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.

THE SAROGOSSA MANUSCRIPT [1965]: on Blu-ray 7th September

THE SAROGOSSA MANUSCRIPT [1965]: on Blu-ray 7th September

Poland AKA REKOPIS ZNALEZIONY W SARAGOSSIE RUNNING TIME: 176 min AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY: 7TH SEPTEMBER, from MR BONGO REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic     During a battle [read on…]

HERCULES IN THE HAUNTED WORLD [1961]

HERCULES IN THE HAUNTED WORLD [1961]

Italy AKA ERCOLE AL CENTRO DELLA TERRA, HERCULES IN THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH, HERCULES VS THE VAMPIRES AVAILABLE ON DVD RUNNING TIME: 83 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #39: THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES [1959]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #39: THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES [1959]

  UK AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY AND DVD RUNNING TIME: 87 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   The infamous and cruel aristocrat Sir Hugo Baskerville is killed by [read on…]

HITMAN: AGENT 47 [2015]: in cinemas now  [short review]

HITMAN: AGENT 47 [2015]: in cinemas now [short review]

USA IN CINEMAS NOW RUNNING TIME: 93 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   A corporation known as Syndicate International is searching for geneticist Dr. Peter Litvenko but [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #38: I ONLY ARSKED! [1958]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #38: I ONLY ARSKED! [1958]

UK AVAILABLE ON DVD RUNNING TIME: 82 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic     Through the mechanisms of their Sergeant ‘Potty’ Chambers, Bootsy, Popeye Poppelwell, The Professor [read on…]

HCF EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with PETER HEARN, writer/director of 'SCRAWL'

HCF EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with PETER HEARN, writer/director of ‘SCRAWL’

Back in January of 2013, I spoke to Peter Hearn, along with co-producer and star Annabelle Le Gresley, about their project Scrawl, an exciting-sounding independent horror movie which was being [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #37: FURTHER UP THE CREEK [1958]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #37: FURTHER UP THE CREEK [1958]

  UK AVAILABLE ON DVD RUNNING TIME: 91 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Navy frigate the ‘Aristotle’ has been sold to a Middle Eastern country, and [read on…]

FELLINI'S CASANOVA [1976]: on Blu-ray 7th September

FELLINI’S CASANOVA [1976]: on Blu-ray 7th September

ITALY AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY: 7TH SEPTEMBER, from MR BONGO RUNNING TIME: 155 mins REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Giacomo Casanova is a a poet, philosopher, mathematician, author [read on…]

'MAN OF STEEL 2' 'ON PERMANENT HOLD' DESPITE GEORGE MILLER BEING LINKED WITH IT?

‘MAN OF STEEL 2’ ‘ON PERMANENT HOLD’ DESPITE GEORGE MILLER BEING LINKED WITH IT?

Late last week, Jon Schnepp – the filmmaker behind the recent documentary The Death Of Superman Lives – said on an episode of Popcorn Talk that: “George Miller is doing [read on…]

UH OH….THERE COULD STILL BE A ‘TERMINATOR: GENISYS' SEQUEL AFTER HUGE BOX OFFICE IN CHINA

UH OH….THERE COULD STILL BE A ‘TERMINATOR: GENISYS’ SEQUEL AFTER HUGE BOX OFFICE IN CHINA

With a poor reception from both critics and fans, and audiences on the whole tending to stay away, the future of Terminator: Genesys has been in doubt. A few weeks [read on…]

JEREMY RENNER SAYS IT’LL BE A WHILE BEFORE THE AVENGERS ENCOUNTER THE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

JEREMY RENNER SAYS IT’LL BE A WHILE BEFORE THE AVENGERS ENCOUNTER THE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

With Thanos and the Infinity Stones linking the two teams, there will definitely be a time when the Avengers and the Guardians Of The Galaxy will meet. The guess of [read on…]

THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. [2015]: in cinemas now [short review]

THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. [2015]: in cinemas now [short review]

USA IN CINEMAS NOW RUNNING TIME: 116 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   In 1963, East Berlin, ex-con turned CIA agent Napoleon Solo is tasked with tracking [read on…]