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.

HCF EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH ORIGINAL 'EVIL DEAD' SPECIAL EFFECTS MAESTRO TOM SULLIVAN

HCF EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH ORIGINAL ‘EVIL DEAD’ SPECIAL EFFECTS MAESTRO TOM SULLIVAN

The name Tom Sullivan will be familiar to any horror fan worth his or her salt as the creator of the still impressive special effects for Sam Raimi’s horror micro-budget classic [read on…]

HITCHCOCK MASTER OF SUSPENSE #43: THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH [1956]

HITCHCOCK MASTER OF SUSPENSE #43: THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH [1956]

★★★½☆

HCF REWIND NO. 256: THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH  [US 1956] RUNNING TIME: 120 min AVAILABLE ON DVD AND BLU-RAY THE HITCHCOCK CAMEO: Watching a troupe of acrobats in [read on…]

THE IMITATION GAME [2014]: in cinemas now  [short review]

THE IMITATION GAME [2014]: in cinemas now [short review]

★★★★½

USA 2014 IN CINEMAS NOW RUNNING TIME: 114 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   The true story of Alan Turing, a brilliant mathematician and cryptographer who was [read on…]

NIGHTBREED: THE DIRECTOR'S CUT [1990]: on Region A Blu-ray now  [HCF REWIND]

NIGHTBREED: THE DIRECTOR’S CUT [1990]: on Region A Blu-ray now [HCF REWIND]

★★★★½

HCF REWIND NO. 255: NIGHTBREED : THE DIRECTOR’S CUT [1990] AVAILABLE ON REGION A BLU-RAY RUNNING TIME: 120 min/ 101 min theatrical cut REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic [read on…]

SPIONE [1928]: on Dual Format Blu-ray and DVD 17th November  [HCF REWIND]

SPIONE [1928]: on Dual Format Blu-ray and DVD 17th November [HCF REWIND]

★★★★½

HCF REWIND NO. 254: SPIONE AKA SPIES [Germany 1928] ON DUAL FORMAT BLU-RAY AND DVD: 17th November RUNNING TIME: 145 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic     [read on…]

DIARY OF A LOST GIRL [1929]: on Dual Format Blu-ray and DVD 24th November  [HCF REWIND]

DIARY OF A LOST GIRL [1929]: on Dual Format Blu-ray and DVD 24th November [HCF REWIND]

★★★★☆

HCF REWIND NO. 253: DIARY OF A LOST GIRL AKA TAGEBUCH EINTER VERLORENEN [Germany 1929] ON DUAL FORMAT BLU-RAY AND DVD: 24th November, from EUREKA ENTERTAINMENT RUNNING TIME: 107 min [read on…]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #8: STOLEN FACE [1952]  [HCF REWIND]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #8: STOLEN FACE [1952] [HCF REWIND]

★★★½☆

HCF REWIND NO: 252: STOLEN FACE [UK 1952] AVAILABLE ON DVD RUNNING TIME: 72 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Plastic surgeon Dr. Philip Ritter is able [read on…]

MATT DAMON CONFIRMS HE'S PLAYING BOURNE AGAIN FOR PAUL GREENGRASS, AND WILL ALSO STAR IN ALEXANDER PAYNE'S 'DOWNSIZING'

MATT DAMON CONFIRMS HE’S PLAYING BOURNE AGAIN FOR PAUL GREENGRASS, AND WILL ALSO STAR IN ALEXANDER PAYNE’S ‘DOWNSIZING’

We reported this news in September, but it’s now been confirmed by Matt Damon: he’s returning to the role of Jason Bourne. The actor and director Paul Greengrass were said [read on…]

DISNEY RELEASES SECOND 'INTO THE WOODS' TRAILER...AND WITH SINGING THIS TIME!

DISNEY RELEASES SECOND ‘INTO THE WOODS’ TRAILER…AND WITH SINGING THIS TIME!

This came out a couple of days ago, but I didn’t have time to post this then. I don’t care what you may all say, I can’t wait for Into [read on…]

EMILY BLUNT TO PROBABLY STAR IN RUPERT FRIEND'S DIRECTORIAL DEBUT 'BARTON AND CHARLIE AND CHECCO AND BILL'

EMILY BLUNT TO PROBABLY STAR IN RUPERT FRIEND’S DIRECTORIAL DEBUT ‘BARTON AND CHARLIE AND CHECCO AND BILL’

To me any film starring the delightful Emily Blunt is made a joy by her very presence [well, maybe not The Adjustment Bureau, which really was abysmal], so The Hollywood [read on…]

NEW CLIP FROM 'THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINJAY - PART ONE'

NEW CLIP FROM ‘THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINJAY – PART ONE’

A new Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 clip has been unveiled by Lionsgate showing Natalie Dormer, playing Cressida, introducing Katniss [Jennifer Lawrence] to her crew of fellow rebel warriors [read on…]

PILOT FOR NEW ROBERT KIRKMAN SERIES 'OUTCAST' TO BE DIRECTED BY ADAM WINGARD

PILOT FOR NEW ROBERT KIRKMAN SERIES ‘OUTCAST’ TO BE DIRECTED BY ADAM WINGARD

Although I hated both Adam Wingard’s A Horrible Way To Die and You’re Next – I thought they were both thoroughly inept pieces of filmmaking – The Guest was something [read on…]

HITCHCOCK MASTER OF SUSPENSE #42: THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY [1955]  [HCF REWIND]

HITCHCOCK MASTER OF SUSPENSE #42: THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY [1955] [HCF REWIND]

★★★½☆

HCF REWIND NO. 251: THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY [US 1955] RUNNING TIME: 99 min AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY AND DVD THE HITCHCOCK CAMEO: Walking past a limousine, parked by the side [read on…]