Also known under the name The Devil’s Daughter, Michele Soavi’s The Sect (1991) is an intricately stitched, cult masterpiece; from a decade not well regarded for its genre output. Soavi himself had already cemented his career as a director of the macabre, with his feature length debut StageFright (1987) and Dèmoni sequel-turned-standalone horror The Church (1989). Indeed, The Sect would also be branded a Dèmoni sequel upon its home video release.
Also known by the appropriate name Cathedral of Demons, Michele Soavi’s 1989 Italian Gothic horror The Church is widely considered as the official sequel to Lamberto Bava’s Demons 2 (1986).
Indeed The Church was originally conceived as Demons 3, but upon Soavi’s insistence the film stands alone. For those of you who intend to purchase the new release from Shameless Screen Entertainment, The Church has no direct thematic link to either Demons (1985) or Demons 2 (1986).
“In this unholy sanctuary you haven’t got a prayer…”
Directed by Shinichi Fukazawa, Bloody Muscle Body Builder in Hell is a Japanese splatter film that pays tribute to the enduring spirit of director Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead (1981) and Evil Dead II (1987).
Known as the ‘Japanese Evil Dead’ to those few that have actually managed to get their hands on this no-budget horror flick outside of Japan, Bloody Muscle Body Builder in Hell meshes the SFX style of Hausu (1977) with the comedy and splatter associated with The Evil Dead series.
Of all of the films released in 2016, Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon is one that I have thought about most. The reviews of the film are polarizing. Some people loved it, others hated it. Films like this are exactly the kind that I love to watch, films that really bore into your brain; films that you can’t quite pin down into a genre or a simple one dimensional theme. I am still not sure how to feel about The Neon Demon, but since viewing it some time ago, I still can’t seem to get it out of my head.
“Beauty isn’t everything. It’s the only thing.”
So who would take on such a hot potato and risk everything to bring The Avengers to the big screen? Who has the expertise of pulling together a group of miss-matched characters and forming them into a fighting force? Who has the support and the knowledge of these fanboys and girls, to keep them happy? None other than the geek god himself, Joss Whedon. However, with great power, come great responsibility; so does he pull it off and bring the culmination of these 5 films together and bring a movie that the fans deserve and want?
“Superheroes? In New York? Give me a break!”
In the United Kingdom, Liverpool Small Cinema presents David Bowie Day on Sunday 8th January! It’s Bowie’s birthday and we miss him so, so let’s DANCE and celebrate the man, the music and the magic.
“I’m an instant star. Just add water and stir.”
2017 is almost upon us, so why not celebrate a Happy Troma Now Year with Rock Stars, Animals, The Devil, and Leprechauns!? Yes, Troma Now will be streaming two new world premieres in January that will help you to forget 2016. Nick Box and Chris Hines’ documentary Andrew W.K. Party Safari and John Birmingham’s southern comedy Rednecks.
“This was no ordinary safari…this was supposed to be a party safari! You won’t believe your senses!”
One cannot discuss 1976’s most controversial theatrical release without first discussing the mythology of the ‘snuff’ film itself. You see, a snuff film is a filmed sequence that depicts the actual murder of another human being for distribution and financial exploitation. Morbid, yes?
Then came along Snuff: “The film that could only be made in South America…where life is cheap!” The history behind Snuff however, is far more interesting than the film itself.
“Are the killings in this film real? You be the judge!”
Attack from Planet B have teamed up with Comet once again to give away Stargate Atlantis themed swag to one randomly chosen person. Free stuff? Yes. Free stuff good.
Competition ends Friday 30th December 2016
The green horror sticker will bring on a wave of nostalgia to anyone who spent their formative years browsing the horror section at their local video store.
“We’ve got your chest covered, now we’ve got your butt. That sounded weird – but you know what I mean.”
Fright-Rags is the one-stop shop for the horror fan on your holiday list this year, as the company are releasing new apparel and merchandise from genre movies leading up to Christmas.