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The Crow (1994, USA) Review

The Crow (1994, USA) Review

Dark, poetic and a visual masterpiece.

The Crow is a movie that is very much dear to my heart. Released in 1994 on the back of some very serious hype (for all the wrong reasons) involving the death of star Brandon Lee, it was billed as a sort of adult version of Tim Burton’s Batman. I can clearly see why people would perceive this as it’s a very dark piece. Audiences hadn’t really seen many movies stylistically like Burton’s Batman, so it was easier to class them in the same vein. Even more so with both being comic book incarnations…

“It can’t rain all the time.”

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Hunting for Skinner: Writer Paul Hart-Wilden Fleshes Out the Search for a Lost Horror Movie

Hunting for Skinner: Writer Paul Hart-Wilden Fleshes Out the Search for a Lost Horror Movie

Skinner was made back in the days when there was only one medium for film – 35mm. So, the hope had been that at some point the movie would be finished and released upon the world via various movie theatres. But the path out into the world wasn’t smooth.

“I realised pretty quickly that it wasn’t going to be the ‘next big step’ on my career path and was more of a big fucking stumble…”

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An Interview with Director Michael Fausti, The Ingress Tapes, Dead Celebrities, EXIT

An Interview with Director Michael Fausti, The Ingress Tapes, Dead Celebrities, EXIT

The Ingress Tapes and Dead Celebrities are both witty, engaging and at times disturbing pieces and are effective for their conciseness. With their tight running times and often dream-like, art house aesthetic, Michael Fausti’s works act like a short sharp adrenaline shot.

“Real life can be truly horrific and a script always needs a strong foundation. Rooting a narrative in real life events or happenings is a good starting point.”

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The Ingress Tapes (2017, UK) Review

The Ingress Tapes (2017, UK) Review

‘There’s a few things I’d like to get off my mind before I go’ confesses the deep voice of an unseen man with a South London accent. Before us is a desk with three objects laid out on its surface; a reel to reel tape recorder, a telephone and an ashtray. In The Ingress Tapes we will hear the detailed and confessional musings of an unidentified criminal but intriguingly neither they nor their interviewer are ever identified, a detail which adds to the film’s overall atmosphere of ambiguity. It would appear that the tapes are first-hand accounts of a catalogue of brutal and shocking crimes.

“Fantasy, confession or evidence?”

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Skinner (1993, USA) 101 Films Blu-ray Review

Skinner (1993, USA) 101 Films Blu-ray Review

Skinner is an American slasher flick that has been frequently and unfairly compared with Jonathan Demme’s The Silence of the Lambs (1991); overshadowed by a high-profile scandal involving its director Ivan Nagy, and his ex-girlfriend, the “Hollywood Madam” Heidi Fleiss; cut to shreds by the Motion Picture Association of America; whose original film elements were thought to be lost; and stars Ted Raimi in the leading role as Dennis Skinner! Yes, Skinner is sick, slick and most definitely sleazy!

“He’ll get under your skin.”

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London Korean Film Festival 2019 Celebrates A Century of Korean Cinema

London Korean Film Festival 2019 Celebrates A Century of Korean Cinema

The London Korean Film Festival (LKFF) has launched its full programme of films and events for the upcoming 14th edition, taking place from 1st-14th November in London before embarking on the annual tour 18th-24th November.

“Korean cinema continues to excite global audiences with a steady stream of titles that satisfy both artistic and commercial appetites.”

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Brick (2005, USA) Review

Brick (2005)

Rian Johnson is a director, writer and musician, but primarily one of the most unique, inventive and sometimes controversial, filmmakers currently active in both film and TV. In Brick, Johnson coaxed uniformly outstanding performances from a young cast, most obviously an assured and compelling turn from Joseph Gordon-Levitt, earmarking the young actor as one to be watched (a prediction that has since been eminently fulfilled). However, the movie’s most arresting strength is a script that reads almost like Shakespearean dialogue and sounds like music.

“A detective story.”

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One Deadly Summer (1983, France) CultFilms Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Review

One Deadly Summer (1983)

Based upon Sébastien Japrisot’s 1977 novel of the same name, L’Été meurtrier – or as it is known in English speaking territories, One Deadly Summer – stars Isabelle Adjani as Eliane “Elle” Wieck; a troubled young woman who settles with her family into the small rural town in the south of France.

“All he wants is to get her stupid knickers off, and all that she wants is that he manages. And that he doesn’t get his fingers caught in the zip. Just to forget for a moment that he is the son… of that piece of shit bastard father of his.”

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Watch the New Trailer and Go Behind-the-Scenes of Black Cat Film Productions’ ATTACK OF THE CAT PEOPLE

Watch the New Trailer and Go Behind-the-Scenes of Black Cat Film Productions’ ATTACK OF THE CAT PEOPLE

Black Cat Film Productions have been working hard at Aldergrove Studios, putting together this new trailer for their latest feature film, Attack of the Cat People. Photographer Dave Fox and videographer Robert Moller have provided us with a behind-the-scenes insight into a film so unbelievable and terrifying…you won’t be able to watch it alone!

“See… a horrible mutation that goes horribly wrong!”

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Support Black Cat Film Productions’ ATTACK OF THE CAT PEOPLE on Indiegogo

Support Black Cat Film Productions' ATTACK OF THE CAT PEOPLE on Indiegogo

Inspired by 1940s film noir and Universal Horror classics, Attack of the Cat People, is about a group of scientists who discover the remains of meteorite floating in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Little do they know they are not alone… Watch as our heroes try to fight and escape their worst nightmare!

“Straight out of the unknown… comes a new kind of strange terror!”

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Now on Kickstarter: Heads! Stone Deaf Forever! 🎵 Sci-Fi Private Detective Comic

Now on Kickstarter: Heads! Stone Deaf Forever! Sci-Fi Private Detective Comic

In the latest installment of the Heads! mystery, private detective Steve Datsun and his partner Blake Higgins track down ‘Vortex Face’, a doom metal band whose performances end in death and destruction. They’ve kidnapped a young musician and their sinister underground tour appears to be linked to the ‘Heads!’ gang – a group of girls wearing oversized animal heads pulling off heists across London.

“But who are those girls…with those HEADS!”

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Indicator April 2019 Blu-ray Titles

Indicator April 2019 Blu-ray Titles

On 22 April, Indicator presents a selection of classic films, directed by and starring some of Hollywood cinema’s most celebrated talents, all available on Blu-ray for the first time: Dragonwyck (1946); The Snake Pit (1948); The Reckless Moment (1949); and Lilith (1964).

“I remembered once reading in a book, that long ago they used to put insane people into pits full of snakes. I think they figured that something which might drive a normal person insane, might shock an insane person back into sanity.”

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