Film Review: IN SEARCH OF DARKNESS (2019)

IN SEARCH OF DARKNESS *** UK 2019 Dir: David A Weiner. 264 mins There’s no doubting the affection behind this four hour celebration of 1980s horror: the title design is lovingly modelled on Carpenter’s THE THING, the synth score (by Weary Pines and New Retro Wave) is a spry homage to the period’s soundtracks and … Continue reading “Film Review: IN SEARCH OF DARKNESS (2019)”

Film Review: TEN MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT (2020)

TEN MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT **** USA 2020 Dir: Eric Bloomquist. 73 mins One of the most memorable horror heroines of the 1980s – and the second greatest horror movie DJ of all time, after Stevie Wayne in THE FOG – Caroline Williams’ Stretch was crucial to providing Tobe Hooper’s subversive THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE … Continue reading “Film Review: TEN MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT (2020)”

A FESTIVAL OF FRIGHTS AWAITS YOU IN ‘HANUKKAH’

From producer Felissa Rose (fan favourite star of Sleepaway Camp) and written and directed by Eben McGarr comes HANUKKAH on DVD and Blu-ray, the film that Josh Weiss of Forbes.com called “…an outrageously violent horror movie that pays homage to graphic 80’s cinema with a Hebraic twist and a seemingly endless supply of chutzpah.” HANUKKAH … Continue reading “A FESTIVAL OF FRIGHTS AWAITS YOU IN ‘HANUKKAH’”

Film Review: BLOODY BALLET (2018)

BLOODY BALLET **** USA 2018 Dir: Brett Mullen. 84 mins In an unspecified time frame where beautiful young women listen to vinyl and read DRACULA comic books, Kendra Carelli, haunted by her parents’ murder and beset by nightmares of the masked killer, wins the coveted lead in her ballet school’s performance of “The Nutcracker”. Professional … Continue reading “Film Review: BLOODY BALLET (2018)”

HIGH OCTANE PICTURES RELEASES SUSPIRIA-ESQUE ‘BLOODY BALLET’

In the tradition of Suspiria, and featuring horror icons Caroline Williams and Debbie Rochon, BLOODY BALLET arabesque’s onto a release from High Octane Pictures. A Giallo film –  a horror-thriller that blends the atmosphere and suspense of thriller fiction with elements of horror fiction and eroticism – in the vein of Dario Argento’s Suspiria and … Continue reading “HIGH OCTANE PICTURES RELEASES SUSPIRIA-ESQUE ‘BLOODY BALLET’”