The Corpse (1971)
Film / Horror

The Corpse (1971)

Spoiler warning! It’s difficult to talk about The Corpse without giving away the ending – wait until you’ve seen the film (the short version of the review: it’s excellent, go and find a copy now…) before going any further. Due no doubt in part to the lack of a decent home video release, Viktors Ritelis’ … Continue reading

The Psycho Lover (1969)
Film / Horror

The Psycho Lover (1969)

Robert Vincent O’Neil’s unrepentantly sleazy The Psycho Lover (also released as The Loving Touch and Psycho Killer) is wildly inconsistent. Lurching back and forth between corny romantic drama, replete with terrible dialogue and outrageously misogynistic murder scenes which suggest that O’Neil had more than a passing acquaintance with the first wave of Italian gialli. The … Continue reading

Ginger Snaps (2000)
Film / Horror

Ginger Snaps (2000)

Female werewolves are a rare breed on the big screen. There have been a handful here and there (Marie Walcamp in The Werewolf (1913), Nina Foch in Cry of the Werewolf (1944), Ursula Howells in the Werewolf story in Amicus’ anthology Dr Terror’s House of Horrors (1965), various actors in The Howling and Twilight films … Continue reading

Resolution (2012)
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Resolution (2012)

The debut film from the team of Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead who – along with Mike Flanagan – have proven to be the most consistently post-Millennial impressive American genre film-makers. It’s a cabin-in-the-woods variant but one that goes off at a very different set of tangents to the usual, starting as an indie drama … Continue reading

Scorpion Thunderbolt (1985)
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Scorpion Thunderbolt (1985)

Of all of Godfrey Ho’s many infamous cut-and-shunt specials, old films (often of Korean or Taiwanese origin) reedited with newly shot footage (often featuring Richard Harrison and ninjas), Scorpion Thunderbolt is arguably one of the best known. A typically delirious assemblage of mis-matched footage, copyright flouting soundtrack cues (in this case lifted from Jean-Michel Jarre’s … Continue reading

The Return of Dracula (1958)
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The Return of Dracula (1958)

Paul Landres’ The Return of Dracula (1958) had the misfortune of opening just weeks before Hammer’s Dracula (1958) and, despite having many unquestionable charms of its own, Landres’ film was simply no competition and the film fell under the not inconsiderable shadow of Terence Fisher’s vivid, full-colour re-imagining of the tale. In the UK, perhaps … Continue reading