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B&B (2017, UK) Review

B&B (2017)

B&B takes as its inspiration a court case that received quite widespread publicity about six years ago for being the sort of thing that makes you go, “seriously, in this day and age?” The set-up is that a homosexual couple have fought and won a court case against a bed and breakfast that discriminated against them by refusing them a double room – a legal battle which really did take place and which was eventually decided in the Supreme Court, because there seems to be a disappointing abundance of legal funding for bigoted wankers.

“They made their bed… Now they have to die in it.”

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A24 Releases the Official Poster for Ari Aster’s MIDSOMMAR

A24 Releases the Official Poster for Ari Aster's MIDSOMMAR

The new official poster for A24’s Midsommar, from Ari Aster – director of Hereditary – has been released and I’m psyched up for when it arrives in cinemas 3 July. Dani and Christian are a young American couple with a relationship on the brink of falling apart. But after a family tragedy keeps them together, a grieving Dani invites herself to join Christian and his friends on a trip to a once-in-a-lifetime midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village. What begins as a carefree summer holiday in a land of eternal sunlight takes a sinister turn…

“Let the festivities begin.”

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The Haunting of Hill House Triple Threat: 1959 Book vs. 1963 Film vs. 2018 Netflix Series

The Haunting of Hill House Triple Threat

I needed to know for myself how far Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House had diverged from the 1959 book and if it had actually improved on it. So I read the book first and then watched the 1963 film, The Haunting, which I’d heard was a classic. I must admit I enjoyed both of them – and found them very different from one another – so I decided that so I decided that all three needed to be compared.

“You may not believe in ghosts but you cannot deny terror!”

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Other Halves (2015, USA) Review

Other Halves (2015)

The more our technology improves, the harder it is to make some classic horror tropes believable. The main culprit here is the cell phone. Everyone has one, and they are constantly in use. For those of us with smart phones, we are able to control almost every aspect of our lives through this little device. As our technology evolves, so must the horror genre evolve to incorporate its use. With smart phones giving us easy access to the internet and a seemingly unending number of apps to choose from, it’s no wonder that dating apps have become so popular.

“It’s a killer app.”

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Pazucus: Island of Vomit and Despair (2017, Brazil) Review

Charles Bukowski once said “Some people never go insane. What horrible lives they must lead!” Clearly this is not the way for the characters in Pazucus: Island of Vomit and Despair, as whilst they seem to act and look crazed and insane their lives are blighted by horrors all around them. Their insanity is reflected in Gurcius Gewdner’s film which is somewhat of a strange piece of underground genre cinema, art house horror, b-movie monster horror, and deliberately maddening genre flick that is deliberately frustrating and uneasy to pin point as to what it actually is about. The plot, if there is one to focus on, follows Carlos who is constantly vomiting…

“You won’t be coming home!”

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Don’t Let the Devil In (2016, USA) Review

Don't Let the Devil In (2016)

John Harris works for a property/land development firm in New York City. After his wife Samantha has a miscarriage, his life begins to change. This unfortunate event has traumatized her and John thinks that some time away from the city would do both of them a world of good. Writer/director Courtney Fathom Sell created a film that is less about shocks and horrific moments and more about building an imposing sense of fear. From the moment the Harris’ move into their new house, there is an air of unnerving trepidation.

“What kind of sick people would do something like this?”

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CRITTERS ATTACK! Invades Earth on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Download 23 July from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

CRITTERS ATTACK! Invades Earth on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Download 23 July from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

The feeding frenzy begins! Critters Attack!, the newest entry in the bloody, live-action, horror/sci-fi film series invades earth on 23 July, 2019, on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Fans can also watch the fur-ocious creatures’ television debut on SYFY, scheduled to air in October. Dee Wallace, who starred in the original Critters as Helen Brown, will sink her teeth into the franchise for a second time.

“In 1986, they invaded our world. Now they’re back and hungry for more… This time everyone is on the menu!”

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Quiet Places: A Novella of Cosmic Folk Horror by Jasper Bark (2017, UK) Review

Quiet Places by Jasper Bark (2017)

When you pick up Jasper Bark’s short novel Quiet Places, know that you’ll be holding a stick of dynamite in your hands. It’s got a slow-burning fuse, but when it goes off, you will be completely blown away. Billed as cosmic folk horror, a classification of genre fiction heretofore reserved for this book alone, so far as I can tell, Quiet Places tells the story of Sally, her lover David, and the Scottish town of Dunballan.

“Then there were the bodies she had to pull from crashed cars, and the corpses that had fallen from ladders, or scaffolding. They had to be disposed of and there was never enough time to do that…”

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Steven Soderbergh Presents PERFECT in Cinemas from 17 May (USA) and on VOD from 21 June

Steven Soderbergh Presents PERFECT in Cinemas from 17 May (USA) and on VOD from 21 June

Produced and scored by Flying Lotus, executive-produced by Steven Soderbergh and directed by Eddie Alcazar, Perfect introduces Garrett Wareing as an emotionally-troubled young man. His mother, played by Abbie Cornish, sends him to a clinic, where modernist serenity whispers soothing promises of perfection. By planting plug-and-play characteristics directly into his own body, he is relieved of his dark, twisted visions, but his body pays the price for purity of mind.

“I wanted you to be perfect, but I can’t help but wonder… is perfection something this world needs?”

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Waxwork Records Presents HER SMELL Vinyl Soundtrack

Waxwork Records Presents HER SMELL Vinyl Soundtrack

Waxwork Records is thrilled to present the original motion picture soundtrack and score to Her Smell.

Her Smell is a 2018 psychodrama divided into five acts that focuses on the narcissistic and destructive punk icon Becky Something, lead vocalist of the fictional 90’s band, Something She.

“Promise me mama, when I die, have the coffin arrive half an hour late, and on the side written in gold letters: Sorry for the delay.”

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WW1 Horror DEATH TRENCH on DVD & Digital 6th May from Signature Entertainment

WWI Horror DEATH TRENCH on DVD & Digital 6th May from Signature Entertainment

In the final days of World War 1 a shell-shocked tunneller leads an Allied team into a hidden German base… 100 hundred feet below the trenches. The Germans have lost control of a highly contagious biological weapon that turns its victims into deranged killers. The Allies find themselves trapped underground with hordes of the infected, a rapidly spreading disease and a team of German Stormtroopers dispatched to clean up the mess. The only thing more terrifying, is what lies beneath it!

“A fate worse than death!”

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