Author: Peter 'Witchfinder' Hopkins

Founder and Editor in Chief of Horror Screams Video Vault

PIGGY ** USA 2019 Dir: Dixie Gers. 22 mins Dixie Gers, who played the title role in the 2016 remake of CRAZY FAT ETHEL, wrote, produced, directed and starred in this Louisville-shot take on the “woman scorned” theme. She plays the plus-sized barmaid of a grubby looking Kentucky dive where her job routinely entails wiping off “piggy” themed insults from bathroom mirrors. Lamenting a lifetime of fat shaming and assholes with “small dick syndrome” to her sympathetic co-worker (Sarah Ramsey), she finds some solace when a customer asks her out. Victor (Cameron Scott) insists he’s sincere and doesn’t have an…

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ATTACK OF THE CAT PEOPLE *** Australia 2019 Dir: Sarah Stephenson. 45 mins Filmed in glorious B&W, the ‘Attack of the Cat People’ is a crystal clear hark back to the classic Universal horrors of the ’30s and ’40s or the old sci-fi films of the ’50s A meteor crashes into the sea and a team of doctors and scientists leave to investigate. Heading out into the Pacific Ocean they find a ‘Utopia’ in the form of the meteor. Trees, plants and animals are evolving there in a matter of record time, making a  ‘Garden of Eden’ on the new…

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THE SUM OF SEVERAL STICKY SITUATIONS INVOLVING SALAMI STICKS ** Australia 2021 Dir: Oli Stenning. 20 mins The plot begins in a butchers, where a policeman Sonny (Ben Corlett) enters to explain to the insane proprietor- Ivan the Butcher (Oli Stenning) – behind the counter how someone had stolen his ‘salami sticks’ as he slept on a park bench. Told in flashback we see how two hat wearing stoner types – Ray (Adam Dean) and Trent (Jarrod Barling) – eat the salami as the policeman continues to doze in the sun, waking to find he’d been robbed. Later one of…

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Enchanted Forest Publishing Ltd are following on from last years successful release of the short story competition book A Collection Of Christmas Short Stories, but this time they head into the horror realm. A Diary Of Delirium: A Horror Short Story Collection is the latest release from the rising publisher and features a collection of 15 short horror stories from aspiring writers from around the world. Synopsis: Journey into the darkest recesses of your mind, as you delve into this collection of terrifying tales. Madness awaits. Fear awaits  Delirium awaits… A Diary Of Delirium: A Horror Short Story…

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Combining graphic, blood-splattered set pieces with his trademark wit and filmmaking elegance, Michele Soavi’s (Dellamorte Dellamore, The Sect, The Church), Stagefright is unleashed in a new 4K restoration. When a masked killer infiltrates a group of actors rehearsing overnight in an isolated theatre, the stage is set for carnage! Featuring an abundance of over-the-top kills and spills, shot with Soavi’s typical style, marvel at the mayhem as the iconic chainsaw wielding ‘Owl Man’, delivers a blood-soaked performance for the ages. From one of the masters of Italian horror, Stagefright is at the pinnacle of 80s slashers. Michele Soavi was schooled by Dario Argento and…

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