Three by Alex Chandon – Chainsaw Scumfuck (1988), Bad Karma (1991) and Drillbit (1992)
Film / Horror

Three by Alex Chandon – Chainsaw Scumfuck (1988), Bad Karma (1991) and Drillbit (1992)

Alex Chandon is a British independent horror specialist who grew out of the late 1980s fanzine scene, starting out with no-budget, shot on video shorts before graduating to bigger (if not necessarily better) things with the likes of Cradle of Fear (2001), Pervirella (1997) and Inbred (2011). Closely allied to the UK’s underground music scenes … 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

Sleepstalker (1995)
Film / Horror

Sleepstalker (1995)

God preserve us from low-budget, low imagination serial killer films. Turi Meyer’s terrible Sleepstalker was the umpteenth A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) knock-off with a dash of Dust Devil (1992), Child’s Play (1988) and Shocker (1989) thrown in for good measure. Seventeen years after a murderous rampage that claimed the lives of the parents … Continue reading

Bloody Moon (1981)
Film / Horror

Bloody Moon (1981)

Original title: Die Säge des Todes The early 80s weren’t particularly good times for Jesus Franco. Having proved that he had no affinity whatsoever for the briefly popular cannibal genre (see Devil Hunter (1980) and Cannibals (1980)) he went on to prove that he was equally disinterested in the slasher with this flavourless West German/Spanish co-production. … Continue reading