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Zombie Hamster | May 5, 2016

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

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 McGuffin of Fred Olen Ray’s charismatic … Read More

Basket Case: The Trilogy (1982 – 1992)

March 17, 2016 |

Second Sight’s vital Blu-ray bundle of Frank Henenlotter’s cult schlockers gets a very welcome repress.

As he says in Second Sight’s excellent feature length making of, What’s in the Basket?, Frank Henenlotter never wanted to be a director. He just … 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

EXCLUSIVE: Doug Bradley Talks Saying ‘No’ to Hellraiser: Judgement

February 22, 2016 |

Hellraiser terror totem Doug Bradley candidly clears up a few things about his non-involvement in Gary Tunnicliffe’s upcoming sequel.

For this writer, the greatest joy of online genre criticism is its ability to connect; a whole bunch of similarly horror … Read More

Luther the Geek (1990)

February 1, 2016 |

Dusted down into a lush looking Blu-ray from the fine folks at Vinegar Syndrome, Luther the Geek is an outlandish gore-soaked indulgence that demands rediscovery.

“It never got its proper release from Quest Entertainment… those miserable bastards. They went … Read More

Blood on the Snow: Shredder (2001) Defrosted

January 26, 2016 |

Thoroughly enjoyable fodder, Matty thaws Greg Huson’s snowbound slasher out for another look…  

Despite what some of the more curmudgeonly gore guard claim, Wes Craven’s barnstorming Scream wasn’t the humble slasher film’s death knell. Rather, it was the subgenre’s … Read More

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