Archive for April, 2011

I Saw The Devil is brilliantly twisted. It is sick, torturous, wince-inducing and morally questionable, but an utterly compelling and superbly crafted piece of work. Detective Kim Soo-hyeon (Byung-hun Lee) is on a case when his fiancée is kidnapped, raped and butchered by deranged serial killer Kyung-Chul (Min-sik Choi). Sent on two weeks forced leave, [...]

Ink is absolutely, unequivocally superb and is guaranteed to immediately land on some people’s “favourite films of all time” list. Watch this film. I cannot recommend this enough…. unless you only like Michael Bay films… then you should probably avoid this or your head will explode. The plot of Ink is incredibly difficult to describe [...]

TROLLHUNTER is the story of a group of Norwegian film students that set out to capture real-life trolls on camera after learning their existence has been covered up for years by a government conspiracy. A thrilling and wildly entertaining film, TROLLHUNTER delivers truly fantastic images of giant trolls wreaking havoc on the countryside, with darkly [...]

Never take the shortcut. It’s a simple rule if you don’t want to be horribly killed. If you’re stuck in a traffic jam (Wrong Turn) or want to get home quicker for Christmas (Wind Chill) or you’re late to a concert (Hell’s Ground), do NOT take the short cut. In Caged, three French medical missionaries [...]

Scream 4’s tagline is New Decade, New Rules, but sadly it’s more like New Decade, Same Franchise, No Surprises. It is oddly charming and always fun, but the lack of innovation and sameness may frustrate some. Scre4m is a reasonable addition to a reasonable franchise. In 1996 Kevin Williamson and Wes Craven provided an instant [...]

Chain Letter is savage, brutal, well acted and thoroughly enjoyable. It is heavy-handed in its thematic delivery and clearly begging for a franchise, but it is definitely worth a watch. Brutally good fun. Technology is bad. Really bad. And Chain Letter would like to prove to you how. When giant computer nerd Neil Conners (Cody [...]

Rubber is weird. Really fucking weird. On a sliding scale of 1-10, 1 being the banality of a Richard Curtis bile-fest, 5 being a drug-addled dinner conversation with Spike Jonze and 10 being Hunter S. Thompson having a three-way with David Lynch and Tracy Emin while several howler monkeys encircle them, dancing the Macarena, only [...]

Courtney Hope is an up-and-coming American actress and star of the  brutal horror flick Prowl. Having learnt the ropes on American TV shows such as CSI Miami, Grey’s Anatomy and Walker, Texas Ranger, she’s proven her worth by knocking out as superb turn as Amber in Patrik Syversen’s Prowl. Gorepress’s Boston Haverhill had a chance [...]

Sucker Punch has all the ingredients for a genuinely exciting film; guns, girls, samurai demons, robots, helicopters, dragons, clockwork Nazis, orcs, bombs and bazookas. Yet much like if your pie was actually made from these ingredients, it’s impossible to swallow and leaves a horrific taste in your mouth. Sucker Punch is a giant mess. Those [...]

Hilarious 1950s Sci-Fi B-movie pastiche THE LOST SKELETON RETURNS AGAIN, from cult auteur Larry Blamire, comes to DVD for the first time anywhere in the world on 4 April, and to mark this momentous occasion we have 3 copies to give away! Jerranium 90: a little rock that made all the papers. What didn’t make [...]

Blood Cabin is a wonderfully retro but horrifically flawed homage of a slasher flick. A great concept, some excellent moments, but overall a ramshackle, unlikable mess that is ailed with the worst possible film infection of all time: boredom. The story is ageless: five teenagers are heading to a rented woodside cabin for a weekend [...]

The Last Lovecraft is a thoroughly enjoyable, utterly silly, surprisingly bloody ode to the late, great H.P. Lovecraft. It is well acted but ridiculously cartoonish, the production values are ropey and the plot a giant mess, but it’s great fun for anyone who knows even a little about Lovecraft’s work. I am going to write [...]

The Lost Skeleton Returns Again is the sequel to the deliberately-craptacular 50’s-style B-movie pastiche The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra, and true to form of all “successful” horror films from the 50’s, the sequel is bigger, bolder, crazier, in colour and worse. Yes, worse. The Lost Skeleton Returns Again has a typically absurd plot; hidden deep [...]