Dr Lenera

Dr Lenera

I'm a huge film fan and will watch pretty much any type of film, from Martial Arts to Westerns, from Romances [though I don't really like Romcoms!]] to Historical Epics. Though I most certainly 'have a life', I tend to go to the cinema twice a week! However,ever since I was a kid, sneaking downstairs when my parents had gone to bed to watch old Universal and Hammer horror movies, I've always been especially fascinated by horror, and though I enjoy all types of horror films, those Golden Oldies with people like Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee probably remain my favourites. That's not to say I don't enjoy a bit of blood and gore every now and again though, and am also a huge fan of Italian horror, I just love the style.

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #7: WINGS OF DANGER [1952]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #7: WINGS OF DANGER [1952]

★★☆☆☆

HCF REWIND NO. 254: WINGS OF DANGER [AKA DEAD ON COURSE, UK 1952] AVAILABLE ON DVD RUNNING TIME: 73 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Richard Van [read on...]

DANIEL RADCLIFFE REVEALS SOME THINGS ABOUT 'VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN' - INCLUDING NO 'MONSTER' UNTIL THE END

DANIEL RADCLIFFE REVEALS SOME THINGS ABOUT ‘VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN’ – INCLUDING NO ‘MONSTER’ UNTIL THE END

Despite I, Frankenstein tanking at the box office and not being very good [though I didn’t find it as bad as many others did], there still seems to be great [read on...]

MAYBE BATMAN COULD BE A MATCH FOR SUPERMAN IN NEW FILM, AS HE MAY HAVE A KRYPTONITE-COVERED SUIT

MAYBE BATMAN COULD BE A MATCH FOR SUPERMAN IN NEW FILM, AS HE MAY HAVE A KRYPTONITE-COVERED SUIT

I personally find the idea of Superman battling Batman a bit absurd, as one has all these superpowers and the other doesn’t have any. However, it seems that things could [read on...]

GUILLERMO DEL TORO UPDATES US ON 'CRIMSON PEAK' AND, JUST A LITTLE, ON 'PACIFIC RIM 2' AND '3'

GUILLERMO DEL TORO UPDATES US ON ‘CRIMSON PEAK’ AND, JUST A LITTLE, ON ‘PACIFIC RIM 2′ AND ‘3’

For me Del Toro can’t really do anything wrong as a filmmaker, every one of his films I’ve enjoyed immensely, so I’m always excited to hear any news of projects [read on...]

THE BOOK OF LIFE ]2014]: in cinemas now  [short review]

THE BOOK OF LIFE ]2014]: in cinemas now [short review]

★★★★☆

USA IN CINEMAS NOW RUNNING TIME: 94 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   A busload of children visit a museum and are taken on a secret tour [read on...]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #6: MAN BAIT [1952]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #6: MAN BAIT [1952]

★★★☆☆

HCF REWIND NO. 253: MAN BAIT AKA THE LAST PAGE [UK 1952] AVAILABLE ON R1 DVD RUNNING TIME: 84 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   John Harman [read on...]

POSSIBLE OPENING SEQUENCE AND SOME PLOT DETAILS OF 'THE MUMMY' REMAKE REVEALED...AND IT DOESN'T SOUND GOOD

POSSIBLE OPENING SEQUENCE AND SOME PLOT DETAILS OF ‘THE MUMMY’ REMAKE REVEALED…AND IT DOESN’T SOUND GOOD

Though I’m a huge, huge fan of the old Universal horrors, I can’t say I’m too excited about this ‘Universal Monsters Cinematic Universe’ that the studio, clearly trying to capitalise [read on...]

THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN [1977]: out now on Dual-Format Blu-ray and DVD

THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN [1977]: out now on Dual-Format Blu-ray and DVD

★★½☆☆

HCF REWIND NO. 252: THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN [US 1977] OUT NOW ON DUAL-FORMAT BLU-RAY AND DVD, from ARROW VIDEO RUNNING TIME: 84 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF [read on...]

BRAD BIRD AND EDGAR WRIGHT HAVE SEEN 'INTERSTELLAR', AND THEY LOVE IT

BRAD BIRD AND EDGAR WRIGHT HAVE SEEN ‘INTERSTELLAR’, AND THEY LOVE IT

I’m one of those strange people who isn’t overly thrilled about Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar – I’m personally far more excited about the Wachowski’s Jupiter Ascending – and don’t really get [read on...]

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES [2014]: in cinemas now

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES [2014]: in cinemas now

★★★½☆

USA IN CINEMAS NOW RUNNING TIME: 101 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   April O’Neil, a reporter for Channel 6 news in New York, has been researching [read on...]