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Theatre Of Blood [DVD]
Theatre Of Blood [DVD]
Dvd ~ Vincent Price
Price: £5.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Don't give Vincent a bad review........, 11 Jan. 2017
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Vincent Price stars as a theatre actor who is an expert on Shakespeare's plays but because he refuses to act in other roles he is laughed at and given bad reviews from a number of critics. Now he is back from supposedly from a suicide to exact his revenge and with the help of scabby friends he picks off them one by one. Deaths are influenced by Shakespeare's plays. Movie has a real feel for 70s London and has Price ever hammed it up so much? He shines in these type of roles and watch the British cast which turns out to be a who's who of British stage and screen. Enjoyable and surprisingly gory for its time.


Evils of the Night [DVD] [1985] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Evils of the Night [DVD] [1985] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Offered by RAREWAVES USA
Price: £9.63

1.0 out of 5 stars A cheesy horror from the 80s to forget., 11 Jan. 2017
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What a terrible movie and the shame of it is is that I love cheesy 80s movies. Evils of the Night is about aliens, who look just like humans who arrive on Earth to kill people and take their blood. Movie starts just like a Friday the 13th movie, teenagers getting up to no good in the woods- and then the punchline never happens. This is placed on IMDB as a horror/sci fi they forgot to add softcore movie to it. Oh how one would be utterly amused at underage kid taking his parents to the video store back in the 80s, and then all watching it only to witness five different sex scenes in the first twenty minutes- and they are quite crude and lingering. However one has to laugh that the men all have sex with their jeans on- talk about safe sex!

John Carridine does find himself in this mess and he's basically going through the motions. There's literally no gore at all, one scene involving a screwdriver late on in the movie has some nice red paint emitting from woman's top, but that's it. This is a real let down of epic proportions. It could have been wacky but in a good way, but this is just a real bore. Features tons of thrown together scenes and lingering ones where repeatedly nothing happens. A waste of time.


Witchfinder General Digitally Remastered Special Edition [DVD]
Witchfinder General Digitally Remastered Special Edition [DVD]
Dvd ~ Vincent Price
Price: £10.99

5.0 out of 5 stars The PRICE is right, he's just awesome!, 10 Jan. 2017
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Menacing tale here starring Vincent Price hunter of witches who will go to any extremes to get his confession so he can be paid. Price is just priceless what more can be said of such a talented and dearly missed actor one of the greats. He is so menacing but also nonchalent and that's what makes his role work so well. The movie isn't very long at 83 mins and something is always happening. Solid performances all round Ian Ogvily is also edgy as his right hand man. Good period pieces and costumes and a real feel for those times as documented through film. Michael Reeves directs. Perhaps Prices' most violent movie.


Fear Clinic [DVD]
Fear Clinic [DVD]
Dvd ~ Thomas Dekker
Price: £4.55

2.0 out of 5 stars Could have been better but comes over as quite boring, 10 Jan. 2017
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Fear Clinic was spawned from a short lived web only series of the same name from fearnet, that starred Elm Street's Robert Englund, Lisa Wilcox and Jason Voorhees himself Kane Hodder. However for the film only Englund returns. He plays Dr Andover who has a fear chamber that aims to help traumatized patients get better and relive them of their fears. A group of people that were involved as victims at a mass shooting in a cafe are his patients as they recall the horrors of that night. And so Englund reluctant tries to help, he's on a downer because one of his patents recently died in the chamber.

Fear Clinic is simply boring and contrived. There is no one to root for and no one to invest in- the acting isn't terrible but the writing is, we simply go from one boring scene to the next, it's like a very bad episode of Casualty with the odd jump scene included- and no those scenes won't make you jump. Actors are going through the motions and when we are introduced to one who hasn't spoken in a long time, we just know he'll be yapping away within 10 minutes and our fears are confirmed.

Slipknot/Stone Sour fans will be happy as Corey Taylor stars here and Stone Sour's song is used in end credits. The original web series probably had more going for it than this movie which was made with all good intentions but is ultimately quite a mess.

Final word on Robert Englund- with that wig he is a dead ringer for Sean Penn.


The Mystery of the Wax Museum / 1933 / Fay Wray
The Mystery of the Wax Museum / 1933 / Fay Wray
Offered by M and N Media US
Price: £59.19

4.0 out of 5 stars The original House of Wax still stands up after 80 plus years, 10 Jan. 2017
The original House of Wax sees Glenda Farrell give a stunning performance as a journalist who needs a big story and she might be onto something with the local wax musuem- are those wax models or real dead people in that exhibit? Lionel Atwill in one of his best roles plays the owner of the wax musuem who is now wheelchair bound after his landlord burnt down the original musuem. Now Atwill sets up in New York with a series of guises and he's certainly not what he appears to be. Well directed and highly influential movie. Fay Wray is also here as a character who Atwill falls in love with and is determined to turn into one of his prized wax figures- so yes there are plenty of screams towards the end. Very fast paced but it is Farrell who steals this picture. Filmed in rare two strip technocolour for the time.


The Abominable Snowman [DVD] [1957]
The Abominable Snowman [DVD] [1957]
Dvd ~ Maureen Connell
Offered by Quality Media Supplies Ltd.
Price: £24.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Cushing shines again as does Forest Tucker in Hammer classic!, 9 Jan. 2017
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Peter Cushing stars as an explorer who has seen his better days off on one more major expedition to find the Yeti! His small group is led by Forest Tucker who gives a good performance. The Abominable Snowman just to make it clear is very much a talky film, don't go expecting typical monsters and ghouls just because this is Hammer horror. This actually comes across more like a Val Lewton flick. Acting is great but one thing upstages that and that is the sets, which are well constructed with snow and mountains.

Cushing's actress wife is called Helen, which was his wife's name in real life. Movie is wrapped up in suspicion and paranoia as it goes on and is a winner if certainly different from what Hammer would usually put out in the horror genre.


Southbound [DVD] [2016]
Southbound [DVD] [2016]
Dvd ~ Chad Villella
Price: £5.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Super horror anthology., 6 Jan. 2017
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Interesting anthology and interwoven stories about in a nutshell getting a second chance from the grim reaper, if you don't do the right thing then you will relive your nightmare journey over and over again.

Film takes place on a desolate road in smallville, USA. Two guys are on the run from something and are blood stained. Other story is about a band of women on their way to the next gig, another involves a man trying to track down his sister and another has a man run over a woman, who does his best to save her in an empty hospital. A jump moments, but its the direction and production values that really stick out well. Southbound came and went which is unfair because its much better than have that happen to it. It's also the type of movie that requires your full attention, there are a lot of messages in here, through the local DJ who we never see to subtle notices and panels. DJ is voiced by Larry Fessenden, Eerie little number that never spoon feeds us which is pretty much perfect horror material.


Splinter [DVD]
Splinter [DVD]
Dvd ~ Shea Whigham
Offered by A ENTERTAINMENT
Price: £3.36

3.0 out of 5 stars Tip- don't get a splinter in your finger., 6 Jan. 2017
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There's something way out back by a gas station, a splinter that invades the body, cracks your bones and kills you, then uses your body as a tool. sounds great eh? So a couple out on the road get pulled over by some thieves a man and a drug induced woman. But something's up, this isn't just going to be a normal hostage situation. They arrive at the infected gas station, and this is where the majority of this film takes place as they take refuge inside against the 'alien' being.

Bunch of characters here, the hostages first: The woman is more kick ass so to speak and strong willed, even the baddie calls her a firecracker- her boyfriend is wimpish but knows his science which will come in handy later on in the film. The stand out though is the baddie who seems to have all the best lines played well by Shea Whigham. Now against this alien splinter thing the three become united to stop it- even though at one point bad guy smashes the butt of his gun against woman's head.

Splinter is a classic play by numbers horror- we've seen it all before- at times it comes across like a bad man's THE THING, but still has its very own charm. It's certainly not a bad movie and production values are half way decent. The major problem is the director Toby Wilkins who shoots the horror scenes like he's making the latest Eminem video, please no shaky cam, it doesn't do the effect you think it will!

By the finale our main characters start making dumb choices, but at under 80 minutes Splinter gets the job done. Certainly no classic but decent all the same, albeit with tried and tested faults.


Hatchet 3 [DVD]
Hatchet 3 [DVD]
Dvd ~ BJ McDonnell

3.0 out of 5 stars Rinse and repeat but some laughs, nice cameos and plenty of gore keep the Hatchet franchise above water., 2 Jan. 2017
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This 3rd Hatchet movie sees survivior Marybeth played so well by the underrated Danielle Harris seeking help from the local police station- covered in blood and out of gas - so to speak- no one believes that Victor Crowley did these murders. After that its the same old song and dance. Very gory but so cartoonish that it never shocks- Hatchet 3 is indeed a gore hounds wetdream just as the other two were. Overall the movie has some lovable characters but its failings are mostly in its homage to Friday the 13th- the plot is the same for the last two Hatchet movies, team loaded with guns in forest is getting old hat just as sexy naive teenagers were in the F13 films.

There's still plenty of fun to be had though- Zach Galligan stars as the local cop, Derek Mears who played Jason in the reboot is here and yes he does get to fight with Crowley played of course by Jason legend Kane Hodder. There's also a cameo by Sid Haig whose basically playing the same role as he did as part of the Firefly family in Rob Zombie's House of 1,000 Corpses and its sequel. There are some knowing nods and even though Adam Green isn't behind the lens for this one he makes a couple of appearances near the beginning of the movie which are fairly funny to fans.

If there is going to be a Hatchet 4, they need to change location, because even though Part 3 does entertain that faint smell of stagnation is about to show its ugly head, and they need to keep this one fresh because on the face of it this trilogy has been fairly entertaining.


The Brain
The Brain
Dvd ~ Tom Breznahan

3.0 out of 5 stars Mind over matter in 80s fun cheese, 2 Jan. 2017
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Good cheesy fun to be had here with this 80s movie. TV mind-reader host played by David Gale instantly recognizable as the mad doc from REANIMATOR is behind a spate of murders and teenage suicides. He wants youths out of control to be controlled by an alien brain that sends them off the loop. Two teenagers are determined to stop him. There's more plot holes than a whores knickers in this one but it does have that uncanny 80s fun about it. Effects are laughable and the brain itself is laugh out loud funny- think the monsters from the Ghoulies movies but just the head and it gets bigger as the film goes on.

There is though a reptiveness to proceedings- we basically see the same chase done 3 times, and talking about chasing the lead male actor played by Tom Bresnahan spends literally the entire movie running around. His girlfriend is played by the very beautiful Cyndie Preston. No way near a horror classic, but for 80s cheese it is one to add to the list. Nice typical 80s synch soundtrack too- and oh look out for the David Gale, Reanimator
nod. End credits come with a warning not too mix with sodium with water!


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