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Kim Newman’s Video Dungeon (February 2010)

Night of the Comet (1984)

1990: The Bronx Warriors (1982)

In February’s issue of Empire magazine it’s retro month in Kim Newman’s Video Dungeon.

One the highlights from his selection this month is the 80’s flick ‘Night of the Comet’, involving valley girl, Catherine Mary Stewart, fighting off zombies and mad scientists between shopping trips to the mall. The [Region 1 DVD] cover just set’s the film up perfectly, [with] zombies, uzi’s and shopping. What more could a girl want?

Also in his pick from the 80’s comes the three futuristic films set in the 1990s from Enzo G. Castellari: The Bronx Warriors, Escape from the Bronx and The New Barbarians, which feature the acting abilities of Vic Marrow and Fred Williamson.

Kim Newman’s Dungeon Breakout film for February is the Hammer film, The Lost Continent, based on the novel by Dennis Wheatley. The story is that of cargo ship the goes missing the fog and finds the ‘Lost Continent’ an island full of giant crabs and killer weeds and the Spanish Inquisition?

There are many other films that have been reviewed by Kim, which can be found in the February issue of Empire Magazine (UK).


Adam Akers