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Notebook Reviews: ELVIS – THE MOVIE

John Carpenter – 1979 Elvis is an exceptionally well-made TV movie from John Carpenter. This is a serious change of pace for the horror director, but he shows a deft touch in delivering an impressive musical biopic. Carpenter regular, Kurt [...]

July 7, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Jim Mickle’s COLD IN JULY

A grim, gritty and darkly comic thriller, Jim Mickle’s 2014 release Cold In July hits all the rights marks for delivering a thriller that goes against the mainstream grain. Michael C. Hall is the all-American family man who starts off a series of [...]

June 28, 2021

The Beast Must Die: Full Trailer For HALLOWEEN KILLS

  David Gordon Green’s Halloween Kills is set to open on 15 October 2021 and while we’ve had a couple of teasers for the film, this trailer is the first proper look at the horror sequel. Green’s follow-up to the 2018 hit, [...]

June 25, 2021

Notebook Reviews: John Carpenter’s GHOSTS OF MARS

John Carpenter – 2001 Ghosts Of Mars might not be one of John Carpenter‘s best films – but its definitely far from the worst (I’m looking at you, Escape From New L.A.). This sci-fi seige movie is a semi-remake of the great [...]

March 22, 2021

The Mighty Kurt Russell

The mighty Kurt Russell turned 70 years old on 17 March 2021. The iconic actor has had a long and varied career, starring in a variety of beloved cult classics and out-right global blockbusters. Russell brings a laid-back, blue-collar vibe to his [...]

March 17, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Johannes Roberts’ STORAGE 24

Take a measure of John Carpenter mixed spice (The Thing, Assault On Precinct 13), add a touch of Alien, a pinch of Shaun of the Dead and a smidgen of Die Hard, bring to the boil and rest. Now, get ready to serve-up Storage 24. Director Johannes [...]

March 6, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Paul Campion’s THE DEVIL’S ROCK

The horror genre is frequently looked down on by film critics. It can often be exploitative, cheap and nasty – three things that if done right can be quite a thrill for an audience. However, it’s a difficult juggling act to get right, meaning [...]

March 5, 2021

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