We are here to discuss a horror movie that uses the formula of found-footage. No matter how many times you review a film that uses this technique you can’t help bring up The Blair Witch Project. Unfortunately there will always be comparisons. Films have tried to replicate this style, but rarely succeeded in finding that magic ingredient The Blair Witch Project possesses. Fortunately Hell House LLC breaks the mold. Going into this movie I’ll be perfectly honest I didn’t expect much. In my defense I have had to suffer numerous found-footage movies over the years that are absolute trollope.
In the original series you could really root for Sabrina as she learns witchcraft and all the negative aspects that came with it but here the stakes are much higher, not just regarding whether she will be a mortal or witch, but to be a witch she has to sign her name in Satan’s book and he could call on her at any time. There’s a stronger sense of Sabrina’s desperation to learn about her family history and what had happened to her parents, along with the struggles of being a half witch, giving the series a bit of a Harry Potter feel, even though the original Sabrina comics and 90s series predate it.
“Happy birthday, witch.”
Indicator presents a genre-spanning quartet of London-set films, all starring, written and directed by some of Britain’s most celebrated and iconic talents, and released on Blu-ray for the first time. First, two uncompromising thrillers from the more conservative half of the 1960s: The Third Secret (1964); and Psyche 59 (1964). Next, two films which explore sexual freedom as the ‘Swinging’ decade comes to a close: Take a Girl Like You (1970); and A Severed Head (1971).
“The screen prowls the lonely place where lust hides!”
Waxwork Records is excited to announce the long awaited re-pressing of The Warriors. This deluxe double LP features the re-mastered 1979 original soundtrack, in addition to the vinyl debut of the complete film score by Barry DeVorzon.
“They could run New York City.”
Fright-Rags has explored sour ground to unearth new merchandise from Pet Sematary, Night of the Living Dead and Die Hard. If that wasn’t enough Fright-Rags have also created Dead Neighbors, a short film that imagines what may have inspired George A. Romero as a young boy.
“Sometimes dead is better.”
Slasher Pack X: Tarantino includes four Japanese inspired horror tees from Reservoir Dogs, True Romance, Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown; available for pre-order now!
“Every dog has his day…”
Having bought the rights to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre slasher franchise from The Cannon Group, New Line Cinema, “the house that Freddy built”, began production on a new sequel with the intention of “going back to hard-core horror”. Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III attempts to bring back the franchise to its unhinged roots, where the saw is family and dire situations lead to viscera. If only scriptwriter David J. Schow and director Jeff Burr’s vision had remained intact. “Some tales are told, then soon forgotten… but a legend is forever!”
“The saw is family.”
Liverpool Horror Club (LHC) and Two-Headed Snake Entertainment presented their second The Dead of Night Film Festival – this time in Liverpool – and like all LHC events there was a great club atmosphere where everyone is friendly, and you can chat to the people involved in the festival and the films.
“Liverpool’s only horror film festival!”
Matthew Holness is best know for his turn as Garth Marenghi, the darkly comic horror novelist that spoofs trashy 70’s British television, but here in his directorial feature debut there’s nothing humorous, in fact things are extremely grim indeed. What formula he does stick to is keeping with the style of trashy 70’s British horror films.
“Mother, Father, what’s afoot? Only Possum, black as soot. Mother, Father, where to tread? Far from Possum and his head. Here’s a bag, now what’s inside? Does he seek or does he hide? Can you spy him, deep within? Little Possum, black as sin.”
Waxwork Records is honored to present the 50th anniversary edition release of the original motion picture soundtrack to George A. Romero’s horror classic, Night of the Living Dead; and The Haunting of Hill House music from the Netflix horror series by The Newton Brothers.
“They won’t stay dead!”
“Blood is life!” To usher in the spooky happenings of Halloween 🎃 Comet TV, Charge! and Attack from Planet B are giving you the chance to win Nosferatu, Babylon 5 and CHiPs merchandise. Of course, it will cost you some effort… a little sweat and… perhaps… a little blood.
Competition ends Sunday, November 4th 2018
Waxwork Records is proud to present the original motion picture score to Drag Me to Hell, composed and conducted by famed composer Christopher Young; and the original film score to The ‘Burbs, featuring a classic and memorable score by legendary composer Jerry Goldsmith.