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John Wick (2014, USA)

John Wick (2014)

I’m not a fan of action films. You know the ones, purely ‘Action’. I hate car chases. DESPISE ‘em! I hate things exploding left, right and centre. I hate overly-long gunfights. They annoy me and make me all fidgety. John Wick is an action/thriller, directed by two stunt men and stars Keanu Reeves. “WHY ARE YOU WATCHING THIS, YOU FUCKING MASOCHIST?!!” I hear you shout, and you’d be right to ask. I dunno. But I’m SO glad that I did! John Wick is an ex-hitman, grieving for his recently deceased wife. When the son of a mob boss takes a liking to Wick’s car and decides to take it, bad things happen.

“Revenge is all he has left.”

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The Stomach (2014, UK)

The Stomach (2014)

Coerced by his scheming brother and locked away in a grimy upstairs flat, sickly Frank is the talented, money-making half of a peculiar business endeavour in which paying punters communicate with deceased acquaintances via his distended stomach. With a tube in his mouth and a stethoscope pressed against his grotesque gut (bloated with the manifestations of the dead), good ol’ Frankie acts as a middle-man between this world and the next.

“Your inside his stomach…”

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The Order of the Dragon by Phil Hore (2016, Australia)

The Order of the Dragon by Phil Hore

The first in a trilogy of novels by Australian author Phil Hore, The Order of the Dragon introduces us to two very different characters: the learned, dryly humorous Amun Galeus, and his hulking friend Sebastian Vulk. While this might sound like standard bickering buddies fare, the novel doesn’t descend into cliché: it’s a fun, pulp horror piece that starts off slow, but once it hits its stride, rockets like a freight train.

“My name is Amun Galeas and it is hard for me to fathom that I now live in an age of instant communication. But then again, I’ve said similar things about many an age for as long as I can remember…”

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The Meg (2018, USA / China)

The Meg (2018)

Sometimes you go to the cinema with a certain expectation. After seeing trailers for a film promising non-stop excitement or tear-jerking performances, you buy your ticket and prepare to either be blown away or disappointed. After watching trailers for The Meg I can assure you, that you will get exactly what you expect from this movie featuring Jason Statham and a 75-foot prehistoric shark.

If you want a tense thriller like The Shallows or a hydrophobia-inducing classic like Jaws, then you might want to skip this one.

“Pleased to eat you.”

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An Interview with Actress Julie Carmen, Fright Night Part 2, In the Mouth of Madness

An interview with actress Julie Carmen, Fright Night Part 2

Fright Night Part 2 would only work if its main vampire – following the iconic Jerry Dandrige – was strong. Regine Dandridge, the sister of Jerry, was played wonderfully by Julie Carmen. Sultry, sexy with a huge element of danger, Carmen truly became part of the Fright Night universe with this performance.

Fright Night Part 2 would have evaporated into the ethers if it were not for some dear loyal souls who originally saw the film and who continue to talk about the effect it had on them while growing up.”

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DEATH LINE & ASSAULT on Blu-ray 27th August from Network

DEATH LINE & ASSAULT on Blu-ray 27th August from Network

DEATH LINE & ASSAULT on Blu-ray 27th August from Network

Network is proud to add two early 1970s cult favourites to their ‘The British Film‘ collection: a brand new high definition remaster of the 1972 renowned horror classic Death Line (aka Raw Meat); and the hard-hitting 1971 thriller Assault (aka In the Devil’s Garden).

“Beneath modern London, buried alive in its plague-ridden tunnels lives a tribe of once humans. Neither men nor women, they are less than animals… they are the raw meat of the human race!”

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Indicator October (Hallowe’en) 2018 Blu-ray Titles

Indicator October (Hallowe'en) 2018 Blu-ray Titles

This Hallowe’en, Indicator presents a selection of horror classics from two masters of the macabre: William Castle at Columbia, Volume One, the first of two limited edition blu-ray box sets dedicated to one of American cinema’s most iconic filmmakers; and Jacques Tourneur’s terrifying Night of the Demon (1957).

“Who will be the next in line to defy the curse?”

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Mondo Celebrates 40th Anniversary of HALLOWEEN with Monthly Vinyl Re-Issues

Mondo Celebrates 40th Anniversary of HALLOWEEN with Monthly Vinyl Re-Issues

Mondo Music is kicking off the witching season early this year. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original Halloween, Mondo and Death Waltz Recording Company are re-issuing the soundtracks to the first five Halloween franchise films on vinyl.

“Horror has returned to Haddonfield.”

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The Lords of Salem (2012, USA / UK / Canada)

The Lords of Salem (2012)

Let’s get one thing straight from the start: I love Rob Zombie. From his early days in White Zombie, his carnival-like album covers, concerts and music videos, right up until his 1st feature film in 2003, House Of 1000 Corpses. This was further enhanced by the excellent and gritty The Devil’s Rejects. Then came 2012’s The Lords of Salem a refined, mature mixture of his previous attempts that has not only made me change my opinion on where Zombie was headed, but also on what I now expect from cinema itself every time I sit down to watch a film with a low-to-modest budget.

“Heretic. Witch. Devil.”

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Consume THEY LIVE & GARBAGE PAIL KIDS Merchandise from Fright-Rags

Consume THEY LIVE & GARBAGE PAIL KIDS Merchandise from Fright-Rags

John Carpenter’s They Live turns 30 this year, but its social commentary remains as relevant as ever. Fright-Rags have released a new collection of merchandise dedicated to the cult classic. Fright-Rags’ have also turned several horror favorites into Garbage Pail Kids for a new line of shirts.

“I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass… and I’m all out of bubblegum.”

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Waxwork Records Presents MANHUNTER Vinyl Soundtrack

Waxwork Records Presents MANHUNTER Vinyl Soundtrack

Theatrically released in 1986, Manhunter is a crime horror film written and directed by Michael Mann and based upon the novel Red Dragon by Thomas Harris. It was the first film adaptation of Harris’ Hannibal Lector novels, and has gone to amass a cult following.

“Enter the mind of a serial killer… you may never come back.”

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