Bloody Moon

Monday, January 4th, 2010 by shuizmz -

Bloody Moon   BloodyMoon Keyart severin 85x120 reviews horror Director: Jess Franco
Writer: Erich Tomek
Release year: 1981
German Title: Die Säge des Todes

If only every slasher film had a stone mill saw at its disposal.

A boarding school is plagued by grisly murders. Cult director Jess Franco, with his inimitable ways of poor or artistic taste – you be the judge of that – gives us his take on the late 70′s/early 80′s whodunit slasher format.

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Deviation

Monday, February 18th, 2013 by Vomitron -

Deviation   deviation poster 02 76x120 shock endings Director: José Ramón Larraz
Writer:
Sture Sjöstedt and José Ramón Larraz
Release Year:
1971

Deviation   Shock Endings mini logo 130 shock endings José Ramón Larraz is quite the interesting duckling of Spanish horror & exploitation cinema. From his early sensual psycho-thrillers from the ’70s to his more genre-flavored ’80s horror efforts. His 1988 slasher outing ‘Edge Of The Axe’ is another film that would qualify for a terrific entry in this Shock Endings series. But since we recently managed to watch one of his very first films, one to end on a mental frozen shock moment no less, that’s the one we’ll be talking about.

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El Dia de la Bestia

Friday, June 27th, 2008 by J. Luis Rivera -

El Dia de la Bestia   eldiadelabestia 75x120 reviews horror Director: Alex de la Iglesia
Writers: Jorge Guerricaechevarría and Alex de la Iglesia
Release Year: 1995
English title: The Day Of The Beast

An acid comedy for Christmas!

Just as it happened in the film industries of many European countries, the horror genre in Spain had a slow and difficult development until the 60s, when people like Narciso Ibanez Serrador and Amando de Ossorio added a Spaniard flavor to the Eurohorror of those years. However, Spaniard horror lost steam as the 70s ended and by the 80s it was again in a deep slumber in which only cult figures like Jess Franco and Paul Naschy kept truly working within the genre. Fortunately, the 90s brought an entirely new generation of young filmmakers who, having grown up with the films of that golden age, started to create a new series of horror films for the modern reality of Spain.

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Ilsa, The Wicked Warden

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 by Vomitron -

Ilsa, The Wicked Warden   Greta italian posterCR 82x120 reviews horror drama Director: Jess Franco
Writer:
Erwin C. Dietrich and Jess Franco
Release year:
1977
German title:
GretaHaus Ohne Männer

Germo-Latino tabsploitation

Ilsa, The Wicked Warden   Offscreen 2010 mini logo reviews horror drama Abbie Phillips (Tania Busselier) suspects her sister – lets call her Sophie, shall we? – is being mistreated in a mental hospital. When she looses all contact with Sophie, she comes up with a plan to have herself committed to the asylum by Dr. Arcos (Jess Franco), who on his terms also suspects foul play within the walls of the institute. That’s her way to try and find out what happened to her sister. With holding the friendly Dr. Arcos at gunpoint while explaining her idea, you can already suspect that she didn’t think things through properly, let alone this being one of the more clever ideas she ever came up with. A poor girl with a plan doomed to failure, as the place she so desperately wants to get into is run be Greta (that’s Ilsa, the She Wolf of the SS re-incarnated as the exact spitting image of Dyanne Thorne), a very nasty warden who’s only joy in life seems to be torturing women, throwing depraved sex & rape parties, playing vicious S&M games and a bit of that good old killing for pleasure too.

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La Morte Vivante

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008 by Vomitron -

La Morte Vivante   lmv dvdcr shock endings Director: Jean Rollin
Writers: Jean Rollin and Jacques Ralf
Release year: 1982

La Morte Vivante   Shock Endings mini logo 130 shock endings Jean Rollin’s LA MORTE VIVANTE (aka THE LIVING DEAD GIRL) – so far the one and only Rollin movie I’ve seen – is a very hit-and-miss kind of deal. But I’m not here to talk about the actual movie, of course.

(Spoilers!)

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La Residencia

Saturday, July 26th, 2008 by Carlos Lohan -

La Residencia   laresidencia 80x120 reviews horror drama Director: Narciso Ibañez Serrador
Writers: Juan Tebar & Narciso Ibañez Serrador
Release Year: 1969
English title: The House That Screamed

The horror of all-girl schools: Spanish style!

This little known Spanish shocker tells the story of a naive teenage girl who arrives at a boarding school with a very dark (and dangerous) secret, all told in the most spooky and stylish way possible.

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Le Notti Del Terrore

Saturday, October 4th, 2008 by Vomitron -

Le Notti Del Terrore   nottidelterrore1 84x120 shock endings Director: Andrea Bianchi
Writer: Piero Regnoli
Release year: 1981

Le Notti Del Terrore   Shock Endings mini logo 130 shock endings LE NOTTI DEL TERRORE or BURIAL GROUND or THE ZOMBIE DEAD or whatever else aka-title this steaming pile of zombie-turd is known by, easily is one of the best bad zombie-movies out there. And a must-see for all Italian zombie-fans. You know, the slow, dry & dusty kind.

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Offscreen 2016: Free Tickets

Sunday, February 28th, 2016 by Red Steele -

Offscreen 2016: Free Tickets   CR 2016 offscreen banner news Heads up, movie lovers! The good people of Offscreen Film Festival and Cult Reviews are handing out free film tickets for screenings at Cinema Nova and Cinema RITCS! We’re talking 10 different film screenings here and 5 available duo-tickets for each film. So indeed, you can bring a friend to each screening.

To win one (or more) of these tickets, we’re not going to overwhelm you with insanely ridiculous trivia questions about the films. All you have to do, is simply take the effort to pick the film(s) of your choice and mail us the movie title(s).

Check out the list of selected films below. Clicking the film titles will take you to Offscreen’s website for more info and trailers. Clicking the pics, will make you see them in all their glory. Choose wise & happy picking!

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Offscreen Film Festival 2010

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 by Vomitron -

Offscreen Film Festival 2010   Offscreen poster 2010 CR 211x300 news A year has come & gone and Offscreen Film Festival is ready to kick off the third edition of their annual festivities.  From the 4th of March to the 21st, this year’s program will again take you on a voyage across extravagant cinematographic landscapes. A trip down Japanese, European & Italian genre cinema from past days as well as an introduction to some freshly released films from today’s world cinema.


“Film fans with a taste for the unconventional and the unusual, rejoice!”


In this news flash you’ll find the trailer of this year’s edition, a blurb from Offscreen’s website explaining briefly what all you can expect and to get your cinephilic juices flowing, we’ve compiled a photo gallery with some poster art & movie stills all related to the films on Offscreen’s 2010 program.


Images often say more than words, so we’ll leave it at that. Now proceed and go click on some things below… and be amazed!

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