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.

MORE A-LIST WRITERS HIRED TO 'EXPAND' THE 'TRANSFORMERS' UNIVERSE

MORE A-LIST WRITERS HIRED TO ‘EXPAND’ THE ‘TRANSFORMERS’ UNIVERSE

I enjoy the Transformers movies more than many others do [or admit to], but they definitely need some freshening up. I remain of the opinion, controversial though it might be, [read on…]

'THE CROW' REMAKE GOING TO HAVE A FEMALE VILLAIN, WHICH MAY BE ANDREA RISEBOROUGH

‘THE CROW’ REMAKE GOING TO HAVE A FEMALE VILLAIN, WHICH MAY BE ANDREA RISEBOROUGH

This is one remake I just can’t exited about, though I’m a big fan of the original movie and keep hoping that one day we’ll see all the deleted scenes [read on…]

'BLADE RUNNER' SEQUEL HAS ITS CINEMATOGRAPHER, AND IT'S THE GREAT ROGER DEAKINS

‘BLADE RUNNER’ SEQUEL HAS ITS CINEMATOGRAPHER, AND IT’S THE GREAT ROGER DEAKINS

Like it or loath it, news keeps on flooding in about the sequel to Blade Runner, and while I was initially very annoyed at attempting to make such a belated [read on…]

HITCHCOCK MASTER OF SUSPENSE #50: TOPAZ [1969]

HITCHCOCK MASTER OF SUSPENSE #50: TOPAZ [1969]

★★★☆☆

USA AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY AND DVD RUNNING TIME: 142 min/125 min THE HITCHCOCK CAMEO: In a crowded LaGuardia International Airport scene, seated in a wheelchair as he is being pushed [read on…]

THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY [1980]: on Dual Format Steelbook now and in a Limited Edition Boxset with MONA LISA 18th May

THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY [1980]: on Dual Format Steelbook now and in a Limited Edition Boxset with MONA LISA 18th May

★★★★½

UK AVAILABLE ON DUAL FORMAT BLU-RAY AND DVD: Now, from ARROW VIDEO RUNNING TIME: 118 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Harold Shand has risen from nothing [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #26: THE QUATERMASS XPERIMENT [1955]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #26: THE QUATERMASS XPERIMENT [1955]

★★★★☆

  UK  AKA THE CREEPING UNKNOWN AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY AND DVD RUNNING TIME: 81 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   The British Rocket Group, headed by Professor [read on…]

THE AGE OF ADALINE [2015]: in cinemas now

THE AGE OF ADALINE [2015]: in cinemas now

★★☆☆☆

USA IN CINEMAS NOW RUNNING TIME: 112 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   In San Francisco, Adaline Bowman purchases some fake IDs, then returns to her apartment [read on…]

DEMONS [Claudio Simonetti]: 30th Anniversary Soundtrack review

DEMONS [Claudio Simonetti]: 30th Anniversary Soundtrack review

Lamberto Bava’s 1985 cult horror favourite Demons about a cinema overran by….demons [what else!?] remains hugely entertaining trash, the kind of film which you probably wouldn’t consider very good but [read on…]

TOKYO TRIBE [2014]: in selected UK and Irish cinemas 22nd May

TOKYO TRIBE [2014]: in selected UK and Irish cinemas 22nd May

★★★½☆

JAPAN IN SELECTED UK AND IRISH CINEMAS: 22nd May 2015 ON DVD AND BLU-RAY: 15th June 2015 RUNNING TIME: 116 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Tokyo, [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #25: THE GLASS TOMB [1955]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #25: THE GLASS TOMB [1955]

★★★☆☆

  UK AKA THE GLASS CAGE [1955] AVAILABLE ON R1 DVD RUNNING TIME: 59 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Carnival barker ‘Pel’ Pelham desperately wants a [read on…]