Archive for August, 2012


Berberian Sound Studio is the Turner Prize of the horror film industry. Some people will lavish praise on its endless daring and invisible meanings, while others will stare at it in disbelief, wondering why anyone should care. It begins promisingly with British sound technician Gilderoy (the ever excellent Toby Jones) arriving at his new employment [...]


Strike a light, it’s a fucking zombie! Cockneys vs Zombies has probably got a short shrift from a lot of potential movie-goers, who might consider this to be another trite cash-in horror fare in the vein of Strippers vs Werewolves or Alien vs Ninja or Zombies vs Strippers or Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus. But [...]


Sarah, Rosie and Phil are joined by their good friend and Gorepress cohort Lee Enfield this week, for Amicus’ portmanteau classic Dr. Terror’s House Of Horrors. Starring a veritable smorgasbord of famous faces, listen as we affectionately tear this 1965 anthology of awesomeness a new one! As always, send feedback to podcast@goreress.com and come and [...]


I’ve been aware of FrightFest for about five years now but despite my burning desire to go, something else had always managed to get in the way. I couldn’t afford it, or I had too much work on, or no-one to go with. Well, I decided to put the excuses to one side and book [...]


Detention opens with an obnoxious teenager aggressively breaking the fourth wall by telling us about her life in garishly modern, technicolour style, as though she’s channelling a demented character from Clueless. So far, so teen slasher with a gimmick. A couple of minutes in and she’s unceremoniously killed and chucked out of her bedroom window [...]


It’s week two of Revenge Month and things are getting messy. Like here, with our discussion of NY exploitationer; Abel Ferrera’s Ms .45. Listen with terror as we examine subtext and symbolism of this rape revenge classic. Also included is some chatter about FrightFest movies including Nightbreed: The Cabal Cut (again!), [REC3], and V/H/S! Get [...]


V/H/S is one of the most hotly anticipated films of 2012. It’s a found footage portmanteau featuring the directorial efforts of a number of up and comers including Joe Swanberg, Glenn McQuaid, Adam Wingard and Ti West, and has been garnering rave reviews. I was fortunate enough to see this on its UK premiere at [...]


Welcome to the Gorepress Gorementary for 1986′s genre mash House. Also known as ‘The Podcast That Makes Us Sound Like Amateurs’. Listen this week as Sarah, Rosie and Phil forget that House is a comedy, drink disgusting alcohol from tiny teacups and fail to reach a compromise regarding the overall score! There’s still a bunch [...]


“I want to go to Frightfest but I’m afraid I’ll be on my own!” Don’t be. Just because you’ll be spending hours and hours sitting in the dark having your nerves jangled and ears raped doesn’t mean there isn’t a social aspect to Frightfest. Frightfest has a vibrant community online and in-person. Firstly check out [...]


[REC] and [REC]2 are fantastic films. Pure horror, genuinely scary and utterly utterly brutal. The characters are compelling and the story is fast-paced, claustrophobic and exciting. Naturally everyone was thrilled to hear about a third [REC] film coming out, moving away from the apartment block setting and throwing us into a wedding! So what should [...]


Sharpen those cock-ripping knives, ladies, because it’s Revenge Month here at the Gorecast. Kicking off with an in depth review of video nasty classic, I Spit On Your Grave. Join Jamie and Sarah as they examine the rape revenge progeny up close and personal. We also take a look at some movie news, as well [...]


Frightfest isn’t just about the big name films, the opening and closing World Premieres and mingling with the creators of some fantastic horror films. It’s about discovery. Or at least, it should be. Those non-pass holders going for the safe options of sequels, zombie-flicks and big name horrors should also consider going a ‘little wild’ [...]


Last of the Living, Deadheads, Zombieland, Dance of the Dead, Dead Snow, Juan of the Dead, Zombie Strippers, Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead and many many more… the list of zombie-comedies produced since Shaun of the Dead is disturbingly long. Every single one gets compared to Edgar Wright’s brilliant 2004 classic and very few [...]


Type: MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online game) Developer: Funcom Platform: PC Release Date: 3rd June 2012 Requires: Internet connection. Subscription required It’s true! It’s all true! Everything you have read, everything you have heard. Every shadow you thought something was lurking in, every bump in the night, every feeling of being watched. It wasn’t your imagination. [...]


A woman is out jogging through the ‘burbs and runs up to her front door. BANG! One shotgun blast, straight in the belly. Children watch. She dies. Welcome to The Aggression Scale. We begin with a horrendous murder in broad daylight – a seemingly random attack – but quickly realize the victim is on a [...]


The screener for Screaming In High Heels : The Rise And Fall Of The Scream Queen Era arrived from Breaking Glass Pictures at a rather serendipitous time. Jamie and I were right at the start of our Trash Kings Month for the Gorecast, covering the films of Fred Olen Ray, David DeCoteau and Jim Wynorski [...]


Elina Madison has amassed 85 credits since 1996. She’s appeared in titles as diverse as Mulholland Drive, Creepshow 3 and Someone’s Knocking At The Door, not to mention having delved into producing recently. Along with actresses like Tiffany Shepis and Danielle Harris, she’s part of a new wave of Scream Queens so, quite frankly, Sarah [...]


This could possibly be the most exciting screening of 2012! Stuart Gordon will be doing a Q&A after a screening of his 1985 classic Re-animator, one of the best horror films ever made. WHERE: Cameo Picture House, Edinburgh WHEN: Monday 20th August @ 9pm Why am I not in Edinburgh!? Stupid London… Press release details [...]


Monster Brawl is Marmite; you’re either going to love it or absolutely hate it. Unfortunately I hate Marmite (sorry). Monster Brawl is really really bad. It’s so bad, it’s barely a film. Feeling more like a rubbish dream dreamt by a child who’s seen too much wrestling and classic horror movies, Monster Brawl is a [...]


So Trash Kings is over, and we bid farewell to the halcyon days of boobs, gore, and no budget with our discussion of the 80s B movie boom. Arriving just in time to coincide with this was the documentary, Screaming in High Heels: The Rise and Fall of the Scream Queen Era. We review that, [...]


The Aggression Scale Airborne Autopsy The Birds Black Sheep The Burrowers The Children Chillerama Chopping Mall Creepozoids Dark Mirror Descent: Part 2 The Devil’s Business Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark Don’t Look Up Elfie Hopkins The Hamiltons Hatchet Hatchet 2 Halloween Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers House of the Devil In the Mouth of Madness Kill [...]


I remember being horribly disappointed that Halloween Resurrection was only 86 minutes long (despite it being bloody awful) although during that short time someone had managed to flip over a Ford Sierra in the cinema car park and set it on fire. Good old South Woodham Ferrers. Why am I mentioning this? Well, The Devil’s [...]


As part of the Gorecasts Trash Kings Month, Sarah, Rosie and Phil decided to point their cynical, drunken aim squarely at David DeCoteau‘s Sorority Babes In The Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama (aka The Imp). Bet you can’t say that when you’re drunk! But, can we? That’s the pressing question. Not only is Rosie back to full health/volume, [...]


Red, White & Blue is a striking, visceral experience that grabs the audience by the lapels, shakes vigorously and doesn’t let go. It’s a shocking film that’ll stay with you long after the credits roll. Erica (Amanda Fuller) is an emotionaly numb loner, content to patrol the bars at night looking for anonymous sex. She [...]


Bored little rich girl Elfie Hopkins (Jaime Winstone) wiles away her time in the countryside, getting stoned, fighting with her step-mother and vomiting exposition into a tape recorder. Her investigative mind is sparked when some new neighbours arrive next door. The Gammons seem peculiar, with an Edward Cullen-a-like son and a batshit crazy daughter… and [...]