Friday, 13 January 2017

35th Anniversary Retrospective: Friday the 13th Part III (1982)


The slasher sub-genre really came into its own in the early 1980s; thanks to the film that spawned this franchise, everyone with even just an ounce of filmmaking know-how was capitalizing on the slasher boom that Friday the 13th induced...

Monday, 9 January 2017

Beyond the Gore: Beyond the Darkness (1979)


'Buio Omega/Beyond the Darkness' (1979), is a unique gore film in that it focuses more on the bodies of its female victims when they are deceased rather than when they are attacked when living, entailing sickening scenes of their dismemberment. There is also the ghastly sight of...

Friday, 6 January 2017

New Year’s Evil (1980)


After the phenomenal commercial success of 1980’s Friday the 13th, itself an opportunistic cash-in on the success of the 1978 template slasher innovator, Halloween, along came a sharpish Cannon Films, wanting a slice of the slasher pie. The founders of…  

Sunday, 25 December 2016

The Top 5 Best Slasher Treats to Cut Through Your Christmas Stockings


The exploitative sub-genre known as the slasher film is a very basic type of horror rarely challenging its audience. It relies purely on its unsophistication with familiar tropes to entertain, employing a simple chase-and-kill formula with often campy and cheesy...

Friday, 9 December 2016

The Prowler (1981)


The American slasher sub-genre of horror was at the peak of its popularity in 1981. It was the Golden Age of the Italian giallo genre’s bastard offspring - the aftermath of the previous year’s phenomenal box-office success of Sean S. Cunningham's…

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

A Punishment of Innocence Lost: What Have You Done to Solange? (1972)


Written and directed by Italian cinematographer turned filmmaker, the late Massimo Dallamano, 'Cosa avete fatto a Solange?'/'What Have You done to Solange?' (1972) is an...

K-Shop (2016)


'K-Shop' is a gritty and satirical urban horror film. It is a damning social commentary on a demographic of people in Britain, and their contemptible behavior when participating in...