horror

HELLRAISER: JUDGMENT Trailer

Movies In Focus loves a bit of old-school horror. It used to be about velvet and fangs, but it would seem like its now all about leather..or something. The Hellraiser franchise is now over 30 years old  – but the tenth instalment in the [...]

January 9, 2018

Blu-ray Review: Rats Entertainment With WILLARD And BEN

The double whammy of Willard (1971) and Ben (1972) sees a killer rat and his pack wreck havoc on suburbia. The films might not ring a bell in the 21st Century (some might remember Glen Morgan’s 2003 remake of Willard) but there’s much [...]

November 8, 2017

Mayhem Film Festival 2017: Days Three & Four

Read about Mayhem Film Festival 2017: Days One & Two SATURDAY 14 OCTOBER The third day of Mayhem kicked-off with the festival’s weakest film. Tag had energy and visual style but it just seemed like a collection of concepts thrown together [...]

October 22, 2017

Mayhem Film Festival 2017: Days One & Two

The Mayhem Film Festival always has a great buzz. That’s because genre fans fully embrace the films they come to see and they’re willing to judge them for what they are (not on box office or PR). Every year the audience is willing to [...]

October 14, 2017

Deliver Us From Evil: Iconic Horror Characters

  For the first time since 2006, Friday the thirteenth falls in October. While this news might get paraskevidekatriaphobics (look it up, fact fans) in a spin, the rest of us can use it as an opportunity to get into the Halloween spirit a whole 18 [...]

October 13, 2017

Book Reviews: Take A Look Inside KIM NEWMAN’S VIDEO DUNGEON

Movies In Focus has been reading Kim Newman’s work for almost 30 years. His reviews in Empire Magazine have gone on to achieve a similar cult status to the films he critiques and his writing is filled with a humour and intelligence which puts most [...]

October 5, 2017

Trailer For THE DEAD OF NIGHT FILM FESTIVAL

Here’s the announcement trailer for The Dead of Night Film Festival, which runs from 20 and 21 October in Southport, England. It comes from Stu Jopia, the man behind festive horror Good Tidings (read the Movies In Focus review). Check it [...]

September 27, 2017

Blu-ray Review: Joe Dante’s Werewolf Classic THE HOWLING

1981 was a wonderful year for werewolf films. The year saw the release of John Landis’ An American Werewolf In London, Michael Wadleigh’s Wolfen and Joe Dante’s The Howling. Landis’ film was the bigger hit of the three and Wolfen has [...]

September 26, 2017

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