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Zombie Hamster | July 27, 2016

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

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 |

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 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