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Zombie Hamster | December 9, 2016

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

Requiem For a Bad Guy: Dr. Viallini & Metamorphosis: The Alien Factor (1990)

September 1, 2016 |

Matty reflects on a schlocky body horror gem and the wicked villain at its gooey centre.

Many a great horror movie lives and dies by the strength of its bad guy. After all, would stone cold classics like A Nightmare On Elm … Read More

Revenger’s Tragedy: A Moment for From Beyond the Grave (1996)

August 13, 2016 |

Matty looks back at the awesome From Beyond the Grave, a potent, straight-to-video variation on The Horror Show and Shocker from British action auteur John Eyres.

Warning: This article contains spoilers! 

1989 was a busy year for supernatural serial … Read More

Both Ways (1975)

August 1, 2016 |

We’re blessed with a bulging blend of boutique film companies, supplying us with a relentless schedule of niche titles. Nobody can match Vinegar Syndrome for obscurities though, and Both Ways is a prime example.

Bisexuality. Always a term that’ll … Read More

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

Scarecrows (1988)

July 20, 2016 | | 2 Comments

An evasive, low-budget hair-raiser, Scarecrows is a nifty sleeper given a decent – if far from definitive – Blu-ray from 88 Films.

Hitting region one DVD back in 2007, the reissue of SCARECROWS was cause for celebration for cult … 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

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 | | One Comment

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