Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Deranged (1974) - Arrow Video DVD/Blu Ray Review

Real-life Wisconsin killer Ed Gein inspired many distinguished films, including: Psycho,The Silence of the Lambs and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, but none quite as disturbing as Deranged.

Rural eccentric Ezra Cobb, whose mother's death unhinges him to the point where he not only lovingly preserves her corpse in the living room but also goes out to find 'friends' to keep her company - not all of whom are dead when he finds them! Perversely, Ezra's more worried about what mother would say about his various activities than he is about the prospect of being found out. Indeed, like Gein, he's cheerfully open about his activities when visiting friends, but no-one believes him.

Deranged stars Roberts Blossom (Christine,Home Alone), Cosette Lee, Micki Moore,Robert Warner and Pat Orr.

Deranged was Produced by Tom Kart, Written & Co-Directed by Alan Ormsby & Jeff Gillen,Special effects by Tom Savini.

I Really like this movie and I recommend it to all.

Special Features:

Audio Commentary by Tom Savini.
Introduction by Tom Savini.
A Blossoming Brilliance featurette.
Ed Gein: From Murderer to Movies featurette.
The Wages of Sin: Making of featurette.
Original Trailer
Stills Gallery
Reversible sleeve W/ both original & new artwork
Collector's Booklet  Official Deranged Trailer (link)

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Avant-Macabre (2016) - Short Film Review

A terrifying night for one victim as a dark figure roams his property while he sleeps.

Avant-Macabre is a short Horror film Written, Directed, Produced and Edited by John H. Shelton (John also appears in the film as "The Figure")

The film Also features: 
Emma Dark
Dean Sills
Steven Chamberlain
 Andrea Dan Van Scoyoc.

I really enjoyed the Horror Short, it was really creepy ( as were The music & poetry) 

I urge you to seek out and watch Avant-Macabre asap!

You can check out Avant-Macabre below

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

The Strange Vice Of Mrs Wardh - DVD Review

Sexy worldly Mrs. Wardh (Played by Edwige Fenech) endures a stifling marriage in the hope of repressing her perverse past - a sadomasochistic relationship with the degenerate Jean ( played by Ivan Rassimov). 

Disillusioned with her unloved existence, she embarks upon a torrid affair with suave playboy George (Played by George Hilton).  But Happiness may prove short-lived: as Jean reappears, a brutal razor-slasher begins bloodily dispatching the nubile nymphets of Vienna

Fearing that she may next face the killers blade, tormented and deceived, she spirals into an uncontrollable emotional maelstrom where her deviant desires reawaken in a welter of sex, sadism and slaughter.

The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh is a 1970's Italian Giallo directed by genre favourite Sergio Martino (Torso), enriched with Nora Orlando's soaring sounds.

I enjoyed the film very much and I highly recommend it to any Giallo fans who haven't seen it.

Special features Include:
All-new 20 min interview with Director Sergio Martino
Director Sergio Martino introduction
Shameless Fact Track by Justin Harries
Theatrical Trailer
Shameless complete trailers
Edwige Fenech Bio presentation 

( See Official Trailer below)

Sergio Martino's The Strange Vice Of Mrs Wardh (1971) - Official Shamele...

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Tribute to Richard Gladman (aka Cyberschizoid) R.I.P.

It is with great sadness that I announce the sudden passing of a great guy Richard Gladman (aka Cyberschizoid) founder of The Classic Horror Campaign , editor / founder of Space Monsters Magazine and founder/creator of Frighten Brighton amongst other cool projects.  My condolences to his family &  friends and to everyone who met him,Rest In Peace my friend, you will be sorely missed 😢

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Vampire Killer Barbys - UK DVD Review

While on tour, Punk Band "Killer Barbys" drive through a lonely road in the countryside of Spain when their van breaks down. A creepy old man invites the group to spend the night in the castle of Countess Von Fledermaus and introduces himself as her secretary Arkan. Arkan tells the group he will contact the mechanic and he says the Countess loves young people. Three of the members accept the invitation to stay and the other two ( Billy and Sharon) stay in the van having Coitus. When the band meet the Countess they find out she is actually the Ancient artist Olga Luchan  and they find out how she has kept so young.

The movie was written & Directed By Jess Franco and stars  the Killer Barbies ( billed as Killer Barbys for legal reasons).

This is not the worst Jess Franco Movie but it's not the Best either. In the movie there is nudity, Blood, awful acting and a  flimsy plot.

There ARE better Jess Franco movies out there ( i assure you!) Go look for them, However, if you like Nudity,Blood,crap acting & flimsy plots then by all means watch this "Movie" ( i struggle to call it that!) but leave your brain at the door.

Special Features include: Behind the scenes featurette,Image Gallery & Jess Franco Filmography

Monday, 17 August 2015

The House With 100 Eyes DVD Review

Ed and Susan appear to be a normal loving couple, however, they are far from it. They are Snuff Filmmakers and want to make the first ever triple feature; Three victims, three kills, all in one night.

In order to provide their fans with everything you'd get on a Straight DVD, they have rigged their entire house with cameras and audio for your viewing pleasure. Ed's plan slowly unravels and it is all captured on tape.

The House with  100 eyes is  Written and Co-directed by Jim Roof (alongside Jay Lee), Jim also stars in the movie as Ed, his co stars include Shannon Malone ( Susan)  and Larissa Lynch (Jamie).

I really enjoyed this movie very much, the acting in the film was great , as was the plot. I recommend this to even the most Hard-core Horror Fan because it is genuinely creepy & disturbing.

Special Features: Trailer Only (See Below)