Videodrome 1983

I saw Videodrome fairly early on in my teenage years, being a fan of David Cronenberg’s oeuvre before even the wild popularity of The Fly sent him into the film director stratosphere. A couple of years later I owned a copy of the VHS as part of my ludicrously large horror collection and watched it…

I, Madman 1989

  As oddball eighties horror movies go I, Madman certainly is mad. It is like a bizarre nerdy version of The Phantom of The Opera although I suspect it was pitched as like A Nightmare on Elm Street but with books instead of dreams. What’s not to like?   Near Dark’s Jenny Wright stars as…

The Kindred 1987

Before the advent of CGi in cinema, special make up effects were the stars of what the imagination could do on screen. Up until the end of the seventies they would be there just to compliment a story but would rarely rise above a rubber monster or some too-bright red blood. There were exceptions of…

The Girl With All The Gifts 2016

The undead are dead they keep telling us. Yet every couple of years they rise from the grave to prove them wrong. The last really good zombie movie had to be The Battery and that was done with about two dollars and mostly set in the boot of a car. The Girl With All The…

The Sorcerers 1967

Soho is changing so much at the moment, from the cultural heart of London to a playground for the rich with luxury apartments, that in a few years time there won’t be any sign of the film industry left there. Even now it is hard to imagine that fifty years ago Soho thrived on a…

The Lazarus Effect 2015

In a very short time Blumhouse Productions has become THE producer of modern American horror movies. Okay that’s not strictly true, but it has become the company that makes horror movies people will actually get to see, and more often than not go to see in the cinema. This has come off the back of…