Archive for June, 2012

Platform : Xbox 360 Developed by : Grasshopper Manufacture/SUDA 51 Lollipop Chainsaw is a hugely enjoyable game. It’s frenetic, massive amounts of fun and, although a little short, a must for any horror gamers. From the twisted minds of Goichi Suda (SUDA 51) and James Gunn (Troma alum who directed Slither and Super), Lollipop Chainsaw [...]

Welcome to the 3rd of our new format commentaries! Since it’s Melt Month here at Gorecast Towers we decided to follow melty suit and join in the fun with a Gorementary track for 1987′s hobo-tastic Street Trash. Not only that but we foolishly decided to turn the whole exercise into a drinking game. Not our [...]

We begin with some title slates, explaining a bit of modern day history: “Several outbreaks of the dead returning to life have been reported within the united states. A catastrophe so unspeakable that the future of humanity is at stake. In the midst of the turmoil, an old journal has surfaced, detailing a personal account [...]

Storage 24 is a superbly crafted, bloody, brutal, strangely amusing sci-fi horror that, despite a lack of true uniqueness, is a compelling watch and an excellent addition to British film. We begin in the titular storage facility as the bored receptionist flicks through a men’s magazine and – BOOM! – a military plane crashes into [...]

Remember when we were all excited about the wonderful prospect of Melt Month? I think this movie might have killed any traces of that dead with it’s utter boringosity. Listen with horror as we represent lethargy incarnate with our review of 1977 snooze factory, The Incredible Melting Man. We manage to liven things up with [...]

Planes are a safe way to travel. That’s a fact. Much safer than cars or bikes or skateboarding. Yet if you lived your life believing what you saw in films, then you’re pretty much guaranteed 50% of any flights you get onto will crash. Yet it’s not the crashing that’s the bad part – it’s [...]

The beginning of Zombie 108 kicks off with some title credits and a little exposition that basically says: New gene found Scientist wins prize Uh oh! Zombies! The opening of Zombie 108 is very impressive; Linda (Yvonne Yao) wakes from a car crash and finds her husband unconscious and her daughter missing. Stepping into the [...]

Having received this screener directly from the filmmakers themselves, Beyond the Grave came with no synopsis and no description of quality, budget etc… so I went into it completely blind… and after ninety minutes I’m still not quite sure what it was actually about… We’re told it’s “Another time, another place” and it’s not wrong. [...]

Liz and Annie are tasked with the unenviable chore of clearing out their old family home after their mum has died. Still harbouring deeply upsetting memories of her childhood, Annie decides she wants nothing to do with it, leaving ex-addict Liz to deal with the work. But when Liz starts experiencing some bizarre paranormal activity [...]

I love Re-animator. It’s not a secret. I even quite liked Bride of Re-animator and, despite it being clearly a bit awful, I absolutely adore Beyond Re-animator. I love the H.P. Lovecraft story from which it’s inspired by. I’m basically a huge Re-animator fan. So when I heard about Re-animator the Musical I was – [...]

Attack of the Herbals is a bizarre, lightly amusing, horror comedy. Don’t expect scares or eye-watering gore though; it is an enjoyably bloody romp that takes a little too long to reach the madness-fuelled finale. Jackson McGregor’s (Calum Booth) homecoming isn’t exactly awesome. Returning to the town of Lobster Cove like a boomerang made of [...]

Welcome, goo-fans! It’s that most wonderful time of the year: Melt Month! A time when a fresh covering of slime covers the grass, when someone not-so-jolly slides his way down your chimney, and the gift of green ooze is shared by all. I know that it is summer, but screw it. We want slime Christmas [...]

LESBIAN VAMPIRE WARRIORS is coming to DVD on Monday 25th June, released by Arrow Films, and has NOTHING to do with that Horne / Corden film featuring a sword with a penis-shaped handle. In the world of LESBIAN VAMPIRE WARRIORS humans live alongside the blood-sucking predators as long as they stick to their diet of [...]

Win a Horror DVD Collection with The Chernobyl Diaries, in cinemas 22 June “Chernobyl Diaries” is a chilling, original story from Oren Peli, who first terrified audiences with his groundbreaking thriller, “Paranormal Activity”. The film follows a group of six young vacationers who, looking to go off the beaten path, hire an “extreme” tour guide. [...]

War bunkers are always a bad place for soldiers to go in a horror film. From The Bunker to Outpost to The Devil’s Rock, they’re places to seriously avoid, and in Columbian horror The Squad it’s no different. But what’re these poor soldiers facing this time? Ghosts? Zombies? Nazi experiments gone wrong? None of the [...]

The Chernobyl nuclear plant accident was a disaster of Biblical proportions. An accident that killed thirty-four people at the time, has killed hundreds of people since and left a humungous chunk of land utterly uninhabitable. Chernobyl Diaries is a horror film about tourists “checking out” the devastation and desolation of Prypiat (which – fact fans [...]

This week we finally break out of our tiny cell! But before we peel back that Raquel Welch poster we take some time to bring you all the latest releases, some news, and what we have been watching this month. As usual, we break down the months theme and discuss it’s pros and cons and [...]

Juan of the Dead is not a Cuban version of Shaun of the Dead. Yeah, it’s a zombie comedy and the title is clearly a rip-off of Shaun / Dawn, but it’s nothing like the Brit-centric rom-com-zom. Is it as good as Shaun of the Dead? Hell no… but it’s still strangely loveable. Juan (Alexis [...]

Back once again, with the final look into prison life featuring Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky. A film that we tenuously included in the horror genre because of the gore quotient included. We’ll be spending a week in the hole for that little indiscretion… We also take a bit of time to talk about the [...]

A big yawn followed by a yell of ‘What the hell is THAT!?’ – this probably sums up my experience of Monthon Arayangkoon’s The House; a j-horror style haunted house flick with added blood and insanity. Although exceptionally creepy in places, The House fails miserably to develop a compelling storyline. Some of the crazed imagery [...]