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Movies In Focus’ Top 20 Horror Films

It’s very difficult to distill something into a list of ‘bests’. However, sometimes it’s good to take stock of something and evaluate the quality, trying to understand what it should or shouldn’t be. I’ve been writing about films for a [...]

October 30, 2016

Blu-ray Review: Have A Horrific Fall Break With THE MUTILATOR

The Mutilator (aka Fall Break) is a 1984 slasher film directed by Buddy Cooper and John Douglass. It might not be one of the genre’s best entries but it has a few good moments to keep old-school schlock fans happy though the casual viewer might [...]

February 21, 2016

Teaser Trailer For Christmas-Set Horror GOOD TIDINGS

Back in July Movies In Focus brought you news of Good Tidings, a Christmas-set horror movie with a 2016 release. Now we get our first glimpse of the flick, which aims to riff on classic genre movies like Black Christmas, Halloween, Texas Chainsaw [...]

October 18, 2015

Trailer For Joe Dante’s New Horror-Comedy BURYING THE EX

Photo by Suzanne Tenner Joe Dante is a genre director with a tremendous list of credits to his name – The Howling. Gremlins, Innerspace and Movies In Focus favourite The ‘Burbs to name just a few. He’s now back with a new horror-comedy, [...]

April 29, 2015

Blu-ray Review: Alan Bates And John Hurt In THE SHOUT

This 1978 British film directed by Jerzy Skolimowski stars the wonderful Alan Bates, John Hurt, Susannah York and Tim Curry. The film sounds like an episode of The Twilight Zone (but it’s so much more); on a summers afternoon a group of villagers [...]

September 7, 2014

DVD Review: Many Face The Mighty Chopper In HATCHET 3

Violent, gory and very tongue-in-cheek – Hatchet 3 is not for the faint hearted. The film follows the police clean-up after the massacre in Hatchet 2, but things don’t go according to plan as Victor Crowley returns from the dead to partake [...]

March 9, 2014

DVD Review: TEXAS CHAINSAW Massacres A Classic Horror Icon

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is one of the most influential movies in horror cinema. Tobe Hooper’s seminal 1974 film introduced the world to Leatherface and a level of cinematic gore that enthralled and disgusted audiences in equal measure. It’s [...]

May 26, 2013

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