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

Prophecy (1979)
Film / Horror

Prophecy (1979)

That cycle of 1970s ecological horror films set in motion by the likes of Frogs (1972) and turned into box office gold by Jaws (1975) was still rumbling on at the end of the decade and was, if anything, becoming more absurd with each successive film. Joe Dante’s Piranha (1978) was smart enough not to … Continue reading

Carrie (1976)
Film / Horror

Carrie (1976)

For anyone who found their school years challenging, for anyone who was bullied, who was a misfit or who found it impossible or chose not to conform, Carrie White, the eponymous anti-heroine of Stephen King’s first published novel became something of a poster girl. Physically, psychologically and emotionally attacked by her peers, the adults around … Continue reading