DVD Review: Dead Shadows (2012)

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Dead Shadows DVD CoverDistributor: Bulldog Film Distribution

BBFC Classification: 18

Director: David Cholewa

Starring: Fabian Wolfrom, Gilles Barret, Laurie Cholewa, Sylvain Dubois, John Fallon

Dead Shadows is a French film dubbed (badly) into English and comes with the sort of premise that would make any self-respecting sci-fi/horror fan weep with joy, if it weren’t for the fact that this is a film that tries to overthink and overdo too much in a 71-minute running time.

After witnessing the death of his parents on the same night that Haley’s Comet was visible from Earth, Chris (Fabian Wolfrom – 3 Days To Kill) has grown up Continue reading

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DVD Review: Some Guy Who Kills People (2011)

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Some Guy Who Kills People DVD CoverDistributor: Koch Media

BBFC Classification: 15

Director: Jack Perez

Starring: Kevin Corrigan, Barry Bostwick, Karen Black, Lucy Davis, Ariel Gade, Eric Price

At first glance you would think that Some Guy Who Kills People is set to join the ranks of films with titles that say it all but it is really less of a slasher and more of a low-budget dark comedy. The film is about a former mental patient named Ken Boyd (Kevin Corrigan – True Romance) who works at the local ice-cream parlour and generally keeps himself to himself but he suffers from flashbacks of when he was brutally tortured by the high school basketball team. He is also continually ridiculed by his Continue reading

Blu-ray Review: Porky’s (1981)

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Porky's BR CoverDistributor: Arrow Video

BBFC Classification: 18

Director: Bob Clark

Starring: Dan Monahan, Mark Herrier, Kim Cattrall, Cyril O’Reilly, Art Hindle, Chuck Mitchell, Nancy Parsons, Scott Colomby, Boyd Gaines

In recent years the teenage sex comedy has been measured by how gross the filmmakers were prepared to be, thanks mainly to American Pie and its food-based adolescent humour. But before American Pie set the benchmark for this generation and urged filmmakers to go more over-the-top and disgusting there was Porky’s, the late writer/director Bob ‘Black Christmas‘ Clark’s coming-of-age tale set in the 1950s that laid Continue reading

DVD Review: Frankenstein: The True Story (1973)

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Frankenstein: The True Story DVD CoverDistributor: Second Sight Films

BBFC Classification: 12

Director: Jack Smight

Starring: James Mason, Leonard Whiting, David McCallum, Jane Seymour Nicola Pagett, Ralph Richardson, Tom Baker, John Gielgud

It is a bit misleading to title your version of Frankenstein as ‘The True Story‘, seeing as Frankenstein is a work of fiction (in case you didn’t know), but there you go. Universal’s 1973 adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic novel is a rather lavish affair that was initially a made-for-TV movie and takes a few liberties with the original text, making the title even more baffling, but, as with any adaptation of the classic stories from previous centuries, a few changes are Continue reading

Blu-ray Review: The Serpent & The Rainbow (1988)

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The Serpent & The Rainbow BR CoverDistributor: Fabulous Films

BBFC Classification: 18

Director: Wes Craven

Starring: Bill Pullman, Cathy Tyson, Zakes Mokae, Paul Winfield, Michael Gough, Dey Young

Possibly the most underrated movie of Wes Craven’s career, The Serpent & The Rainbow originally sneaked out in 1988 and was sandwiched between the woeful Deadly Friend and the unintentionally hilarious slasher franchise wannabe Shocker in the director’s output. After the massive success of A Nightmare on Elm Street Craven found himself in something of a commercial slump, and although The Serpent & The Rainbow made more than twice its budget back Continue reading