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 #70: THE CURSE OF THE MUMMY'S TOMB [1964]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #70: THE CURSE OF THE MUMMY’S TOMB [1964]

  UK AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY [REGION ‘A’] AND DVD RUNNING TIME: 83 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Egypt 1900. Archaeologist Professor Dubois is murdered in the [read on…]

TRAILER FOR NEW EDGAR ALLAN POE INSPIRED FILM 'LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER'

TRAILER FOR NEW EDGAR ALLAN POE INSPIRED FILM ‘LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER’

Any film even loosely based on the brilliant writer Edgar Allan Poe sparks my attention. This low budget production looks like good creepy fun, with some effective looking zombies [or [read on…]

DIRECTOR'S CUT OF 'EVIL DEAD' REMAKE COMING OUT IN OCTOBER

DIRECTOR’S CUT OF ‘EVIL DEAD’ REMAKE COMING OUT IN OCTOBER

When Channel 4 showed Fedd Alvarez’ not-great-but-better-than-expected remake of Sam Raimi’s classic, I became very annoyed that I missed the showing, because the channel accidently showed an uncensored print that [read on…]

PETITION TO RELEASE EXTENDED CUT OT 'THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT'

PETITION TO RELEASE EXTENDED CUT OT ‘THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT’

Though Adam Wingard’s sequel/remake doesn’t seem like it will be the huge hit expected, there is still considerable interest in the Blair Witch franchise and the original film’s co-director and [read on…]

PATHS OF GLORY [1957]: on Blu-ray 19th September

PATHS OF GLORY [1957]: on Blu-ray 19th September

USA AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY: 19TH SEPTEMBER, from EUREKA ENTERTAINMENT RUNNING TIME: 88 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   World War, 1916. General Georges Broulard asks his subordinate [read on…]

THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH [1976]: in selected cinemas now

THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH [1976]: in selected cinemas now

UK AVAILABLE ON DVD AND BLU-RAY RUNNING TIME: 140 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Thomas Jerome Newton is a humanoid alien who comes to Earth from [read on…]

THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH [John Phillips, Stomu Yamashta and others]: Soundtrack Review

THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH [John Phillips, Stomu Yamashta and others]: Soundtrack Review

It’s taken 40 years for a soundtrack album to The Man Who Fell To Earth to come out, the reasons always seeming to be unclear. David Bowie did originally write [read on…]

KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS [2016]: in cinemas now  [short review]

KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS [2016]: in cinemas now [short review]

USA IN CINEMAS NOW RUNNING TIME: 102 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   In medieval Japan, young Kubo lives with his ill mother Sariatu in a cave [read on…]

FEDORA [1978]: On Dual Format Blu-ray and DVD: 26th September

FEDORA [1978]: On Dual Format Blu-ray and DVD: 26th September

France/West Germany AVAILABLE ON DUAL FORMAT BLU-RAY AND DVD: 26th SEPTEMBER: from EUREKA ENTERTAINMENT RUNNING TIME: 114 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Fedora, a Hollywood star [read on…]

SAUSAGE PARTY [2016]: in cinemas now  [short review]

SAUSAGE PARTY [2016]: in cinemas now [short review]

USA IN CINEMAS NOW RUNNING TIME: 89 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   In a supermarket called Shopwell’s, the foods and other grocery items see the human [read on…]

'GODZILLA RESURGENCE' GETS U.S. THEATRICAL RELEASE....NOW ALL WE NEED IS A U.K. ONE

‘GODZILLA RESURGENCE’ GETS U.S. THEATRICAL RELEASE….NOW ALL WE NEED IS A U.K. ONE

Good news for American Godzilla fans. The latest Toho Godzilla effort Godzilla Resurgence AKA Shin Godzilla, which was released on July 29th in Japan to very good box office [but, [read on…]

OH NO! THE 2016 'GHOSTBUSTERS' IS GETTING AN EXTENDED CUT

OH NO! THE 2016 ‘GHOSTBUSTERS’ IS GETTING AN EXTENDED CUT

That wretched piece of crap called Ghostbusters which came out a short while ago is getting a longer cut. Frankly, I can’t think of anything much worse than even more [read on…]

TRAILER FOR SHARK THRILLER 'USS INDIANAPOLIS: MEN OF COURAGE'

TRAILER FOR SHARK THRILLER ‘USS INDIANAPOLIS: MEN OF COURAGE’

I’ve always said that the story of the USS Indianapolis, which was immortalised in Quint’s brilliant monologue from Jaws, would make a great movie, and one’s been proposed a couple [read on…]