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Zombie Hamster | October 13, 2015

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

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. 


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

Flesh and Bullets (1985)

September 2, 2015 |

One of the few non X-rated films that Carlos Tobalina directed, Flesh and Bullets perfectly underlines just why you should always stick to what you know. On the plus side, it’s an awesomely bad movie with a tidy Robert Z’Dar … Read More

The Deadly Mantis (1957)

September 1, 2015 |

The fifties bulged with a wealth of schlocky sci-fi goodness, oozing in Cold War paranoia and crazy faux-science proclamations. Fabulous Films invite to us to celebrate this, with the welcome release of The Deadly Mantis!

I never have understood … Read More

Horror Hospital (1973)

August 27, 2015 |

The hilarious, Michael Gough-starring Brit shocker makes a quietly delightful worldwide HD debut from Odeon. 

It’s been far, far too long since hilarious homegrown shocker HORROR HOSPITAL (aka Computer Killers) has graced these shores. Last available as part of sell-through VHS distro … Read More

Blu-ray Bites: Zone Troopers (1985)

August 25, 2015 |

Blu-ray Bites are concise explorations of new back catalogue releases, designed to help you decide if they’re worth parting with your hard-earned cash for. This time, Dave waxes lyrical over the Kino Lorber release of Empire Pictures’ ZONE TROOPERS

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Blast (1997)

August 13, 2015 |

Schlock specialist Albert Pyun’s agreeable Die Hard variation receives a pleasant but flawed budget issue as part of 101 Films’ lackadaisical Cult Movie Collection.

Die Hard is the perfect action template. Witty, suspenseful and tremendously exciting, the blueprint drawn by creators … Read More

Robot Jox (1989)

July 27, 2015 |

Stuart Gordon’s much maligned creation gets dusted down for a Blu-ray release. Its flaws are still apparent, but then so is David Allen’s marvellous stop-motion, which almost neutralizes all the negativity.

ROBOT JOX! The film that bankrupted a studio! … Read More

Split Second (1992)

July 23, 2015 |

The best of Rutger Hauer’s bonkers schlock back catalogue, Tony Maylam’s back-end-of-the-schedules type treat makes a welcome return to the UK market on a typically lax 101 Films Blu-ray.

About a year or so ago, a friend of mine introduced … Read More

Garden of the Dead (1972) / Shriek of the Mutilated (1974)

July 14, 2015 |

Retromedia continue their plundering of selected seventies curios, and provide us with a double-bill of of fist-chewing mediocrity that’s gloriously entertaining.

Launched in 2001, Fred Olen Ray’s Retromedia label has been a constant source of schlocky mayhem with releases … Read More