Russian Doll’s second season does so much more than its first; exploring time travel against the gritty backdrop of a traumatic, yet therapeutic reckoning with Nadia’s childhood trauma, and allowing her to let go and live her life.
When we tend to talk about women in horror, it’s very easy to conjure up the age-old trope and imagery of the female slasher victim, because of their promiscuity and body positivity. Female antagonists however have been more than just the gory, tantalising titillation aimed at bringing hordes of men to the cinema.
“It has nothing to do with Satan, Mama. It’s me.”
Coming soon to the 101 Films x American Genre Film Archive collection, a rampaging toxic sheep monster terrifies the residents of a remote town in Godmonster of Indian Flats (1973), and the most out-there educational drug-scare films are collected for The Scare Film Archives Vol. 1: Drug Stories!
“WANTED! Have you seen this sheep?”
Mondo, in partnership with WaterTower Music, is proud to present Michael Giacchino’s absolutely brilliant score to Matt Reeves’ highly anticipated The Batman, which stars Robert Pattinson in the dual role of Gotham City’s vigilante detective and his alter ego, reclusive billionaire Bruce Wayne.
“Unmask the truth.”
Introducing the Super7 x Universal Monsters FreakyFaces! Inspired by 60s hot rod culture, this collection includes five brand new t-shirts available in unisex sizes, a glossy vinyl sticker set, and a pin set.
“We didn’t come here to fight with monsters. We’re not equipped for it.”
Presented by Arrow Video in new 4K restorations of its original theatrical version and extended ‘Unrated Edition’, Wild Things is a classic piece of sexy late-90s neo-noir.
Dare you say his name five times? From the chilling imagination of horror master Clive Barker comes Candyman – one of the greatest horror movies of the ‘90s, now newly restored on 4K UHD.
“Be wild. Be wicked. Beware.”
Signature Entertainment are proud to present to you the Irish psychological thriller You Are Not My Mother from director Kate Dolan, which is being released in UK cinemas and on digital 8th April. Wildcard will release the film in Irish cinemas on 4th March.
“Every family has their secrets.”
Shudder has announced its February 2022 lineup, including new Shudder original films like Jeremiah Kipp’s Slapface, Igor Legarreta’s All The Moons, Abel and Burlee Vang’s They Live in the Grey, and Toby Poser, John Adams, and their daughter Zelda Adams’ Hellbender. Plus new additions to Shudder’s growing library, including genre classics such as Tales from the Hood and Battle Royale.
“Growing up is hell!”
Shudder’s January 2022 lineup of terrifying cinema includes new Shudder original and exclusive films like Gabriel Carrer and Reese Eveneshen’s For the Sake of Vicious, Kier-La Janisse’s Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror, Edoardo Vitaletti’s The Last Thing Mary Saw, and Thomas Hamilton’s Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster.
“Nothing good this way comes.”
Taking inspiration from 1940/50s creature features, Attack of the Cat People is an entertaining tribute to black and white horror schlock; a 45-minute labour of love following a scientific expedition to an unusual meteorite with mysterious inhabitants: anthropomorphic cat-like creatures!
“Every project brings its own learning experience. I do value and learn a lot from watching films made by other independent filmmakers…”
When will I learn that a great premise doesn’t necessarily mean a film will be great or even good. Just like the enjoyable Werewolves Within, the similarly titled Beast Within is a werewolf whodunit that references the party game. However, that is where the similarities end. The acting in Beast Within is woeful. There is no emotion, no chemistry, and no believability in most of the characters. When the werewolf is finally revealed, that particular character becomes a bit more three-dimensional and believable. I don’t know how much of the film’s issues lie with the bad writing or directing.
“It’s no longer a game.”
Taking inspiration from the atomic age of cinema, Attack of the Cat People is a delightful homage to 1940/50s horror schlock. But rather than science run amok, Black Cat Film Productions‘ tale of terror focuses on a natural disaster. After crashing into the ocean, a meteorite is observed floating on its surface, developing flora and fauna at an accelerated rate. Becoming its own small island of sorts, an expedition to the meteorite is organised by Dr. Elliot in order to collect samples and analyse its mysterious inhabitants: cat-like creatures resembling the pre-historic sabertooth tiger.