short tempered movie director.
The movie is slowly paced, but this helps the atmosphere, in fact it is
not until the hour mark that anything really happens. This helps to build up a palpable sense of dread, and there are some nice insights into the world of low budget film making. Recommended for fans of 60's/70's B movies, looking for something more accomplished.


The Black Cat [1934] [DVD]
The Black Cat [1934] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Bela Lugosi
Offered by A2Z Entertains
Price: £6.00

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars LUGOSI SAVES THE DAY, 14 April 2008
This review is from: The Black Cat [1934] [DVD] (DVD)
The great Bela Lugosi has a score to settle. After a car crash,Lugosi
offers to take a stranded honeymoon couple to the house of his friend,
Herr Poelzig. Lugosi has a score to settle with poelzig, as he left him
for dead in a POW camp, and then married his wife.
Poelzig tells him she is dead, but in fact she is still being held prisoner by the sadistic Poelzig,
who also wants to keep the honeymoon couple to offer as a sacrifice in one of his frequent Black Mass ceremonies.
Can Bela save them and find out the truth about his wife before it is too late?
A fine Universal Horror Classic with Lugosi on top form sparring with the equally great Boris Karloff.
Look out for John Carradine in his debut role as the pianist.
A haunting, poetic movie with a solid cast and slowly revealing story. Don't miss.


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