Author: Peter 'Witchfinder' Hopkins

Founder and Editor in Chief of Horror Screams Video Vault

BEYOND THE WOODS ** Ireland 2016 Dir: Sean Breathnach 82 mins In a secluded cabin in an Irish woods a gathering of friends meet up for drinks, drugs and good times. Their good times are cut short though as someone or something, has risen from the sinkhole that is nearby and is out to get them one soul at a time. A simple cabin in the woods setup with a supernatural element that is big on atmosphere and not much else. At times you will find the characters conversations repetitive and you can only hope that the killer will get…

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TWO 90’S SHOCKERS COME TO DVD FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER! Intervision Picture Corporation has returned to the mom ‘n’ pop video shop to retrieve two underseen shriek fests from the bottom row of the “Horror” section. DREAM STALKER and DEATH BY LOVE are both brain-busting, reality -decimating slices of artsploitation from the outer edges of the shot-on-video universe. On 11th April 2017, scorch your mind with a double feature disc of these lost gems, newly transferred from the original video masters. DREAM STALKER: It fits right in with THINGS and SLEDGEHAMMER,” raves Outpost-Zeta.com. “DREAM STALKER is something special!” When…

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STABBED IN THE FACE *** U.S.A. 2004 Dir: Jason Matherne 81 mins Set deeply in the 1980’s, a group of friends go off to smoke weed and party after being told about the story of the Three Legged Woman who haunts an old cabin in the woods. Naturally they go there on Halloween as this is the best time to see ghosts. Really its just an excuse for them all to get drunk and have sex…lots of sex….that never ends well in a slasher film. When one of the friends turns up dead they fear there is a killer hiding…

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THE BLACKBURN ASYLUM (a.k.a. Blackburn) ** Canada 2015 Dir: Lauro Chartrand. 84 mins Released in the UK as BLACKBURN, this British Columbia-shot riff on the backwoods slasher sub-genre follows five unappealing (and long in the tooth) college students who get stranded by a hokey CGI landslide and a forest fire. Multiple maniacs lie in wait, previous inmates of a long-closed asylum. This movie’s gimmick is the casting of a one-time Michael Myers (Brad Loree) and Jason Vorhees (Ken Kirzinger) as homicidal grotesques named Digits and 3 Eyes, alongside the Soska twins as the psychopathic “Poppy” and “Posey”. The backstory of…

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