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THE WOMAN

One of the problems that surround Lucky McKee’s films and the fiction of Jack Ketchum (co-writer of THE WOMAN) is the fact that there are rarely any likeable characters for audiences to engage with. The resulting horrors are therefore devoid of any suspense and rely almost entirely on…more
HATCHET II

Creating a sequel to a successful film is never easy, especially when that sequel happens to be within the limiting confines of the slasher genre. After the abrupt hard-cut-to-black ending of the first HATCHET movie, a sequel was to be expected, if not demanded by the studios and the fans…more
RATLINE

Underground auteur Eric Stanze and the Wicked Pixel crew are back after the success of their last film, the very spooky and ambitious DEADWOOD PARK. This time Stanze ventures into grittier blood soaked territory a lot of his fans may feel he is comfortable in but don’t let appearances fool…more
MATTHEW HOPKINS - WITCHFINDER GENERAL

Michael Reeves’ MATTHEW HOPKINS - WITCHFINDER GENERAL has been released onto Blu-ray in a digitally re-mastered special edition courtesy of Odeon Entertainment. This director’s cut wisely omits several salacious tavern scenes of topless women included against Reeves’s wishes for various…more
1984

In 1954, BBC television transmitted an adaptation of George Orwell’s novel NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR adapted by Nigel Kneale, produced (which, in the TV terms of the time, also means directed) by Rudolph Cartier and starring Peter Cushing, Andre Morell and Yvonne Mitchell. This production remains…more
DEATHSPORT / BATTLETRUCK

The ‘Roger Corman’s Cult Classics Double Feature’ aptly bills a pair of post-apocalypse biker/car crash movies, in which lone heroes go up against bullying militarists in a future where society has collapsed and peaceful hippie-types who see hope in agragrian communes and are preyed upon by…more
NAKED - AS NATURE INTENDED / SECRETS OF A WINDMILL GIRL


In 1961, following the success of jizz mag Kamera and numerous 8mm nudie shorts publisher and director George Harrison Marks was approached by British exploitation mavericks Tony Tenser and Michael Klinger who suggested he bring his bare-breasted money-spinners to the big screen. Marks…more
JOANNA

Upon their initial release, Michael Sarne’s early films were the scourge of the critics yet today have achieved something of a cult status. In 1970, The Times described MYRA BRECKINRIDGE as “about as funny as a child molester”, author Gore Vidal called it the second worst he had ever seen,…more
Archived Reviews

 13 SECONDS
 1984
 9 SOULS
 964 PINOCCHIO
 A HATCHET FOR THE HONEYMOON
 AB-NORMAL BEAUTY
 ACACIA
 ADDICTION
 ALIEN - THE DIRECTOR’S CUT
 ALUCARDA (aka Alucarda la hija de las tinieblas)
 ANGEL GUTS: HIGH SCHOOL CO-ED
 ANGEL GUTS: RED CLASSROOM
 ANGEL GUTS: RED VERTIGO (aka RED DIZZINESS)
 ASWANG (aka The Unearthing)
 AUSSIE PARK BOYZ
 AWAKENING OF THE BEAST (aka O Despartar de Besta)
 BABA YAGA
 BACKWOODS BLOODBATH
 BATTLE HEATER
 BEAST
 BEDEVILLED
 BEYOND RE-ANIMATOR
 BIOHAZARDOUS
 BLACK ANGEL
 BLOOD CULT
 BLOOD FOR THE MUSE
 BLOOD OF THE VIRGINS (aka Sangre de Virgenes)
 BLOOD RIVER
 BOY MEETS GIRL
 BULLET BALLET
 BURNING BRIGHT
 BUTCHERED
 CABIN FEVER
 CANNIBALS
 CLONUS
 COLD PREY 2 - RESURRECTION
 COLOUR FROM THE DARK
 CRAZY LOVE
 DAGON
 DEAD & ROTTING
 DEAD CREATURES
 DEAD FRIGHT
 DEATH BED - THE BED THAT EATS
 DEATHSPORT / BATTLETRUCK
 DEMONESS / Y2K: SHUTDOWN DETECTED
 DESECRATION
 DESPITE ALL THAT
 DISAPPEARANCE
 DOCTOR DEATH SEEKER OF SOULS
 DONKEY PUNCH
 DR JEKYLL VERSUS THE WEREWOLF (aka Dr Jekyll el Hombre Lobo)
 DRILLER KILLER 2-DISC LIMITED EDITION
 DRILLER KILLER DISC 2: THE EARLY SHORT FILMS OF ABEL FERRARA
 DUST DEVIL
 EAT THE RICH: THE CANNIBAL MURDERS
 EL VAMPIRO (aka The Vampire)
 EM: EMBALMING
 EVIL DEAD TRAP
 EVIL OF DRACULA (aka Chi wo suu bara / Bloodthirsty Rose)
 EXAM
 EXORCISMO
 EYE OF GOD
 F
 FAMILY PORTRAITS: A TRILOGY OF AMERICA
 FLASHBACK - A MURDEROUS VACATION
 FREAK
 FUDOH: THE NEXT GENERATION (Part of the Takashi Miike Boxset)
 FULL METAL YAKUZA
 FULL METAL YAKUZA (Part of the Takashi Miike Boxet)
 GANG TAPES
 GOREGOYLES - FIRST CUT
 GRAVEYARD ALIVE - A ZOMBIE NURSE IN LOVE
 GROTESQUE
 HARPOON: THE REYKJAVIK WHALE WATCHING MASSACRE
 HATCHET II
 HEADCHEESE
 HIERRO
 HITCH-HIKE (aka Death Drive)
 HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES
 HUMAN EXPERIMENTS
 HYPNOSIS (aka Saimin)
 I DRINK YOUR BLOOD
 I SAW THE DEVIL
 I SELL THE DEAD
 I SPIT ON YOUR CORPSE I PISS ON YOUR GRAVE
 ICHI THE KILLER
 INDUSTRIAL TELEVISION
 IRREVERSIBLE
 ISLAND OF DEATH (aka The Devils of Mykonsos)
 JOANNA
 JUNK (aka Shiryou Gari)
 KATIEBIRD * CERTIFIABLE CRAZY PERSON
 KICHIKU DAI ENKAI (Banquet of the Beasts)
 KILLER BITCH
 KILLER ME
 KILLING SPREE
 KNIFE EDGE
 LA PRINCIPESSA NUDA (aka The Nude Princess)
 LAKE OF DRACULA (aka Chi O Suu Me/ Bloodthirsty Eyes)
 LAST EXIT
 LAST HOUSE ON DEAD END STREET
 LEGACY OF DRACULA (aka Bloodthirsty Doll / Night of the Vampire)
 LEGION OF THE DEAD
 LUSTFUL ADDICTION (1969 / 2002)
 MAGIC
 MALICE@DOLL
 MANNAJA: A MAN CALLED BLADE
 MARTIN
 MARTYRS
 MATTHEW HOPKINS - WITCHFINDER GENERAL
 MAY
 MILL OF THE STONE WOMEN
 MOTHER OF TEARS
 MUMSY, NANNY, SONNY & GIRLY
 MURDER A LA MOD
 MUTANTS
 MY SKIN
 MYSTICS IN BALI (aka Leak)
 NAKED - AS NATURE INTENDED / SECRETS OF A WINDMILL GIRL
 NEKROMANTIK 2
 NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD 3D
 NITE OWL
 NO WAY HOME
 ON EDGE
 ONIBI: THE FIRE WITHIN
 ORGAN
 PENETRATION ANGST
 PERMISSIVE
 PLEASURES OF A WOMAN (1972 / 2002)
 PREMUTOS: LORD OF THE LIVING DEAD (aka Premutos, der Gefallene Engel)
 PRIMAL
 PYROKINESIS (aka Crossfire)
 QUIET DAYS IN CLICHY
 RATLINE
 RAVAGE
 RAZOR’S RING
 RESURRECTING “THE STREETWALKER”
 RICKY 6
 ROCK & ROLL FRANKENSTEIN
 ROGUE
 RUBBER
 RUBBER'S LOVER
 SALVAGE
 SAMHAIN
 SATAN WAS A LADY (2001)
 SATAN’S SCHOOL FOR LUST
 SAVAGE HARVEST
 SCARLET DIVA
 SCHIZOPHRENIAC: THE WHORE MANGLER
 SCREAM FOR ME
 SEVEN WOMEN FOR SATAN (aka Les Weekends Malefiques du Comte Zaroff)
 SEX AND LUCIA
 SHARKTOPUS
 SHORT CUT ROAD
 SICKENING CONCEPTIONS
 SIN SISTERS
 SINGAPORE SLING
 SLASHERS
 SNAKE DANCER
 SNAKE PEOPLE (aka Isle of the Snake People)
 SOFT FOR DIGGING
 SORUM
 SPIDERBABE (Unrated 2-Disc Collectors edition)
 SPRSKI FILM (aka A Serbian Film)
 STRAWBERRY ESTATES
 SUDDEN FURY (revised)
 SUPER BADASS
 TETSUO: THE IRON MAN
 THAT KIND OF GIRL
 THE ATTENDANT
 THE BOX
 THE BUNKER
 THE CANDY SNATCHERS
 THE DEAD NEXT DOOR
 THE DESCENT: PART 2
 THE DEVIL'S REJECTS
 THE EERIE MIDNIGHT HORROR SHOW (aka The Sexorcist)
 THE FIEND (aka Beware My Brethren)
 THE FLESH EATERS
 THE FLESH RIPPERS
 THE FREE WILL
 THE GHOSTS OF EDENDALE
 THE H.P. LOVECRAFT COLLECTION 1: COOL AIR
 THE HOUSE THAT SCREAMED
 THE MANSON FAMILY
 THE MUTILATION MAN
 THE PARTY’S OVER
 THE PROWLER (aka Rosemary’s Killer)
 THE RUINS
 THE SHUNNED HOUSE
 THE TINTO BRASS COLLECTION
 THE TOOLBOX MURDERS
 THE VAMPIRES NIGHT ORGY
 THE WOLFMAN
 THE WOMAN
 THEY DIE NEXT
 THIRST
 Three Short Films by Ashley Thorpe
 THREE STORIES
 THRILLER SERIES 1
 TOKYO X EROTICA
 TROUBLE EVERY DAY
 VENGEANCE OF THE DEAD
 VINTAGE EROTICA ANNO 1940
 VIVA LA MUERTE
 VULGAR
 WAKE WOOD
 WHILE SHE WAS OUT
 WILD LIFE
 ZOMBIELAND

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