Hail there bad movie brethren! Oh what delights we have in store for you this fine morning… Amazon optioning Consider Phlebas Imagine Firefly reimagined by Frank Herbert on strong mushrooms, and you get Consider Phlebas, the first in the late Iain M Banks’ series of science fiction novels featuring the Culture, a super advanced civilisationContinue reading Newsblast 26/02/18
Good morning film fiends! Read on for the latest round up – The infamous 80’s nuclear aftermath docu-horror Threads is getting a brand new blu-ray and DVD release. Remastered from the original BBC 16mm prints, this re-release of Threads coupled with a host of brand new extras is available in the US via Severin FilmsContinue reading Newsblast 19/02/18
Horror Express aka Panic on the Trans-Siberian Express (1972) UK/Spain Dir: Eugenio Martín (as Gene Martin) Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Alberto De Mendoza, Telly Savalas During an expedition to China in 1906, British anthropologist Professor Sir Alexander Saxton (Lee) discovers the frozen corpse of an ape like creature. Believing it to be the Missing Link inContinue reading Alien Possessed Ape Man Takes The Train
Dark Forest (Canada 2017) Dir: Roger Boyer Dark Forest is an ultra low budget Canadian horror flick that riffs of those well worn staples of 80’s stalk and slash pictures, namely woods, twentysomething girls and a mad killer. Playing of these tropes, the first half of the film is a very slow burning affair thatContinue reading If You Go Down To The Woods Today…Bad Things Will Happen!
Good morning fellow film fiends! This week’s bulletin will be a tad shorter than previous posts as life has been a bit hectic in the past week, which has impinged on my viewing time. I have however been able to watch the first episode of new Netflix show, Altered Carbon, based on Richard K Morgan’sContinue reading Newsblast 12/02/18
Get Out (US 2017) Dir: Jordan Peele Daniel Kaluuya, Alison Williams, Bradley Whitfield, Catherine Keener The explicitly political horror film is a rare beast. Over time, the genre has justifiably gained fame as a vehicle for societal allegories, even if these were attached to certain films in hindsight by critics looking to give their copy more resonance. I’mContinue reading Meet the (Brain Stealing) Parents
Hail movie brethren! What fresh terrors have stalked the grey wastes of The Stricken Land in the week past? Read on… Do you feel suitably let down by the really not very good Alien prequels? Sate your disappointment by watching Life (2017), a great little outer space chiller from the makers of Deadpool. Ignoring theContinue reading Newsblast 05/02/2018