Archive for April, 2009

13 Ghosts

Saturday, April 4th, 2009 by Coventry -

13 Ghosts   13ghosts dvd 82x120 reviews horror Director: William Castle
Writer: Robb White
Release year: 1960

Now you see ‘em… Now you don’t!

13 Ghosts   offscreen 2009 mini logo reviews horror The Zorba family is a about to find out that some inheritances don’t come cheap. Especially when it comes with 13 more souls to feed… Souls of the terrifying kind. Oh well, there’s always the option of putting on your blue glasses and ignore them. Good riddance for the squeamish. And the red viewer will provide all the more fun for ghost fanatics.

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April Fool’s Day (2008)

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009 by Perfesser Deviant -

April Fools Day (2008)   aprilfools cover 82x120 reviews horror Director: Mitchell Altieri & Phil Flores
Writer: Mikey Wigart, Danilo Bach, Mitchell Altieri & Phil Flores
Release Year: 2008

You know, that’s just not funny.

Rich bitch Desiree Cartier (Taylor Cole) and her butthead brother Blaine (Josh Henderson) plan a prank to ruin the reputation of fellow rich bitch Milan Hastings (Sabrina Aldridge) at a débutante coming out party they throw for Torrance Caldwell (Scout Taylor-Compton). Milan dies after stumbling off a balcony when she has a bad reaction to the roofies they used to romance her. A year later, they find out that someone knows what they did last April fool’s day….

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BIFFF 2009

Friday, April 3rd, 2009 by Vomitron -

BIFFF 2009   bifff2009fullcr 300x195 news It’s that time of the year again, girls & ghouls. On the 9th of April the 27th edition of the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival will kick off two weeks of horrifying mayhem at the Tour & Taxis location. The traditional cocktail of new releases in the field of Horror, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and all possible related subgenres will be present again. Estimated roughly, we’re talking over 60 films, in and out of competition, short films and other events. Be prepared to wield your way through the Good, the Bad and the Very Ugly to find those hidden gems. Things might get a little bloody. You have been warned.

Are you up for the challenge, or just curious like that one little cat that got killed because of it? Then visit BIFFF’s official website for a complete overview of this year’s program.

Watch this page for updates.

Col cuore in gola

Thursday, April 9th, 2009 by shuizmz -

Col cuore in gola   ds cult epics dvd release 84x120 thriller reviews reviews drama Director: Tinto Brass
Writer: Tinto Brass, Pierre Lévy and Francesca Longo, based on a novel by Sergio Donati
Release year: 1967
English title: Deadly Sweet

Everybody loves something sweet.

Deadly Sweet is truly a giallo filled with the traditional elements of mystery and crime, also incorporating so many elements of pop art and psychedelia, along with a very addictive rock soundtrack. This film had me in the first 10 minutes.

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Cosa avete fatto a Solange?

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009 by Vomitron -

Cosa avete fatto a Solange?   dvdcover02cr 83x120 thriller reviews reviews horror Director: Massimo Dallamano
Writer: Bruno Di Geronimo, Massimo Dallamano and Peter M. Thouet, based on a novel by Edgar Wallace
Release year: 1972
English title: What Have They Done To Solange?

Catholic school girls rule. Their lives being shortened regardless, they rule.

Cosa avete fatto a Solange?   offscreen 2009 mini logo thriller reviews reviews horror When a killer, disguised as a priest, starts murdering girls from a British private school, a philander Italian teacher quickly becomes the prime suspect. But as the bodycount rises, things become more and more complicated and a mystery is waiting to be unraveled.

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Deadly Blessing

Friday, April 17th, 2009 by Perfesser Deviant -

Deadly Blessing   deadly blessing 78x120 reviews horror Director: Wes Craven
Writer: Glenn M. Benest, Matthew Barr & Wes Craven
Release Year: 1981

When Pennsylvania Dutch go bad.

After Jim Schmidt (Douglas Barr) dies in a tractor accident – it rolls over him even though he told his wife, Martha (Maren Jensen), that he’d removed the wheels – things get weird. Since Jim was born into a religious culture called the ‘Hittites’ that are like a jerkoff branch of the Amish, they keep annoying his widow for unknown reasons. There’s a lot of talk about young Faith Stohler (Lisa Hartman) being the messenger of the incubus, or maybe it’s someone else, or maybe not….

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Director’s Cut Of Combat Shock to be released

Friday, April 10th, 2009 by Sterf -

Directors Cut Of Combat Shock to be released   combatshock 84x120 news Troma is about to release the Director’s Cut of the 1986 film Combat Shock. The press-release proclaims thusly:

Troma Team Video is proud to present the 2-Disc Never-Before-Seen Director’s Cut of Buddy Giovinazzo’s dark, nihilistic masterwork ‘Combat Shock’. Combat Shock has remained hidden in the underground video universe for more than 25 years, and has now fully ripened to disgust, revolt and depress a new generation of indie film viewers. Released theatrically in 1986, the film was dismissed mostly by mainstream critics, but scarred the retinas of the indie cult/horror counterculture and is now regarded as one of the supreme classics of 1980s underground cinema. Inspired by true ghastly headlines about tormented war veterans, Giovinazzo centers his story on Frankie Dunlan, a Vietnam veteran whose life is a festering sewer of poverty, hopelessness and violence.

Extra’s include the original cut of the film called American Nightmares, interviews, audio-commentary, three never-before-seen short films and more. To be released on the 28th of July.

Pre-order here.

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Dying Breed

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 by Coventry and Vomitron -

Dying Breed   db dvd 85x120 reviews horror Director: Jody Dwyer
Writer: Michael Boughen, Jody Dwyer and Rod Morris
Release year: 2008

Tasmania: Where nature’s bloodline remains untouched

Dying Breed   bifff2009 minilogo reviews horror Zoology student Nina just went off on an expedition to proof that the Tasmanian Tiger species is not extinct. Eight years earlier, her sister sent her a photograph of a footprint, taken in the same region, just before her unfortunate drowning accident. Truth be told, her death wasn’t an accident, and Nina is about to find out why.

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Humains

Thursday, April 16th, 2009 by Coventry -

Humains   humains affiche01 88x120 reviews horror Director: Jacques-Olivier Molon and Pierre-Olivier Thevenin
Writer: Jean-Armand Bougrelle, Frédérique Henri, Dominique Neraud and Silvan Boris Schmid
Release year: 2009

Gritty Survival horror with marvelous filming locations

Humains   bifff2009 minilogo reviews horror Professor Schneider and his two closest assistants travel to a remote Alps valley region in Switzerland for an essential anthropology expedition, as they found strong evidence about the origin of the human race that could actually alter all existing evolution theories as we know them. Inevitably, things go wrong before they get worse. Much worse.

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Mum & Dad

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 by Coventry -

Mum & Dad   mum dad dvd newcr 85x119 reviews horror Director: Steven Sheil
Writer: Steven Sheil
Release year: 2008

Planes, sickening torture, and more planes…

Mum & Dad   bifff2009 minilogo reviews horror The Polish Lena is quite fond of her new job as a cleaning lady at the airport and gets along nicely with her co-worker Birdie. A new-found friendship she’ll soon have to re-evaluate, as it will lead her to be abducted, chained to a bed and subject to endless torture and molestation. Lena has just been adopted by dear old Mum and Dad.

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