Archive for July, 2014

Hot on the heels of their Freak show, Sarah & Phil veer into Brit-horror-comedy territory with the wonderfully macabre Sightseers. Taking time to really delve into Ben Wheatley’s superb caravan-of-death opus, they stop along the way to provide a mini review for new release Willow Creek, which explores similar ‘couple on camping holiday’ themes. Tenuous, [...]

Following the success of last year’s dystopian nightmare The Purge, which squandered a half-decent idea by limiting the action to one suburban household, the sequel widens the scope significantly by encompassing an entire city. The Purge: Anarchy follows three interconnecting stories, each representing a different faction of a troubled society, from a poor mother and [...]

Low budget zombie movies; not exactly uncommon to see, and rarely do they say or do anything different. Have you had enough of generic, carbon-copy zombie films that take zero risks and feel fantastically familiar? Then perhaps The Battery is for you. The Battery is a different take on the zombie film. Very different. Barely [...]

For their tenth episode, Sarah and Phil direct their gaze towards a Gorepress favourite, in the form of Tod Browning’s 1932 masterpiece of terror Freaks. Once they get over the fact that the film is a massive 82 years old this year, they pick apart the sensitive issue of using real circus performers and give [...]

Grand Piano is a loving throwback to the hey-days of the giallo movie, mixed with a heavy dose of Phone Booth. It doesn’t quite capture the masterful essence of an Argento or Bava creation, but it’s a fun ride with some memorable visuals, a thoroughly contrived plot and provides further proof that Elijah Wood is absolutely [...]

As someone who openly confesses to having a love/hate relationship with the films of Ti West, I’m perhaps not the best person to review his latest offering The Sacrament. West is a master at creating eminently watchable, interesting characters and popping them into unusual situations but his very deliberate pacing and inability to really nail [...]

George A. Romero has a lot to answer for. Ever since titling his second zombie feature Dawn of the Dead, there has been countless “of the Dead” movies – mostly spawned after the remake exploded onto cinemas in 2004. Unfortunately for every Shaun of the Dead there are dozens of appalling-bad, cheaply made rip off [...]

Opening with a picket at the funeral of a recently-murdered young gay man, one could be forgiven for assuming Kevin Smith’s Red State is a slight on the much-maligned Westboro Baptist Church. However, about halfway through this disturbingly realistic take on cult mentality in the Deep South, John Goodman’s law enforcement officer informs a colleague, [...]

So, let’s talk about the best film of 2014. Yes, it’s a horror movie. No, it’s not typical. It’s neither a big budget flick nor an indie horror. …It is, quite simply, an experience: art house mixed with horror. The film I’m talking about is, of course, Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin – have I [...]