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Zombie Hamster | February 9, 2016

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Zombie Hamster : Obscure, Classic, Genre & Independent Cinema.

Haunted Garage: Listen to New ‘Slenderman and Other Strange Tales’ EP For Free!

January 13, 2016 | | One Comment

Dukey Flyswatter’s cult schlock rockers stream their new EP for free.

There are few things in life that are perfect but Possession Park is surely one of ’em. The only album proper by Los Angeles schlock rockers HAUNTED GARAGE, this raucous, 1991 marriage of thumpin’ … Read More

Stiffs and Virgins: The Necrosexual Adventures of Chris Seaver and The Weirdsies

January 2, 2016 |

With titles like Anal Paprika 3 and Terror at Blood Fart Lake, a glance at Chris Seaver’s CV reads like a schlock lovers wet dream. His latest though, may well be his opus. After catching the movie, Dave spoke to … Read More

Robot Ninja (1989)

December 13, 2015 |

Gritty and imaginative, J.R. Bookwalter’s terrific sophomore feature arrives on a good but disappointingly extras free, made-on-demand DVD-R.

Before their fructiferous union on such slick, top-drawer fodder as Final Stab and the successful Brotherhood I and II, legendary cult auteur … Read More

Lost in Translation: The Curious Case of Ghost Warrior’s Subtitles

December 11, 2015 |

101 Films have just released the classic Empire Pictures movie, GHOST WARRIOR, on to Blu-ray. It may look pretty, but it’s STILL missing important subtitles, and this oversight really isn’t good enough!

“Lord Yoshimitsu, I have lost. I was … Read More

Banned and Binned: Rediscovering Curfew (1989)

November 23, 2015 |

Banned, binned and pretty much ignored, Matty dusts off director Gary Winick’s tense and involving home invasion shocker; a well-made surprise ripe for rediscovery. 

As every other UK genre nut will tell you, a blasting by the BBFC makes anything … Read More

Death and Redemption: The Road to David Dittlinger’s Abbey Grace

November 22, 2015 |

Abbey Grace is producer David Dittlinger’s second feature after the much maligned Death Factory. Over the course of sixteen months he gave ZH’s own Dave a unique insight into the low budget process, from script to screen.

“This is … Read More

Fatal Pictures Talk Heir

October 24, 2015 |

With its UK premiere today, ZH caught up with Fatal Pictures’ Richard Powell and Zach Green to get the lowdown on their disturbing masterwork, Heir.

If we were to compile a top ten of the very best short scare flicks … Read More

Banjo (2015)

October 3, 2015 |

Liam Regan takes a heady collection of influences, throws them in a blender, and comes out with a remarkable piece of work that will delight, disgust, and disturb in equal measure.

Everyone has their own banjo related incident it … Read More

The Bones of It: Skeletons (1997) in Conversation with David DeCoteau

September 26, 2015 |

Cult filmmaker David DeCoteau discusses his underrated 1997 thriller Skeletons in this unprecedented, career-encompassing retrospective interview.

Oh, for the humble production assistant; it’s the most thankless job on the film set. The hours are long and gruelling, and the pay – … Read More

Legacy of Toxicity: The Complete History of The Toxic Avenger

September 23, 2015 | | 2 Comments

Originally written to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of The Toxic Avenger, here’s the most comprehensive history of everyone’s favourite true superhero for you all to enjoy. 

Introduction

For a hideously deformed creature of superhuman size and strength, … Read More

The Tortured World of Andrey Iskanov

September 17, 2015 |

When international genre cinema is brought into consideration, Russia is not the first country that springs to mind. Even for seasoned cineastes familiar with classics such as 1925’s Battleship Potemkin, or the surrealist witchcraft masterpiece that is Konstantin Ershov’s Viy (a film which Zombiehamster strongly urges you to seek out), it would be difficult to put together a top twenty list of the finest Russian horror movies, let alone a top 5.

One man from the former Soviet Union who is fighting against the grain, having devoted his entire life to the pursuit of artistic gratification is Andrey Iskanov. This complex and elusive filmmaker has remained somewhat of a mystery amongst the horror community. His work, however, has become a thing of infamy.

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Wes Craven: Four Overlooked Frighteners From the Late Master

September 8, 2015 |

The death of terror titan Wes Craven earlier last week has been a tough one to take. A visionary architect of modern horror, Craven’s impact on both the genre and our own scare-ducation has been immeasurable; his thoughtful and imaginative … Read More