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Zombie Hamster | May 22, 2015

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God Told Me To (1976)

April 18, 2015 |

A genre-spanning mix of elements result in a career highlight for one of cinema’s most underrated talents. 

Larry Cohen doesn’t fit.

You can’t group him with that explosion of visionary horror filmmakers that the seventies spawned; Romero, Craven, Carpenter, Hooper. … Read More

Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers (1988)

March 22, 2015 | | 2 Comments

Fred Olen Ray’s delirious cult schlocker is given a spectacular, extras-packed HD overhaul, courtesy of Retromedia and 88 Films. 

One of the all-time great B flicks – number four according to men’s mag Maxim – a UK release worthy of director … Read More

The Ghoul (1933)

March 3, 2015 |

In the third of our bi-weekly British horror profile series, Matty Budrewicz takes a look at the first UK shocker of the sound era. 

Weird happenings in a house of mystery!

An air of enchanting menace and macabre delight hangs over … Read More

Melanie Light talks The Herd

September 15, 2014 |

In the run up to Grimmfest 2014, we caught up with filmmaker Melanie Light to discuss her upcoming horror short The Herd, which promises to put forward a very strong personal standpoint. In this interview, we tried to … Read More

Izzy Lee Talks Nevermore

September 12, 2014 |

Boston based filmmaker Izzy Lee has been very active on the festival scene this year, with two of her pieces (Legitimate, Picket) doing the rounds internationally. This Halloween she is co-producing a very special showcase of Nevermore, starring … Read More

Store Spotlight: The House Of Mysterious Secrets

September 8, 2014 |

We’ve all experienced it. That sinking feeling which manifests in your gut when you miss out on a horror collectable that you really, really wanted to nab. Maybe it was still a week off payday when it launched, or you … Read More

Andy Stewart: Long Live Scotland’s New Flesh

September 8, 2014 |

Short films are a gateway. They can be the medium from which great directors emerge, or a place where filmmaking dreams stagnate and die. Andy Stewart belongs to the former camp without a shadow of a doubt. For the last … Read More

Blue Ruin (2013)

September 8, 2014 |

Jeremy Saulnier’s Blue Ruin crept onto the scene last year and it didn’t take long for it to cause quite a stir. It was sold several hours after its Cannes premiere (at which it won the coveted Fipresci Prize) and … Read More

Grimmfest 2014 Lineup Set To Be Biggest Yet

September 5, 2014 |

We Love Grimmfest. That’s no secret, but their 2014 lineup is set to make them a tonne of new friends, as it’s the best yet.

This year sees not only the expansion of the Fringe showcase, but also the addition … Read More

Cigarette Burns To Host Pete Walker Season At The Barbican in London

August 21, 2014 |

Along with Norman J Warren, Pete Walker remains one of the finest genre stalwarts existing outside of the Hammer canon that the British Isles produced during the golden era of horror which emerged throughout the ’60s and ’70s. Now, in an … Read More

Zombiehamster Vs Photographer Steve Brown

August 15, 2014 |

You may not be familiar with Steve Brown by name but you will most definitely be familiar with his work and his subjects. His photography has graced the cover of countless magazines including Rock Sound, Terrorizer and Metal Hammer.


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How To Restore A VHS Video Tape

July 14, 2014 |

Here’s one way in which to restore a mouldy, or dirty VHS video tape. Hopefully this will come in helpful. I am sure there are other methods out there, but this is what has worked for me so far. 

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