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3.0 out of 5 stars The Texas Chainsaw Massacre meets The Running Man in Rob Zombie's new hit and miss venture., 5 Dec. 2016
This review is from: 31 (Blu-ray)
Rob Zombie's 6th feature is the same old song and dance with 31 mixing it up with House of 1000 Corpses and The Devils Rejects- gone is Zombie's promising abilities on the very underrated Lords of Salem. Most horror fans moaned and so he has gone back to a more slice n' dice slasher type feature that pits kidnapped friends having 12 hrs to survive a batch of killers. It's Texas Chainsaw Massacre meets The Running Man. Zombie again casts his wife Sheri Moon, and whilst a lot of people bemoan these decisions I have to say she isn't that bad an actress, or at least she isn't that bad in these glorified exploitation movies. If anything she's actually pretty perfect in them- the problem is, is that it's the same role for her more or less as it was as part of the Firefly family- sure she's the hunted now, but she's still one mean mother.....

The script isn't too good but there is far worse out there and there are still some funny lines- there are no scares, and the biggest problem with 31 is that it just feels a little forced- the two chainsaw guys are just useless. But I need to talk about what makes 31 tick and that is the character of Doom head played so well by Richard Brake- he actually does save this movie. Everytime he appears he is just fantastic! Zombie also used him a little in Halloween II.

The soundtrack too is spot on, Zombie has a real love for everything 70s and is quite an expert. So 31 is enjoyable and not as violent as some have made out. But it does feel cringy, forced and rather lacklustre in parts- it's good without being great, but just holds onto the positive side of things. It'll be interesting to see what Zombie does next, because he's really done the whole 70s grindhouse thing to death now.

You'll Find Out (1940) - Official Region 2 PAL release, plays in English without subtitles
You'll Find Out (1940) - Official Region 2 PAL release, plays in English without subtitles
Dvd ~ Kay Kyser
Price: £14.43

4.0 out of 5 stars Fun Saturday like matinee with an all star horror cast., 23 Nov. 2016
Now this is an interesting one mixing horror, suspense, comedy and a musical all in one! Real life radio host Kay Kyser is invited to give a party and a show at a friends house. However lurking in this huge mansion is secret stairways, ghosts, mediums and rather strange goings on. Stars Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi and Peter Lorre. This is really a fun movie that kids can easily watch on a Saturday afternoon. Lorre is really good and Kyser is like a magnet to the screen, oozing so much class.

It does dip in places and of course it's silly, but this isn't supposed to be taken seriously at all. It's just a madcap 90 min dash to the end. And for what it is it really is a charming movie. Helen Parrish who sadly passed away young, looks stunning here.

Boris Karloff Collection - The Black Room / The man they could not hang / The man with nine lives / Before i hang / The Devil commands / The Boogie man will get you REGION 1 DVD BOXSET
Boris Karloff Collection - The Black Room / The man they could not hang / The man with nine lives / Before i hang / The Devil commands / The Boogie man will get you REGION 1 DVD BOXSET

4.0 out of 5 stars Great Karloff box set, Nice batch of movies and Good prints., 22 Nov. 2016
Great collection of Boris Karloff movies and the big plus is that the prints are really good, Do not be put off that this is Mill Creek. Yes once upon a time they served us up with bad prints and logos on the screen. Thankfully THIS IS NOT the case anymore.

So we have 6 titles here:

THE BLACK ROOM sees Karloff play duel roles on the screen at the same time as one brother is good and one is evil. Great stuff.

THE MAN THEY COULD NOT HANG this is my personal fav on the set, mad scientist tale done very well acting all round is great. Love this.

THE MAN WITH NINE LIVES Pretty rare to get this one, good story about mad scientist looking to thaw people with disease and help them, then goes a bit crazy.

BEFORE I HANG good one and companion to man they could not hang. enjoyable story, good acting and sets

THE DEVIL COMMANDS karloff and mrs danvers like person turn very mad and evil as he tries to make contact with the dead world.

THE BOOGIE MAN WILL GET YOU some light refreshment here, mad scientist tale again but comedy also starring the great Peter Lorre

Great set and worth getting with some rarer Karloff movies.

Demons 2 [DVD] [1986]
Demons 2 [DVD] [1986]
Dvd ~ Asia Argento
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Price: £9.65

3.0 out of 5 stars The virtually goreless version of Demons, 22 Nov. 2016
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This review is from: Demons 2 [DVD] [1986] (DVD)
Fun sequel to the original Demons sees the evil things return in an apartment block when residents watch a demons movie. Before you know it the demons are coming through the TV sets to wreck havoc. Sidenote whilst everyone else got excited about THE RING this movie had one of its best sequences in the bag more than 10 years earlier! Highlights include a birthday girl thanking her guests by killing them all and a possessed dog.

It's pretty much non stop action all the way, watch out for a very young Asia Argento, dad is the producer and Lamberto Bava son of Mario directs. The only snag is that this feels like the first movie without the gore, there's hardly any here once you analyse it all just a lot of half decent demon make up. This movie could have been spectacular had it been all out violence which is suggested but rarely seen. Hey if you're going to make this type of movie why not go the whole way? Ending is unsatisfying too- though there is a decent 80s soundtrack. One wonders how this low budget horror movie got the music licence in the first place and how amazingly in this day and age they have been able to hold onto the rights.

Arrow DVD has stacks of extras. Great picture but four very brief scenes have a wobble for which to their credit Arrow apologies for before the movie starts.

Terminator Genisys [DVD] [2015]
Terminator Genisys [DVD] [2015]
Dvd ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger
Price: £5.00

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1.0 out of 5 stars The heart and soul has been ripped out of the Terminator franchise, 22 Nov. 2016
As a huge Terminator fan and Schwarzenegger one also I was left literally stunned by how appalling this movie was. I'm trying to find something I can point at and go okay that wasn't too bad and ironically the whole back to the future story and time line was a good idea. But at that stage the casting directors and screenwriters needed to be fired. We had a basic plot and then they started hiring... First up Jason Clarke as John Connor has the face of a bad guy, yet he's supposed to be the good one. Sorry to be harsh this is usually how Hollywood does their business, you look bad you play great bad guy roles, so totally miscast. Jai Courtney and excuse me what type of name is Jai anyhow? Doesn't matter if Jai had been a good actor that's all that matters. He plays Kyle Reese and is clunk personified. Jason Statham who usually grunts and barks in-between lines would have done a better job. Gonna save the best which in this case is the worst to last, what were the casting directors thinking when they hired Emilia Clarke? She has a baby face looks about 12 and is so 21st century action movie ever so confident- her character profile is so hollow and she is SLEEPWALKING through this movie. Everything that comes out of her mouth is contrived. Fifty per cent this movie is brought down because of this character. Is she a good actress? You know in a different role she may well be, but not here.

Arnie is getting older but he still has that charisma, but he needs to make different movies if that's what he wants to do- the first 2 Terminator movies were on the money, hell even Part 3 was decent. But no more Terminators please. The problem of course is that the door has been left open for another and it also did good box office. At end credits the last of us still watching are slapped hard in the face with a pop/soul song, no no no. There is zero originality in the movie. What a let down and what a disgrace.

The Haunting [DVD] [1963]
The Haunting [DVD] [1963]
Dvd ~ Julie Harris
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Haunting is haunting., 21 Nov. 2016
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This review is from: The Haunting [DVD] [1963] (DVD)
Excellent chiller sees Dr Markway investigate the strange happenings of Hill House an old mansion type which is reportedly haunted and has caused many deaths in the past to its previous owners. He gets together a group of people, 3 others as they stay a few nights experimenting if there is indeed ghosts at Hill House.

Script and acting is spot on and there are some wonderfully even original chilly moments. The thumping anyone? It's the two females though that play off each other who steal the show. Claire Bloom as 'Theo' is super confident, brash and nothing phases her whilst Julie Harris who plays Eleanor is fragile and self loathing. She has a broken life and many scenes involve her thinking aloud almost poetically about what has gone wrong in her life. Russ Tamblyn plays the cocky Luke Sanderson.

One of the better and most famous haunted house stories plays out like a maze in a mansion, it's all here creaky doors, bumps in the night and secret passages. The only downside is that the movie which is nearly 2 hours long is very talky. But of course this is to build our characters up and bring a slow tension to proceedings. A classic horror.

Hard Rock Zombies [DVD]
Hard Rock Zombies [DVD]
Dvd ~ E.J. Curcio
Price: £5.99

2.0 out of 5 stars It should have worked but it's just a disjointed mess instead, 15 Nov. 2016
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80s cheese and you can tell the fun loving cast really enjoyed themselves on this one, but HARD ROCK ZOMBIES just doesn't work. Every time we seem to be pushing in the right direction because surely the intent here was to make a low budget cheesy movie the makers go left field, so the daddy ends up being Hitler and he's chased by midgets, and we see the odd gruesome scene. Still here? Basic plot does see a rock band being warned off not to play in a town, they don't heed the warnings and so are killed, only to return back from the dead from the singer/guitarist devilsh music. Some scenes could well fit in with the best of the cheesiest movies out there but as a movie this one is just really disjointed and in fact it ends up feeling like the director did this on purpose. For 80s horror nut completest only, which unfortunately includes your's truly.

Man With Nine Lives [DVD] [1940] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Man With Nine Lives [DVD] [1940] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Offered by passionFlix UK
Price: £8.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Chill out with Karloff!, 15 Nov. 2016
Boris Karloff stars yet again in a mad scientist tale. This time a doctor believes he is on the right path for a cure for cancer by thawing out people and freezing them. But he is missing some key elements so he takes his nurse on a trip to find the elusive Doctor Kravall, thought long dead. To cut a story short all are reunited and the slighly mad but ambitious doctor tells his story whilst experimenting on others. Goofy in places, certainly spoon fed story and clunky in parts. But as these films go this isn't bad at all, has a richness and warmness to it and Karloff shines. But he's really the only one to do so the other cast members can't keep us hooked in. Contains a great little scene, you'll know it when you see it, Karloff and the candle.

She-Wolf Of London [DVD]
She-Wolf Of London [DVD]
Dvd ~ Don Porter
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3.0 out of 5 stars Timid but enjoyable Universal horror fare., 8 Nov. 2016
This review is from: She-Wolf Of London [DVD] (DVD)
Timid but actually quite enjoyable Universal horror sees a member of the Allenby family think that she is committing the local crimes in the park which may or may not be the work of a werewolf.

Very standard fare here, the distressed naive woman, her well to do fiance, bungling policemen and the like. But She Wolf of London is pretty charming and at just 58 mins is easy on the eye. Sara Haden has the deceiving woman of the house steals the picture as a Mrs Danvers type.

Breezy late Saturday afternoon movie.

The Final Girls [DVD] [2015]
The Final Girls [DVD] [2015]
Dvd ~ Malin Åkerman
Price: £5.49

4.0 out of 5 stars Love letter to 80s horror movies deserves top marks for thinking outside of the box., 6 Nov. 2016
This review is from: The Final Girls [DVD] [2015] (DVD)
Fun movie which thinks outside of the box sees a girl and her friends go and see an 80s horror movie which stars her now dead mother. Fire breaks out at cinema and lo and behold her and her friends are now in the movie. Some nice ideas abound and cast do a fairly good job of ramping up this Friday the 13th spoof/homage. Works well.Gorehounds beware there is little to be found this is 15 and was a PG13 in the US.
Nice ending sets us up for a sequel which given the context won't happen.

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