Drama

F. (2010)

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9q71ibercHM[/youtube] After the success of Eden Lake, Ills, The Strangers and Cherry Tree Lane, it would seem the “hoodie-horror” is well and truly alive and kicking. F. Continues the tradition, although puts an added spin […]

Columns

Anthropophagous Beast (1980)

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BpLlssGPRI[/youtube] Directed by: Joe D’Amato First released: 1983 Current status: UK release is heavily cut, available uncut in the US Having never really heard of Joe D’Amato until now (shame on me I know!) I […]

Columns

Absurd A.K.A Horrible (1981)

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ca0LTBMIiNg[/youtube] Directed by: Joe D’Amato First released: 1982 Current Status: Still banned in the UK, available uncut in the US. So, the first film on the Video Nasties list is this, a film called Absurd […]

Horror

THE OBJECTIVE

[minor spoilers] [2008] In the Ghazni Province in Afghanistan, a special forces team meet CIA agent Benjamin Keynes, who tells them they are to find an important Afghan cleric called Mohammed Aban and interview him.  […]

Action

SOLOMON KANE

In the 1600s, Solomon Kane is a bloodthirsty English pirate who fights for Queen Elizabeth.  When one of the Devil’s Reapers shows up and tells him he has sold his sould to the Devil, Solomon […]

Giallo

Amer (2009) by Pazuzu

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaEKIgHr1_0[/youtube] (POSSIBLE SPOILERS) The clue to this almost silent movie is in the title, Amer is French for “bitter”. If you believe this to be a plot spoiler then your badly mistaken, there is minimal […]

Drama

Outcast (2010) by Pazuzu

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IH5bbbn3vZs[/youtube] Boy, where to begin with this! We have three involving, at times complicated plots on offer here, each one heading towards the other in one of the most inventive and original horrors I have […]

Action

The Town (2010) by Pazuzu

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyrtn53OpeU[/youtube] Ben Affleck proved his worth as a director with the exceptional Gone Baby Gone; does he pull it off a second time? Firstly, after Good Will Hunting, I didn’t think much of him, choosing […]

Horror

Open House (2010) by Pazuzu

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGVdgW3Ctvc[/youtube] This new “home invasion” thriller come horror is directed by the gorgeous Anna Paquin’s older brother, and he very kindly gives her the tiniest cameo in the film. It shows the desperation here because […]

Drama

Neds (2010)

Someone more wise than myself once said to me, ‘There’s one thing for sure. If someone keeps telling you that your shit, then you will eventually believe it’. Writer and director, Peter Mullan’s follows the […]