Alligator (1980)
Film / Horror

Alligator (1980)

For many years, a popular urban legend had it that the sewer systems of various American cities were home to alligators, bought as pets and flushed down the toilets when they became too much hard work for their owners. Rumours of reptiles stalking the waterworks beneath the streets of New York City date back as … Continue reading

Q (1982)
Film / Horror

Q (1982)

One of the many things you can always expect from a Larry Cohen horror film is a monster. Not a conventional monster to be sure – Cohen was far too smart and inventive a writer for that – but a monster nonetheless, be it the hermaphroditic alien messiah of God Told Me To (1976), the … Continue reading

Final Exam (1981)
Film / Horror

Final Exam (1981)

Jimmy Huston’s Final Exam is an anaemic slasher, a joyless amble through the cliches of the genre adding nothing new to an already over-crowded field. Shot on the lowest of budgets in North Carolina, it’s reasonably well made with a far better score (by Gary Scott) than it deserves but lacks rudimentaries like a story, … Continue reading