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Zombie Hamster | August 28, 2016

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Zombie Hamster : Horror, Schlock & All That’s Direct-to-Video.

I’m Dangerous Tonight (1990)

July 27, 2016 |

Although a mite subdued by his usual standards, there’s plenty to enjoy about Tobe Hooper’s largely forgotten TV movie to make Final Cut’s British DVD well worth picking up.

After The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986), the final film in … Read More

Sorceress (1995)

July 14, 2016 |

Playfully directed and genuinely sexy, Jim Wynorski’s softcore supernatural romp is ripe for reappraisal – or discovery – thanks to Synapse Films’ splendid-looking Blu-ray. 

There are two reasons to check out SORCERESS.

Two big, round reasons slathered in baby oil … Read More

Critical Condition: Screener and Screener Again

July 12, 2016 | | 4 Comments

Dave shares his thoughts on the phoned-in ramblings of freeloading blogger culture; those devoid of passion, history or a desire to immerse themselves in anything that’s not on a press release.

How do you discover a good horror movie?

I’m … Read More

A Double-Dip in the Deep River: Reasons for Picking Up a Censored Lenzi Classic

July 3, 2016 | | 16 Comments

Is it cut? Three words that dominate the first post of any social media announcement for a classic horror release. Should a little BBFC butchery really diminish a stacked edition? Dave looks at Man From Deep River…

If, like us, … Read More

Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama (1988)

June 29, 2016 |

Post-modern before it was cool, David DeCoteau’s landmark scream queen celebration returns to UK shores on a splendid little Blu-ray from 88 Films.

As well as boasting one of the all-time great sensationalist titles, analysed post-Scream and Cabin in the … Read More

Skinner (1993): Writer Paul Hart-Wilden Needs YOUR Help Unearthing This Forgotten Shocker

June 14, 2016 | | One Comment

Seemingly lost, Skinner’s screenwriter is on the hunt for this gruesome and charismatic chiller’s original materials. And he needs your help.

You might have noticed something about Zombie Hamster. We tend to favour the underdog. Not in a smug, contrary or … Read More

Second Thoughts on Double Take (1998): Reflections on a Mark L. Lester Thriller

May 29, 2016 |

Commando and Class of 1984 may be synonymous with his name, but between 1996 and 1998 Mark L. Lester delivered a quartet of DTV perfection, to which Dave revisits Double Take as part of our Schlock & Awe series.

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Gruesome Charisma: A Valentine to Skinner (1993)

May 17, 2016 | | One Comment

Unfairly languishing in oblivion, Matty shines a light on Ivan Nagy’s excellent serial killer chiller; a candy-coloured curio as wonderfully warped and scuzzy as its late director…

Any movie containing a rare lead performance from perennial bit parter Ted Raimi, and featuring … Read More

Scalps (1983)

March 24, 2016 |

B movie legend Fred Olen Ray’s mean-spirited and often surreal slasher is preserved in a well-recommended Blu-ray from 88 Films.

It’d be lazy and ignorant to bemoan 88 Films’ transfer of SCALPS. Mirroring the MacGuffin of Fred Olen Ray’s charismatic … Read More

I’m Not Even Supposed To Be Here Today: A Video Store Disclosure

March 14, 2016 |

Rose-tinted eulogies charting the demise of the Video Store make for sentimental reading, but what’s life really like on the front line of the rental industry? Luckily, we can turn to one of Zombie Hamster’s own for a frank and … Read More

It’s All Relative: C. Courtney Joyner Recalls Distant Cousins (1993)

March 7, 2016 |

The producer of Videodrome, the star of House, and the writer of From a Whisper to a Scream combine to make one of the best TV movies that you’ve never seen. Scripter C. Courtney Joyner tells Dave Wain all about … Read More

A Kind of Blue: The Sultry Noir of Midnight Blue (1997)

March 2, 2016 |

One of the many 90s DTV flicks that never made the leap to US or UK DVD, Dave revisits Skott Snider’s Midnight Blue, and chats to its to lead actors, Damian Chapa and Annabel Schofield.

Picture it, if you … Read More