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Rage [DVD]
Rage [DVD]
Dvd ~ Rick Crawford
Offered by HarriBella.UK.Ltd
Price: £1.92

3.0 out of 5 stars A classless version of Speilberg's Duel., 23 Jun. 2017
This review is from: Rage [DVD] (DVD)
A man on a motorbike decides to hate on a driver for no apparent reason and from there on in its a cat and mouse tale. If you're thinking of Steven Speilberg's DUEL, then you'd be correct. The movie is even referenced in this one. Acting by lead characters is good, and the basic story is watchable. However Rage does feel a little hollow and is a classless version of Duel to be fair. The rape scene near the end is the only reason there is an 18 certifcate slapped on this one. Not much gore otherwise, don't believe the cover. Rage is a good movie, but is nothing special and is in fact easily forgotten soon after.

B.T.K. [DVD]
B.T.K. [DVD]
Dvd ~ Amy Lyndon
Offered by wantitcheaper
Price: £2.73

4.0 out of 5 stars I know it's not accurate but it's still one of Kane Hodder's best movies., 23 Jun. 2017
This review is from: B.T.K. [DVD] (DVD)
I really like Kane Hodder, the man is not a great actor and he will forever be binded to the horror movie, mostly wearing a mask after the success of both his roles as Jason Voorhees and Victor Crowley. I've met the big man and he comes across as pretty genuine. A hard working man who will never be massively rich, but gets by and does fairly well accepting these type of movies and going on the horror cons to earn some extra bucks- hey I can't knock that. He's a huge supporter of B movies and Indie films, so well done to him. I got to admit as much as I love Kane, he tends to accept any role for a pay day and he's been in some real stinkers because of it, Smothered and Death Call aka Old 37 being two prime examples. These movies ask nothing of him, and are so hollow. So when I got the chance to finally see BTK I feared the worse. My worries were over within the first few minutes when I witnessed Kane, just as Kane, no mask, no make up, just a dodgy moustache.

Here he was getting screen time though- acting as the family man by day and the brutal killer by night- I loved this movie. It flowed very well and Kane showed two sides of his character, very rarely is he ever asked to do this, a snippet of movies here and there have asked him, HATCHET II being one, but BTK really utilises that and I respected that about the movie.

Violence wise- well this is one of Kane's most violent movies. There isn't much gore that I remember but the strangulation scenes do linger aka Joe Spinell in MANIAC. And Kane really gives it his all in those murder scenes. But then we switch back to his regular joe job of neighbourhood watchman controller, a jobsworth but also a respected figure.

A huge gripe that movie fans have with this film is that it is not a detailed correct story of the real BTK. Hey I can side with them, I didn't like the Hitchcock movie for the rubbish it came out with, but actually it wasn't that good a film. I found this movie to be a really decent one, exceptionally for Kane. My only personal problem was with Kane's family, mother and daughters just can't act at all, they shouldn't have been cast- but alas they can't bring down a very firm and solid showing from Kane.

Terminal Invasion [DVD] [2003]
Terminal Invasion [DVD] [2003]
Dvd ~ Bruce Campbell

3.0 out of 5 stars Bruce Campbell stuck in a deserted airport with aliens, come on don't be picky!, 23 Jun. 2017
Madness, stupid low budget B grader, but hey this is quite good fun. Bruce Campbell plays a convict who is being transfered to a secure unit when terrible weather forces the patrol car off the road. The cops and Campbell head to a dead end airport terminal as the weather turns into a snow storm. The End. Actually just joking, there is more.... and that more is that aliens have arrived on Earth and some of the people in the airport don't appear to be who they say they are. Taken from arguably the best Twilight Zone episode ever in WILL THE REAL MARTIAN PLEASE STAND UP, this movie rolls along quite nicely.

True Campbell could have done for some wisecracks, but everything needs to be toned down here given that this was originally a TV movie. Fans of Campbell and or low grade sci fi should get something out of this. The final twenty minutes though feel like 3 hours....

Mark of the Devil [DVD] [1970] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Mark of the Devil [DVD] [1970] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

5.0 out of 5 stars One of the very best if not best witchfinder movie., 23 Jun. 2017
An absolute classic now in its uncut form via blue underground. Follows an evil and greedy witch hunter who tracks down any woman he has a distaste for and deems them witches. Herbert Lom stars as the head judge and Udo Kier looks stunningly beautiful- it has to be said as Lom's sidekick who is seeing things a different way. Excellent acting all round. This movie has well be known for its violent scenes towards women. On one hand the film is only trying to be as realistic as it can, these scenes would have been extremely violent for the time, now they can still make you wince, but there is much worse out there.
Movie has an ending you may not see coming, and this is a real chancer of a film, a movie that keeps you gripped. Arguably better than the infamous Vincent Price movie WITCHFINDER GENERAL, although these are two great movies in their own right.

Tokyo Gore Police [DVD]
Tokyo Gore Police [DVD]
Dvd ~ Eihi Shiina
Offered by MediaMerchants
Price: £5.98

4.0 out of 5 stars What Quentin Tarantino would make if he wasn't chasing Oscars., 22 Jun. 2017
This review is from: Tokyo Gore Police [DVD] (DVD)
If you don't like gore and violence stay well away from this one, although to tell you the truth the violence is more comic like because almost every kill scene that happens here, just can't do in real life. A Japanese female cop in the near future is assigned to hunt down engineers, human like people who have superior powers and, well, just want to create trouble.

This is a first class spin out of control mental movie. Weighing against it is the running time of nearly 2hours and there isn't a second to catch your breathe as one violent and often hilarious scene leads into the next. Type of movie where you have to be in the right mood to watch.

Adam Chaplin [DVD]
Adam Chaplin [DVD]
Dvd ~ Emanuele De Santi
Offered by VECOSELL
Price: £23.48

2.0 out of 5 stars A love story, I think., 20 Jun. 2017
This review is from: Adam Chaplin [DVD] (DVD)
Adam Chaplin's girlfriend gets into debt and is burned alive- cut to Adam who looks like a real life He-Man and his demon like sidekick that comes out of his back from time to time to give him super human power so he can track down the bad guys. This is very over the top, hilarious in moments though that's unintentional and comes down to the very low budget, but with many of its settings in damp basements its also quite a depressing little movie.

There are tons of gore and violent moments here, though it is played down somewhat by some extremely bad looking CGI effects, either that or the FX crew went down the hardware shop to buy gallons of deluxe red paint. Final fight off is still somewhat of a classic though. Acting just isn't there, you watch this and wonder will you watch again, for me the answer was an empathic no.

After Midnight [DVD] [1989] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
After Midnight [DVD] [1989] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet and underrated horror anthology from the 80s., 20 Jun. 2017
Here's an 80s horror anthology that went under the radar and is now OOP and hard to find. After Midnight has 3 stories of which none are brilliant but good to average. Wrapraround is about an eccentric teacher who teaches his pupils about fear. He invites a group of them to his house- possibly as part of course work, and then they tell their scariest stories.

First one deals with a husband and wife whose car breaks down and they end up in a deserted mansion- nice little sting in the tale here. Second story is about a group of lost girls with a broken down car in dead end city who stumble upon a petrol station all goes well until they meet a down and out and his dogs. Good potential here is wasted on a dumbed down ending. Final story is a phone messenger who keeps getting harassed by a caller, this is pretty decent. Movie has been directed well by the Wheat brothers Jim and Ken. But I'm giving the extra star to the very cool conclusion and wraparound part. Not since Amicus' Asylum have we seen a better one!

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark [DVD] [1973] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark [DVD] [1973] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Price: £13.53

2.0 out of 5 stars Very tame and very over hyped., 18 Jun. 2017
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Husband and wife move into a creepy old house, wife finds that fire place has been bricked up and asks manual worker if he can take out the bricks. Like a Scooby Doo janitor he tells her no way, cause he knows what may be lurking- but his backstory will have to wait till the end. Woman inevitably opens up fireplace where a host of demon like creatures await and then run amok in house.

This movie has been hyped up to 11 on the scare factor- don't believe the hype. The biggest of mistakes is made here where we see the creatures way too early in this famed and much talked about 70s TV movie. We needed to be creeped out about what we don't see until a big reveal at the end. The creatures talk too, and at a few points start up a conversation- thus taking out any would be scares. You can pick apart each character and the continuity from night time to day light towards the end is shocking.

Husband of wife is a .... well I want to swear but won't. But why was he not only so disbelieving to her but also so angry, and yet when her sexier friend told him to believe, he was willing to listen... emm

This isn't terrible, it's watchable just about, and from a nostalgia point of view if you like your 70s horrors as I do, this is well worth watching. But it says a lot about a movie when the DVD commentary is way more entertaining than the movie.

Green Room [DVD]
Green Room [DVD]
Dvd ~ Anton Yelchin
Price: £5.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable horror thriller., 13 Jun. 2017
This review is from: Green Room [DVD] (DVD)
Punk rock band need a gig and finally get one, but it's in a neo nazi type club, and they witness a murder and are then held in the green room backstage. Patrick Stewart plays against type as the boss of the club who gets his workers together to kill the band who have witnessed a murder. Lots of tension, violence and gore in this one. Slips ever so little towards the hour mark, when are heroes keep going back to the same room, but this is minor quibbles. Pretty much downbeat affair but rarely lets loose on you and is a very enjoyable horror thriller. Good acting all round.

Repossessed [DVD] (1990)
Repossessed [DVD] (1990)
Dvd ~ Linda Blair
Offered by Gaming_Universe
Price: £12.98

3.0 out of 5 stars Lots of misses but plenty of fun too, 13 Jun. 2017
This review is from: Repossessed [DVD] (1990) (DVD)
As if to downplay how terrifying the original Exorcist was, Linda Blair is back and being repossessed in this airplane like spoof. And of course that means Leslie Nielsen is here too. Pea sick and twisting heads do expect. As for the film the strongest part is the first half hour and by the 50th minute the movie falls apart where by the climax we get a Blues Brothers esque song- Devil with a blue dress on et all.

Some jokes are stupid, some hit the wall and others are simply dated much like the movie. But there is for the horror fan actually a lot of fun to be had, we end up being able to revisit The Exorcist in a chilled out fashion, and yes those first 30 mins really are good fun. Average but I'll slip in Good also.

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