Forbidden Zone (1980)
Fantasy / Film

Forbidden Zone (1980)

A door in a basement leads into the Sixth Dimension. Frenchy falls through the door and King Fausto falls in love with her, to the anger of of his jealous wife Doris. Continue reading

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Nochnoi dozor (2004)
Film / Horror

Nochnoi dozor (2004)

Hiding in the darkness are some truly terrible things waiting to prey on Mankind. Against them stands the Night Watch, an elite force dedicated to maintaining the centuries-old truce between Darkness and Light. And now in Moscow that truce is being broken and an ancient prophecy is about too come true as the ‘Great Other’ prepares to make the final decision between Day or Night. Continue reading

Black Rainbow (1990)
Fantasy / Film

Black Rainbow (1990)

A hard-bitten journalist, Gary Wallace travels the Deep South in search of Martha Travis, a young woman with whom he once had a brief but stormy affair. The story proceeds in flashback as we see a much younger Martha and her wily old alcoholic father Walter earning a living by touring North Carolina staging tacky displays of semi-fake spiritualism and mediumship. But their lives are turned upside down when Martha suddenly has genuinely psychic visions of impending doom involving employees at a local nuclear fuel plant. When her predictions of death and mayhem begin coming true, her own life is put in danger when the company hitmen come gunning for her. Continue reading

Friday the 13th (1980)
Film / Horror

Friday the 13th (1980)

Back in the late 1970s, the horror genre was given something of a jolt when John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978) picked up several threads left dangling by the likes of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), Black Christmas (1974) and the Italian gialli and wove them into what was then, the biggest independent film ever. Inevitably, … Continue reading

Broken (2006)
Film / Horror

Broken (2006)

In the past I’ve been rather less than flattering about the work of director Adam Mason. His debut feature, The 13th Sign (2000) was tedious beyond belief and Dust (2001) was one of only two films ever to actually give me a headache (the other being Michael Bey’s Armageddon (1998), a film I’ve still been … Continue reading