Back in the late 80s/early 90s I was not allowed to watch the many horror films that adorned the plastic shelving of my local video store. Some might say that is wise parenting, considering I was only 5 or 6 at the time. But strangely action films were deemed ok to view (such as substandard fare from Cannon Pictures and Guild Video).
Of all the bad films I have had the guilty pleasure (and at times displeasure) to watch, none have be as sentimentally close to me as Steve Wang’s live action take on the Japanese Manga; Guyver. A sequel to 1991’s The Guyver (itself a mediocre Americanized take on the source material), Guyver: Dark Hero was everything its predecessor should have been. Granted many might think this is just Power Rangers with blood and gore, but for its minuscule budget it contains impressive practical effects and brilliantly choreographed wirework.
“The Zoanoids weren’t the failed experiment. The Guyvers were. The aliens created the Guyvers to fight their wars for them. The humans rebeled. Out of control. The Guyver is nothing more than a weapon…”
This is the first time it has been released uncut in Britain and its certainly a first for a Blu-ray release. Bloodsucking Freaks is an exploitation film truly needs to be seen even if you only have a passing interest in the exploitation genre. Now, are you all sitting uncomfortably? Good, then we shall get on with the review of this piece of bad film brilliance.
“Oh yes! Now we’re getting the proper reaction.” PRESS PLAY ►
After they’re triumphant run on the previous Mario Bava releases, Arrow Video is back once again to tempt the cult film fans. This time fans are treated to an even more rare release (at least on British shores) with the strangely heartfelt story of Knightriders. The film follows a makeshift community of Renaissance performers as they struggle to earn a living, avoid despicable police officer and come to terms with their leader whose slowly starting to loose the plot. PRESS PLAY ►
Let’s be honest, vampires have become something of a joke among horror aficionados of late. What with the horrifying (for all the wrong reasons) tween saga that’s been taking the multiplex by storm these last few years – it seems vampires just don’t have the right credibility anymore. That is until you decide to revisit Ted Nicolaou’s camp B-Movie film series – Subspecies. PRESS PLAY ►
Dom is back with yet another Arrow Video release. This time he is tackling Wes Craven’s folk-horror feature — but is it a case
of too many ideas and poor execution? Head on inside and see what Dom makes of this Hi-Def release.
So far coutry life with crazy locals and set in Amish Country, at a local farm, where a woman’s husband is mysteriously killed by his own tractor? Head on inside … PRESS PLAY ►
Is four times as much of a charm as three? Dom’s back and seems to think so as he takes a look over the latest entry in the Universal Soldier cannon. But the question remains, are you ready and willing to travel down this very dark and twisted rabbit hole? Prepare yourself for a bizarre and gore ride.
So head on inside to see what awaits. PRESS PLAY ►
A treasure-trove of strangeness awaits viewers in Lisa and the Devil (along with its re-edited American version, House of Exorcism) the second of Arrow Video’s Mario Bava releases this month. Containing the same nightmarish,dreamlike narrative that punctuates through Bava’s later work – Lisa and the Devil is a surrealistic feast of bizarre perversion.
So for Dom’s look at this strange slice of Italian horror, head inside now… PRESS PLAY ►
Known by many but seen by few, Mario Bava’s macabre gothic euro horror is finally hitting UK shores this February (from Arrow Video). This is the first time that Black Sunday (La maschera del demonio) has been available on either DVD or Blu-Ray in England, and the package looks like a set that has been crafted for the fans.
So head on inside to read Dom’s review on the great slice of gothic horror… PRESS PLAY ►
They have come back from the grave and are going to EAT YOU!! Now Dom braves the hungry flesh eating hordes as he brings us his review on Arrow Video’s latest release. Dare you view Lucio Fulci’s, Zombie Flesh Eaters?
So head on inside for Arrow Film & Video latest release, which is out next week. So what are you waiting for? A zombie attack? PRESS PLAY ►
In 1978 the face of horror changed forever with the release of John Carpenters seminal classic, Halloween. Now
with trick or treating fast approaching, Dom brings us his take on the 3 Halloween films that are closest to his heart. Its 3 times the Halloween and 3 times the Myers! He’s back once again and this time he’s brought a friend home.
Head on inside for Dom’s great look back over his favourite Halloween films … PRESS PLAY ►
Shinya Tsukamoto is a rare film-maker to challenge both the audio and the visual. With Tetsuo: Iron Man, Dominic looks over this
Cyber-Punk classic and sees that Japanese B-Movies and art can become one visually inviting treat, but only for those brave enough to try.
So head on inside for Dom’s latest review … PRESS PLAY ►